Announced the 2011 Academy Awards Nominations

The 2011 Academy Award Nominations were announced. Although there were some disappointments, the Academy’s choices still included several surprises, and with 12 nominations, “The King’s Speech” leads the field of contenders.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences announced its nominees for the 83rd annual Oscars scheduled for February 27, 2011. This year’s ceremony will be co-hosted by the young actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway.

The British drama set in the early 20th century, “The King’s Speech” staring Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush received the biggest number of nominations, collecting 12 nods, including best picture, more than any other movie.

Second came the western remake by the Coen brothers which takes place in the 19th century, “True Grit”, staring Jeff Bridges and Hailee Steinfeld, which received 10 nominations, including best picture and acting honors.

 Also showing a strong stance was the Facebook story, “The Social Network”, with 8 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor, yet after it was seen as a sure winner for Best Picture till last week, its chances seem to have fallen.

Other acting nominations include Christian Bale, Colin Firth and Annette Bening, while other nominees for best picture include Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, 127 Hours, Toy Story 3 and Winter’s Bone.

Here we are the list of the candidates:

Actor in a Leading Role

Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”

Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”

Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”

Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”

James Franco in “127 Hours”

Actor in a Supporting Role

Christian Bale in “The Fighter”

John Hawkes in “Winter’s Bone”

Jeremy Renner in “The Town”

Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right”

Geoffrey Rush in “The King’s Speech”

Actress in a Leading Role

Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right”

Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole”

Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter’s Bone”

Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”

Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine”

Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams in “The Fighter”

Helena Bonham Carter in “The King’s Speech”

Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”

Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”

Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom”

Best Picture

“Black Swan” Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers

“The Fighter” David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers

“Inception” Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers

“The Kids Are All Right” Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers

“The King’s Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers

“127 Hours” Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers

“The Social Network” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin, Producers

“Toy Story 3” Darla K. Anderson, Producer

“True Grit” Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers

“Winter’s Bone” Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers

Directing

“Black Swan” Darren Aronofsky

“The Fighter” David O. Russell

“The King’s Speech” Tom Hooper

“The Social Network” David Fincher

“True Grit” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Cinematography

“Black Swan” Matthew Libatique

“Inception” Wally Pfister

“The King’s Speech” Danny Cohen

“The Social Network” Jeff Cronenweth

“True Grit” Roger Deakins

Animated Feature Film

“How to Train Your Dragon” Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois

“The Illusionist” Sylvain Chomet

“Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich

Foreign Language Film

“Biutiful” Mexico

“Dogtooth” Greece

“In a Better World” Denmark

“Incendies” Canada

“Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi)” Algeria