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The King's Speech nominated for twelve Oscars

The British monarchy saga The King's Speech leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture and several acting honors. Other films that were nominated include...

hollywood Updated: Feb 23, 2011 15:13 IST

The British monarchy saga

The King's Speech

leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture and acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush.



Also nominated for best picture Tuesday were the psychosexual thriller

Black Swan

; the boxing drama

The Fighter

; the sci-fi blockbuster

Inception

; the lesbian-family tale

The Kids Are All Right

; the survival story

127 Hours

; the Facebook chronicle

The Social Network

; the animated smash

Toy Story 3

; the Western

True Grit

; and the Ozarks crime thriller

Winter's Bone

.

True Grit

ran second with 10 nominations, including acting honors for Jeff Bridges and Hailee Steinfeld.



The favorites in the male-acting categories both were nominated, Globe winners Firth as best actor for

The King's Speech

and Christian Bale as supporting actor for

The Fighter

. 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. The supporting-actress Oscar could prove the most competitive among acting prizes.



Melissa Leo won the Globe for

The Fighter

, but she faces strong challenges from that film's co-star Amy Adams and 14-year-old newcomer Steinfeld, who missed out on a Globe nomination for

True Grit

but made the cut for supporting actress at the Oscars.


The Feb. 27 Oscar ceremony will be televised live on ABC from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre.