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The King's Speech leads Oscar nods

BEVERLY HILLS, CA. (NEWS1130) – It’s what Hollywood and movie fans were waiting for.  The Oscar nominations were announced this morning in Beverly Hills.

The King’s Speech leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture and acting nods for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush.

The announcement was made by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Tom Sherak and last year’s best supporting actress Mo’Nique.

This year’s awards will be hosted by Anne Hathaway and James Franco and the hardware will be handed out February 27th at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

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The nominees announced:

Best picture
“The King’s Speech”
“Black Swan”
“The Fighter”
“Inception”
“The Kids Are All Right”
“127 Hours”
“The Social Network”
“Toy Story 3”
“True Grit”
“Winter’s Bone”

Lead Actor
Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”
Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”
James Franco, “127 Hours”
Javier Barden, “Biutiful”
Jeff Bridges, “True Grit”

Lead Actress
Annette Bening, “The Kids Are All Right”
Nicole Kidman, “Rabbit Hole”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Winter’s Bone”
Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”
Michelle Williams, “Blue Valentine”

Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, “The Fighter”
Helena Bonham Carter, “The King’s Speech”
Melissa Leo, “The Fighter”
Hailee Steinfeld, “True Grit”
Jacki Weaver, “Animal Kingdom”

Best foreign film
“Incendies,” (Canada, Director Denis Villeneuve, Quebec)
“Dogtooth,” (Greece)
“In a Better World” (Denmark)
“Outside the Law” (Algeria)