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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Comments

  • stealthwise

    Inception lacked soul? WTF does that even mean? That it didn’t touch you, or that you didn’t understand the film’s emotional core, or both? Neither? Come on, man!

  • Mr. M

    I was surprised Halle Berry didn’t get a nomination for her performance in Frankie & Alice.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QKN5MHOI6VUFOYCTV5REK7M7A4 Jacob

    I’m more surprised that TRON got one than Inception getting snubbed for Best Director. I loved TRON: Legacy, but I didn’t think it was Oscar worthy.

  • GeminiJED

    The Tron “snub”? Well deserved.

    Also, Jeremy Renner getting a best supporting actor nod is a surprise?? Did you see The Town? He was excellent!

    The better question is, will The Social Network clean up again like it did at the Golden Globes? And will Trent Reznor grace the stage once again for a win in Best Original Score for The Social Network?

  • http://twitter.com/geminibros Adam Rosenberg

    I think all of Nolan movie’s are lacking on the soul front. He’s just not good at eliciting strong emotional performances from his actors, in my mind. I understood Inception’s emotional core just fine, but no, it certainly didn’t touch me. I never felt anything for the Leo/Marion relationship. The story forced characterizations of her at least to be pretty one-dimensional — she’s a dream-figure after all — but Leo failed to sell it for me. Great movie, clever sci-fi story, beautiful in a multitude of ways… but nothing even approaching an emotional kick in the face. Just my opinion.

  • http://twitter.com/geminibros Adam Rosenberg

    I think Renner was fine in The Town, though the movie itself was pretty ho-hum. There were just SO MANY other fantastic supporting roles this year. Scott Pilgrim was (not unexpectedly) snubbed. So was Kick-Ass. Supporting cast in both of those was much stronger than anything I got from The Town.

    I think Reznor is way up there among the likely contenders. The Social Network score is outstanding. I don’t usually listen to OSTs in my free time, but that one is definitely in my regular playlist. It’s a shame Daft Punk didn’t get a nom for TRON. By far the best aspect of that movie, though it isn’t nearly as top-to-bottom cohesive as Reznor’s effort.