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'True Grit', 'Winter's Bone' big winners at Oscar noms

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Local things first:

1. Big, fat props are due to the Little Rock Film Festival for having the foresight to choose a little, unexpecting movie called "Winter's Bone" to open up their 2010 festival. The Ozark drama was nominated for four major Oscars (including Best Picture), which should look great on LRFF's resume. It upset "The Town," which many expected to take the tenth Best Pic spot.

2. "True Grit" ended up defying a lot of tenuous expectations following lackluster showings at the Director's Guild of America and Golden Globe awards. And congratulations to Charles Portis; "True Grit" was nominated for "Best Adapted Screenplay." (Do people who write the source material for Oscar-winning adapted screenplays win an Academy Award, as well?)

3. Even more congratulations are in order for Josh Fox, no stranger to Arkansas, for a well-deserved Best Documentary nomination for "Gasland."

Overall, this morning's big winners were "The King's Speech," which led the pack with 12 nods, followed by "True Grit" with ten and "Inception" and "The Social Network" with 8 a piece.

Check out the full list of nominees (and some discussion) after the jump.

Best motion picture of the year
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

Performance by an actor in a leading role
Javier Bardem in "Biutiful"
Jeff Bridges in "True Grit"
Jesse Eisenberg in "The Social Network"
Colin Firth in "The King's Speech"
James Franco in "127 Hours"

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Christian Bale in "The Fighter"
John Hawkes in "Winter's Bone"
Jeremy Renner in "The Town"
Mark Ruffalo in "The Kids Are All Right"
Geoffrey Rush in "The King's Speech"

Performance by an actress in a leading role
Annette Bening in "The Kids Are All Right"
Nicole Kidman in "Rabbit Hole"
Jennifer Lawrence in "Winter's Bone"
Natalie Portman in "Black Swan"
Michelle Williams in "Blue Valentine"

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Amy Adams in "The Fighter"
Helena Bonham Carter in "The King's Speech"
Melissa Leo in "The Fighter"
Hailee Steinfeld in "True Grit"
Jacki Weaver in "Animal Kingdom"

Best animated feature film of the year
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3

Art Direction
Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Inception (Warner Bros.)
The King's Speech
True Grit

Achievement in Cinematography
Black Swan
Inception
The King's Speech
The Social Network
True Grit

Achievement in costume design
Alice in Wonderland
I Am Love
The King's Speech
The Tempest
True Grit

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

Best Documentary Feature
Exit through the Gift Shop
Gasland
Inside Job
Restrepo
Waste Land

Best documentary short subject
Killing in the Name
Poster Girl
Strangers No More
Sun Come Up
The Warriors of Qiugang

Achievement in film editing
Black Swan
The Fighter
The King's Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network

Best foreign language film of the year
Biutiful (Mexico)
Dogtooth (Greece)
In a Better World (Denmark)
Incendies (Canada)
Outside the Law (Algeria)

Achievement in makeup
Barney's Version
The Way Back
The Wolfman

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
How to Train Your Dragon, John Powell
Inception, Hans Zimmer
The King's Speech, Alexandre Desplat
127 Hours, A.R. Rahman
The Social Network, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

"Coming Home" from Country Strong
"I See the Light" from Tangled
"If I Rise" from 127 Hours
"We Belong Together"

Best animated short film
Day & Night
The Gruffalo
Let's Pollute
The Lost Thing
Madagascar, carnet de voyage

Best live action short film
The Confession
The Crush
God of Love
Na Wewe
Wish 143

Achievement in sound editing

Inception (Warner Bros.) Richard King
Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney) Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
Tron: Legacy (Walt Disney) Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
True Grit (Paramount) Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey
Unstoppable (20th Century Fox) Mark P. Stoeckinger

Achievement in sound mixing
Inception
The King's Speech
Salt
The Social Network
True Grit

Achievement in visual effects
Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Hereafter
Inception
Iron Man 2

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

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