2011 Oscar nominations

The King's Speech is nominated in 12 categories and Winter's Bone enjoys surprise success.

by Jennie Kermode

The nominations for this year's Oscars were announced today, and way out in front already is The King's Speech, with an impressive 12 nominations. Black Swan and The Kids Are All Right are also looking strong. As last year, the Best Picture category includes ten films - all the big names you'd expect are there, but there's also a nod to Toy Story 3, only the third animated film to be included in this category, while edgy indie picture Winter's Bone is a surprise outsider, also receiving a Best Actress nomination for Jennifer Lawrence.

"My recommendation to anybody who wants to get an Oscar nomination is: work with David Fincher. It was just a triumph of teamwork," said Aaron Sorkin, thrilled with The Social Network's success, with Geoffrey Rush, who received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for The King's Speech, said "I'm as excited to be recognised and honored by the Academy as my character must have been when the future King Of England happened to pop by one day."

This year's ceremony will be held on 27 February, with Anne Hathaway and James Franco presenting the awards.

Those nominations in full:-

Best Director

Best Film

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Supporting Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Animated Film

Best Art Direction

Best Cinematography

Best Foreign Language Film

Best Documentary

Best Film Editing

Best Original Screenplay

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Live-Action Short

  • The Confession
  • The Crush
  • God of Love
  • Na Wewe
  • Wish 143

Best Animated Short

Best Documentary Short

  • Killing In The Name
  • Poster Girl
  • Strangers No More
  • Sun Come Up
  • The Warriors of Qiugang

Best Costume Design

Best Make-Up

Best Visual Effects

Best Sound Editing

Best Sound Mixing

Best Original Score

Best Original Song

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