Oscar Nominations Revealed

25 Jan

By Lurker

For those of you who didn’t see the live event here’s a brief summary of the nominations from the Academy this year. The King’s Speech leads with 12 nominations and is definitely a fantastic movie! True Grit from Joel & Ethan Cohen has 10 nominations followed by the Social Network and Inception with 8 each.  Here’s the full list! 


Best motion picture of the year

Black Swan (Fox Searchlight)

The Fighter (Paramount) A Relativity Media

Inception (Warner Bros.) A Warner Bros. UK Services

The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features)

The King’s Speech (The Weinstein Company)

127 Hours (Fox Searchlight)

The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing) A Columbia Pictures

Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney) A Pixar Production

True Grit (Paramount) A Paramount Pictures

Winter’s Bone (Roadside Attractions) A Winter’s Bone


Performance by an actor in a leading role

Javier Bardem in “Biutiful” (Roadside Attractions)

Jeff Bridges in “True Grit” (Paramount)

Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network” (Sony Pictures Releasing)

Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company)

James Franco in “127 Hours” (Fox Searchlight)


Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Christian Bale in “The Fighter” (Paramount)

John Hawkes in “Winter’s Bone” (Roadside Attractions)

Jeremy Renner in “The Town” (Warner Bros.)

Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features)

Geoffrey Rush in “The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company)


Performance by an actress in a leading role

Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features)

Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole” (Lionsgate)

Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter’s Bone” (Roadside Attractions)

Natalie Portman in “Black Swan” (Fox Searchlight)

Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine” (The Weinstein Company)


Performance by an actress in a supporting role

Amy Adams in “The Fighter” (Paramount)

Helena Bonham Carter in “The King’s Speech”   (The Weinstein Company)

Melissa Leo in “The Fighter” (Paramount)

Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit” (Paramount)

Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom” (Sony Pictures Cla)


The entire list is located here: http://oscar.go.com/nominations



32 Responses to “Oscar Nominations Revealed”

  1. Open Book January 25, 2011 at 6:59 PM #

    It’s too bad Nolan was snubbed for best director.

    However, I’m quite impressed by the nominations for best actor,actress, supporting actor/actress. King’s Speech should win best picture IMO. Colin Firth for Best actor and G. Rush for supporting.

  2. lurker January 25, 2011 at 7:10 PM #

    Saw the King’s Speech this weekend. Loved it! It should win and Colin Firth was phenomenal!

    • Open Book January 26, 2011 at 8:49 AM #

      Oh! U did? I agree about Colin Firth!

      Have u seen any of the other films nominated?

      Are there any actors u expected to get nominated but were overlooked?

      • Lurker January 26, 2011 at 10:28 AM #

        Still have 2 more to go see – True Grit and Black Swan.
        I saw Inception earlier this year. I really liked Inception. And I want to see The Town as well. I heard all the horror stories about 127 hours so don’t think that’s possible for me!

        • Open Book January 26, 2011 at 4:35 PM #

          I have not seen 127 hours, The Fighter or True Grit. I might go see The Fighter and True Grit next weekend. U heard horror stories about 127 hours? U must tell me what u think of Black Swan after u see it!!!

          Although, I loved Inception for it’s original story and concept. I really think King’s Speech was good all around, from acting, story telling, direction, cinematography just fantastic!!!

          I really hoped Nolan would at least get a nomination for direction. O.k. I will stop complaining!!!

          • lurkerm3 January 26, 2011 at 6:48 PM #

            Yes, I heard the graphic part of 127 hours was hard for people – getting sick etc. I’m squeamish so i would either have to close my eyes or fast forward. Might need to wait for DVD on that one!

            The kings speech was great all the way around.
            Black swan is next up.
            You know what’s funny is that Kim and I were talking about the Kings speech almost from the beginning! I’m glad it lived up to the hype!

            • Open Book January 26, 2011 at 8:14 PM #

              Well I get squeamish at blood and guts, even though I know how it is done. So u are not alone there. LOL!!

      • Kim January 27, 2011 at 2:06 PM #

        Okay, I have seen some of the best picture noms. Inception *I really liked this movie* Toys Story 3 *also a very good movie, surprised that its up for Best picture though* Winter’s Bone *Good movie but again I would have never though it would get a Best Picture nom*

        I did hear 127 hours was very intense, but I will wait for it to come to dvd. Black Swan looks interesting but I have heard mixed reviews on it. I will not go see True Grit *per my article on this subject* I heard early on at some film festivals how good King’s Speech was and couldn’t wait to see it, hopefully I will see it before the awards.

        I was surprised The Town wasn’t nominated, that Chris Nolan wasn’t nominated, and that Mark Wahlburg was not nominated because I heard he was really good in The Fighter, especially when the supporting actor and the actress of the film both were nominated.

  3. Open Book January 26, 2011 at 4:39 PM #

    I’m shocked The Tourist, Love and Other Drugs or Casino Jack did not get even 1 nomination? How odd!

