Academy Awards Nominees: ‘The King’s Speech’ Leads With 12 Oscar Nods

January 25, 2011 Updated: January 25, 2011

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences revealed their coveted Oscar nominations on Tuesday for the 83rd annual Academy Awards.

The King's Speech, directed by Tom Hooper, received the most nominations with 12.

The nominations for the historical drama include Best Picture, Best Director for Hooper, and Best Actor for Colin Firth's portrayal of British monarch King George VI, who overcomes a speech impediment.

Geoffrey Rush, who won an Oscar for his role in Shine, is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film as the King's speech therapist Lionel Logue. Helena Bonham Carter is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as the King's wife.

The Coen brothers' Western remake of True Grit has 10 nominations, including Best Director and a Best Actor nomination for Jeff Bridges.

David Fincher's The Social Network received eight nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and a Best Actor nomination for Jesse Eisenberg, who plays Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Christopher Nolan's mind-bending science fiction film Inception received eight nominations, including Best Picture. However, Nolan did not received a Best Director nomination.

In the best picture race, Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, Danny Boyle's 127 Hours, David O. Russell's The Fighter, and Toy Story 3 have also been nominated.