The King's Speech, True Grit Lead 2011 Oscar Nominations

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<em>The King's Speech</em>, <em>True Grit</em> Lead 2011 Oscar Nominations

The nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards were announced this morning. The King’s Speech garnered the most, raking in a dozen, including best picture, best director (Tom Hoper) and best actor (Colin Firth in the title role of King George VI). True Grit secured the second-most, with 10 nominations likewise securing spots in the top categories: best picture, best director (Coen Brothers) and best actor (for Jeff Bridges, last year’s best actor). Surprisingly, The Social Network, which swept the Golden Globes, tied with Inception for third, with The Fighter following closely behind.

This year’s Oscar Ceremony will air on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Check out the nominees for the top categories below and see the full list here.

Best Picture
Black Swan
The Fighter
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

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

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

Animated Feature
_How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3_

Documentary (Feature)
_Exit through the Gift Shop
Inside Job
Waste Land_

Foreign Language Film
Biutiful: Mexico
Dogtooth: Greece
In a Better World: Denmark
Incendies: Canada
Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi): Algeria