'The King's Speech' Tops Oscar Nominations 2011

 "The King's Speech" has landed top nods, including Best Picture and acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush, as well as a Best Director mention for Tom Hooper. Also nominated for Best Picture are "Black Swan", "The Fighter", "Inception", "The Kids Are All Right", "127 Hours", "The Social Network", "Toy Story 3", "True Grit" and "Winter's Bone".
Joining Hooper with Best Director mentions are Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), David O. Russell (The Fighter), David Fincher (The Social Network) and Joel and Ethan Coen (True Grit). Meanwhile, Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), James Franco (127 Hours), Javier Bardem (Biutiful) and Jeff Bridges (True Grit) will compete against "The King's Speech" star Colin Firth in the Best Actor in a Leading Role category.

Nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role include Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right), Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone), Natalie Portman (Black Swan) and Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine), while Amy Adams (The Fighter), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Jackie Weaver (Animal Kingdom) join Helena Bonham Carter in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category. Competing against Rush for the title of Best Actor in a Supporting Role are Christian Bale (The Fighter), John Hawkes (Winter's Bone), Jeremy Renner (The Town) and Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right).

The award nominations were announced at a press conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday, January 25 morning by last year's Best Supporting Actress winner Mo'Nique and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak.

The 83rd annual Academy Awards ceremony will take place on February 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, and will be hosted by Anne Hathaway and Oscar-nominee James Franco.

Complete list of the 83rd Academy Award Nominations.

Best Motion Picture of the Year
  • "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, "Biutiful"
  • Colin Firth, "The King's Speech"
  • James Franco, "127 Hours"
  • Jesse Eisenberg, "The Social Network"
  • Jeff Bridges, "True Grit"
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
  • Natalie Portman, "Black Swan"
  • Annette Bening, "The Kids Are All Right"
  • Jennifer Lawrence, "Winter's Bone"
  • Nicole Kidman, "Rabbit Hole"
  • Michelle Williams, "Blue Valentine"
Performance by an 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"
Performance by an 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"
Achievement in Directing
  • David O. Russell, "The Fighter"
  • Tom Hooper, "The King's Speech"
  • David Fincher, "The Social Network"
  • Joel and Ethan Coen, "True Grit"
  • Darren Aronofsky, "Black Swan"
Adapted Screenplay
  • "127 Hours", Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
  • "The Social Network", Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
  • "Toy Story 3", Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
  • "True Grit", Written for the screen by Joel & Ethan Coen
  • "Winter's Bone", Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini
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
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
  • "Biutiful" (Mexico)
  • "Dogtooth" (Greece)
  • "In a Better World" (Denmark)
  • "Incendies" (Canada)
  • "Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi)" (Algeria)
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
  • "How to Train Your Dragon"
  • "The Illusionist"
  • "Toy Story 3"
Best Documentary Feature
  • "Exit through the Gift Shop"
  • "Gasland"
  • "Inside Job"
  • "Restrepo"
  • "Waste Land"
Best Documentary Short Subject
  • "Killing in the Name"
  • "Poster Girl"
  • "Strangers No More"
  • "Sun Come Up"
  • "The Warriors of Qiugang"
Best Short Film (Animated)
  • "Day & Night"
  • "The Gruffalo"
  • "Let's Pollute"
  • "The Lost Thing"
  • "Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)"
Best Short Film (Live Action)
  • "The Confession"
  • "The Crush"
  • "God of Love"
  • "Na Wewe"
  • "Wish 143"
Achievement in Art Direction
  • "Alice in Wonderland"
  • "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I"
  • "Inception"
  • "The King's Speech"
  • "True Grit"
Achievement in Cinematography
  • "Black Swan", Matthew Libatique
  • "Inception", Wally Pfister
  • "The King's Speech", Danny Cohen
  • "The Social Network", Jeff Cronenweth
  • "True Grit", Roger Deakins
Achievement in Costume Design
  • "Alice in Wonderland", Colleen Atwood
  • "I Am Love", Antonella Cannarozzi
  • "The King's Speech", Jenny Beavan
  • "The Tempest", Sandy Powell
  • "True Grit", Mary Zophres
Achievement in Makeup
  • "Barney's Version", Adrien Morot
  • "The Way Back", Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
  • "The Wolfman", Rick Baker and Dave Elsey
Achievement in Film Editing
  • "Black Swan", Andrew Weisblum
  • "The Fighter", Pamela Martin
  • "The King's Speech", Tariq Anwar
  • "127 Hours", Jon Harris
  • "The Social Network", Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
  • "How to Train Your Dragon", John Powell
  • "Inception", Hans Zimmer
  • "The King's Speech", Alexandre Desplat
  • "127 Hours", A. R. Rahman
  • "The Social Network", Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (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
Achievement in Sound Editing
  • "Inception", Richard King
  • "Toy Story 3", Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
  • "Tron Legacy", Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
  • "True Grit", Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey
  • "Unstoppable", Mark P. Stoeckinger
Achievement in Sound Mixing
  • "Inception", Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick
  • "The King's Speech", Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley
  • "Salt", Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan and William Sarokin
  • "The Social Network", Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten
  • "True Grit", Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland
Achievement in Visual Effects
  • "Alice in Wonderland", Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
  • "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I", Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi
  • "Hereafter", Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojanski and Joe Farrell
  • "Inception", Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
  • "Iron Man 2", Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick


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