Today in a live early-morning ceremony in Beverly Hills, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its full list nominees for the 83rd annual Academy Awards. The Lowell-made movie “The Fighter” based on the life of Lowell fighter “Irish” Micky Ward and his family garnered six Oscar nominations for – Best Picture; Best Directing (David O. Russell); Best Supporting Actor (Christian Bale); Best Suppporting Actress (Melissa Leo and Amy Adams); Best Film Editing; and Best Original Screen Play.
The 2011 Academy Award presentations will made during a gala celebration on February 27, 2011 on ABC-TV.
The ABC-TV “Good Morning America” hosts interviewed Best Supporting Actress nominee Melissa Leo by-phone. She expressed great excitement about the nomination and about her whole experience making “The Fighter”, the family and Lowell. She had a great come back when a comment was made about Mark Wahlberg not being nominated or winning awards for the movie – saying not true – he won all these awards! Leo has already won a Golden Globe for her role as Alice Ward as well as the NY Film Critics Award and the Critics Choice Award and is a nominee for the SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Award to be given on January 30th.
BTW – another comment on ABC’s “Good Morning America” this morning by Robin Roberts – “The little city of Lowell is getting recognized (too).”
My apologies to Amy Adams fans! I inadvertantly failed to include her Best Supporting Actress nomination in an earlier version of this post. Mea culpa!
See the full list of Oscar nominees here.