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King's Speech leads Oscar nominees

Best actor nominee Colin Firth alongside best supporting actress nominee Helena Bonham Carter in "The King's Speech".

26 Jan - The most prestigious award in Hollywood finally unveils its nominees for the 83rd Annual Academy Award to be held on Sunday, 27 February 2011 with Tom Hooper's film, "The King's Speech" leading the selection with 12 nominations – including best picture, best director, and acting noms for Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter, as announced earlier at the Oscar's official website.

In terms of nomination counts, "Speech" topped Joel & Ethan Coen's "True Grit," which took 10 nominations, David Fincher's "The Social Network," and Christopher Nolan's "Inception" which both took 8 nominations each.

Both "The King's Speech" and "True Grit" are slated for February release in Malaysia and Singapore.

All four noted films were nominated for best picture, joining Danny Boyle's "127 Hours," Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan," David O. Russell's "The Fighter," Lisa Cholodenko's "The Kids Are All Right," Lee Unkrich's "Toy Story 3" and Debra Granik's "Winter's Bone."

While the nominations were generally pretty predictable at the accolade by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, there were definitely a few surprises this year and most notably, there was the snubs of Christopher Nolan for best director, Robert Duvall and Ryan Gosling for best actor, Lesley Manville for best actress, Andrew Garfield for best supporting actor, Mila Kunis for best supporting actress, "Waiting For 'Superman'" for best documentary feature and "Tangled" for best animated feature film.


Jeff Bridges and first-time Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfield in "True Grit"

Best actor nominee Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network"

Surprise (and mostly welcome) inclusions saw Giorgos Lanthimos's "Dogtooth" gets a foreign language film nomination, "I Am Love" getting a costume design nomination, "The Illusionist" being nominated for best animated feature, Javier Bardem and John Hawkes getting best actor and supporting actor and both "Gasland" and "Waste Land" for best documentary.

The best documentary category saw 4 of 5 nominees come from the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, which is currently in the midst of its 2011 edition with "Winter's Bone," "The Kids Are All Right," "Blue Valentine," and "Animal Kingdom" as other 2010 Sundance films to receive major nominations.

This year, "127 Hours" actor James Franco and "Love And Other Drugs" actress Anne Hathaway are co-hosting the ceremony which will be held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California.

Best Picture
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are Alright
The King's Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter's Bone
Best Director
Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan
David O. Russell - The Fighter
Tom Hooper - Inception
David Fincher - The Kids Are Alright
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen - The King's Speech
Best Actor in a Leading Role Best Actress 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
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 Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale - The Fighter
John Hawkes – Winter's Bone
Jeremy Renner - The Town
Mark Ruffalo – The Kids Are Alright
Geoffrey Rush - The King's Speech
Amy 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 Best Art Direction
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3
Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Inception
The King's Speech
True Grit
Cinematography Costume Design
Black Swan
Inception
The King's Speech
The Social Network
True Grit
Alice in Wonderland
I Am Love
The King's Speech
The Tempest
True Grit
Documentary Feature Documentary Short Subject
Exit through the Gift Shop
Gasland
Inside Job
Restrepo
Waste Land
Killing in the Name
Poster Girl
Strangers No More
Sun Come Up
The Warriors of Qiugang
Film Editing Foreign Language Film
Black Swan
The Fighter
The King's Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network
Biutiful
Dogtooth
In a Better World
Incendies
Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi)
Makeup Music (Original Score)
Barney's Version
The Way Back
The Wolfman
How to Train Your Dragon
Inception
The King's Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network
Music (Original Song) Short Film (Animated)
Coming Home – Country Strong
I See The Light – Tangled
If I Rise – 127 Hours
We Belong Together – Toy Story 3
Day & Night
The Gruffalo
Let's Pollute
The Lost Thing
Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)
Short Film (Live Action) Sound Editing
The Confession
The Crush
God of Love
Na Wewe
Wish 143
Inception
Toy Story 3
Tron: Legacy
True Grit
Unstoppable
Sound Mixing Visual Effects
Inception
The King's Speech
Salt
The Social Network
True Grit
Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Hereafter
Inception
Iron Man 2
Writing (Adapted Screenplay) Writing (Original Screenplay)
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter's Bone
Another Year
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech

 


Cinema Online, 26 January 2011

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