Behold, The 2011 Oscar Nominations

The early bird catches the worm. And the Oscar nominations telecast, which went down at 5:30 a.m. this morning when I was happily dreaming that I could fly. “The King’s Speech” cleaned up as expected with 12 nods and “True Grit” followed with 10 noms. After the jump the nominees for the biggest awards. Best Picture

  • “The King’s Speech”
  • “Black Swan”
  • “The Kids Are All Right”
  • “The Fighter”
  • “127 Hours”
  • “The Social Network”
  • “True Grit”
  • “Inception”
  • “Toy Story 3″
  • “Winter’s Bone”

Best Actor

  • 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”

Best Actress

  • 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”

Best Supporting Actor

  • 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”

Best Supporting Actress

  • 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”

My picks are: “The Social Network” for Best Picture, Colin Firth for Best Actor, Natalie Portman for Best Actress, Christian Bale for Best Supporting Actor, and Melissa Leo for Best Supporting Actress. What are yours? Share in the comments section.