The 83rd Annual Oscar Nominations Are In!

And the nominees are... the people we pretty much expected to be nominated. Except Christopher Nolan, for some reason. What the hell, Academy?

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

The 83rd Annual Oscar Nominations Are In!

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards nominations were just released this morning and the surprises were few. Among them: The King’s Speech leads the pack with 12 nominations, indicating a possible upset in the Best Picture race. The Social Network has long been the frontrunner, but the film with the most nominations – for one reason or another – tends to take home the top prize. Other unexpected twists include a shocking snub for Christopher Nolan in the Best Director race, and the pleasantly surprising inclusion of John Hawkes in the Best Supporting Actor category for Winter’s Bone. Hawkes took the spot thus far reserved for The Social Network‘s Andrew Garfield. I guess Garfield will just have to content himself with one of the biggest gigs in show business, since he’s Spider-Man and all.

So how did CRAVE Online fare in our Oscar Predictions? Pretty well, actually. We accurately predicted the Best Animated Feature and Best Adapted Screenplay, and were only off by a single nominee in most of the other major categories. Our biggest failures – we admit it – were in the categories of Best Director and Best Actress, which were off by two nominations apiece. Christopher Nolan’s absence in the Best Director race still weirds us out – he should be a frontrunner for Best Original Screenplay, however – and Lisa Cholodenko didn’t pull out the nomination we thought she would, but they were replaced with the worthy Coen Bros. for True Grit and Tom Hooper for The King’s Speech, so we can’t complain too much. Best Actress also threw us for a loop, with Julianne Moore and Noomi Rapace replaced by Nicole Kidman for Rabbit Hole and Michelle Williams in Blue Valentine.

The complete list of 2011 Oscar Nominees is below. We’ll be back with more Oscar coverage right up until the Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, Februrary 27th.

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR:

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 ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING:

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

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:

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

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:

Annette Bening in The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman in Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence in Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman in Black Swan
Michelle Williams in Blue Valentine

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:

Christian Bale in The Fighter
John Hawkes in Winter’s Bone
Jeremy Renner in The Town
Mark Ruffalo in The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush in The King’s Speech

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:

Amy Adams in The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter in The King’s Speech
Melissa Leo in The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit
Jacki Weaver in Animal Kingdom

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM OF THE YEAR:

How To Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

Another Year, written by Mike Leigh
The Fighter, screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson, story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
Inception, written by Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right, written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
The King’s Speech, screenplay by David Seidler

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

127 Hours, screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
The Social Network, screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
Toy Story 3, screenplay by Michael Arndt, story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
True Grit, written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Winter’s Bone, adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

 

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR:

Biutiful
Dogtooth
In A Better World
Incendies
Outside The Law (Hors-la-loi)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Exit Through The Gift Shop
Gasland
Inside Job
Restrepo
Waste Land

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY:

Black Swan, Mathew Libatique
Inception, Wally Pfister
The King’s Speech, Danny Cohen
The Social Network, Jeff Cronenweth
True Grit, Roger Deakins

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING:

Black Swan, Andrew Weisblum
The Fighter, Pamela Martin
The King’s Speech, Tariq Anwar
127 Hours, Jon Harris
The Social Network, Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION:

Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1
Inception
The King’s Speech
True Grit

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN:

Alice in Wonderland
I Am Love
The King’s Speech
The Tempest
True Grit

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT:

Killing In The Name
Poster Girl
Strangers No More
Some Come Up
The Warriors of Qiugang 

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP:

Barney’s Version
The Way Back
The Wolfman

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SCORE):

How To Train Your Dragon, John Powell
Inception, Hans Zimmer
The King’s Speech, Alexandre Desplat
127 Hours, A.R. Rahman
The Social Network, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SONG):

"Coming Home" from Country Strong
"I See The Light" from Tangled
"If I Rise" from 127 Hours
"We Belong Together" from Toy Story 3

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM:

Day & Night
The Gruffalo
Let’s Pollute
The Lost Thing
Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, A Journey Diary)

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM:

The Confession
The Crush
God of Love
Na Wewe
Wish 143

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING:

Inception
Toy Story 3
Tron: Legacy
True Grit
Unstoppable

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING:

Inception
The King’s Speech
Salt
The Social Network
True Grit

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS:

Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1
Hereafter
Inception
Iron Man 2