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CharlesTatum



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:39 am    Post subject: Academy Award Nominations Reply with quote

Nominations were announced today...discuss...:


Best Motion Picture of the Year
Nominees:
127 Hours
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter's Bone

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Nominees:
Javier Bardem for Biutiful
Jeff Bridges for True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg for The Social Network
Colin Firth for The King's Speech
James Franco for 127 Hours

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Nominees:
Annette Bening for The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman for Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence for Winter's Bone
Natalie Portman for Black Swan
Michelle Williams for Blue Valentine

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominees:
Christian Bale for The Fighter
John Hawkes for Winter's Bone
Jeremy Renner for The Town
Mark Ruffalo for The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush for The King's Speech

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominees:
Amy Adams for The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter for The King's Speech
Melissa Leo for The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld for True Grit
Jacki Weaver for Animal Kingdom

Best Achievement in Directing
Nominees:
Darren Aronofsky for Black Swan
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen for True Grit
David Fincher for The Social Network
Tom Hooper for The King's Speech
David O. Russell for The Fighter

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Nominees:
Another Year
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Nominees:
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter's Bone

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Nominees:
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Nominees:
Biutiful (Mexico)
Dogtooth (Greece)
In a Better World (Denmark)
Incendies (Canada)
Outside the Law (Algeria)

Best Achievement in Cinematography
Nominees:
Black Swan
Inception
The King's Speech
The Social Network
True Grit

Best Achievement in Editing
Nominees:
127 Hours
Black Swan
The Fighter
The King's Speech
The Social Network

Best Achievement in Art Direction
Nominees:
Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Inception
The King's Speech
True Grit

Best Achievement in Costume Design
Nominees:
Alice in Wonderland
I Am Love
The King's Speech
The Tempest
True Grit

Best Achievement in Makeup
Nominees:
Barney's Version
The Way Back
The Wolfman

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Nominees:
127 Hours
How to Train Your Dragon
Inception
The King's Speech
The Social Network

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Nominees:
127 Hours: ("If I Rise")
Country Strong: ("Coming Home")
Tangled: ("I See the Light")
Toy Story 3: ("We Belong Together")

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
Nominees:
Inception
The King's Speech
Salt
The Social Network
True Grit

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Nominees:
Inception
Toy Story 3
TRON: Legacy
True Grit
Unstoppable

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Nominees:
Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Hereafter
Inception
Iron Man 2

Best Documentary, Features
Nominees:
Exit Through the Gift Shop
GasLand
Inside Job
Restrepo
Waste Land

Best Documentary, Short Subjects
Nominees:
Killing in the Name
Poster Girl
Strangers No More
Sun Come Up
The Warriors of Qiugang

Best Short Film, Animated
Nominees:
Day & Night
The Gruffalo
Let's Pollute
The Lost Thing
Madagascar, a Journey Diary

Best Short Film, Live Action
Nominees:
The Confession
The Crush
God of Love
Na Wewe
Wish 143

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I thought the Bardem nom was out of left field, and that is a whole lotta love (deservedly) for "Toy Story 3"! I did think "Rabbit Hole" was going to do better.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't really get how Hailee Steinfeld is a supporting actress. She narrates, has the most screen time, and it's her story.

Also, I'm kind of shocked at The Fighter getting so many nominations. It's not a bad film by any means, but I just don't see it as really exceptional (The King's Speech probably fits that category, too).
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