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    New York (ANI): The acclaimed British drama 'The King's Speech' has been named the Oscar frontrunner with 12 nominations. The nominations for the 83rd annual Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday. 'The Social Network" and 'The King's Speech" have been nominated for Best Picture, reports the New York Daily News.

    Competing with 'Social Network" and 'King's Speech" for the top Oscar on Feb. 27 will be 'The Fighter," 'Black Swan," 'Inception," 'The Kids Are All Right," '127 Hours," 'Toy Story 3," 'True Grit," and 'Winter's Bone." 'King's Speech" goes into the last leg of the race with Colin Firth a clear favourite for Best Actor. His competition includes James Franco -- also a host of the show this year -- for '127 Hours," Jesse Eisenberg for 'The Social Network', Javier Bardem for 'Biutiful' and Jeff Bridges -- last year's Best Actor winner ('Crazy Heart') -- for "True Grit."

    'The Kids Are All Right" goes into the Best Actress race with Annette Bening the odds-on favorite, competing against Natalie Portman ('Black Swan"), Nicole Kidman ('Rabbit Hole"), Michelle Williams ('Blue Valentine") and newcomer Jennifer Lawrence ('Winter's Bone").

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

    The Best Supporting Actress nominees are Melissa Leo ('The Fighter"), Amy Adams ('The Fighter"), Helena Bonham Carter ('The King's Speech"), Australian Jackie Weaver ('Animal Kingdom") and 14-year-old Hailee Steinfeld for 'True Grit," her film debut.

    The following is the nomination list for the 83rd Academy Awards.

    Best Picture

    Black Swan

    The Fighter

    Inception

    The Kids Are All Right

    The King's Speech

    127 Hours

    The Social Network

    Toy Story 3

    True Grit

    Winter's Bone

    Best Director

    Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan

    David O Russell - The Fighter

    Tom Hooper - The King's SPeech

    David Fincher - The Social Network

    Coen Brothers - True Grit

    Best Actress

    Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right

    Nicole Kidman - Rabbit Hole

    Jennifer Lawrence - Winter's Bone

    Michelle Williams - Blue Valentine

    Natalie Portman - Black Swan

    Best Actor

    Javier Bardem - Biutiful

    Jeff Bridges - True Grit

    Jesse Eisenberg - The Social Network

    Colin Firth - The King's Speech

    James Franco - 127 Hours

    Best Supporting Actress

    Amy Adams - The Fighter

    Jacki Weaver - Animal Kingdom

    Melissa Leo - The Fighter

    Hailee Steinfeld - True Grit

    Helena Bonham Carter - The King's Speech

    Best Supporting Actor

    Christian Bale - The Fighter

    Mark Ruffalo - The Kids Are All Right

    Geoffrey Rush - The King's Speech

    Jeremy Renner - The Town

    John Hawkes - Winter's Bone

    Best Animated Feature

    How To Train Your Dragon

    The Illusionist

    Toy Story 3

    Best Original Score

    127 Hours - A R Rahman

    How To Train Your Dragon - John Powell

    Inception - Hans Zimmer

    The King's Speech - Alexandre Desplat

    The Social Network - Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

    Best Original Song

    If I Rise from 127 Hours - Music: A R Rahman Lyrics: Dido and Rollo Armstrong

    Coming Home from Country Strong - Music and Lyrics: Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey

    I See The Light from Tangled - Music: Alan Menken, Lyrics: Glenn Slater

    We Belong Together from Toy Story 3 - Music and Lyrics: Randy Newman

    Best Art Direction

    Alice In Wonderland

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

    Inception

    The King's Speech

    True Grit

    Best Visual Effects

    Alice In Wonderland

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

    Hereafter

    Inception

    Iron Man 2

    Best Adapted Screenplay

    127 Hours - Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy

    The Social Network - Aaron Sorkin

    Toy Story 3 - Michael Arndt

    True Grit - The Coen Brothers

    Winter's Bone - Debra Granik and Anne Rossellini

    Best Original Screenplay

    Another Year - Mike Leigh

    The Fighter - Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson and Keith Dorrington

    Inception - Christopher Nolan

    The Kids Are All Right - Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg

    The King's Speech - David Seidler

    Best Documentary Feature:

    Exit Through the Gift Shop (Banksy, director)

    Gasland (Josh Fox, director)

    Inside Job (Charles Ferguson, director)

    Restrepo (Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger, directors)

    Waste Land (Lucy Walker, director)

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