Tuesday, January 25, 2011

2011 Academy Awards - And The Nominees Are...


It seems like just yesterday we gathered around the Christmas tree with our families and ripped open presents with excitement and unbridled anticipated. Today, exactly one month later, I awoke with a similar anticipation and with butterflies in my stomach.

The day has finally come: Oscar Nomination Day!

The live webcast on Oscar.com just ended (sorry for everyone on the West Coast that had to be up at 5:30am PST... ouch), so let's take a look at the nominees in the major categories as announced by Academy President Tom Sherak and last year’s Supporting Actress winner, Mo’Nique...

Best Picture
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 Directing
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
David O. Russell, The Fighter
Tom Hooper, The King's Speech
David Fincher, The Social Network
Joel and Ethan Coen, True Grit
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Javier Bardem, Biutiful
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King's Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale, The Fighter
John Hawkes, Winter's Bone
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
Best Writing (Original Screenplay)
Another Year
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter's Bone
Best Animated Feature Film
How To Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3
Process. Soak it in. Let's discuss soon.

For a full list of the nominees, visit Oscar.com.
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