And the Academy Award nominees are…

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By STEPHEN REAL

The stars will be out in Hollywood for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. On Feb. 27, many great movies and actors/actresses will be nominated, but only one will walk away with the shiny gold man known as Oscar.

Nominees for Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

  • Christian Bale as Dicky Ecklund in “The Fighter.”
  • John Hawkes as Teardrop in “Winter’s Bone.”
  • Jeremy Renner as Jeb in “The Town.”
  • Mark Ruffalo as Paul in “The Kids Are Alright.”
  • Geoffrey Rush as Lionel Logue in “The King’s Speech”.

Nominees for Best Actress in a Supporting Role:

  • Amy Adams as Charlene Fleming in “The Fighter.”
  • Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth in “The King’s Speech.”
  • Melissa Leo as Alice Ward in “The Fighter.”
  • Hailee Steinfeld as Mattie Ross in “True Grit.”
  • Jacki Weaver as Janine Cody in “Animal Kingdom.”

Nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role:

  • Javier Bardem as Uxbal in “Biutiful.”
  • Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn in “True Grit.”
  • Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg in “The Social Network.”
  • Colin Firth as King George VI in “The King’s Speech.”
  • James Franco as Aron Ralston in “127 Hours.”

Nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role:

  • Annette Bening as Nic in “The Kids Are Alright.”
  • Nicole Kidman as Becca in “Rabbit Hole.”
  • Jennifer Lawrence as Ree in “Winter’s Bone.”
  • Natalie Portman as Nina Sayers in “Black Swan.”
  • Michelle Williams as Cindy in “Blue Valentine.”

Nominees for Best Animated Feature:

  • “How to Train Your Dragon”
  • “The Illusionist”
  • “Toy Story 3”

Nominees for Best Director:

  • Darren Aronofsky for “Black Swan.”
  • David O. Russell for “The Fighter.”
  • Tom Hooper for “The King’s Speech.”
  • David Fincher for “The Social Network.”
  • Joel and Ethan Coen for “True Grit.”

Nominees for Best Picture:

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

The Academy Awards ceremony will air Feb. 27 on ABC. Tune in to see if your favorite movie or actor wins.

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