Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter help carry King's Speech to 12 nods; 10 for True Grit
Credit: Weinstein; Paramount

The solving of a personal royal problem and justice Old West style made for Hollywood’s finest last year, according to the 83rd annual Academy Award nominations, announced early Tuesday morning.

As expected, The King’s Speech, about how King George VI of England dealt with his stutter, topped the major categories, including those for Best Actor, Director and Picture. In all, it received 12 nominations, more than any other film. The Coen Brothers’ take on the Western True Grit received 10.

As for those overlooked by the nominators, Inception director Christopher Nolan was snubbed, as were Black Swan supporting actress Mila Kunis, Conviction star Hilary Swank and Get Low‘s Robert Duvall.

In the major categories, the nominees are:

Best Picture
Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

Best Actor
Javier Bardem, Biutiful
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours

Best Actress
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Fighter
John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Director
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Joel and Ethan Coen, True Grit
David Fincher, The Social Network
Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
David O. Russell, The Fighter

The 83rd Academy Awards, to be hosted by Anne Hathaway and James Franco, will air live from Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre on ABC at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET Sunday, Feb. 27.