Complete Oscar Nominations: ‘The King’s Speech’ leads with 12!

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The 2011 Oscar Nominations were announced early this morning, and all the usual suspects are here. The Fighter, The King’s Speech, The Social Network and True Grit lead the nominations. There were a few surprise snubs though, if you ask me. Christopher Nolan was shut out of the best director Oscar – even though Inception was nominated for best screenplay and best picture. For some of the actors – I was surprised to see Ryan Gosling shut out for his performance in ‘Blue Valentine’. Also surprised Julianne Moore’s not on here for ‘The Kids Are Alright’.

Other than the snubs – I think the Oscars got it right! These were all (mostly) great picks!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s rewarded The King’s Speech with 12 nominations to make it the dominant player at the 83rd annual Academy Awards. True Grit, set on the edge of the American frontier in the 19th century, placed second with ten nominations. And the dreamy thriller Inception and the computer-savvy The Social Network followed close behind with eight nominations each

Actor in a Leading Role
Javier Bardem, “Biutiful”
Jeff Bridges, “True Grit”
Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”
Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”
James Franco, “127 Hours”Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale, “The Fighter”
John Hawkes, “Winter’s Bone”
Jeremy Renner, The Town”
Mark Ruffalo, “The Kids Are All Right”
Geoffrey Rush, “The King’s Speech”

Actress in a Leading Role
Annette Bening, “The Kids Are All Right”
Nicole Kidman, “Rabbit Hole”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Winter’s Bone”
Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”
Michelle Williams, “Blue Valentine”

Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams, “The Fighter”
Helena Bonham Carter, “The King’s Speech”
Melissa Leo, “The Fighter”
Hailee Steinfeld, “True Grit”
Jacki Weaver, “Animal Kingdom”

Animated Feature Film
“How to Train Your Dragon”
“The Illusionist”
“Toy Story 3”

Music (Original Song)
“Coming Home” from “Country Strong” Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
“I See the Light” from “Tangled” Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater
“If I Rise” from “127 Hours” Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
“We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3″ Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

Best Picture
“Black Swan”
“The Fighter”
“Inception”
“The Kids Are All Right”
“The King’s Speech”
“127 Hours”
“The Social Network”
“Toy Story 3”
“True Grit”
“Winter’s Bone”

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
“127 Hours” by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
“The Social Network” by Aaron Sorkin
“Toy Story 3” by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
“True Grit” by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
“Winter’s Bone” by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

Writing (Original Screenplay)
“Another Year” by Mike Leigh
“The Fighter” by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson;
Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
“Inception” by Christopher Nolan
“The Kids Are All Right” by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
“The King’s Speech” by David Seidler

Best Director
Darren Aronofsky, “Black Swan”
David O. Russell, “The Fighter”
Tom Hooper, “The King’s Speech”
David Fincher, “The Social Network”
Joel & Ethan Coen, “True Grit”

Best Foreign Film
Biutiful (Mexico)
Dogtooth (Greece)
In a Better World (Denmark)
Incendies (Canada)
Outside the Law (France)

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Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 at 8:08am
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