Academy Awards Nominations Announced: 'The King's Speech' and 'True Grit' Lead the Pack
The Academy Awards nominations were announced this morning, with less noticeable flubs, omissions and overall confusion than usual.
While "The King's Speech” did well as expected, with 12 nominations, it will face strong competition from “True Grit,” which gathered ten nominations. “Black Swan” and “The Social Network” each gathered several nominations as well.
Academy voters were apparently huffing gas out of a paper bag when they decided to snub Andrew Garfield for "The Social Network" and instead nominate Jeremy Renner for his role in "The Town."
The most interesting race may be for Actress in a Leading Role, between Natalie Portman for “The Black Swan” and Academy fav Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right,” though Michelle Williams could also be a sleeper for her gut-wrenching role in “Blue Valentine.”
Colin Firth and Jesse Eisenberg face off for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Melissa Leo may face some serious competition from her co-star Amy Adams for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
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A complete list of major nominations is listed below:
"Black Swan," Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
"The Fighter" David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
"Inception," Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
"The Kids Are All Right," Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
"The King's Speech," Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
"127 Hours," Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
"The Social Network," Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceàn Chaffin, Producers
"Toy Story 3" Darla K. Anderson, Producer
"True Grit" Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
"Winter's Bone" Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers
Actor in a Leading Role
Javier Bardem in "Biutiful"
Jeff Bridges in "True Grit"
Jesse Eisenberg in "The Social Network"
Colin Firth in "The King's Speech"
James Franco in "127 Hours"
Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale in "The Fighter"
John Hawkes in "Winter's Bone"
Jeremy Renner in "The Town"
Mark Ruffalo in "The Kids Are All Right"
Geoffrey Rush in "The King's Speech"
Actress in a Leading Role
Annette Bening in "The Kids Are All Right"
Nicole Kidman in "Rabbit Hole"
Jennifer Lawrence in "Winter's Bone"
Natalie Portman in "Black Swan"
Michelle Williams in "Blue Valentine"
Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams in "The Fighter"
Helena Bonham Carter in "The King's Speech"
Melissa Leo in "The Fighter"
Hailee Steinfeld in "True Grit"
Jacki Weaver in "Animal Kingdom"
"Black Swan," Darren Aronofsky
"The Fighter," David O. Russell
"The King's Speech," Tom Hooper
"The Social Network," David Fincher
"True Grit," Joel Coen and Ethan Coen