Jan 25, 2011

2011 Oscar Nominations

Natalie Portman
“The King’ Speech” led all contenders when the 2011 Oscar nominations were announced today in Beverly Hills, Calif.

“The King’s Speech” earned 12 nominations, including a best actor nod for star Colin Firth, who plays King George VI, a British monarch grappling with a stuttering problem.

“True Grit,” a Western based on the book behind the 1969 John Wayne movie, earned 10 nominations, include nods for stars Jeff Bridges and 14-year-old Hailee Steinfeld. “Inception” and “The Social Network” each scored eight nominations.

The best actor nominees are James Franco (”127 Hours”) , Jeff Bridges (”True Grit”), Colin Firth (”The King’s Speech”), Jesse Eisenberg (”The Social Network”), and Javier Bardem (”Biutiful”).

The best actress nominees are Annette Bening (”The Kids Are All Right“), Michelle Williams (”Blue Valentine“), Nicole Kidman (”Rabbit Hole), 20-year-old Jennifer Lawrence (”Winter’s Bone”), and Natalie Portman (”Black Swan”).
The best supporting actress nominees are Amy Adams (”The Fighter”), Helena Bonham Carter (”The King’s Speech”), Melissa Leo (”The Fighter”), Hailee Steinfeld (”True Grit”) and Jacki Weaver (”Animal Kingdom).

Christian Bale (”The Fighter”), John Hawkes (”Winter’s Bone”), Mark Ruffalo (”The Kids Are All Right”), Geoffrey Rush (”The King’s Speech”) and Jeremy Renner (”The Town”) all earned nods for best supporting actor.

Best director nominees are Tom Hooper “The King’s Speech”), David O. Russell, “The Fighter”), Darren Aronofsky “Black Swan”), David Fincher “The Social Network”) and the Coen Brothers (”True Grit”)

The movies up for best picture are “Black Swan,” “The Fighter,” “Inception,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “The King’s Speech,” “127 Hours,” “The Social Network,” “Toy Story 3,” “True Grit,” and “Winter’s Bone.”

The nominations includes a few snubs. “The Town” was passed over in the best picture category, and Mila Kunis, the co-star of “Black Swan,” failed to earn a best supporting actress nomination although she had been highly-touted. In the best song category, the Academy ignored songs by John Legend (“Shine” from “Waiting for Superman”) and Carrie Underwood (“There’s A Place for Us” from the latest Narnia movie).

In the recent past, the academy has nominated a number of African-American actors, including Mo’Nique, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in the 2009 movie “Precious.” This year, not a single African-American or Asian actor was nominated for an acting award.

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor earned a nomination for his score for “The Social Network” which he wrote with Atticus Ross.

“Winter’s Bone,” a well-reviewed low-budget movie set in the Ozarks, earned nominations for its stars, Lawrence and Hawkes.

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be held on February 27, 2011.

Here’s the complete list of nominees:
Best Picture
‘Black Swan’
‘The Fighter’
‘The Kids Are All Right’
‘The King’s Speech’
‘127 Hours’
‘The Social Network’
‘Toy Story 3′
‘True Grit’
‘Winter’s Bone’

Best DirectorDarren Aronofsky, ‘Black Swan’
David O. Russell, ‘The Fighter’
Tom Hooper, ‘The King’s Speech’
David Fincher, ‘The Social Network’
Joel and Ethan Coen, ‘True Grit’
Best Actor
Javier Bardem, ‘Biutiful’
Jeff Bridges, ‘True Grit’
Jesse Eisenberg, ‘The Social Network’
Colin Firth, ‘The King’s Speech’
James Franco, ‘127 Hours’
Best ActressAnnette Bening, ‘The Kids Are All Right’
Nicole Kidman, ‘Rabbit Hole’
Jennifer Lawrence, ‘Winter’s Bone’
Natalie Portman, ‘Black Swan’
Michelle Williams, ‘Blue Valentine’
Best Supporting ActorChristian 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’

Best Supporting ActressAmy Adams, ‘The Fighter’
Helena Bonham Carter, ‘The King’s Speech’
Melissa Leo, ‘The Fighter’
Hailee Steinfeld, ‘True Grit’
Jacki Weaver, ‘Animal Kingdom’

Best Animated Feature Film‘How to Train Your Dragon’
‘Toy Story 3′
Best Foreign FilmMexico - ‘Biutiful’
Greece - ‘Dogtooth’
Denmark - ‘In a Better World’
Canada - ‘Incendies’
Algeria - ‘Outside the law’

Best Original Screenplay‘Another Year’
‘The Fighter’
‘The Kids Are All Right’
‘The King’s Speech’

Best Adapted Screenplay‘127 Hours’
‘The Social Network’
‘Toy Story 3′
‘True Grit’
‘Winter’s Bone’

Best Art Direction‘Alice in Wonderland’
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I’
‘The King’s Speech’
‘True Grit’
Best Costume Design‘Alice in Wonderland’
‘I Am Love’
‘The King’s Speech’
‘The Tempest’
‘True Grit’

Best 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

Best Documentary‘Exit through the Gift Shop’ Banksy and Jaimie D’Cruz
‘Gasland’ Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
‘Inside Job’ Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
‘Restrepo’ Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
‘Waste Land’ Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley

Best Film Editing‘Black Swan’
‘The Fighter’
‘The Kings Speech’
‘127 Hours’
‘The Social Network’

Best Makeup‘Barney’s Version’
‘The Way Back’
‘The Wolfman’

Best Sound Editing‘Inception’
‘Toy Story 3′
‘TRON: Legacy’
‘True Grit’

Best Sound Mixing‘Inception’
‘The King’s Speech’
‘The Social Network’
‘True Grit’


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