Natalie Portman, James Franco and ‘The Social Network’ lead Oscar Nominations

Movies & TV

By: RI Reeves / January 25, 2011

Mo’Nique dressed in her Oscar best helped to  announce the 83rd Academy Award nominations. Halle Berry got snubbed for Frankie and Alice as did Mark Warhlberg for his acting role in The Fighter, but he did pick up a nomination as producer. Here is the short list of nominees for the major categories. Check http://www.oscars.org/ for the full list of nominees. Anne Hathway and James Franco serve as co hosts of the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 27th 2011.

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BEST PICTURE
 127 HOURS (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
BLACK SWAN (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
INCEPTION (Warner Bros Pictures)
THE FIGHTER (Relativity Media/Paramount Pictures)
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (Focus Features)
THE KING’S SPEECH (The Weinstein Co)
THE SOCIAL NETWORK (Sony Pictures)
TOY STORY 3 (Pixar/Walt Disney Studios)
TRUE GRIT (Paramount Pictures)
WINTER’S BONE Roadside Attractions

BEST ACTOR 
JEFF BRIDGES – TRUE GRIT (Paramount Pictures)
JAVIER BARDEM – BIUTIFUL (Roadside Attractions)
JESSE EISENBERG – THE SOCIAL NETWORK (Sony Pictures)
COLIN FIRTH – THE KING’S SPEECH (The Weinstein Company)
JAMES FRANCO – 127 HOURS (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

BEST ACTRESS 
ANNETTE BENING – THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (Focus Features)
NICOLE KIDMAN – RABBIT HOLE (Lionsgate)
JENNIFER LAWRENCE – WINTER’S BONE (Roadside Attractions)
NATALIE PORTMAN – BLACK SWAN (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
MICHELLE WILLIAMS – BLUE VALENTINE (The Weinstein Co)

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE 
CHRISTIAN BALE – THE FIGHTER (Paramount Pictures)
JOHN HAWKES – WINTER’S BONE (Roadside Attractions)
JEREMY RENNER – THE TOWN (Warner Bros Pictures)
MARK RUFFALO – THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (Focus Features)
GEOFFREY RUSH – THE KING’S SPEECH (The Weinstein Company)

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE 
AMY ADAMS – THE FIGHTER (Paramount Pictures)
HELENA BONHAM CARTER – THE KING’S SPEECH (The Weinstein Company)
MELISSA LEO – THE FIGHTER (Paramount Pictures)
HAILEE STEINFELD – TRUE GRIT (Paramount Pictures)
JACKIE WEAVER – ANIMAL KINGDOM (Sony Pictures Classics)

BEST DIRECTOR 
DARREN ARONOFSKY – BLACK SWAN (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
DAVID FINCHER – THE SOCIAL NETWORK (Sony Pictures)
TOM HOOPER – THE KING’S SPEECH (The Weinstein Co.)
JOEL AND ETHAN COEN – TRUE GRIT (Paramount Pictures)
DAVID O. RUSSELL – THE FIGHTER (Paramount Pictures)