83rd Oscar Nominations Announced

Posted in Film
By Martin Roberts on 25 Jan 2011

And so, they’re out. Oscar has spoken and, like most years, provided us with a list of award nominations many onlookers would have predicted, plus a couple of surprises.

As far as surprises (or should that be ‘disappointments’?) go, Christopher Nolan’s omission from the directing category is up there. But then, Inception always seemed like the kind of film that wouldn’t do well in terms of nominations, and so it has proved, having been overlooked at the Golden Globes as well. Thankfully, Nolan is at least nominated for Original Screenplay.

Andrew Garfield has failed to pick up a nomination for his excellent supporting performance in The Social Network, while Ryan Gosling has missed out on the male lead category, although his Blue Valentine co-star Michelle Williams does have her expected nomination. Elsewhere, Daft Punk’s much-praised score for Tron Legacy has surprisingly not been given a nod; perhaps even more surprisingly, the film also doesn’t appear in the Visual Effects category, while Hereafter, bizarrely, does.

Best Picture

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


Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan
Joel and Ethan Coen – True Grit
David Fincher – The Social Network
Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech
David O. Russell – The Fighter

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

Actress in a Leading Role

Annette Benning – The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole
Michelle Lawrence – Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine

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

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

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

127 Hours by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
The Social Network by Aaron Sorkin
Toy Story 3 by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
True Grit by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Winter’s Bone by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

Writing (Original Screenplay)

Another Year by Mike Leigh
The Fighter by Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson
Inception by Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
The King’s Speech by David Seidler

Foreign Language Film

Biutiful – Mexico
Dogtooth – Greece
In a Better World – Denmark
Incendies – Canada
Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi) – Algeria

Animated Feature Film

How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3

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