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83rd Annual Academy Awards Nominees

Nominees for the “83rd Annual Academy Awards” were announced yesterday. The most love went to “The King’s Speech” starring Colin Firth as King George the 6th of Britain got 12 nominations.
“True Grit” followed with 10 nominations; while “The Social Network” and “Inception” had eight each. Here are the rest of the Oscar Nominees.

Best Picture:
–”The King’s Speech”
–”Inception”
–”Black Swan”
–”True Grit”
–”The Fighter”
–”127 Hours”
–”Toy Story 3″
–”The Social Network”
–”The Kids Are All Right”
–”Winter’s Bone”

Best Actor:
Colin Firth“The King’s Speech”
Jeff Bridges“True Grit”
James Franco“127 Hours”
Jesse Eisenberg“The Social Network”
Javier Bardem“Biutiful” . . . which is also up for Best Foreign Film

Best Actress:
Natalie Portman“Black Swan”
Nicole Kidman“Rabbit Hole”
Michelle Williams“Blue Valentine”
Annette Bening,  “The Kids Are All Right”
Jennifer Lawrence“Winter’s Bone”

Best Supporting Actor:
Geoffrey Rush“The King’s Speech”
Christian Bale“The Fighter”
Jeremy Renner“The Town”
Mark Ruffalo“The Kids Are All Right”
John Hawkes“Winter’s Bone”

Best Supporting Actress:
Hailee Steinfeld“True Grit”
Helena Bonham Carter“The King’s Speech”
Amy Adams“The Fighter”
Melissa Leo“The Fighter”
Jacki Weaver“Animal Kingdom”
Best Director:
Tom Hooper“The King’s Speech”
The Coen Brothers“True Grit”
Darren Aronofsky“Black Swan”
David O. Russell“The Fighter”
David Fincher“The Social Network”

Best Adapted Screenplay:
“True Grit”
“127 Hours”
“The Social Network”
“Toy Story 3″
“Winter’s Bone”

Best Original Screenplay:
“Inception”
“The King’s Speech”
“The Fighter”
“The Kids Are All Right”
“Another Year”

Best Original Song:
“Coming Home” . . . which Gwyneth Paltrow performed in “Country Strong”
“I See the Light” . . . performed by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi in “Tangled”
“If I Rise” . . . a Dido song, which is the main song in “127 Hours”
“We Belong Together” . . . a Randy Newman song from “Toy Story 3″

Best Original Score:
“How to Train Your Dragon” . . . composed by John Powell
“Inception” . . . composed by Hans Zimmer
“The King’s Speech” . . . composed by Alexandre Desplat
“127 Hours” . . . composed by A.R. Rahman
“The Social Network” . . . composed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Best Animated Film:
“How to Train Your Dragon”
“The Illusionist”
“Toy Story 3″

Best Documentary Feature:
“Inside Job” . . . a documentary about the global financial crisis.
“Restrepo” . . . it’s about soldiers in Afghanistan defending an outpost.
“Gasland” . . . a documentary about Americans impacted by natural gas drilling.
“Waste Land” . . . it’s about an artist who uses his art to help Brazilian trash pickers.
“Exit Through the Gift Shop” . . . a documentary about a French street artist in L.A.

Best Documentary (Short Subject):
“Killing in the Name” . . . a documentary about radical Islamic terrorism.
“Poster Girl” . . . it’s about a former cheerleader who fought in Iraq.
“Strangers No More” . . . about a school in Tel Aviv with students from 48 countries.
“Sun Come Up” . . . a documentary about environmental refugees from New Guinea.
“The Warriors of Qiugang” . . . it’s about a group of Chinese villagers who fought the poisoning of the land and water from a nearby chemical factory.

And Here Are A Few Technical Categories You May Or May Not Care About . . .

Best Costume:
“Alice in Wonderland”
“True Grit”
“The King’s Speech”
“The Tempest”
“I Am Love”

Best Makeup:
“The Wolfman”
“The Way Back”
“Barney’s Version”

Best Visual Effects:
“Alice in Wonderland”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1″
“Inception”
“Iron Man 2″
“Hereafter”

Best Cinematography:
“Black Swan”
“Inception”
“The King’s Speech”
“The Social Network”
“True Grit”

You’ll find the rest of the nominees at the official site for the Oscars, here.

What movie/s are you rooting for? Personally, I’ve been wanting to see “The King’s Speech” but we’re waiting until we can rent it. I thought “Inception” was good but it wasn’t ground breakingly good for me. What’s your thought?

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