January 26th, 2011
The nominations for the Oscars which are to be held on the 27th February were announced yesterday and the Brits done good! The King’s Speech starring Colin Firth has already picked up Best Actor at the Golden Globes earlier this month. The film also received 11 other nods including Best Supporting Actor/Actress for Geoffrey Rush, the king’s speech therapist and Helena Bonham Carter for her role as the king’s wife, making 12 nods in total for the film.
The Social Network, the film inspired by the debacle over who created Facebook, picked up 8 nods as did Inception the mind bending film starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Natalie Portman (Black Swan) along with Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine), Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) and Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right) take the pole for Leading Actress. And our very own Amy Adams and Helena Bonham Carter are in the running in best Supporting Actress category.
For the men Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Javier Bardem (Biutiful), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), James Franco (127 hours) and Jeff Bridges (True Grit) battle it out for the top spot.
Here’s the low down of nominations;
- The King’s Speech – 12
- True Grit – 10
- The Social Network – 8
- Inception – 8
- The Fighter – 7
- 127 Hours – 6
- Black Swan – 5
- Toy Story 3 – 5
- The Kids Are All Right – 4
- Winter’s Bone – 4
- Alice In Wonderland – 3
- Biutiful – 3
- Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 – 2
- How To Train Your Dragon – 2
And there you have it; all we can do now is wait until the 27th of next month for the results and to ogle the red carpet dresses.