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List of 2011 Oscar Nominees Announced This Morning

by Eric Melin on January 25, 2011

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Full list of 2011 Oscar nominees. The 83rd Academy Awards are February 27, 2011 and here are the nominees for the year 2010 in film. Announced this morning, here are the nominees (updated as they come in…) “The King’s Speech” leads with 12 nominations, “True Grit” is second with 10. “The Social Network” and “Inception” have 8, although Andrew Garfield and Christopher Nolan were left out in Supporting Actor and Director, respectively. “The Fighter” has 7.

2011 oscar nomineesBest Picture
The Kids Are All Right
Toy Story 3
The Social Network
The King’s Speech
The Fighter
Black Swan
127 Hours
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

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

Best Actor
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Javier Bardem, Biutiful

Best Actress
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone
Jeremy Renner, The Town

Best Supporting Actress
Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Jackie Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Animated Feature
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3
How To Train Your Dragon

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

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin
True Grit, Joel & Ethan Coen
127 Hours, Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy
Toy Story 3, Michael Arndt
Winter’s Bone, Debra Granik and Anne Roselini

Best Foreign Film
Dogtooth, Greece
Biutiful, Mexico
Incendies, Canada
Hævnen (In a Better World), Denmark
Outside the Law, Algeria

Best Documentary
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Inside Job

Art Direction
Alice in Wonderland, Robert Stromberg (Production Design), Karen O’Hara (Set Decoration)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Stuart Craig (Production Design), Stephenie McMillan (Set Decoration)
Inception, Guy Hendrix Dyas (Production Design), Larry Dias and Doug Mowat (Set Decoration)
The King’s Speech, Eve Stewart (Production Design), Judy Farr (Set Decoration)
True Grit, Jess Gonchor (Production Design), Nancy Haigh (Set Decoration)

Black Swan, Matthew Libatique
Inception, Wally Pfister
The King’s Speech, Danny Cohen
The Social Network, Jeff Cronenweth
True Grit, Roger Deakins

Costume Design
Alice in Wonderland, Colleen Atwood
I Am Love, Antonella Cannarozzi
The King’s Speech, Jenny Beavan
The Tempest, Sandy Powell
True Grit, Mary Zophres

Best Documentary Short Subject
Killing in the Name
Poster Girl
Strangers No More
Sun Come Up
The Warriors of Qiugang

Film Editing
Black Swan, Andrew Weisblum
The Fighter, Pamela Martin
The King’s Speech, Tariq Anwar
127 Hours, Jon Harris
The Social Network, Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

Barney’s Version, Adrien Morot
The Way Back, Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
The Wolfman, Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

Original Score
How to Train Your Dragon, John Powell
Inception, Hans Zimmer
The King’s Speech, Alexandre Desplat
127 Hours, A.R. Rahman
The Social Network,Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Original Song
“Coming Home” from Country Strong, Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
“I See the Light” from Tangled , Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater
“If I Rise” from 127 Hours, Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
“We Belong Together” from Toy Story 3, Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

Best Animated Short Film
Day & Night, Pixar
The Gruffalo, Magic Light Pictures
Let’s Pollute, A Geefwee Boedoe Production
The Lost Thing , A Passion Pictures Australia Production
Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary) , A Sacrebleu Production

Best Live Action Short Film
The Confession, (National Film and Television School) A National Film and Television School Production Tanel Toom
The Crush, (Network Ireland Television) A Purdy Pictures Production Michael Creagh
God of Love, A Luke Matheny Production Luke Matheny
Na Wewe (Premium Films), A CUT! Production Ivan Goldschmidt
Wish 143, A Swing and Shift Films/Union Pictures Production Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

Achievement in Sound Editing
Inception, Richard King
Toy Story 3, Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
Tron: Legacy, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
True Grit, Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey
Unstoppable, Mark P. Stoeckinger

Sound Mixing
Inception, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick
The King’s Speech, Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley
Salt , Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan and William Sarokin
The Social Network, Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten
True Grit, Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland

Visual Effects
Alice in Wonderland, Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi
Hereafter, Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojanski and Joe Farrell
Inception, Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
Iron Man 2, Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick

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1 jessica maria January 25, 2011 at 8:51 am

I’m honestly saddened by Christopher Nolan not getting nominated for directing and for Ryan Gosling/Actor. I think Garfield should have been nominated over Geoffrey Rush – since that role in The King’s Speech is nowhere near a “Supporting” role. It’s a lead.

