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Oscar 2011 Best Picture: Academy Award Winners to Watch
Nominations for the 83rd Oscar Best Picture have been announced with The King's Speech, True Grit, The Social Network and Inception leading the list.
On February 27, the Oscar 2011 best picture nominations were presented by young actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway at the Kodak theater, Hollywood. This year, the best films of 2010 were honored and the Academy Awards could be watched live on ABC.
The ceremony was almost predictable for the Academy observers and included the following Oscar 2011 best movie pack: The King's Speech, The Social Network, Inception, True Gift, Toy Story 3, The Fighter, 127 Hours, Winter's Bone and The Kids Are All Right. The surprise was in the form of Toy Story 3, which became the 3rd animated film to be ever considered for the best movie award.
This is the first year, when Oscar 2011 best picture awards are expanded to 10 nominees instead of the usual 5.
Best 10 Motion Pictures of the Year:
The King's Speech
The King's Speech has been dominated for the Academy Awards winning 12 nominations. As the Oscar 2011 best movie, The King's Speech represents a costume drama, which shows the story of King George VI of Britain and the way he ascended to the throne. Because of his stammering speech, a future-to-be monarch had to undergo several unsuccessful treatments until he met a speech therapist, who helped the king to become a worthy monarch.
The Fighter is a winner of seven Oscar 2011 best picture nominations. It is an American boxing drama centered around the early years of an Irish boxer, Micky Ward, and his older brother, Dicky Eklund, who trained him before Micky built his career as a professional boxer. Though with a lot of boxing scenes, this movie features amazing relationships between main characters and their mother, and dialogs that touch the strings of viewer's heart. Take heart, "The Fighter" is rather emotional and engrossing drama that will definitely capture all your attention.
Inception has won 8 nominations of the Academy Awards. This sci-fi action film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Tom Hardy, is mostly set within the architecture of the mind. With his associates, Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) steals ideas and thoughts for their clients from the minds of competitors. Cobb is estranged from his family and believes his last extraction will correct everything. On their last assignment, a new member of the team learns about the secret that can disrupt the whole operation: Cobb has problems with his own sub-consciousness. The scenario seems to be really sophisticated with the actions starting inside a dream before they get to reality.
The Social Network received lots of love during Oscar 2011 best picture nominations. This semi-biographical drama tells us the story of Facebook from its creation by Mark Zuckerberg to its evolution to the network of more than 500 million users. The movie is framed around two law suits against Zuckerberg: one is a claim that the idea belonged to his classmates and another suit was filed by his business partner. How many people are there who don't know what the facebook is? Rather few, so if you are the one of many take a chance to watch this movie.
True Grit, a second adaptation of the novel of the same name, is a Western film centered around a 14-year-old girl and a one-eyed, tough U.S. marshal who helps the girl to track down the fugitive who murdered her father. The picture is much appraised by the critics and has won 10 Academy nominations this year. Adventurous? Absolutely! "True Grit" can boast terrific cinematography that brings you back to wild west with all its tough rules and fire-fights for some time.
Black Swan is a psychological thriller with its plot revolving around a production of the "Swan Lake". When a hard-working ballerina Nina (Natalie Portman) wins the role of the White Swan, the company director tells her she will also play the Black Swan. This exposes Nina to an intense load and brings her to a psychological instability. The incredible music by Tchaikovsky and a perfect acting by Natalie Portman can fill almost anyone with a psychological horror at least for a while.
The Kids Are All Right
The Kids Are All Right is a comedy-drama film centered around an LA family with two teens, Joni and Laser, and their mothers, Nic and Jules. Laser was conceived via artificial insemination and now Joni persuades Laser to find her birth father and bring him back to the family relations. Though classified as comedy, this movie is more dramatic rather than hilarious. The plot is involving, without dull moments so that you will never fill bored while watching the film.
127 Hours actually last not more than 95 minutes but is one of those films to capture all your attention just from the very beginning and keep it tight to the closing credits. "127 Hours" is a biographical adventure film about a mountain climber trapped under a boulder for more than 5 days before he resorted to desperate actions to survive. With Oscar buzz following the release, this movie got six Oscar nominations including Best actor (James Franco's acting is just great here) and best picture.
Toy Story 3 is the third animated film to win the trophy of Academy Awards. The plot is built around Woody, Buzz Light-year, and their friends, who were delivered by mistake to a day-care center instead of the attic, while their owner, Andy, prepares to leave for the college. It is quite a challenge for Woody to convince his friends that Andy hadn't abandoned them and would be happy to have them back home. If you are the fan of Toy Story and its sequel, you then have to know what the end of toy's adventures is.
Winter's Bone is a story of family's desperate struggle for survival in the Ozark Mountain. 17-year-old girl, Ree, has been carrying for her mother, who is mentally ill, and her younger siblings, while her father hid from justice. When the sheriff tells Ree the news, that the father bailed the house, Ree decides to find him dead or alive. This emotional and intense film shows the harsh realities of the drug culture and rural areas of the South. The actors' performance is brilliant and provides with an overwhelming sense of complete desperation, self-reliance and family loyalty.