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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.

"" has landed top nods, including Best Picture and acting honors for , and , as well as a Best Director mention for Tom Hooper. Also nominated for Best Picture are "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "" and "".

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, (The Social Network), (127 Hours), () and (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 (The Kids Are All Right), (), (Winter's Bone), (Black Swan) and (), while (The Fighter), (The Fighter), (True Grit) and Jackie Weaver () join in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category. Competing against Rush for the title of Best Actor in a Supporting Role are (The Fighter), (Winter's Bone), () and (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 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 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 Original Screenplay Best Foreign Language Film of the Year Best Animated Feature Film of the Year Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short Subject Best Short Film (Animated) Best Short Film (Live Action) Achievement in Art Direction Achievement in Cinematography Achievement in Costume Design Achievement in Makeup Achievement in Film Editing Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song) Achievement in Sound Editing Achievement in Sound Mixing Achievement in Visual Effects

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