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"King's Speech," "True Grit" Lead Oscar Noms

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    The nominee field is finally set, and the home stretch towards the 83rd annual Academy Awards (or “Oscars LXXXIII”) can officially begin.  Make your picks, fill out your bracket, and get ready for the big showdown.

    “True Grit” finally gets paid back for its Golden Globes snub, securing nominations for Director, Actor, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay, and Picture. But it's "The King's Speech" that's setting the pace right now, emerging with the most nominations. The rest of the field is pretty much as expected, with “Black Swan" “The Social Network,” and “The Fighter” all well represented.

    Some of the surprises include “Winter’s Bone,” which received two acting nominations as well as a Best Picture nod, and a left field acting nod for “Animal Kingdom” star Jacki Weaver. And, since the Academy expanded the Best Picture category to 10 without expanding any of the other categories, you get head-scratchers like Best Picture nom “Inception,” which apparently acted and directed itself since it doesn’t appear in any other category save Original Screenplay. Oh, well, there’s always the technical awards, Mr. Nolan.

    And the major category nominees are…

     

    BEST PICTURE

    “Black Swan”
    "The Fighter"
    "Inception"
    "The Kids are All Right"
    "The King’s Speech"
    "127 Hours"
    "
The Social Network"
    "
Toy Story 3"
    "True Grit"
    "Winter’s Bone"

    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 ACTRESS

    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 SUPPORTING ACTOR

    Christian Bale (“The Fighter”)
    Jeremy Renner (“The Town”)
    Mark Ruffalo (“The Kids are All Right”)
    Geoffrey Rush (“The King’s Speech”)
    John Hawkes (“Winter’s Bone”)

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

     Amy Adams (“The Fighter”)
    Helena Bonham Carter (“The King’s Speech”)
    Melissa Leo (“The Fighter”)
    Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit”)
    Jacki Weaver (“Animal Kingdom”)

    BEST DIRECTOR

    Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”)
    David O. Russell (“The Fighter”)
    Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech”)
    David Fincher (“The Social Network”)
    Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (“True Grit”)

    BEST ANIMATED FILM

    “How to Train Your Dragon”
    “The Illusionist”
    "Toy Story 3”

    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”

    For a complete list of nominees, check out the Academy’s official site. The Oscars air live Sunday, February 27th at 8 PM (ET). 

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