2011 Oscar nominations

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By Sandra Kraisirideja

Few surprises were revealed during the live telecast of the 2011 Oscar nominations. Following the trend set forth by the Golden Globes, many familiar names were read this morning in the major categories of acting, writing, direction and best picture.

It does feel anti-climatic when the same movies are nominated for different awards, even when its the Oscars. There are so many films to choose from that it seems strange that only a handful are deserving of special recognition.

“Winter’s Bone” was nominated in the Supporting Actor, Best Actress and Best Picture categories which will definitely help this independent film gain a wider audience. The same goes for “127 Hours,” which was well-received by critics but moviegoers haven’t put it on their must-see list. Nominations in Best Actor, Best Picure and Best Adapted Screenplay categories should boost its box office receipts considerably.

“The King’s Speech” leads the field with 12 nominations followed by “True Grit” with 10 nominations. “Inception” and “The Social Network” are tied with eight nominations each.

Here are the nominations for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards as announced by Monique and Academy President Tom Sherak.

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

Amy Adams in “The Fighter” (Paramount)

Helena Bonham Carter in “The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company)

Melissa Leo in “The Fighter” (Paramount)

Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit” (Paramount)

Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Christian Bale in “The Fighter” (Paramount)

John Hawkes in “Winter’s Bone” (Roadside Attractions)

Jeremy Renner in “The Town” (Warner Bros.)

Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features)

Geoffrey Rush in “The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company)

Performance by an actress in a leading role

Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features)

Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole” (Lionsgate)

Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter’s Bone” (Roadside Attractions)

Natalie Portman in “Black Swan” (Fox Searchlight)

Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine” (The Weinstein Company)

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Javier Bardem in “Biutiful” (Roadside Attractions)

Jeff Bridges in “True Grit” (Paramount)

Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network” (Sony Pictures Releasing)

Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company)

James Franco in “127 Hours” (Fox Searchlight)

Adapted screenplay

Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy, “127 Hours” (Fox Searchlight)

Aaron Sorkin, “The Social Network” (Sony Pictures Releasing)

Screenplay by Michael Arndt; story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich “Toy Story 3” (Walt Disney)

Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, “True Grit” (Paramount)

Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini “Winter’s Bone” (Roadside Attractions)

Original screenplay

“Another Year” written by Mike Leigh (Sony Pictures Classics)

“The Fighter” screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson (Paramount)

“Inception” written by Christopher Nolan (Warner Bros.)

“The Kids Are All Right” written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg (Focus Features)

“The King’s Speech” screenplay by David Seidler (The Weinstein Company)

Best animated feature film of the year

“How to Train Your Dragon” (Paramount)

“The Illusionist” (Sony Pictures Classics)

“Toy Story 3” (Walt Disney)

Achievement in directing

Darren Aronofsky, “Black Swan” (Fox Searchlight)

David O. Russell , “The Fighter” (Paramount)

Tom Hooper, “The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company)

David Fincher, “The Social Network” (Sony Pictures Releasing)

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, “True Grit” (Paramount)

Best motion picture of the year

“Black Swan” (Fox Searchlight) A Protozoa and Phoenix Pictures Production

“The Fighter” (Paramount) A Relativity Media Production

“Inception” (Warner Bros.) A Warner Bros. UK Services Production

“The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features) An Antidote Films, Mandalay Vision and Gilbert Films Production

“The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company) A See-Saw Films and Bedlam Production

“127 Hours” (Fox Searchlight) An Hours Production

“The Social Network” (Sony Pictures Releasing) A Columbia Pictures Production

“Toy Story 3” (Walt Disney) A Pixar Production

“True Grit” (Paramount) A Paramount Pictures Production

“Winter’s Bone” (Roadside Attractions) A Winter’s Bone Production

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