Tuesday, January 25, 2011

2011 Academy Award Nominees Announced

From CNN, here are the Oscar nominees for the major categories:

Really, no big surprises this year. "The King's Speech" led the way with 12 nominations, followed by "True Grit" with 10. The problem is, not many people have seen or know about "The King's Speech," as it is languishing in theaters in just limited release (that fact might end soon with these nominations). Despite its recent accolades, a British film about the British Monarchy may not be everyone's cup of tea and that's a shame. Colin Firth is superb as the stuttering King George VI as he tries to rally his fellow countrymen as Britain and the world plunges into World War 2. The Best Picture category is again a 10-movie field, like last year. The Social Network, winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Picture will face stiff competition against "The King's Speech" and "True Grit" in that category. It is an open and competitive race for most of the categories and we might see some surprises come February 27th. Check out the video to see if your favorite movies made it to the big dance.

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