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83rd annual Academy Awards: List of nominees

I would like to thank the Academy...  the nominees are in!!! Who's your pick for Oscar gold? 

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


Actor
Javier Bardem, "Biutiful"
Jeff Bridges, "True Grit"
Jesse Eisenberg, "The Social Network"
Colin Firth, "The King's Speech"
James Franco, "127 Hours"

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 actor
Christian Bale, "The Fighter"
John Hawkes, "Winter's Bone"
Jeremy Renner, "The Town"
Mark Ruffalo, "The Kids Are All Right"
Geoffrey Rush, "The King's Speech"

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"

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

Animated feature
"How to Train Your Dragon"
"The Illusionist"
"Toy Story 3"

Adapted screenplay
"127 Hours"
"The Social Network"
"Toy Story 3"
"True Grit"
"Winter’s Bone"

Original screenplay
"Another Year"
"The Fighter"
"Inception"
"The Kids Are All Right"
"The King’s Speech"

Foreign language film
"Biutiful"
"Dogtooth"
"In a Better world"
"Incendies"
"Outside the Law"

Art direction
"Alice in Wonderland"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I"
"Inception"
"The King's Speech"
"True Grit"

Cinematography
“Black Swan”
“Inception”
“The King's Speech”
“The Social Network”
“True Grit”

Costume design
"Alice in Wonderland"
"I Am Love"
"The King's Speech"
"The Tempest"
"True Grit"

Documentary feature
"Exit Through the Gift Shop"
"Gasland"
"Inside Job"
"Restrepo"
"Waste Land"

Documentary short
"Killing in the Name"
"Poster Girl"
"Strangers No More"
"Sun Come Up"
"The Warriors of Qiugang"

Film editing

"Black Swan"
"The Fighter"
"The King's Speech"
"127 Hours"
"The Social Network"

Makeup
“Barney's Version”
“The Way Back”
“The Wolfman”

Sound mixing

“Inception”
“The King's Speech”
“Salt”
“The Social Network”
“True Grit”

Original score
“How to Train Your Dragon”
“Inception”
“The King's Speech”
“127 Hours”
“The Social Network”

Visual effects
“Alice in Wonderland”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”
“Hereafter”
“Inception”
“Iron Man 2”

Original song
“Coming Home” from “Country Strong”
“I See the Light” from “Tangled”
“If I Rise” from “127 Hours”
“We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3"

Sound editing
"Inception"
"Toy Story 3"
"Tron: Legacy"
"True Grit"
"Unstoppable"

Animated short film
"Day & Night"
"The Gruffalo"
"Let's Pollute"
"The Lost Thing"
"Madagascar, carnet de voyage" ("Madagascar, a Journey Diary")

Live action short film
"The Confession"
"The Crush"
"God of Love"
"Na Wewe"
"Wish 143"


Street Chic: The Italian Way

Watch this: Joe Driscoll performs the title track from his new album 'Mixtape Champs'