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2011 Oscar Nominations Revealed, And Here They Are!

Good morning, readers! Welcome to Oscar nomination morning! The contenders for the 83rd Academy Awards show, airing on February 27, have been announced. Period bromance The King's Speech nabbed the most nods, named in 12 categories, including Best Picture and Director (Tom Hooper), Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor & Actress. Trailing behind it is True Grit," the latest from Joel & Ethan Coen, with 10 nominations. Read on for the full breakdown...

Best Motion Picture of the Year

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

Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role

Javier Bardem - Biutiful

Jeff Bridges - True Grit

Jesse Eisenberg - The Social Network

Colin Firth - The King's Speech

James Franco - 127 Hours

Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role

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

Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role

Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right

Nicole Kidman - Rabbit Hole

Jennifer Lawrence - Winter's Bone

Natalie Portman - Black Swan

Michelle Williams - Blue Valentine

Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role

Amy Adams - The Fighter

Helena Bonham Carter - The King's Speech

Melissa Leo - The Fighter

Hailee Steinfeld - True Grit

Jacki Weaver - Animal Kingdom

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

How To Train Your Dragon

The Illusionist

Toy Story 3

Art Direction

Alice in Wonderland

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Inception

True Grit

Achievement in Cinematography

Black Swan

Inception

The King's Speech

The Social Network

True Grit

Achievement in Costume Design

Alice in Wonderland

I Am Love

The King's Speech

The Tempest

True Grit

Achievement in Directing

Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan

David O. Russell - The Fighter

Tom Hooper - The King's Speech

David Fincher - The Social Network

Joel & Ethan Coen - True Grit

Best Documentary Feature

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Gasland

Inside Job

Restrepo

Waste Land

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 / Canada

Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi) / Algeria

Achievement in Makeup

Barney's Version

The Way Back

The Wolfman

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)

How to Train Your Dragon

Inception

The King's Speech

127 Hours

The Social Network

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)

Country Strong - "Coming Home"

Tangled - "I See the Light"

127 Hours - "If I Rise"

Toy Story 3 - "We Belong Together"

Best Animated Short Film

Day & Night

The Gruffalo

Let's Pollute

The Lost Thing

Madagascar, carnet do voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)

Best Live Action Short Film

The Confession

The Crush

God of Love

Na Wewe

Wish 143

Achievement in Sound Editing

Inception

Toy Story 3

TRON Legacy

True Grit

Unstoppable

Achievement in Sound Mixing

Inception

The King's Speech

Salt

The Social Network

True Grit

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

The Fighter

Inception

The Kids Are All Right

The King's Speech

KEY STATS FOR BEST PICTURE NOMINEES

The King's Speech: 12 nominations

True Grit: 10 nominations

The Social Network: 8 nominations

Inception: 8 nominations

The Fighter: 7 nominations

127 Hours: 6 nominations

Toy Story 3: 5 nominations

Black Swan: 5 nominations

Winter's Bone: 5 nominations

The Kids Are All Right: 4 nominations

A couple of surprises, but a lot of what people were expecting as well. Jeremy Renner got a nod for The Town, I didn't see that one coming. Chris Nolan was snubbed for Best Director with Inception, but I'm okay with that; it was a beautiful, clever movie, but it lacked soul. And poor Disney! Just ONE nod for TRON Legacy and it wasn't even in the visual effects category! Not sure I agree with that. Say what you want about the sequel, but can you really say you weren't dazzled by the visuals?

Let us know what you think of this year's nominees in the comments below!

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