Photos: The Oscar Nominees

The 83rd Academy Awards are being held this Sunday, and here are the actors, actresses, directors, and films poised to take home Hollywood's biggest prize.

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Will "The Kings Speech" be crowned best picture of the year? The movie leads with 10 total nominations, including Colin Firth for his leading role as King George VI and Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush for their supporting roles. Click to learn more about other Oscar nominations.
EMPTY_CAPTION"The Social Network" was tagged for 7 nominations, including Best Picture. Lead Actor Jesse Eisenberg and Best Director David Fincher are contenders for best leading actor and best director, respectively.
The Coen brothers must be proud, earning 9 nominations for "True Grit." Jeff Bridges is up for best actor, and Joel and Ethan Coen are being considered for best directors. 14-year-old Hailee Steinfeld also made quite an impression in her acting debut, as she is in the line-up for best supporting actress.
Natalie Portman, who won a Golden Globe for her lead role as a psycho-perfectionist ballerina in "Black Swan," is nominated for best actress once again in the Oscars. The film has 5 nominations, including best picture and best director (Darren Aronofsky).
It's a tough fight for the Oscars this year, but "The Fighter" has a chance with 7 nominations: Amy Adams and Melissa Leo are both in the running for supporting actress in addition for the film's best picture nomination.
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The searing drama "Biutiful" is representing Mexico in the Best Foreign Language Film category, while star Javier Bardem contends for Best Lead Actor.
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Six nominations were given to Christopher Nolan's "Inception," starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, including best picture and best original screenplay.
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Ben Affleck's crime thriller,"The Town," snagged one nomination: Jeremy Renner for best supporting actor.
EMPTY_CAPTION"Toy Story 3" has been doing well this award season, already pocketing a Golden Globe and Producer's Guild Award for best animated film. The sequel to the Disney classic is up for best animation once again in the Academy Awards, as well as best adapted screenplay, original song, and best picture.
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Debra Granik's "Winter's Bone," about an Ozark Mountain girl hunting down her drug-dealing father, secured 4 nominations: best picture, best actress (Jennifer Lawrence), best supporting actor (John Hawkes), and best adapted screenplay.
James Franco may be hosting the Oscars with Anne Hathaway, but he's also in the running for best actor in "127 Hours." The movie, which is based on a true story of a mountain climber who amputates his own arm to survive, has 6 nominations, including best adapted screenplay and best film.
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Nicole Kidman had audiences everywhere tearing up for her performance as a mother who loses her child in "Rabbit Hole."
This year's nontraditional family comedy is in the Oscar spotlight. Lisa Cholodenko's "The Kids Are Alright," about a lesbian couple's family who brings their sperm donor into their life, got 4 Oscar nods. In addition to best picture, Annette Bening was nominated for best actress and Mark Ruffalo may get best supporting actor.
Jacki Weaver is in the running for best supporting actress in David Michod's crime thriller, "Animal Kingdom.
EMPTY_CAPTION"Exit Through the Gift Shop," the much-buzzed-about documentary about the mysterious graffiti artist known as "Banksy," is up in the Best Documentary Feature category.
DreamWorks' "How to Train Your Dragon" is competing with "Toy Story 3" for best animation. The medieval adventure-comedy is also up for best original score.
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor continues to redefine his career, following up his Golden Globe win with a nomination for Best Original Score for "The Social Network."
Michelle Williams has snagged a nomination for best supporting actress in Derek Cianfrance's haunting romance, "Blue Valentine."
EMPTY_CAPTION"Iron Man 2," starring Robert Downey Jr., not only earned big bucks at the box office, but it scored a Best Visual Effects Oscar nom.
The French feature cartoon, "The Illusionist," was nominated for best animation along with "Toy Story 3" and "How to Train Your Dragon." The film is based on a 1956 script written buy French mime, director and actor Jacques Tati.
Tim Burton's candy-colored trip through "Alice In Wonderland" earned the film nods for Best Visual Effects as well as Art Direction.
The song "Coming Home" from the movie "Country Strong" starring Gwyneth Paltrow is nominated for Best Original Song. Paltrow herself is scheduled to perform the song live during the show.
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