'King's Speech' and 'Grit' lead Oscar nominations

Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 8:58 AM
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The British monarchy saga "The King's Speech" leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture and acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush.

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FILE - In this file film publicity image released by The Weinstein Company, Colin Firth portrays King George VI in "The King's Speech." "The Social Network," a tale about the prickly founder of Facebook, and "The King's Speech," a saga of Queen Elizabeth II's stammering dad, are among likely nominees for Hollywood's biggest prize as Oscar nominations are announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Laurie Sparham, File)  AP
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FILE - In this file film publicity image released by The Weinstein Company, Colin Firth portrays King George VI in "The King's Speech." "The Social Network," a tale about the prickly founder of Facebook, and "The King's Speech," a saga of Queen Elizabeth II's stammering dad, are among likely nominees for Hollywood's biggest prize as Oscar nominations are announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Laurie Sparham, File)

Also nominated for best picture Tuesday were the psychosexual thriller "Black Swan"; the boxing drama "The Fighter"; the sci-fi blockbuster "Inception"; the lesbian-family tale "The Kids Are All Right"; the survival story "127 Hours"; the Facebook chronicle "The Social Network"; the animated smash "Toy Story 3"; the Western "True Grit"; and the Ozarks crime thriller "Winter's Bone."

"True Grit" ran second with 10 nominations, including acting honors for Jeff Bridges and Hailee Steinfeld.

The favorites in the male-acting categories both were nominated, Globe winners Firth as best actor for "The King's Speech" and Christian Bale as supporting actor for "The Fighter."

The best-actress field shapes up as a two-woman race between Annette Bening for "The Kids Are All Right," who won the Globe for actress in a musical or comedy, and Natalie Portman for "Black Swan," who received the Globe for dramatic actress.

The supporting-actress Oscar could prove the most competitive among acting prizes. Melissa Leo won the Globe for "The Fighter," but she faces strong challenges from that film's co-star Amy Adams and 14-year-old newcomer Steinfeld, who missed out on a Globe nomination for "True Grit" but made the cut for supporting actress at the Oscars.

The Feb. 27 Oscar ceremony will be televised live on ABC from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre.

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True Grit was indeed a great

True Grit was indeed a great movie. For you "old timers" out there, trust me.....it's heads + shoulders above the original. It exceeds the the John Wayne version in every way. Man, it's great to see a movie with a story again...no special effects, and no loud pop music soundtrack. Bear in mind, this movie IS NOT a remake of the movie...this version follows the book the original was based upon. Jeff Bridges TEARS IT UP like nobody's business. And watch closely for a special appearance by......the Sharp's Buffalo Rifle! If you appreciate history, Westerns, and being old (I am!) this is your movie. And yes, it does have the "fill your hands" line.....how could they not? Go see it!

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