Thursday, January 20, 2011

“Black Swan” Dances With 14 Bryan Movie Award Nominations


January 21, 2011

The dark thriller “Black Swan” danced away with 14 Bryan Movie Award nominations, including Best Picture, Director (Darren Aronofsky), and Actress (Natalie Portman) on Friday.

“Black Swan” is about a ballerina who auditions for the role of the White Swan in “Swan Lake” but loses her mind as she acts more like the Black Swan.
The recent Golden Globe champ for Motion Picture-Drama, “The Social Network” has 10 Bryan Movie Award Nominations, including Best Picture, Director (David Fincher), and Actor (Jesse Eisenberg).

“‘The Social Network’ is more than about the creation of Facebook,” said Bryan Awards creator Bryan Curtiss. “It is about many things- power, inspiration, greed, and it features characters you can root for. It is in the drivers seat this awards season.”

The other eight Best Picture nominees are “Alice in Wonderland”, the latest Tim Burton-Johnny Depp collaboration; “127 Hours”; “The Kids Are All Right”, a film about a sperm donor coming back to the lives of a lesbian couple; “Inception”; “The King’s Speech”, the story of King George VI; “Toy Story 3”, the sequel to “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2”; “The Fighter”; and “True Grit”, the Coen Brothers remake of the Oscar-winning 1969 John Wayne film.

Winners will be announced on February 20. To view the complete list of nominees, go to

Best Picture:
Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Best Director:
Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)
David Fincher (The Social Network)
Tom Hooper (The King's Speech)
Christopher Nolan (Inception)
David O. Russell (The Fighter)
Best Actor:
Jeff Bridges (True Grit)
Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)
Colin Firth (The King's Speech)
James Franco (127 Hours)
Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter)

Best Actress:
Annette Bening & Julianne Moore (The Kids Are All Right)
Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole)
Gwyneth Paltrow (Country Strong)
Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)

Best Supporting Actor:
Christian Bale (The Fighter)
Andrew Garfield (The Social Network)
Jeremy Renner (The Town)
Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right)
Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech)

Best Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams (The Fighter)
Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech)
Mila Kunis (Black Swan)
Melissa Leo (The Fighter)
Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)

Best Younger Performer:
Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right)
Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone)
Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit)
Mia Wasikowska (The Kids Are All Right)
Best Adapted Screenplay:
I Love You, Phillip Morris
127 Hours
The Social Network
The Town
True Grit
Best Original Screenplay:
Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech

Best Animated Feature:
How To Train Your Dragon
Toy Story 3

Best Performance by a Cast:
Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
The Social Network
To view the complete list of nominees, go to

1 comment:

  1. CORRECTION: Alice in Wonderland has 14 nominations, not 12. Helena Bonham Carter is nominated for Supporting Actress for BOTH Alice in Wonderland and The King's Speech, and Mia Wasikowska is up for Younger Performer for BOTH Alice in Wonderland and The Kids are All Right