By Lea Michelle Cash –
In the early morning hour on Tuesday, January 25, many were waiting to hear just who made it as an Academy Award nominee for the most glamorous star-studded night of the year.
Over 400 media professionals from around the globe, dined on breakfast bagels and gourmet coffee, before entering the prestigious Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The Academy president, Tom Sherak and Oscar winning actress and Academy member, Mo’Nique made public the list of nominations in 10-24 categories. Last year Mo’Nique received her first Oscar nomination and won for her supporting performance in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.” She currently hosts her own late-night talk show, "The Mo'Nique Show," on BET, which features interviews with the hottest hit makers in Black entertainment.
This year, the Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood, and televised live on the ABC Television Network.
Televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide, the Oscar presentation will be hosted by Anne Hathaway, along with James Franco.
The five top 2011 Academy Award nominations are:
"Black Swan" Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
"The Fighter" David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
"Inception" Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
"The Kids Are All Right" Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy- Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
"The King's Speech" Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
"127 Hours" Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
"The Social Network" Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán, Producers
"Toy Story 3" Darla K. Anderson, Producer
"True Grit" Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
"Winter's Bone" Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan- Yorkin, Producers
Best Actor in a Leading Role
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 Actor in a Supporting Role
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 Actress in a Leading Role
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"