2011 Oscar Nominations

2011 Oscar Nominations

2011 Oscar Nominations - Oscar Awards Nominees List 2011 -The Oscar fever is catching up and how! With only a little more than a month left for the greatest and most prestigious awards ceremony in the entire world, preparations are in full swing with the organizers making several tweaks to the event in order to make it more presentable.

This year the Oscar celebrates its 83 rd year and is all set to take place at Hollywood’s Kodak Theater on the 27 th of February 2011. In stark constrast to earlier editions of the award function which usually employed comedians as hosts, this year the function will be hosted by stars James Franco (of ‘127 Hours’ fame) and Anne Hathaway (of ‘Love & Other Drugs’ fame).

In the midst of all these preparations and arrangements, one cannot but wonder which film would reap the maximum awards. Like every year, the Oscars in 2011 has its fair share of films vying it out for the coveted statuette. And the films that are leading the pack this year include ‘The Social Network’ and ‘The King’s Speech’.

While ‘The Social Network’ focuses on the real life story of the founder of the extremely popular social networking site, Facebook; ‘The King’s Speech’ is true life story of Queen Elizabeth II’s father, King George VI who had to cope with a serious speech issue at the onset of his coronation as king.

While ‘The Social Network’ emerged victorious at the Golden Globe Awards, ‘The King’s Speech’ won hands down at the Producers Guild of America Awards. And with both films competing for the highest honors, it remains to be seen as to who will walk away with the maximum awards! The King’s Speech seems to have a higher edge though as it has been nominated in 12 different categories.

Colin Firth who enacted the role of the stammering George VI in ‘The King’s Speech’ is a shoo-in for the ‘Best Actor’ award. However, he would have to face tough competition from Jessse Eisenberg who played the role of Mark Zuckerberg (original founder of Facebook) in ‘The Social Network’.

Again, in the Best Actress category, we have Natalie Portman leading the group with her critically acclaimed role (as a disturbed ballerina) in ‘Black Swan’. Following right behind her is ‘Annette Bening’ who is nominated in the same category for her role as one of the lesbian parents in ‘The Kids Are All Right’.

Ironically, both actresses won Golden Globes for their respective performances. While Portman clinched the award for the Best Actress in a Dramatic Role, Bening won the award for the Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy.

Christian Bale who won the Golden Globe for the Best Supporting Actor (for his role as Dicky Eklund in ‘The Fighter’) is a strong contender for the same category in the Oscars. So are Amy Adams and Melissa Leo who have won nominations for the Best Supporting Actress for their exemplary roles in same film.

It is only a matter of time before the results are announced in true grandeur style. Let’s wait and watch this spot for more news on the same! Till then, have a look at the nomination list (for the more prestigious honors) for the 83 rd Oscar Awards.

Best Film:

The Social Network

The King’s Speech

Black Swan

Inception

The Kids Are All Right

Inception

True Grit

The Fighter

Toy Story 3

Winter’s Bone

Best Actor in a Leading Role:

Colin Firth: The King’s Speech

Jesse Eisenberg: The Social Network

Jeff Bridges: True Grit

James Franco: 127 Hours

Javier Bardem: Biutiful

Best Actress in a Leading Role:

Natalie Portman: Black Swan

Annette Bening: The Kids Are All Right

Michelle Williams: Blue Valentine

Jennifer Lawrence: Winter’s Bone

Nicole Kidman: Rabbit Hole

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

Christian Bale: The Fighter

Mark Ruffalo: The Kids Are All Right

Geoffrey Rush: The King’s Speech

John Hawkes: Winter’s Bone

Jeremy Runner: The Town

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:

Mellisa Leo: The Fighter

Amy Adams: The Fighter

Helena Bonham Carter: The King’s Speech

Hailee Steinfield: True Grit

Jacki Weaver: Animal Kingdom

Best Animated Feature Film:

Toy Story 3

The Ilusionist

How to Train Your Dragon

Best Direction:

Darren Aronofsky: Black Swan

David Fincher: The Social Network

Tom Hooper: The King’s Speech

David O. Russell: The Fighter

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen: True Grit

Best Original Screenplay:

Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg: The Kids Are All Right

Mike Leigh: Another Year

Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Keith Dorrington and Eric Johnson: The Fighter

David Seidler: The King’s Speech

Christopher Nolan: Inception

Best Music (Original Score):

Hans Zimmer: Inception

Trent Rezor and Atticus Ross: The Social Network

AR. Rahman: 127 Hours

Alexandre Desplat: The King’s Speech

John Powell: How to Train Your Dragon

Best Music (Original Song):

Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey: Coming Home (Country Strong)

AR Rahman, Dido and Rollo Armstrong: If I Rise (127 Hours)

Alan Menken and Glenn Slater: I See the Light (Tangled)

Randy Newman: We Belong Together (Toy Story 3)

Best Foreign Film:

Biutiful: Mexico

Outside the Law: Algeria

Dogtooth: Greece

Incendies: Canada

In a Better World: Denmark

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