    • lurkerm3 January 26, 2011 at 6:49 PM #

      I know you’re being sarcastic with those!

  4. lurkerm3 January 26, 2011 at 6:50 PM #

    Do we even want to discuss the Razzies – while you’re joking around….

    • Open Book January 26, 2011 at 7:33 PM #

      Well what can I say about the Razzies other than it’s obvious they are trying to get publicity for there little award show.

      It’s funny how they went after two films of R and TL hoping to get them on their show. After Sandra Bullock showed after getting nominated last year, now they’re hoping R and TL will do the same.

      It’s funny how The Tourist, Meet the Focker’s and Clash of the Titans seemed to escape getting nominated for a Razzie.

      • lurkerm3 January 26, 2011 at 7:44 PM #

        Well those aren’t a big enough ratings draw are they?
        I hate to say this, but I saw another comment recently even about the Oscars they are trying to draw a younger crowd. The problem is the younger crowd isn’t going to sit in front of the TV to draw the ratings. They have got to start thinking of alternative delivery if that’s the market they want to draw.

        • Open Book January 26, 2011 at 7:47 PM #

          I completely agree…… What other delivery methods do u suggest other than TV?

          • Lurker January 26, 2011 at 7:51 PM #

            I was watching the LiveStream of the red carpet for the PCA. Noticed a lot of the younger crowd commenting and interacting. The Eclipse Live Stream of the red carpet. Same thing.

            I think streaming is a better option because you can stream to a handheld iphone or whatever. Making viewing independent of location.

            The other thought would be a stream into XBOX live – one of the game consoles.

            • Open Book January 26, 2011 at 7:54 PM #

              See I would like that….I think the Oscars tried a live stream last year.

              • Lurker January 26, 2011 at 8:00 PM #

                I watched a Facebook livestream recently. Not sure what capacity they have but it was an interview with Mark Zuckerburg and GW Bush. There’s a different avenue.

                • Open Book January 26, 2011 at 8:02 PM #

                  Oh!! This sounds great…

            • Lurker January 26, 2011 at 7:55 PM #

              Maybe they can package some of the awards segments and distribute those via twitter with link to the video clip. Then count the hit rate.

              • Open Book January 26, 2011 at 8:06 PM #

                Wow! I think they should hire u as a consultant.

                • Lurker January 26, 2011 at 8:10 PM #

                  Sure, there are ideas out there!

      • Kim January 27, 2011 at 2:13 PM #

        Clash of the Titans did get a nom for a Razzie, its up for worst prequel, remake, rip off, or sequel.

        I agree the Razzies are just trying to get people to turn in to see if R or TL show up.

        One thing though is if Rob does win he will be in some pretty good Oscar winners company that have also won Razzies.

        I am disappointed that they dragged RM into this though because it was such a good movie, I hate hearing people drag it down.

  5. Open Book January 26, 2011 at 8:00 PM #

    The Razzies are not a big ratings draw. However, with the backlash going against Twilight for Eclipse, the Razzies are trying to capitalize on this to try and get ratings for there show. I mean know one take them seriously it’s all about poking fun of pop culture more than anything else. Actually, R and TL should take it as a compliment they are considered that popular.

    • Lurker January 26, 2011 at 8:12 PM #

      I would think they should view it as a measure of the PR that the movies have that every show seems to want a piece of TW. That view means, I don’t have to take it seriously. Everyone just wants a piece of the action!

      • Open Book January 26, 2011 at 8:21 PM #

        Exactly, they know they are likely to get teen viewers. Its’ that simple!!!

        Actually, I think for the films that got bad reviews and low box office numbers and did not get nominated for a Razzie, I think that’s even worse. Essentially, they are saying we don’t care to feature u on our show because u are not popular and your filmed sucked!!!

    • Parisienne January 27, 2011 at 12:50 AM #

      KS didn’t get nominated for a razzie?????? What has the world come to? Guess she’s not as popular as she thought. LOL 🙂

      • Parisienne January 27, 2011 at 2:12 AM #

        i just went through the razzie list. K is right where she belongs.

        • Open Book January 27, 2011 at 12:54 PM #

          Hi Paisienne,

          This response is classic!!………..:0 )

          • Parisienne January 27, 2011 at 2:24 PM #

            Thank you!

  6. Lurker January 26, 2011 at 8:16 PM #

    Do you remember when they first held the Victoria Secret fashion show and streamed it on the internet?
    That day was horrific at work, because many networks were at a crawl the whole time. However, VS went on to partner with a few companies (I know one big one) to improve the delivery streaming and the technology.
    There’s a perfect example!

    • Open Book January 26, 2011 at 8:23 PM #

      Oh! Yes I remember the VS internet show, that’s a great example…

  7. Open Book January 26, 2011 at 8:27 PM #


    I have to go now but will be back later….

    Take Care!

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