Natalie Portman Picks Up Second Oscar Nod, 2011 Nominees Announced

Tue, 25 January 2011 10:13:00 ET

Natalie Portman Picks Up Second Oscar Nod, 2011 Nominees Announced
Natalies's psychological thriller 'Black Swan' collects five nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards, while 'The King's Speech' leads the pack with 12 and 'True Grit' follows with 10.
has continued to collect major awards recognition for her portrayal of ballet dancer Nina Sayers in "". Fresh off her win at this year's Golden Globes, the 29-year-old actress was unraveled to be a nominee for Best Actress at this year's Academy Awards on Tuesday morning, January 25.

This is the second time the Hollywood beauty, who is expecting her first child with fiance Benjamin Millepied, received an Oscar nomination. Back in 2005, she got a Best Supporting Actress nod for her role as Alice Ayres in 2004 drama film "", but lost to "" star .

While Natalie landed her second nomination, "Black Swan" helmer Darren Aronofsky was given his first ever Oscar nomination for Best Director. The psychological thriller itself is listed among the contenders of Best Film that include "", "" and "". It also vies for Best Cinematography and Best Film Editing.

This year's leader of the pack, in the meantime, went to "The King's Speech". In addition to Best Film, the historical drama revolving around King George VI grabbed 11 other nominations, three of which came from the acting categories. Leading man is to compete for Best Actor, and co-stars and landed Best Supporting Actor and Actress.

Hot on the heels of "The King's Speech" was "" with 10 nominations. "" and "The Social Network" took 8 each, followed by "" and "" with 6. Meanwhile, "" and "" settled for five, and "The Kids Are All Right" nabbed 4.

The nominations were announced by Academy President Tom Sherak and last year's Best Supporting Actress winner, , at Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles. Honoring the best in film of 2010, the 83rd Academy Awards itself will take place on February 27 and will be aired live from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California on ABC.

and will serve as co-hosts. Past winners , and as well as past nominees and are among the presenters set for the ceremony.

Best Motion Picture of the Year Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Achievement in Directing Adapted Screenplay
  • "", Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
  • "", Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
  • "", Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
  • "", Written for the screen by Joel & Ethan Coen
  • "", Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini
Original Screenplay Best Foreign Language Film of the Year Best Animated Feature Film of the Year Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short Subject
  • "Killing in the Name"
  • "Poster Girl"
  • "Strangers No More"
  • "Sun Come Up"
  • "The Warriors of Qiugang"
Best Short Film (Animated)
  • "Day & Night"
  • "The Gruffalo"
  • "Let's Pollute"
  • "The Lost Thing"
  • "Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)"
Best Short Film (Live Action)
  • "The Confession"
  • "The Crush"
  • "God of Love"
  • "Na Wewe"
  • "Wish 143"
Achievement in Art Direction Achievement in Cinematography Achievement in Costume Design Achievement in Makeup
  • "", Adrien Morot
  • "The Way Back", Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
  • "", Rick Baker and Dave Elsey
Achievement in Film Editing Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)
  • "Coming Home" from "", Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
  • "I See the Light" from "", Music by Alan Menken, Lyric by Glenn Slater
  • "If I Rise" from "", Music by A.R. Rahman, Lyric by and Rollo Armstrong
  • "We Belong Together" from "", Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
Achievement in Sound Editing Achievement in Sound Mixing
  • "", Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick
  • "", Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley
  • "", Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan and William Sarokin
  • "", Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten
  • "", Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland
Achievement in Visual Effects

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