83rd Academy Award Nominations (Oscars)

The King's Speech leads all films with 12 total nominations including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor.  Toy Story 3 is the only sequel to be nominated for best picture without any of its predecessors being nominated as well as the 3rd time a 3rd film in a franchise was nominated for Best Picture (The Godfather Part III and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King being the other two).

MAJOR CATEGORIES LISTED

Best motion picture of the year
Black Swan (Fox Searchlight) A Protozoa and Phoenix Pictures Production Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
The Fighter (Paramount) A Relativity Media Production David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
Inception (Warner Bros.) A Warner Bros. UK Services Production Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers)
The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features) An Antidote Films, Mandalay Vision and Gilbert Films Production Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company) A See-Saw Films and Bedlam Production Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
127 Hours (Fox Searchlight) An Hours Production Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing) A Columbia Pictures Production Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin, Producers
Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney) A Pixar Production Darla K. Anderson, Producer
True Grit (Paramount) A Paramount Pictures Production Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
Winter's Bone (Roadside Attractions) A Winter's Bone Production Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers
Performance by an actor in a leading role
Javier Bardem in "Biutiful" (Roadside Attractions)
Jeff Bridges in "True Grit" (Paramount)
Jesse Eisenberg in "The Social Network" (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Colin Firth, "The King's Speech"
James Franco in "127 Hours" (Fox Searchlight)
Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Christian Bale in "The Fighter" (Paramount)
John Hawkes in "Winter's Bone" (Roadside Attractions)
Jeremy Renner in "The Town" (Warner Bros.)
Mark Ruffalo in "The Kids Are All Right" (Focus Features)
Geoffrey Rush in "The King's Speech" (The Weinstein Company)
Performance by an actress in a leading role
Annette Bening in "The Kids Are All Right" (Focus Features)
Nicole Kidman in "Rabbit Hole" (Lionsgate)
Jennifer Lawrence in "Winter's Bone" (Roadside Attractions)
Natalie Portman in "Black Swan" (Fox Searchlight)
Michelle Williams in "Blue Valentine" (The Weinstein Company)
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Amy Adams in "The Fighter" (Paramount)
Helena Bonham Carter in "The King's Speech" (The Weinstein Company)
Melissa Leo in "The Fighter" (Paramount)
Hailee Steinfeld in "True Grit" (Paramount)
Jacki Weaver in "Animal Kingdom" (Sony Pictures Classics)

(PERSONAL NOTE) How Tron:Legacy was not nominated for Best Visual Effects and Best Original Score (for Daft Punk) is beyond me...

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