Oscar 2011 Nominations

January 25, 2011 at 9:06 pm (Movies)

With the ceremony almost a month away, the nominations for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards were announced today. James Franco and Anne Hathaway are going to be the hosts for the ceremony. This is the second year that ten films were nominated for the coveted Best Picture, and aside from one or two snubs (cough *Chris Nolan for Best Director* cough) (at least it’s not as bad as The Blind Side getting nominated last year) it’s a pretty satisfying list of nominees that will set the stage for an entertaining ceremony next month. The King’s Speech led the pack with 12 nominations, and The Social Network and Inception both held 8 each. Black Swan and True Grit also held a respectable amount of donations as well rounding out the rest of the pack of Oscar front runners. I’m also a little bummed out both Shutter Island and The Town, two phenomenal movies, were shut out aside from a respectful nomination for Jeremy Renner’s awesome performance in The Town (arguably the best part of that film, but interestingly enough was the front man of last year’s Best Picture winner). Also, although I loved Jeff Bridges performance in True Grit, his nomination here is no more than a simple nod since there’s no chance he can win after winning last year. Here’s the full list of nominees, the bold-ed nominees being my own personal predictions for the year.

  • BEST PICTURE-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
  • BEST DIRECTOR-Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (True Grit), David Fincher (The Social Network), Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech), David O. Russell (The Fighter)
  • BEST ACTOR-Javier Bardem (Biutiful), Jeff Bridges (True Grit), Jessie Eisenburg (The Social Network), Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), James Franco (127 Hours)
  • BEST ACTRESS-Annette Benning (The Kids Are All Right), Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone), Natalie Portman (Black Swan), Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)
  • 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 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 ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY-Another Year, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King’s Speech
  • BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY-127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter’s Bone
  • BEST ANIMATED FILM-How To Train Your Dragon, The Illusionist, Toy Story 3
  • BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM-Biutiful (Mexico), Dogtooth (Greece), In a Better World (Denmark), Incendies (Canada), Outside the Line (Algeria)
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY-Exit Through the Gift Shop, Gasland, Inside Job, Restrepo, Waste Land
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT-Killing in the Name, Poster Girl, Strangers No More, Sun Come Up, The Warriors of Qiugang
  • BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT-The Confession, The Crush, God of Love, Na Wewe, Wish 143
  • BEST ANIMATED SHORT-Day & Night (The one from before Toy Story 3), The Gruffalo, Let’s Pollute, The Lost Thing, Madagascar a Journey Diary
  • BEST SOUND EDITING-Inception, Toy Story 3, Tron: Legacy, True Grit, Unstoppable
  • BEST SOUND MIXING-Inception, The King’s Speech, Salt, The Social Network, True Grit
  • 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 MAKEUP-Barney’s Version, The Way Back, The Wolfman
  • BEST COSTUME DESIGN-Alice in Wonderland, I Am Love, The King’s Speech, The Tempest, True Grit
  • BEST FILM EDITING-Black Swan, The Fighter, The King’s Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network
  • BEST VISUAL EFFECTS-Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Hereafter, Inception, Iron Man 2
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