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“The King’s Speech” leads BAFTAs with 14 nominations

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Tom Hooper’s “The King’s Speech” received its most vocal vote of confidence this morning as the 2011 Orange British Academy Film Awards recognized the drama with 14 nominations including Best Film, Director and the top acting categories.

“Speech” led all contenders with 14, followed closely by Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan.” The dark ballet thriller scored 12 nominations including Best Film.

The remaining Best Film nominees are “Inception,” “The Social Network” and “True Grit.” That’s an outstanding Top 5 right there.

Here’s the complete release for the BAFTAs. The ceremony takes place on Sunday, Feb. 13, at the Royal
Opera House, Covent Garden, in London. Jonathan Ross will host the show, which will be broadcast
exclusively on BBC One.

The King’s Speech receives 14 nominations. Black Swan is nominated in 12 categories. 
Inception has nine nominations and 127 Hours and True Grit are each nominated eight 
times. The Social Network has six nominations.

Alice in Wonderland has five nominations; The Kids Are All Right and Made in Dagenham
 have four nominations apiece; and The Fighter, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Toy
 Story 3 each receive three nominations.

The King’s Speech has been nominated in the categories Best Film, Cinematography,
Costume Design, Editing, Make Up & Hair, Original Music, Original Screenplay, Production 
Design, Sound and Outstanding British Film. Tom Hooper is nominated for Director and
 Colin Firth is nominated for Leading Actor. His co-stars Helena Bonham Carter and
Geoffrey Rush are nominated for Supporting Actress and Supporting Actor.

Black Swan has been nominated for Best Film, Cinematography, Costume Design, Editing,
Make Up & Hair, Original Screenplay, Production Design, Sound and Special Visual Effects.
Darren Aronofsky is nominated for Director, Natalie Portman for Leading Actress and
Barbara Hershey for Supporting Actress.

Inception is nominated for Best Film, Cinematography, Editing, Original Screenplay,
 Original Music, Production Design, Sound and Special Visual Effects. Christopher Nolan is
nominated for Director.

Completing the Best Film line up are The Social Network and True Grit, both of which are 
also nominated for Adapted Screenplay.

David Fincher is nominated for Director for The Social Network and Jesse Eisenberg and
Andrew Garfield are nominated in the Leading and Supporting Actor categories,
 respectively. The film is also nominated for Editing.
True Grit has six further nominations: Cinematography, Costume Design, Production Design
and Sound as well as Leading Actor and Leading Actress nominations for Jeff Bridges and 
Hailee Steinfeld.

Danny Boyle is nominated for Director for 127 Hours and the film’s star James Franco is 
nominated in the Leading Actor category. The film is also nominated in Outstanding British
 Film, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing, Original Music and Sound.

Javier Bardem is nominated in the Leading Actor category for Biutiful, which is also
 nominated for Film Not in the English Language.

Joining Andrew Garfield and Geoffrey Rush in the Supporting Actor category are Christian
 Bale for The Fighter, Pete Postlethwaite for The Town and Mark Ruffalo for The Kids Are All

Mark Ruffalo’s co-stars in The Kids Are All Right, Annette Bening and Julianne Moore, are
 both nominated in the Leading Actress category. The film is also nominated for Original

Noomi Rapace completes the Leading Actress category, for her performance in The Girl
 with the Dragon Tattoo, which has two further nominations, for Adapted Screenplay and
 Film Not in the English Language.

In the Supporting Actress category, Amy Adams is nominated for The Fighter, which also 
has an Original Screenplay nomination. Lesley Manville is nominated for Another Year and 
Miranda Richardson for Made in Dagenham.
Both Another Year and Made in Dagenham are nominated for Outstanding British Film.
 Made in Dagenham also has nominations for Costume Design and Make Up & Hair.

Four Lions is nominated for Outstanding British Film and the film’s writer/director Chris Morris 
is nominated for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer. Joining him in
that category are: Clio Barnard and Tracy O’Riordan, director and producer of The Arbor;
Gareth Edwards, writer/director of Monsters; Nick Whitfield, writer/director of Skeletons;
and Jaimie D’Cruz and Banksy, producer and director of Exit Through the Gift Shop.
Despicable Me, How to Train Your Dragon and Toy Story 3 are the nominees in the
Animated Film category. Toy Story 3 also has nominations for Adapted Screenplay and
Special Visual Effects. How to Train Your Dragon is nominated in the Original Music 

Alice in Wonderland’s five nominations are for Costume Design, Make Up & Hair, Original 
Music, Production Design and Special Visual Effects.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 has two nominations: for Make Up & Hair and
Special Visual Effects.

I Am Love, Of Gods and Men and The Secret in Their Eyes are nominated in the Film Not in
the English Language category alongside Biutiful and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
The Short Animation nominations are The Eagleman Stag, Matter Fisher, and Thursday and
the Short Film nominations are Connect, LIN, Rite, Turning and Until the River Runs Red.

The nominees for the Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award, announced earlier this
 month, are Gemma Arterton, Andrew Garfield, Tom Hardy, Aaron Johnson and Emma
Stone. This audience award is voted for by the British public and presented to an actor or
actress who has demonstrated exceptional talent and promise.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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