Oscar Nominations Announced

Oscar Nominations Announced
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 4:02pm

"The King's Speech" leads with 12 nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, CA— Anticipation has started as the 2011 Oscar nominations were announced on Tuesday.

“The King's Speech” led with 12 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Colin Firth. This is the second nomination for the actor.

“The Social Network,” a Golden Globe winner for Best Drama, is also in the race for Best Picture along with “Black Swan,” “The Fighter,” “Inception,” and “The Kids are All Right.”

“Toy Story 3” also nabbed a spot for a Best Picture nomination, along with a nomination for Best Animated Film. Other films nominated for Best Picture are “127 Hours,” “Winter's Bone,” and “True Grit.” “True Grit” has 10 nominations overall.

Colin Firth is also in the running for Best Actor against “True Grit” star Jeff Bridges, “The Social Network”'s Jesse Eisenberg, Javier Bardem of “Biutiful,” and James Franco of “127 Hours.”

The contenders for Best Actress are Natalie Portman of “Black Swan,” Annette Bening of “The Kids Are All Right,” Nicole Kidman of “Rabbit Hole,” Michelle Williams of “Blue Valentine,” and, first time nominee, Jennifer Lawrence of “Winter's Bone.”

Best Supporting Actor nominees are Geoffrey Rush of “The King's Speech,” John Hawkes of “Winter Bone,” Jeremy Renner of “The Town,” Mark Ruffalo of “The Kids are All Right,” and last but not least, Christian Bale of “The Fighter.”

Golden Globe winner Melissa Leo is in the running for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “The Fighter,” along with her co-star Amy Adams. Helena Bonham-Carter is also a nominee for her role in “The King's Speech,” as well as Jackie Weaver for “Animal Kingdom” and Hailee Steinfeld, 14, for her performance in “True Grit.”

The Academy Awards will be handed out on February 27.

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