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'King's Speech' gets 12 Oscar nominations

January 24, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
"The King's Speech," a fact-based British drama, received the royal treatment from Oscar voters on Tuesday morning."Inception" and "The Social Network" both received eight nominations, "True Grit" got 10 nominations, but "The King's Speech" led the way this year with 12 nominations.

Among those nominations included acting honors for all three of its stars, directing, original screenplay and best picture.

The 10 nominees for Best Picture at the 83rd Academy Awards are "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 favorites in the male-acting categories both were nominated, Globe winners Colin Firth as best actor for "The King's Speech" and Christian Bale as supporting actor for "The Fighter."

James Franco, who will host the Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway this year, was also nominated for best actor for his work in "127 Hours." It is only the seventh time that an Academy Awards host has also been nominated for an Oscar.

The best-actress field shapes up as a two-woman race between Annette Bening for "The Kids Are All Right," who won the Globe for actress in a musical or comedy, and Natalie Portman for "Black Swan," who received the Globe for dramatic actress.

"Toy Story 3," the top-grossing film released in 2010, also is nominated for animated feature and is expected to become the fourth-straight winner in that category from Disney's Pixar Animation, following "Up," "WALL-E" and "Ratatouille." Pixar has won five of the nine animation Oscars since the category was added.

The other animation nominees are "How to Train Your Dragon" and "The Illusionist."

The Oscars will be presented Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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