Triangle Arts and Entertainment readers are invited to place their vote for the Oscar – Best Picture.
The Nominees are:
Black Swan – Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin
When Nina, a talented young ballerina, is awarded the prized dual role of the White Swan/Black Swan in a production of “Swan Lake,” her already fragile mental state begins to deteriorate. Fearing that another dancer’s natural affinity for the darker Black Swan character will win her the part, Nina begins a disturbing descent into her own dark side.
The Fighter – David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg
Two brothers struggle with personal challenges and the complexity of their own relationship as they pursue a shared dream of greatness in the boxing ring. Up-and-coming fighter Micky Ward is torn between his loyalty to his older brother and manager, Dicky, and his desire to move beyond the chaotic family life that threatens to derail his plans.
Inception – Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan
Dom Cobb is an expert at a particular type of corporate espionage known as extraction, in which he inserts himself into his targets’ dreams, gains their trust, and learns their secrets. One final job may allow him to leave his dangerous profession, but it involves the seemingly impossible task of implanting ideas in his subject rather than extracting them.
The Kids Are All Right – Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattra
When the teenage children of a lesbian couple seek out their biological father, his growing presence in their lives threatens the family’s emotional fabric. For moms Nic and Jules, the change exacerbates existing problems in their relationship, while children Joni and Laser gradually begin to see beyond the appealing surface of their newfound parent.
The King’s Speech – Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin
Plagued since childhood by a paralyzing stammer, the future King George VI of England has given up hope of finding a cure for his impediment. His concerned wife urges him to seek the help of an iconoclastic Australian speech therapist, Lionel Logue, who insists on a level of familiarity with his new patient that the royal prince is loath to permit.
127 Hours – Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson
When climber Aron Ralston fails to leave word of his plans as he sets off on a solitary outing, he finds himself without hope of rescue after a fall leaves his arm pinned by a boulder. With only the limited food and resources he has with him, Aron must find a way to survive and to free himself from his deadly trap.
The Social Network – Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin
Harvard undergraduate Mark Zuckerberg develops a computer program that will eventually become the phenomenally successful social networking site, Facebook. Yet Zuckerberg’s lack of social skills in the world outside of the virtual realm in which he excels, leaves him with a trail of broken relationships and questionable ethical choices.
Toy Story 3 – Darla K. Anderson
As Andy prepares to leave for college, his toys face an uncertain future now that the little boy who played with them is growing up. Their problems seem to be solved when they are donated to a local day care center, but the reality of their new life proves to be quite different from what they had expected.
True Grit – Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
When Mattie Ross’s father is murdered and his killer, Chaney, seems likely to remain unfound, the determined 14-year-old hires the meanest lawman she can find to pursue him: a hard-drinking U.S. Marshal named Rooster Cogburn. Accompanied by a Texas Ranger with his own agenda, the pair sets off into the Indian territories on Chaney’s trail.
Winter’s Bone – Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin
With her father absent and her mother suffering from crippling depression, 17-year-old Ree Dolly struggles to provide for her family in the poverty-stricken rural Ozarks. When she learns that her father has disappeared while on bail after offering the family home as collateral, Ree sets out to find him before the court can seize the property.
For more oscar info: http://oscar.go.com/.