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Thursday, December 16, 2010
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Best Ensemble
“Black Swan

“The Fighter”
“The Kids Are All Right
“The King’s Speech”
“The Social Network”

Best Actor
Jeff Bridges (“True Grit
Robert Duvall (“Get Low
Jesse Eisenberg (“The Social Network”)
Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”)
James Franco (“127 Hours”)

Best Actress
Annette Bening (“The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman (“Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence (“Winter’s Bone”)

Natalie Portman (“Black Swan”)
Hilary Swank (“Conviction

Best 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”)

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams (“The Fighter”)
Helena Bonham Carter (“The King’s Speech”)
Mila Kunis (“Black Swan”)
Melissa Leo (“The Fighter”)
Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit

Photo: Natalie Portman in “Black Swan.” Credit: Fox Searchlight.


  • Rob

    ugh, Hilary Swank? Really? I mean it’s exciting there’s a bit of a shake up in the best actress category, but for this performance? She’s on auto pilot, doing her same stoic, strong woman routine. Where’s Michele Williams? Lesley Manville? Perhaps she’s well liked in her community, but this is just an aggravating nomination especially because her costars, Same Rockwell and Juliette Lewis were far more deserving.

  • Nauval

    Will we see Swank come Oscar time? Or it’s just a passing recognition the way we saw Meg Ryan (When a Man Loves a Woman) or Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) in the past?