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Academy Awards 2011: The King’s Speech Nominations

Posted by on January 25, 2011 at 6:23 PM EST

academy awards 2011 nominationsThe King’s Speech dominated the 2011 Oscar nominations which were announced yesterday.

The 83rd Academy Awards (2011 Oscars), widely perceived to be one of the most prestigious award ceremonies, has announced its nomination picks for this year’s ceremony. Tom Hooper’s saga “The King’s Speech” is leading the pack with 12 noms this year, with nominations in best film and best actor (Colin Firth) category as well as nominations for Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush, in their supporting roles. Alexandre Desplat’s score was not forgotten, along with Tariq Anwar’s fine editing. David Seidler received a nomination for his superb screenplay, as well.

The King’s Speech has received some criticism for what certain people thought to be a glossing over of the British monarch’s anti-Semitism, but despite the rare disgruntled remark, The King’s Speech has been widely embraced by Hollywood and the international film community. Just last Tuesday, it received a startling 14 nominations from the Baftas.

The Coen Brothers’ True Grit is in a very close second place with 10 nominations, while David Fincher’s The Social Network is in a very respectable third place with 8 nominations.

Mo’Nique (who took home an Oscar for best supporting actress in Precious last year) was this year’s presenter of the nominations. The ceremony will take place on February 27th, at Hollywood’s Kodak Theater.  Nominees James Franco and Anne Hathaway will both be presenters at the event.



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