2011 Oscar Nominations are In…

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In case, you know, you plan on watching this thing, and who wins or loses matters to you. I personally haven’t watched an Oscars telecast since, uh, I honestly can’t remember the last time I tuned in and actually sat through a show for more than ten minutes. Anyways, for those of you who still care (or, to be more blunt, respect) what Hollywood thinks are the best movies of 2010, here is your big ol list of nominees for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, including ten (yes, 10) nominations for Best Picture (sheesh, talk about CYA).

Biggest gripe? Nothing for Christopher Nolan as Director. “Inception” was probably the biggest movie undertaking of the entire year, and all Nolan gets is a lousy screenwriting nomination? So what are the chances it’ll win Best Picture? Probably somewhere between Snowball and Hell. Whatever, Academy Awards. Yeah, like directing “The King’s Speech” is actually harder than directing “Inception”. Shenanigans!

You can watch this joke of an awards show on February 27 on ABC.

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

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

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

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

BEST ANIMATED FILM
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3

BEST ART DIRECTION
Alice in Wonderland, Robert Stromberg, Karen O’Hara
Happy Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1, Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan
Inception, Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Doug Mowat
The King’s Speech, Eve Stewart, Judy Farr
True Grit, Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh

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

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Alice in Wonderland, Colleen Atwood
I Am Love, Antonella Cannarozzi
The King’s Speech, Jenny Beaven
The Tempest, Sandy Powell
True Grit, Mary Zophres

Shenanigans!

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

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Exit Through the Gift Shop, Banksy and Jaimie D’Cruz
Gasland, Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
Inside Job, Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
Restrepo, Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
Waste Land, Lucy Walker and Angus Aynley

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Killing in the Name (Nominees TBD)
Poster Girl (Nominees (TBD)
Strangers No More, Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
Sun Come Up, Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger
The Warriors of Qiugang, Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon

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

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Hors la Loi (Outside the Law) (Algeria)
Incendies (Canada)
In a Better World (Denmark)
Dogtooth (Greece)
Biutiful (Mexico)

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

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

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

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Day & Night, Teddy Newton
The Gruffalo, Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
Let’s Pollute, Geefwee Boedoe
The Lost Thing, Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary), Bastien Dubois

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT
The Confession, Tanel Toom
The Crush, Michael Creagh
God of Love, Luke Matheny
Na Wewe, Ivan Goldschmidt
Wish 143, Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

BEST 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

BEST 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

BEST 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

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Another Year, written by Mike Leigh
The Fighter, Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; 
Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
Inception, written by Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right, written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
The King’s Speech, Screenplay by David Seidler

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

Author: Nix

Editor/Writer at BeyondHollywood.com. Likes: long walks on the beach and Kevin Costner post-apocalyptic movies. Dislikes: 3D, shaky cam, and shaky cam in 3D. Got a site issue? Wanna submit Movie/TV news? Or to email me in regards to anything on the site, you can do so at nix (at) beyondhollywood.com.
  • http://theaccessorylady.tumblr.com TheAL

    Happy to see Toy Story 3 in the best picture category. Watched it last night and I believe it thoroughly deserved it. A ray of Sunshine amongst all the films on the list. I’m positive the winner will be either Social Network or The King’s Speech.

    • Anonymous

      Hopefully, anything but “The Social Network.” I couldn’t get more than half hour in before the sheer d-baggery of everyone in the movie made it unbearable. If I didn’t know better, I’d think the universal praise its received is some grand scheme on the part of critics to appear hip and contemporary by larding acclaim on a movie about Facebook.

  • Brent

    The last time I watched the Oscars was the year Titanic won everything. I was visiting a friend in San Francisco and she was at work and I couldn’t leave because I didn’t have a key to get back in.
    Also, I’m not even a fan, but I thought Marky Mark should have been nominated for the Fighter. Bale’s performance is one of those that while you’re watching it you’re so aware that it is really good, but Wahlberg’s performance quiet and sneaks up on you. The scene where he’s on the phone with his ex, begging her not to let their daughter watch her uncle smoke crack on TV, is absolutely brutal, and maybe the most powerful bit of acting I saw all year.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      What year did Saving Private Ryan lost to Shakespeare in Love? I stopped watching after that utter B.S. That’s when I realized the Oscars was less about honoring the year’s best movies and simply about actors voting for the movie that they all wish they were in so they too could be nominated for being the great actors they all envision themselves. It’s a vicious cycle, to be sure.

      • Brent

        Was that 1999? That sounds right.
        The one that really killed it for me was the year Dances With Wolves beat out Goodfells. I mean, really, Dances With Wolves?

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, that was some shenannigans right there, especially since Spielberg won director that year as well.

  • Anonymous

    Come on gentlemen let’s not forget it really went off the deep end when Holly Berry won an Oscar for bumping ugly with Billy Bob Thorton. “Make me feel good!’ indeed.

  • mikey t

    It’s nice to see nominations for the outstanding performances of Jennifer Lawerance and Michelle Williams, but unfortunately for them it’s all about Natalie Portman this year, and rightfully so in my opinion. She was amazing in Black Swan, and I would be shocked if she didn’t win. A very good list of performances by the lead actresses this year overall. Also, I would like to see the young actress Hailee Steinfeld from True Grit win supporting, but it’s hard to deny the performance by Jacki Weaver in Animal Kingdom. Jacki Weaver had the Oscar wrapped up until True Grit came out, now it’s a toss up. I think they both deserve it, too close to call. I completely agree with Nix about Nolan getting shunned for best director and Tom Hooper getting nominated for The Kings Speech. Both films are excellent, but it seems that all Hooper had to do was turn on the camera and point it at two of the finest actors around in Firth and Rush and let them work their magic. The costume designer added more to this film than Hooper for god’s sake, no joke. Silly stuff. Nice call Nix.