'The King's Speech' wins most Oscar nominations
Wednesday 26 January 2011
British historical drama "The King's Speech" won the most Oscar nominations on Tuesday with 12 nods for the film industry's top honors, ahead of "True Grit," with 10.
Facebook movie "The Social Network," which had been tipped for top nominations, got eight nominations along with "Inception," for the 83rd annual Academy Awards to be held February 27.
"The King's Speech," starring Colin Firth as King George VI struggling to overcome a stammer, was a relative latecomer to the Oscars race, and scored a relatively disappointing sole Golden Globes award earlier this month.
Firth, who won the Golden Globe for his performance in the under-stated British movie, is widely tipped for a best actor at the Oscars show next month, the climax of Hollywood's annual awards season.
The 10 films nominated for best picture Oscar were: "Black Swan," "The Fighter," "Inception," "The Kids Are All Right," "The King's Speech," "127 Hours," "The Social Network," "Toy Story 3," "True Grit," and "Winter's Bone."
The five nominees for best actor were: Javier Bardem for "Biutiful," Jeff Bridges in "True Grit," Jesse Eisenberg in "The Social Network," Firth in "The King's Speech" and James Franco in "127 Hours."
Best actress nods went to Annette Bening in "The Kids Are All Right," Nicole Kidman in "Rabbit Hole," Jennifer Lawrence in "Winter's Bone," Natalie Portman in "Black Swan" and Michelle Williams in "Blue Valentine."
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