Date: 26th January 2011

The King's Speech leads Oscars Nominations

King's Speech, The (2010) leads the nominations for this year's Academy Awards with 12 nods, including best film and best actor for Colin Firth.

Firth, who said he was "celebrating with my colleagues 3ft above the ground", is joined on the list by supporting actor nominees Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush.

The Coen brothers' Western remake True Grit has 10 nods while The Social Network and Inception have eight each.

The Oscars take place on 27 February.

Best Motion Picture of the Year

Black Swan (2010) (Fox Searchlight) A Protozoa and Phoenix Pictures Production
Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers

Fighter, The (2010) (Paramount) A Relativity Media Production
David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers

Inception (2010) (Warner Bros.) A Warner Bros. UK Services Production
Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers)

Kids Are All Right, The (2010) (Focus Features) An Antidote Films, Mandalay Vision and Gilbert Films Production
Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers

King's Speech, The (2010) (The Weinstein Company) A See-Saw Films and Bedlam Production
Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers

127 Hours (2010) (Fox Searchlight) An Hours Production
Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers

Social Network, The (2010) (Sony Pictures Releasing) A Columbia Pictures Production
Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin, Producers

Toy Story 3 (2010) (Walt Disney) A Pixar Production
Darla K. Anderson, Producer

True Grit (2010) (Paramount) A Paramount Pictures Production
Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers

Winter's Bone (2010) (Roadside Attractions) A Winter's Bone Production
Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Javier Bardem for Biutiful (2010)

Jeff Bridges for True Grit (2010)

Jesse Eisenberg for The Social Network, The (2010)

Colin Firth for King's Speech, The (2010)

James Franco for 127 Hours (2010)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Annette Bening for Kids Are All Right, The (2010)

Nicole Kidman for Rabbit Hole (2010)

Jennifer Lawrence for Winter's Bone (2010)

Natalie Portman for Black Swan (2010)

Michelle Williams for Blue Valentine (2010)

See full Oscars 2011 Nominations List

Source: Press Release



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