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'The King's Speech' Tops Oscar Nominations 2011

January 25, 2011, 3:25 pm GMT

British monarchy drama 'The King's Speech' is the film to beat at the 2011 Academy Awards after scooping an astounding 12 Oscar nominations.



"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

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Achievement in Directing 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 Best Foreign Language Film of the Year Best Animated Feature Film of the Year Best Documentary Feature 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 Achievement in Cinematography Achievement in Costume Design 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 Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) 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 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

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