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The King's Speech leads Oscar Nominations with 12 including Best Actor for Colin Firth!

The Oscar Nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards (Oscar poster source) was just announced about an hour ago or so by last year's Academy Award winner Mo'nique (for Best Supporting Actress from her award winning film, Precious) and The King's Speech starring (Talulah Riley co-stars)Rosamund Pike co-stars)

Oscars 2011 will be broadcast LIVE February 27th with James Franco and Anne Hathaway co-hosting the award ceremony. Check out  James Franco & Anne Hathaway: Oscar Promo Pics!

Here are the categories The King's Speech (12), Inception (8), and Barney's Version (1) were all nominated for...

Best Picture
  • “Black Swan” Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
  • “The Fighter” David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
  • “Inception” Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
  • “The Kids Are All Right” Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
  • “The King's Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
  • “127 Hours” Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
  • The Social Network” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin, Producers
  • “Toy Story 3” Darla K. Anderson, Producer
  • “True Grit” Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
  • “Winter's Bone" Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers
Actor in a Leading Role
  • Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”
  • Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”
  • Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”
  • Colin Firth in “The King's Speech”
  • James Franco in “127 Hours”
Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Christian Bale in “The Fighter”
  • John Hawkes in “Winter's Bone”
  • Jeremy Renner in “The Town”
  • Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right”
  • Geoffrey Rush in “The King's Speech”

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Amy Adams in “The Fighter”
  • Helena Bonham Carter in “The King's Speech”
  • Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”
  • Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”
  • Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom”
Art Direction
  • “Alice in Wonderland”
    Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O'Hara
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”
    Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
  • “Inception”
    Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat
  • “The King's Speech”
    Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Judy Farr
  • “True Grit”
    Production Design: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
  • “Black Swan” Matthew Libatique
  • “Inception” Wally Pfister
  • “The King's Speech” Danny Cohen
  • “The Social Network” Jeff Cronenweth
  • “True Grit” Roger Deakins
Costume Design
  • “Alice in Wonderland” Colleen Atwood
  • “I Am Love” Antonella Cannarozzi
  • “The King's Speech” Jenny Beavan
  • “The Tempest” Sandy Powell
  • “True Grit” Mary Zophres
    • “Black Swan” Darren Aronofsky
    • “The Fighter” David O. Russell
    • “The King's Speech” Tom Hooper
    • “The Social Network” David Fincher
    • “True Grit” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
    Film Editing
    • “Black Swan” Andrew Weisblum
    • “The Fighter” Pamela Martin
    • “The King's Speech” Tariq Anwar
    • “127 Hours” Jon Harris
    • “The Social Network” Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

    • “Barney's Version” Adrien Morot
    • “The Way Back” Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
    • “The Wolfman” Rick Baker and Dave Elsey
    Music (Original Score)
    • “How to Train Your Dragon” John Powell
    • “Inception” Hans Zimmer
    • “The King's Speech” Alexandre Desplat
    • “127 Hours” A.R. Rahman
    • “The Social Network” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
    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
    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
    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
    Writing (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
    Read the full list of Oscar Nominations here!

    Oscar Nominations Reactions (via Awards Daily)...
    “Currently celebrating with my colleagues three feet above the ground. Not used to this much joy, or this much champagne at this hour. COLIN FIRTHACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE – THE KING’S SPEECH

    “I am absolutely overwhelmed by the twelve Oscar nominations for ‘The King’s Speech’. I am so grateful to the Academy. I am incredibly proud of my extraordinary cast and crew. This is a day I will remember for the rest of my life.”TOM HOOPER DIRECTOR THE KING’S SPEECH

    “As an Australian, I’m as excited to be recognized and honored by the Academy as my character must have been when his London speech therapy business flourished when the future King Of England happened to pop by one day. This story has struck such a rich resonant chord with audiences of all ages, which is very exciting — to have your work honored by your industry peers is even better.”GEOFFREY RUSHACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLETHE KING’S SPEECH

    “It is a great honor to have my work noticed again by the Academy and I am very grateful.
    Thank you. Writing the music for The King’s Speech has been a delight and I thank our brilliant director, Tom Hooper, for offering us and the audience such an inspiring and beautiful film. I also wish to congratulate all the other talents nominates for our movie”


    1. Thought of you when I saw this video clip since I know you like to track actors from P&P. Not sure if you'd seen it?

    2. Thanks Charleybrown. No, I had not seen it. Thanks for posting the link. I'll add that in the BAFTA Noms post.


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