Saturday, January 29, 2011

The nominations are announced

The nominees for the 83rd annual Academy Awards were announced this week and there were just a few surprises and, of course, some snubs (what a surprise!). However, it's always exciting seeing just who is nominated and the real fun is in predicting who will win. Those predictions will come later. Here's the breakdown of who's up for the little gold guy.

Best Supporting Actor: Notable snubs: Andrew Garfield for The Social Network, Josh Brolin for True Grit. Surprising nods: John Hawkes and Mark Ruffalo.

Christian Bale-The Fighter (1st nomination)
John Hawkes-Winter's Bone (1st nomination)
Jeremy Renner-The Town (2nd nomination, 1st supporting)
Mark Ruffalo-The Kids Are Alright (1st nomination)
Geoffrey Rush-The King's Speech (4th nomination, 2nd supporting)

Best Supporting Actress: Surprising nod (for this category): Hailee Steinfeld.

Amy Adams-The Fighter (3rd nomination, supporting)
Helena Bonham Carter-The King's Speech (2nd nomination, 1st supporting)
Melissa Leo-The Fighter (2nd nomination, 1st supporting)
Hailee Steinfeld-True Grit (1st nomination)
Jacki Weaver-Animal Kingdom (1st nomination)

Best Actor: Notable snubs: Robert Duvall for Get Low, Sean Penn for Fair Game, Mark Wahlberg for The Fighter and Ryan Gosling for Blue Valentine. Surprise nod: Javier Bardem.

Javier Bardem-Biutiful (3rd nomination, 2nd lead)
Jeff Bridges-True Grit (6th nomination, 3rd lead)
Jesse Eisenberg-The Social Network (1st nomination)
Colin Firth-The King's Speech (2nd nomination, lead)
James Franco-127 Hours (1st nomination)

Best Actress: Notable snub: Lesley Manville for Another Year. Surprising nod: Jennifer Lawrence

Annette Bening-The Kids Are Alright (4th nomination, 3rd for lead actress)
Nicole Kidman-Rabbit Hole (3rd nomination, lead)
Jennifer Lawrence-Winter's Bone (1st nomination)
Natalie Portman-Black Swan (2nd nomination, 1st lead)
Michelle Williams-Blue Valentine (2nd nomination, 1st lead)

Best Director: Notable snub: Christopher Nolan for Inception

Darren Aronofsky-Black Swan (1st nomination)
David O. Russell-The Fighter (1st nomination)
Tom Hooper-The King's Speech (1st nomination)
David Fincher-The Social Network (2nd nomination)
Joel & Ethan Coen-True Grit (3rd nomination)

Best Picture: Notable snub: Secretariat. Surprising nods: Toy Story 3 & Winter's Bone

Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter's Bone

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