The 83rd Annual Academy Awards which is slated on February 27, 2011 will be held at the Kodak Theater at Hollywood & Highland and aired live over ABC network. By February 2, 2011 all official ballots have been mailed with the luncheon for the nominees that took place last February 7, 2011. On February 12, the Scientific and Technical Awards presentation will be held. By 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time of February 22, the final polls will be considered close. Based on the latest updates and news on 2011 Oscars, the list of nominees for the actress, actor, best supporting actress, and best supporting actor categories, were no big surprise. Big names like Annette Bening, Nicole Kidman, and Natalie Portman among others lead the list for best actress. While Jeff Bridges, Colin Firth, and James Franco lead the nominees for the best actor category.
On other developments on the latest updates and news on 2011 Oscars, the list of nominees for the best supporting actress category includes Amy Adams, Helena Bonham Carter, Melissa Leo, Hailee Steinfeld, and Jacki Weaver. For the best supporting actor category, nominees in the list are Christian Bale, John Hawkes, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, and Geoffrey Rush. Based on a poll conducted, the 10 best picture nominees selected by the respondents are 127 Hours, Black Swan, The Fighter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows â€“ Part 1, Inception, The Kingâ€™s Speech, The Social Network, The Town, Toy Story 3, and True Grit. In the list only The Town and Harry Potter are not part of the actual 10 best picture list of the Oscars committee. Instead of these The Kids Are All Right and the Winterâ€™s Bone made it to the pick.