The 2011 Oscar Nominations were announced earlier this morning. The King’s Speech starring Colin Firth and Helena Bohnam Carter leads the Oscar race with 12 nods, True Grit 10 and Social Network 8.

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There were quite a few surprises and snubs. One of the biggest snub: Christopher Nolan didn’t get a nod for Best Director. Here are the nominees for the major categories.

BEST PICTURE
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids are All Right
127 Hours
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

BEST ACTOR
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
James Franco, 127 Hours
Javier Bardem, Biutiful
Jeff Bridges, True Grit

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

BEST DIRECTOR
Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
David Fincher, The Social Network
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
David O. Russell, The Fighter
Joel and Ethan Coen, True Grit

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech
John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone
Jeremy Renner, The Town

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Toy Story 3
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist

Did you think there were any surprises or snubs? Are you happy with the overall nominations?

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