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'The King's Speech', 'True Grit' lead Oscar nominations

Text by FRANCE 24 (with wires)

Latest update : 2011-01-25

British drama "The King's Speech" starring Colin Firth (pictured) led the Oscar contenders announced Tuesday with 12 nominations. "True Grit" garnered 10 nominations followed by "Inception" and "The Social Network", which earned eight each.

 
"The King's Speech", a British drama detailing the efforts of wartime monarch King George VI to overcome a fierce stammer, led the Oscar field on Tuesday with 12 nominations.
 
"True Grit", a Western remake about a young girl's brave quest to track down her father's killer, followed with 10 nominations.
 
The sci-fi thriller "Inception" and the Facebook drama "The Social Network" received eight nominations each.
 
All four will vie for the coveted best picture Oscar, alongside "Black Swan", "The Fighter", "The Kids Are All Right", "127 Hours", "Toy Story 3" and "Winter's Bone".
 
Additionally, directing nominations went to "Black Swan", "The Fighter", "The King's Speech", "The Social Network" and "True Grit."
 
As in recent years, there was little surprise among the leading contenders. "The Social Network" has dominated various awards ceremonies leading up to the Oscars, including the Critics Choice and Golden Globe awards.
 
But the drama hit a major road block last Saturday when "The King's Speech" was the surprise winner of the top award at the Producers Guild Awards, an event that has been in sync with the Academy Awards 70 percent of the time.
 
Winners of the 83rd annual Academy Awards will be announced at a ceremony in Hollywood on Feb. 27.  The nominees in the main categories are:
 
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 ACTOR
 
Javier Bardem "Biutiful"
Jeff Bridges "True Grit"
Jesse Eisenberg "The Social Network"
Colin Firth "The King's Speech"
James Franco "127 Hours"
 
BEST ACTRESS
 
Annette Bening "The Kids Are All Right"
Nicole Kidman "Rabbit Hole"
Jennifer Lawrence "Winter's Bone"
Natalie Portman "Black Swan"
Michelle Williams "Blue Valentine"
 

Date created : 2011-01-25

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