The nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards (to be held February 27, 2011) were announced this morning. You can see a full list of nominations here, but we wanted to talk about some of the less obvious picks this year. First, HIFF showed the following films in 2010 which are up for nominations:
|Actress in a Leading Role
Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)
I Am Love
Also of note are the entries in the Foreign Language Film category, most of which you may not have seen at this point. They are:
Javier Bardem (Biutiful) is also up for a nomination in the Actor in a Leading Role category. The film competed for the Palme d’Or award at Cannes last May. Our blogger Dana talked about Dogtooth in this post from July 2010. In a Better World is playing now at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, along with Incendies. Outside the Law is a very controversial film about the Algerian struggle for independence from France.