Academy Award Nominations Are Announced

January 25, 2011 |  by  |  Breaking News, Entertainment
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And the Academy Award Nominations are…

It’s a big day in Hollywood. The 2011 Academy Award Nominations were just announced. Unlike the Golden Globes, fans of “The Tourist” and “Burlesque” are not going to be happy.

This year marks the the first time there will a whopping 10 films vying for the Best Picture Oscar. Some believe this heavily diluted category waters down the prestige of the award. But still, everyone wants it.

Find out below what films and actors are nominated for an Academy Award this year!

The 83rd Academy Awards nominations for Best Picture are “Black Swan,” “The Fighter,” “Inception,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “The King’s Speech,” “127 Hours,” “The Social Network,” “Toy Story 3,” “True Grit” and “Winter’s Bone.”

No real surprises there. But it is odd that a cartoon is up against a movie about a drug addicted boxer and a psychopath ballerina.

The nods for Best Actor are Javier Bardem in “Biutiful,” Jeff Bridges in “True Grit,” Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network,” Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech,” and James Franco in “127 Hours.”

Here’s a complete list of the rest of the Oscars nominations:

Best Supporting Actor: 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”

Best Actress:

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”

Best Supporting Actress:

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”

Best Animated Film:

How to Train Your Dragon, The Illusionist, Toy Story 3

Best Art Direction

Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Inception, The King’s Speech, True Grit

Best Cinematography

Black Swan, Inception, The King’s Speech, The Social Network, True Grit

Best Costume design

Alice in Wonderland, I Am Love, The King’s Speech, The Tempest, True Grit

Best Director

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

Best Documentary Feature

Exit through the Gift Shop, Gasland Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic A Gasland Production, Inside Job, Restrepo, Waste Land Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley

Best documentary short subject

Killing in the Name, Poster Girl, Strangers No More, Sun Come Up, The Warriors of Qiugang

Achievement in film editing

Black Swan, The Fighter, The King’s Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network

Best foreign language film of the year

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

Achievement in visual effects

Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Hereafter, Inception, Iron Man 2

Adapted screenplay

127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter’s Bone

Original screenplay

Another Year, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King’s Speech

Good luck, nominees!!

Want more Academy Award news?

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  1. So many great films in this line-up!

  2. I saw all the best animated film nominees with our kids: How to Train Your Dragon, The Illusionist, Toy Story 3. Superb!

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