Wednesday, January 26, 2011

"King's Speech," "True Grit," Lead Nominees For 83rd Annual Academy Awards

The British drama "The King's Speech" is leading the nominees heading into the 83rd Annual Academy Awards next month. The film, which chronicles the struggle of British monarch King George the Sixth to overcome a speech impediment, picked up 12 nominations to top the leader board. The Coen brothers' remake of the classic Western "True Grit" was close behind with ten nominations. Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller "Inception" and the Facebook-origins movie "The Social Network" received eight nominations each. The ten films in contention for Best Picture this year include: "Black Swan," "The Fighter," "Inception," "The Kids Are All Right," "The King's Speech," "127 Hours," "The Social Network," "Toy Story 3," "True Grit," and "Winter's Bone." The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be presented on February 27th. ABC will televise the awards live at 8:00 pm Eastern.