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'The King's Speech' leads this year's Oscar nominations with 12

Posted Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 8:55 AM Central
Last updated Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 11:25 AM Central

by Tim Briscoe

The King's Speech was crowned with the most nominations for this year's Academy Awards. The true tale of England's King George VI starring Colin Firth earned 12 nods.

Other favorites included True Grit (10 nominations), The Social Network (8), Inception (8), The Fighter (7), 127 Hours (6), Black Swan (5), and Toy Story 3 (5). Each of these received a selection in the 10-film Best Picture race.

The love for True Grit is not surprising for this critical and public favorite but remember that the film didn't even earn a single nomination at this year's Golden Globes. Another notable nominee is Winter's Bone. The rural drama picked up four deserving nods including ones for Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes and Best Picture.

Of course there are movies and individuals that critics feel are overlooked by the Academy. Most are pointing to Christopher Nolan's omission in the Best Director category for Inception. Others think Daft Punk should've earned recognition for their Tron: Legacy musical score. Get Low was surprisingly ignored as well.

With only 20 total slots for acting nominations there always worthy performances ignored. Lots of people on Twitter have mentioned Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter, Mila Kunis in Black Swan, and Andrew Garfield in The Social Network as oversights.

Here are all the nominees in every category.

Best Picture

Actor In A Leading Role

Actress In A Leading Role

Actor In A Supporting Role

Actress In A Supporting Role


Original Screenplay

Adapted Screenplay

Animated Feature Film

Art Direction


Costume Design

Documentary Feature

Documentary Short Subject

  • Killing in the Name
  • Poster Girl
  • Strangers No More
  • Sun Come Up
  • The Warriors of Qiugang

Film Editing

Foreign Language Film


Music (Original Score)

Music (Original Song)

  • 'Coming Home' by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges, and Hillary Lindsey, Country Strong
  • 'I See the Light' by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, Tangled
  • 'If I Rise' by A.R. Rahman, Dido, and Rollo Armstrong, 127 Hours
  • 'We Belong Together' by Randy Newman, Toy Story 3

Short Film (Animated)

  • Day & Night
  • The Gruffalo
  • Let's Pollute
  • The Lost Thing
  • Madagascar, A Journey Diary

Short Film (Live Action)

  • The Confession
  • The Crush
  • God of Love
  • Na Wewe
  • Wish 143

Sound Editing

Sound Mixing

  • Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo, and Ed Novick, Inception
  • Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen, and John Midgley, The King's Speech
  • Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan, and William Sarokin, Salt
  • Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick, and Mark Weingarten, The Social Network
  • Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff, and Peter F. Kurland, True Grit

Visual Effects

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 27. The ceremony with be hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway. It will be broadcast on ABC television.

A video replay of this morning's nomination announcement event with Mo'Nique and A.M.P.A.S. President Tom Sherak is currently available on Oscar.com.

The official site is also your place to make your Oscar predictions. You can also download a PDF of the nominations. You know, in case you're planning an office pool or Oscar-watching shindig.

Source: Oscar.com