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BAFTA Noms Are Out: Long Live The King's Speech!

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At this rate, Colin Firth is never gonna need that Harley Davidson.

Proving that the Brits are a bit partial to homegrown talent (and why shouldn't they be?), the awards magnet that is The King's Speech scored a field best 14 nominations from the BAFTA Awards this morning, including Best Film.

Trailing behind—but only slightly—is Black Swan, which pirouetted its way to 12 nominations. The Social Network rounded out the now-expected top trifecta with six.

But it wasn't all good news this morning—as the nominations rolled out, one very bittersweet honor emerged.

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Nestled among the nominations for Best Supporting Actor was The Town's Pete Postlethwaite, who passed away earlier this month after a long battle with cancer at just 64.

So expect a particularly moving In Memoriam tribute.

In happier news, and in addition to its Best Film nom, The King's Speech earned nominations for Lead Actor Colin Firth, Best Director Tom Hooper, Supporting Actor Geoffrey Rush, Supporting Actress Helena Bonham Carter and Outstanding British Film.

If that last category seems slightly weighted in its favor…well, it is, but it's also up against top competition 127 Hours (thanks to Brit director Danny Boyle, who's also up for Best Director).

As for Black Swan, it earned a Lead Actress nomination for Natalie Portman as well as a Supporting Actress nomination, albeit not for Mila Kunis, but for strict mama Barbara Hershey.

Also shut out? Blue Valentine's Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling, Golden Globe winner Melissa Leo and fellow Fighter costar Mark Wahlberg, Rabbit Hole's Nicole Kidman, and anyone from Burlesque or The Tourist. So there is some justice.

As for the rest of the nominees, rounding out the Best Film category is True Grit, Inception and The Social Network.

In addition to Firth, The Social Network's Jesse Eisenberg, 127 Hours' James Franco, Biutiful's Javier Bardem (someone listened to Julia Roberts!) and True Grit's Jeff Bridges also made the cut for Lead Actor.

As for Lead Actress, Portman was joined by The Kids Are All Right's Julianne Moore and Annette Bening, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo's Noomi Rapace and True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld.

For Supporting Actor, Postlethwaite and Rush are joined by The Fighter's presumptive winner Christian Bale, The Social Network's Andrew Garfield and The Kids Are All Right's Mark Ruffalo.

In the Supporting Actress race, Bonham Carter and Hershey are up against The Fighter's Amy Adams, Another Year's Lesley Manville and Made in Dagenham's Miranda Richardson.

Best Animated Feature will be determined among the usual suspects Toy Story 3, How to Train Your Dragon and Despicable Me.

As previously announced, Gemma Arterton, Andrew Garfield, Tom Hardy, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Emma Stone will battle it out for the Rising Star Award.

The BAFTA Film Awards 2011 will be handed out in London on Feb. 13. Here is the complete list of nominees:

BEST FILM
Black Swan
Inception
The King's Speech
The Social Network
True Grit

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
127 Hours
Another Year
Four Lions
The King's Speech
Made in Dagenham
                                                                            

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
The Arbor
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Four Lions
Monsters
Skeletons

DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle. 127 Hours
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Christopher Nolan, Inception
Tom Hooper, The King's Speech
David Fincher, The Social Network

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Black Swan
, Mark Heyman, Andrés Heinz, John McLaughlin
The Fighter, Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson
Inception, Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right, Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg
The King's Speech
, David Seidler

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
127 Hours
, Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel
The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin
Toy Story 3, Michael Arndt
True Grit, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Biutiful
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
I Am Love
Of Gods and Men
The Secret in Their Eyes

ANIMATED FILM
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
Toy Story 3

LEADING ACTOR
Javier Bardem, Biutiful
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King's Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours

LEADING ACTRESS
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Noomi Rapace, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
Pete Postlethwaite, The Town
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
Barbara Hershey, Black Swan
Lesley Manville, Another Year
Miranda Richardson, Made in Dagenham

ORIGINAL MUSIC
127 Hours, A.R. Rahman
Alice
in Wonderland, Danny Elfman
How to Train Your Dragon, John Powell
Inception, Hans Zimmer
The King's Speech
, Alexandre Desplat

CINEMATOGRAPHY
127 Hours
Black Swan
Inception
The King's Speech
True Grit

EDITING
127 Hours
Black Swan
Inception
The King's Speech
The Social Network

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
Inception
The King's Speech
True Grit

COSTUME DESIGN
Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
The King's Speech
Made in Dagenham
True Grit

SOUND
127 Hours
Black Swan
Inception
The King's Speech
True Grit

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Alice
in Wonderland
Black Swan
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Inception
Toy Story 3

MAKEUP & HAIR
Alice
in Wonderland
Black Swan
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
The King's Speech
Made in Dagenham

SHORT ANIMATION
The Eagleman Stag
Matter Fisher
Thursday

SHORT FILM
Connect
Lin
Rite
Turning
Until the River Runs Red

THE ORANGE WEDNESDAYS RISING STAR AWARD
Gemma Arterton
Andrew Garfield
Tom Hardy
Aaron Johnson
Emma Stone

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