The 2011 Oscar Nominees for Best Picture 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.
Widely considered the front runner for the Best Picture prize is The Kings Speech. It has garnered 12 nominations for this years Oscars. The story is about King George VI’s fight to overcome his speech impediment in the days just before World War II.
The Social Network is about the creation and meteoric rise of Facebook. High tech ambition and betrayal swarms around Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Black Swan deals with an intense competition for the lead role in the New York Ballet’s Swan Lake, as the innocent white swan slowly turns to the dark side.
The Fighter is the story of boxer “Irish” Micky Ward’s ‘Rocky’ like climb to the World Light Welterweight title with the help of his half-brother.
Inception is another fan favorite. Many believe Christopher Nolan should have been nominated for Best Director for this flick, and they took to Twitter earlier today to stage a protest. The spies in this sci-fi film harvest commercially valuable information from the minds of their sleeping targets – and implant some of their own ideas as well.
The Kids Are All Right. A lesbian married couple in California share a sperm donor, have children, and things get complicated in this comedy-drama, oh what a twisted web we weave.
127 Hours. Stunning real life story of a hiker that becomes trapped by a boulder and has to cut off his arm to free himself.
Buzz Lightyear’s owner is headed off to college – what is a toy to do? Such is the premise of Toy Story 3. It’s the third ever animated film to be nominated for Best Picture.
True Grit. Based on the same novel as the previous John Wayne movie. Rooster Cogburn rides again in the form of Jeff Bridges.
Winter’s Bone is a drama based on the 2006 novel by the same name, about a family in the poverty stricken Ozark mountains.