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The King's Speech set for Oscars glory

The King’s Speech has been nominated for 12 Oscars.

The nominations were announced by president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – which organises the awards - Tom Sherak and Mo’Nique, who was named best support actress at last year’s ceremony for her role in Precious, in Los Angeles this morning.



Among the prizes The King’s Speech is up for include the prestigious best picture, where it will vie against Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Winter's Bone.



As expected, Colin Firth is nominated in the best actor category. He has already won the equivalent Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of Britain’s King George VI and his efforts to overcome a stutter. The accolade will go to either Colin or Javier Bardem for Biutiful, Jeff Bridges for True Grit, Jesse Eisenberg for The Social Network, and James Franco for 127 Hours.



Natalie Portman’s portrayal of troubled ballerina Nina Sayers in Black Swan has seen her win a place in the best actress category. She faces stiff competition from Annette Bening in The Kids Are All Right, Nicole Kidman for Rabbit Hole, Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone and Michelle Williams for Blue Valentine.



The King’s Speech also triumphed in the supporting actor and actress categories, with its stars Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush both getting mentions.



Competing against Helena are Amy Adams and Melissa Leo both for The Fighter, Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit and Jacki Weaver for Animal Kingdom.



Director of The King’s Speech Tom Hooper is in the running for the best director prize, alongside Darren Aronofsky for Black Swan, Joel & Ethan Coen for True Grit, David O. Russell for The Fighter and David Fincher’s The Social Network.



Although The King’s Speech leads the way with 12 nominations, True Grit is hot on its heels with ten. Inception and The Social Network both garnered eight nods, while The Fighter and 127 Hours are up for six. Black Swan, Winter's Bone and Toy Story 3 are all in with a chance of winning five awards.



The 83rd annual Academy Awards will be hosted by Anne Hathaway and James Franco. The ceremony will be held at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood on February 27, and will be televised in over 200 countries.



Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Marisa Tomei and Oprah Winfrey will all be presenting awards on the night.







The 2011 Academy Awards nominees are:







Actor in a Leading Role

Javier Bardem in Biutiful



Jeff Bridges in True Grit



Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network



Colin Firth in The King's Speech



James Franco in 127 Hours







Actor in a Supporting Role



Christian Bale in The Fighter



John Hawkes in Winter's Bone



Jeremy Renner in The Town



Mark Ruffalo in The Kids Are All Right



Geoffrey Rush in The King's Speech







Actress in a Leading Role



Annette Bening in The Kids Are All Right



Nicole Kidman in Rabbit Hole



Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone



Natalie Portman in Black Swan



Michelle Williams in Blue Valentine







Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams in The Fighter



Helena Bonham Carter in The King's Speech



Melissa Leo in The Fighter



Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit



Jacki Weaver in Animal Kingdom







Animated Feature Film

How to Train Your Dragon Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois



The Illusionist Sylvain Chomet



Toy Story 3 Lee Unkrich







Art Direction



Alice in Wonderland - Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O'Hara



Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 - Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan



Inception - Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat



The King's Speech - Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Judy Farr



True Grit - Production Design: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh







Cinematography



Black Swan Matthew Libatique



InceptionWally Pfister



The King's Speech Danny Cohen



The Social Network Jeff Cronenweth



True Grit Roger Deakins







Costume Design

Alice in Wonderland Colleen Atwood



I Am Love Antonella Cannarozzi



The King's Speech Jenny Beavan



The Tempest Sandy Powell



True Grit Mary Zophres







Directing

Black Swan Darren Aronofsky



The Fighter David O. Russell



The King's Speech Tom Hooper



The Social Network David Fincher



True Grit Joel Coen and Ethan Coen







Documentary (Feature)



Exit through the Gift Shop Banksy and Jaimie D'Cruz



Gasland Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic



Inside Job Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs



Restrepo Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger



Waste Land Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley







Documentary (Short Subject)



Killing in the Name Nominees to be determined



Poster Girl Nominees to be determined



Strangers No More Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon



Sun Come Up Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger



The Warriors of Qiugang Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon







Film Editing



Black Swan Andrew Weisblum



The Fighter Pamela Martin



The King's Speech Tariq Anwar



127 Hours Jon Harris



The Social Network Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter







Foreign Language Film



Biutiful Mexico



Dogtooth Greece



In a Better World Denmark



Incendies Canada



Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi) Algeria







Makeup



Barney's Version Adrien Morot



The Way Back Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng



The Wolfman Rick Baker and Dave Elsey







Music (Original Score)

How to Train Your DragonJohn Powell



Inception Hans Zimmer



The King's Speech Alexandre Desplat



127 Hours A.R. Rahman



The Social Network Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross







Music (Original Song)

Coming Home from Country Strong Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey



I See the Light from Tangled Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater



If I Rise from 127 Hours Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong



We Belong Together from Toy Story 3 Music and Lyric by Randy Newman







Best Picture

Black Swan Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers



The Fighter David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers



Inception Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers



The Kids Are All Right Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers



The King's Speech Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers



127 Hours Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers



The Social Network Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin,







Producers



Toy Story 3 Darla K. Anderson, Producer



True Grit Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers



Winter's Bone Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers







Short Film (Animated)



Day & Night Teddy Newton



The Gruffalo Jakob Schuh and Max Lang



Let's Pollute Geefwee Boedoe



The Lost Thing Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann



Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary) Bastien Dubois







Short Film (Live Action)

The Confession Tanel Toom



The Crush Michael Creagh



God of Love Luke Matheny



Na Wewe Ivan Goldschmidt



Wish 143 Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite







Sound Editing



Inception Richard King



Toy Story 3 Tom Myers and Michael Silvers



Tron: Legacy Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague



True Grit Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey



Unstoppable Mark P. Stoeckinger







Sound Mixing



Inception Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick



The King's Speech Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley



Salt Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan and William Sarokin



The Social Network Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten



True Grit Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland







Visual Effects



Alice in Wonderland Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips



Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi



Hereafter Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojanski and Joe Farrell



Inception Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb



Iron Man 2 Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick







Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

127 Hours Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy



The Social Network Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin



Toy Story 3 Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich



True Grit Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen



Winter's Bone Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini







Writing (Original Screenplay)

Another Year Written by Mike Leigh



The Fighter Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson;



Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson



Inception Written by Christopher Nolan



The Kids Are All Right Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg



The King's Speech Screenplay by David Seidler

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