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And the 2011 Oscar Nominees are…

Hollywood’s most important morning is here, with the naming of the 2011 Academy Award nominees. Will Dinner for Schmucks get nominated for Pest Picture. Will Miley Cyrus be recognized for The Last Song or M. Night Shyamalan for The Last Airbender? Find out below!

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

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Fighter
John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Geoffery Rush, The King’s Speech

Best 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

Best Actor
Javier Bardem, Biutiful
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Jessie 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
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

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

Best Screenplay — Adapted
Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, 127 Hours
Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Michael Arndt, Toy Story 3
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, True Grit
Debra Granik and Anne Roselini, Winter’s Bone

Best Screenplay — Original
Mike Leigh, Another Year
Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, The Fighter
Christopher Nolan, Inception
Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, The Kids Are All Right
David Seidler, The King’s Speech

Best Foreign Language Film
Biutiful (Mexico)
Dogtooth (Greece)
In a Better World (Denmark)
Incendies (Canada)
Outside the Law (Algeria)

Best Animated Feature
How to Train your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3

Best Documentary
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Inside Job
Waste Land

Here are my thoughts:

They need to cut the number of best picture nominees in half. Some of the pictures listed including the Kids are Alright don’t belong in that category. While it may be excellent Lifetime fare, it is mediocre theatrical melodrama. The Golden Globes pretty much acknowledged it. The movie doesn’t have a single laugh line, but it was in the “Comedy or Musical”, i.e., “Not serious”, category.

Oh and Toy Story 3 in the Best Picture category? For one, it’s already in the Best Animated category which should be enough, and for another, no f%$king sequel to a sequel should ever be in the Best Picture category. Hrumph!

Apart from that, the nominations I was expecting are all there and Natalie Portman will probably get her first Oscar.

Oh, and Dinner for Schmucks was ROBBED!


Warren Beatty & His Gorgeous Girls

Legendary actor Warren Beatty, 73, and his two younger daughters - Isabel, 13, and 10-year-old Ella (walking beside dad) - were spotted outside their Los Angeles home on Thursday (June 17).

Warren and his wife, fellow actor Annette Bening, 52, are also parents to Kathlyn, 18, and Benjamin, 15. Kathlyn (pictured below with bike) is reportedly living as a man named 'Stephen' and is planning to have gender reassignment surgery.

A source reveals that Warren is "heartbroken" and "grief-stricken" over Kathlyn's decision.

Annette still remains very close to Kathlyn. And while Warren loves his daughter and will never turn his back on her. this experience is crushing him."


Annette Bening & Her Shopgirls

Here's a family we rarely see! Annette Bening was spotted with her two younger daughters, 13-year-old Isabel (purple top) and Ella, 9, in Los Angeles on Monday (February 15). The trio went shopping together and were seen carrying bags from CVS.

Annette and husband, fellow actor Warren Beatty, are also parents to Kathlyn, 18, and Benjamin, 15.

Annette is currently starring in the play The Female of the Species, costarring David Arquette, at the Geffen Theater. The 51-year-old American Beauty star also has two films set to hit theaters this year: The Kids Are All Right and Mother and Child.