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'Black Swan,' 'King's Speech,' 'Social Network' up for Best Picture


UPI News Service, 01/25/2011 

"Black Swan," "The King's Speech" and "The Social Network" were nominated Tuesday for the Best Picture Academy Award in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Also up for the top prize are "127 Hours," "The Fighter," "Inception," "The Kids Are All Right," "Toy Story 3," "True Grit" and "Winter's Bone."

The nominees for the Best Actor Oscar are Javier Bardem for "Biutiful," Jeff Bridges for "True Grit," Jesse Eisenberg for "The Social Network," Colin Firth for "The King's Speech" and James Franco for "127 Hours."

Shortlisted for the Best Actress prize are Annette Bening for "The Kids Are All Right," Nicole Kidman for "Rabbit Hole," Jennifer Lawrence for "Winter's Bone," Natalie Portman for "Black Swan" and Michelle Williams for "Blue Valentine."

Vying for the Best Supporting Actor accolade are Christian Bale for "The Fighter," John Hawkes for "Winter's Bone," Mark Ruffalo for "The Kids Are All Right," Geoffrey Rush for "The King's Speech" and Jeremy Renner for "The Town."

The contenders in the Best Supporting Actress category are Amy Adams and Melissa Leo for "The Fighter," Helena Bonham-Carter for "The King's Speech," Hailee Steinfeld for "True Grit" and Jacki Weaver for "Animal Kingdom."

Nominated for Best Director are Darren Aronofsky for "Black Swan," David O. Russell for "The Fighter," Tom Hooper for "The King's Speech," David Fincher for "The Social Network," and Joel and Ethan Coen for "True Grit."

The winners are to be announced at a ceremony Feb. 27.


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