The 2011 Oscar Nominations

The 2011 Oscar Nominations

The 83rd Academy Awards: Sunday February 27th 2011
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Best Motion Picture of the Year:

Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role:

Performance By An 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

Performance By An 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

Performance By An 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

Achievement In Directing:

Best Documentary Feature:

  • Exit through the Gift Shop
  • D’Cruz
  • Gasland
  • Inside Job
  • Restrepo
  • Waste Land

The nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards have just come in. The 10 films nominated for the Best Picture award include Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, True Grit, The Social Network and The King’s Speech, but the big surprise is The Kids Are All Right. It’s also nice to see Toy Story 3 in there, but is it really Oscar worthy?.

In the Best Actor nominations, as much as we enjoyed and loved James Franco in 127 Hours and Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network, after recently seeing True Grit, we think Jeff Bridges will walk away with the little gold man for his role as Cogburn in Joel Coen and Ethan Coen’s remake of the 1963 film starring John Wayne.

With the Best Actress nominations, Natalie Portman is our favourite to win for Black Swan although we think she will have strong competition from Nicole Kidman for her role as the grieving mother in Rabbit Hole.

At long last we see David Fincher’s work being recognised by the Academy. If Se7en, Fight Club, Panic Room and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button couldn’t convince the Academy this was an Oscar worthy director, The Social Network will. Oddly missing from those nominations is Christopher Nolan for Inception so we’ll have to wait to see what his fan base thinks about that omission, but there’s no denying that Aronofsky has deserved to be there with his take on Tchaikovsky.

For the Best Documentary nominations, although Gasland and Inside Job look like strong contenders, we would place our bets on Restrepo.

For the ful list of nominees visit Oscar Go. Share your Oscar thoughts, will Toy Story 3 win? Will Firth be giving his own speech? Will Portman and Aronofsky dance away with statues?

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  1. Am really not happy that Tron Legacy got ignored. no justice at all, such amazing special effects, directing and music and NOTHING????

  2. i don’t think fincher has a good chance again black swan and true grit. he’s good, but not that good.

    • Aronofsky and fincher, my two favourite directors up for the same award and only one can win! I have a feeling it might go to the Coen brothers though. I wouldn’t know who to choose if I had to,

  3. King’s Speech is my pick for best Picture, but i’d be torn between black Swan as well. Both are just impecable examples of what great movies are. 127 Hours was verging on horror for me and I didn’t like it very much.

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