2011 Oscar Nominations

Nominations have been announced for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.  The race for the Oscars is on and “The King’s Speech” leads the pack with 12 nominations!  Below is a list of the races to watch:

BEST PICTURE NOMINATIONS

  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

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”
  • Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”
  • Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”
  • Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”
  • James Franco in “127 Hours”  

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Christian Bale in “The Fighter”
  • John Hawkes in “Winter’s Bone”  
  • Jeremy Renner in “The Town”  
  • Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right”  
  • Geoffrey Rush in “The King’s Speech”  

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

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

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

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

BEST ANIMATED FILM OF THE YEAR

  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • The Illusionist
  • Toy Story 3

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING

  • Black Swan , Darren Aronofsky
  • The Fighter, David O. Russell
  • The King’s Speech, Tom Hooper
  • The Social Network , David Fincher
  • True Grit, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Another Year, Written by Mike Leigh
  • The Fighter, Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson. Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
  • Inception, Written by Christopher Nolan
  • The Kids Are All Right, Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
  • The King’s Speech , Screenplay by David Seidler

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