'King's Speech,' 'True Grit,' 'Social Network' Lead Oscar Nominations

Also, Trent Reznor gets nod for best original score

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The nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards were announced today. The King's Speech led with 12 nominations, followed by True Grit with 10 and The Social Network and Inception with eight each. Though there were no great surprises among this year's nods, there are some exciting first-time nominations, including Nine Inch Nails leader Trent Reznor for his score for The Social Network in collaboration with Atticus Ross, 15-year-old Hailee Steinfeld for her breakout supporting actress role in True Grit and John Hawkes for his supporting performance in Winter's Bone. There was also a notable omission: Chris Nolan was not nominated in the Best Director category for Inception.

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These are the nominations in the top categories.

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

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

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Actor in a Leading Role
Javier Bardem in Biutiful
Jeff Bridges in True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network
James Franco in 127 Hours
Colin Firth in The King’s Speech

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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

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

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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

Adapted Screenplay
Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy for 127 Hours
Aaron Sorkin for The Social Network
Michael Arndt, story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich for Toy Story 3
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for True Grit
Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini for Winter’s Bone

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

Animated Feature
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3

Documentary (Feature)
Exit through the Gift Shop
Gasland
Inside Job
Restrepo
Waste Land

Music (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

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Music (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

The Nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards [Oscar.go.com]

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