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"King's Speech" leads Oscar field, 12 nominations

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By | January 26th 2011

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan 25

"The King's Speech," a British drama detailing the efforts of wartime monarch King George VI to overcome a fierce stammer, led the Oscar field on Tuesday with 12 nominations.

"True Grit," a Western remake about a young girl's brave quest to track down her father's killer, followed with 10 nominations.

The sci-fi thriller "Inception" and the Facebook drama "The Social Network" received eight nominations each.

Actors Justin Timberlake (L) and Jesse Eisenberg are shown in a scene from the film "The Social Network" in this undated publicity photo released to Reuters January 25, 2011. The film was nominated for best picture for the 83rd Academy Awards announced in Beverly Hills January 25, 2011. The Oscars will be presented February 27, 2011 in Hollywood.

Winners of the 83rd annual Academy Awards will be announced at a ceremony in Hollywood on Feb. 27.

Best picture Oscar nominees

Following is a list of best picture Oscar nominees announced on Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Black Swan

The Fighter

Inception

The Kids Are All Right

The King's Speech

127 Hours

The Social Network

Toy Story 3

True Grit

Winter's Bone

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