I am ecstatic that John Hawkes got nominated as Teardrop for Winter’s Bone. I’ve always loved the actor, and he was riveting in the role!


2 Dawn January 25, 2011 at 8:58 am

I agree re: Ryan Gosling…he was “Blue Valentine” for me.

I also am saddened not to see Lisa Chodolenko nominated for directing of “The Kids Are All Right” in addition to her writing nom. It wasn’t flashy, but was a perfect slice of life movie.


3 Eric Melin January 25, 2011 at 9:13 am

“Blue Valentine” should have been in there for Gosling and directing, even though I knew it didn’t have a chance with Cianfrance.

Nolan and Garfield. Screwed. Nothing more to say. “Inception” was visiaonary stuff, a 10-yr+ project, and Garfield was the heart and soul of “The Social Network.” At least they didn’t snub Eisenberg.

I am thrilled for Hawkes and “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” though!

Cholodenko has had a lot of support vanish lately, so she probably feels lucky she got the writing nom.

I HATED “Biutiful,” so those 2 nominations are just baffling.

Leaving “Scott Pilgrim” out for VFX is dumbfounding. I’m so sick of the same boring CGI. You do something new, apparently, and you get nothing.

Same goes for the lack of nomination for “Inception” in Editing. That was a freaking tightrope and they get nothing for it?


4 jessica maria January 25, 2011 at 9:21 am

I knew Cholodenko was a long-shot for directing, but I really did love The Kids Are Alright, so I’m glad it got nominated for writing, actress, supporting actor. Also knew it would be tough for Moore to be nominated, though it’s still sad.

And…this may just be me, but I’m baffled by I Am Love being nominated for Costume Design given that the last “costume” in the film was horrendous. As in, totally out of place, and I believe even pointed out in Ebert’s review of the film. Granted, the rest of the film everyone looks so aristocratic and pretty, but that last image of Tilda ruined it for me. I’m especially weirded out by the fact that Black Swan wasn’t nominated in that category, given how much I remember the costumes in that film (I still think about the white dress she wore to the party…).


5 Greg January 25, 2011 at 9:40 am

I Am Love. It was better than several of the nomintated Best Picture films I’ve seen. Was it not eligible for the foreign category? If it was that seems to be a snub as well.


6 Eric Melin January 25, 2011 at 10:18 am

“I Am Love” and “Mother” were victims of that stupid only-one-per-a-country rule:

I guess I don’t remember the last costume in the movie. What I really remember is that swelling, bombastic music at the end. Lots of big, bold choices in that film!


7 Eric Melin January 25, 2011 at 10:21 am

Correction: Apparently, “Mother” was submitted by Korea last year, and it didn’t even make the Oscar shortlist…shame.


8 Xavier January 25, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Black Swan was screwed out of costume and make-up nominations, they were both incredible in that film.
Gosling should have been nominated for best actor, definitely inception for editing what happened there? I Am Love should have got a nomination for score as well.
I’m surprised that waiting for superman didn’t make the documentary nominations although I’m pretty thrilled with the nomination for Exit through the gift shop.
Scott Pilgrim is definitely a massive snub.


9 Xavier January 25, 2011 at 2:58 pm

I think this is the year that Deakins will finally get his oscar for cinematography as well.


10 Jimmy January 26, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Dammit! where’s Airbender!? I’m pissed.

Total joke.

No, I like the nominations actually. Hoping for a Toy Story 3 upset… won’t happen. 🙁

And I really hope Alice wins for best art direction and visual effects awards because I thought the effects were interesting, inventive and well done even if the movie was good for nothing.


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