2011 Oscar Nominations Announced

2011 Oscar Nominations List

The 2011 Oscar Nominations were announced this morning.

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 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 ACTOR:

Javier Bardem, Biutiful
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours

 

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 SUPPORTING ACTOR:

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 DIRECTOR:

Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Joel & Ethan Coen, True Grit
David Fincher, The Social Network
Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
David O. Russell, The Fighter


BEST ANIMATED FILM:

How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, The Kids Are All Right
Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, The Fighter
Mike Leigh, Another Year
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David Seidler, The King’s Speech

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

Hors la Loi (Outside the Law) (Algeria)
Incendies (Canada)
In a Better World (Denmark)
Dogtooth (Greece)
Biutiful (Mexico)
 

There weren't too many surprises among the nominees, but I was shocked at a few of the actors/actresses who were left out in the cold.  .

The Academy Awards ceremony will be held on February 27th. They aren't as lively as the Golden Globes, but I usually tune in for the red carpet and then skip through to just the award announcements.

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