The Social Network, Inception, Black Swan +7 more films up for Oscar Best Picture

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just announced the nominees for the 2011 Oscars on February 27 at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre, reports The Huffington Post.  Contending for Best Picture are The Social Network (the Golden Globe Best Drama), Black Swan, Inception, The Fighter, The Kids are All Right, 127 Hours, Toy Story 3, True Grit, The King’s Speech, and Winter’s Bone.

The King’s Speech leads the pack with 12 nominations, including Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. Following the British monarchy saga is True Grit with 10 nominations.

The list of nominees according to Oscars.org:

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

Directing
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)

Animated Feature Film
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3

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

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

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

Writing (Original Screenplay)
Another Year
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech

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

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

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

Makeup
Barney’s Version
The Way Back
The Wolfman

Music (Original Score)
How to Train Your Dragon
Inception
The King’s Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network

Music (Original Song)
"Coming Home" from Country Strong
"I See the Light" from Tangled
"If I Rise" from 127 Hours
"We Belong Together" from Toy Story 3

Foreign Language Film
Biutiful
Dogtooth
In a Better World
Incendies
Outside the Law


For more on this story, log on to The Huffington Post and Oscars.org.

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