2011 Oscar Nods Announced!

Posted on 25 January 2011 by Quaid

I don’t know about you guys, but I feel like 2010 was a great year for a wide range of excellent movies. Whereas other years were “the year of the indie film” or “the year of the epic” or “the year of the period drama,” this year has a great mix of different styles and genres.

Not only that, but it seems the Academy has done a great job of picking the cream of the crop regardless of tone or subject matter.  From Inception to The King’s Speech and Black Swan, there aren’t many movies on this list I wouldn’t want to see take away the naked gold statue.

A couple of observations: Banksy is nominated for his excellent documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop.  If he receives the award, will he be there?  Will he be in disguise in an attempt to hide his well-protected true identity?

Also, the director’s list reads as a who’s who of slightly outside-the-mainstream hollywood (meaning no Clint Eastwoods, Steven Spielbergs or Ron Howards). I would have loved to see Nolan grab a nomination, but I honestly don’t know who I would bump.

Here’s the full list:

Best Actor

Jesse EisenbergThe Social Network

Colin FirthThe King’s Speech

James Franco127 Hours

Jeff BridgesTrue Grit

Javier BardemBiutiful

Best Actress

Natalie PortmanBlack Swan

Nicole KidmanRabbit Hole

Jennifer LawrenceWinter’s Bone

Michelle WilliamsBlue Valentine

Annette BeningThe Kids Are All Right

Best Supporting Actor

Christian BaleThe Fighter

Geoffrey RushThe King’s Speech

Jeremy RennerThe Town

John HawkesWinter’s Bone

Mark RuffaloThe Kids Are All Right

Best Supporting Actress

Melissa LeoThe Fighter

Helena Bonham CarterThe King’s Speech

Amy AdamsThe Fighter

Hailee SteinfeldTrue Grit

Jacki WeaverAnimal Kingdom

Best Picture

127 Hours

Black Swan

The Fighter


The Kids Are All Right

The King’s Speech

The Social Network

Toy Story 3

True Grit

Winter’s Bone

Best Director

Darren AronofskyBlack Swan

David FincherThe Social Network

Tom HooperThe King’s Speech

David O. RussellThe Fighter

Ethan CoenJoel CoenTrue Grit

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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Nick Says:

    Thanks for the list!

    However, I couldn’t help but notice you left out The Social Network from the list of Best Picture nominees.

  2. ShepRamsey Says:

    Fixed it! Thanks!

  3. GerryD Says:

    Guarantees: Natalie Portman-Best Actress, Colin Firth-Best Actor, Melissa Leo-Best Supporting Actress, David Fincher-Best Director
    Hopefuls: The Social Network-Best Picture and I really don’t care who wins Best Supporting Actor but it’s gonna be either Christian Bale or Geoffrey Rush.

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