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2011 Oscar Nominations: Academy voters crown “The King’s Speech” with 12

Cinephiles the world over woke up especially early to hear Academy president Tom Sherak and Oscar winner Mo’Nique announce this year’s Academy Award nominations.

The King’s Speech leads the way with twelve nominations. The Tom Hooper-helmed drama nabbed mentions for Picture, Director, Actor, and Original Screenplay. Joel and Ethan Coen’s take on True Grit landed ten nominations, making the cut in Picture, Director, Actor, and Adapted Screenplay. The Social Network, David Fincher’s drama about the founding of Facebook, proved to be a hit with the critics and picked up eight nominations, including Picture, Director, Actor, and Adapted Screenplay.

The big shock of the nominations happened when Christopher Nolan wasn’t named as one of the five Best Director nominees for Inception. Another surprising exclusions came in Documentary Feature where the arguable front-runner Waiting for “Superman” was snubbed. Many were stunned when the Original Song race didn’t feature Diane Warren’s “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me,” a power ballad performed by Cher in Burlesque.

As for what we might see the Academy do in regards to Best Picture, it’s essentially between two films: The Social Network and The King’s SpeechThe Social Network maintained Best Picture front-runner status from the time it topped the National Board of Review’s list to its surprise Golden Globe win. However, The King’s Speech upset for the very crucial Daryl F. Zanuck Award from the Producers Guild of America. Given the film’s nomination tally, it might be the one to beat now.


Check out the full list of nominees below.

 

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

BEST DIRECTOR
Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)

Joel and Ethan Coen (True Grit)
David Fincher (The Social Network)
Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech)
David O. Russell (The Fighter)

BEST 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)

BEST 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)

BEST 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)

BEST 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)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Another Year
The Fighter
Inception
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 1
Inception
The King’s Speech
True Grit

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Black Swan
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
True Grit

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Alice in Wonderland
I Am Love
The King’s Speech
The Tempest
True Grit

BEST FILM EDITING
127 Hours
Black Swan
The Fighter
The King’s Speech
The Social Network

BEST MAKEUP
Barney’s Version
The Way Back
The Wolfman

BEST SOUND EDITING
Inception
Toy Story 3
Tron: Legacy
True Grit
Unstoppable

BEST SOUND MIXING
Inception
The King’s Speech
Salt
The Social Network
True Grit

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I
Hereafter
Inception
Iron Man 2

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
127 Hours (A.R. Rahman)

How to Train Your Dragon (John Powell)
Inception (Hans Zimmer)
The King’s Speech (Alexandre Desplat)
The Social Network (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
127 Hours – “If I Rise,” performed by Dido and A.R. Rahman

Country Strong – “Coming Home,” performed by Gwyneht Paltrow
Tangled – “I See the Light,” performed by Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore
Toy Story 3 – “We Belong Together,” performed by Randy Newman

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3

BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
Day and Night
The Gruffalo
Let’s Pollute
The Lost Thing
Madagascar, carnet de voyage
 

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Gasland
Inside Job
Restrepo
Waste Land

BEST SHORT FILM (DOCUMENTARY)
Killing in the Name
Poster Girl
Strangers No More
Sun Come Up
The Warriors of Quigang

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE
Algeria (Outside the Law)

Canada (Incendies)
Greece (Dogtooth)
Denmark (In a Better World)
Mexico (Biutiful)

BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
The Confession
The Crush
God of Love
Na Wewe
Wish 143

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