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January 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bowed and curtsied to The King’s Speech today (Tuesday) as they bestowed 12 Oscar nominations on the movie, including best film, best director (Tom Hooper), best actor (Colin Firth), best supporting actress (Helena Bonham Carter), best supporting actor (Geoffrey Rush), screenplay (David Seidler) and editing (Tariq Anwar). It was the greatest number of Oscar nominations ever conferred on a British independent film. The Coen Brothers’ True Grit was the runner-up with 10 nominations. Besides those two films, others nominated in the best film category included: The Social Network, Inception, Black Swan, The Fighter, The Kids Are All Right,127 Hours, Toy Story 3, and Winter’s Bone.

Nominees in other top categories included:

2. Actor: Javier Bardem, (Biutiful), Jeff Bridges, (True Grit), Jesse Eisenberg, (The Social Network), Colin Firth, (The King’s Speech), James Franco, (127 Hours); Actress: Annette Bening, (The Kids Are All Right), Nicole Kidman, (Rabbit Hole), Jennifer Lawrence, (Winter’s Bone), Natalie Portman, (Black Swan), Michelle Williams, (Blue Valentine); Supporting Actor: 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); Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, (The Fighter), Helena Bonham Carter, (The King’s Speech), Melissa Leo, (The Fighter), Hailee Steinfeld, (True Grit), Jacki Weaver, (Animal Kingdom); Directing: Darren Aronofsky, (Black Swan), David O. Russell, (The Fighter), Tom Hooper, (The King’s Speech), David Fincher, (The Social Network), Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, (True Grit.)