Just Announced: Oscar Nominations

As usual, there were a few surprises this morning as the 2011 Academy Award nominations were announced. The Fighter was set to take four acting nominations after Amy Adams and Melissa Leo received nominations for Best Supporting Actress. As expected, Christian Bale received a nom, but Mark Wahlberg was snubbed by the Academy, as well as Ryan Gosling for Blue Valentine, in favor of Javier Bardem (for Biutiful) and Jeff Bridges (for True Grit).

Christopher Nolan was edged out of a Best Director nom for Inception, opening up the possibility for The Fighter's David O. Russell to stage an upset.

Thankfully it wasn't The Social Network's day, as was predicted. The most overrated picture of the year received eight nominations total.

The Academy handed 12 nominations to The King's Speech and 10 to True Grit.

Major nominations after the jump.

BEST PICTURE127 Hours Black Swan Inception The FighterThe Kids are All Right The King's Speech The Social Network Toy Story 3 True Grit Winter's Bone

BEST DIRECTOR Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
 David O. Russell, The Fighter
 Joel & Ethan Coen, True Grit
 David Fincher, The Social Network Tom Hooper, The King's Speech

 Jeff Bridges, True Grit
 Javier Bardem, Biutiful
 Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
 Colin Firth, The King's Speech
 James Franco, 127 Hours

BEST ACTRESS Annette Bening, The Kids are All Right
 Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
 Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
 Natalie Portman, Black Swan Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Christian Bale, The Fighter Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are Alright
 John Hawkes, Winter's Bone
 Jeremy Renner, The Town
 Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
 Melissa Leo, The Fighter
 Amy Adams, The Fighter
 Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
 Jackie Weaver, Animal Kingdom

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