The 83rd Oscar Nomination List

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Far from the eagerly anticipated and globally televised event it is today, the first Academy Awards ceremony took place out of the public eye during an Academy banquet at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Two hundred seventy people attended the May 16, 1929 dinner in the hotel’s Blossom Room; guest tickets cost $5. It was a long affair filled with speeches, but Academy President Douglas Fairbanks made quick work of handing out the statuettes.

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The 83rd Oscar Nomination List

Best motion picture of the year

  1. Black Swan
  2. The Fighter
  3. Inception
  4. The Kids Are All Right
  5. The King’s Speech
  6. 127 Hours
  7. The Social Network
  8. Toy Story 3
  9. True Grit
  10. Winter’s Bone

Performance by an actor in leading role

  • Javier Bardem (Biutiful)
  • Jeff Bridges (True Grit)
  • Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)
  • Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)
  • James Franco (127 hours)

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

  • Christian Bale
  • John Hawkes
  • Jeremy Renner
  • Mark Ruffalo
  • Geoffrey Rush

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

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

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • The Illusionist
  • Toy Story 3

Art Direction

  • Alice in Wnderland
  • Harry Pottery and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
  • Inception
  • The King’s Speech
  • True Grit

Achievment in Cinematography

  • Black Swan
  • Inception
  • The King’s Speech
  • The Social Network
  • True Grit

Achievement in costume design

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

Exit through the Gift Shop

  • Gasland
  • Inside Job
  • Restrepo
  • Waste Land

Best foreign language film of the year

  • Biutiful
  • Dogtooth
  • In a Better World
  • Incendies
  • Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi)