John Hawkes, Winter's Bone
John Hawkes, Winter's Bone

Your webmaster didn't report for the 5:30 a.m. assembly to hear the top Oscar nominations, but he did get up an hour-or-so later to watch the recording. As the TV screen came to life, there was an Academy-news crawl in progress at the bottom, and the first name I saw was John Hawkes, Winter's Bone's brilliant Uncle Teardrop. Very cool.

The nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards:

PICTURE: 127 Hours, Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King’s Speech, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter’s Bone

DIRECTOR: Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan; David O. Russell, The Fighter; Tom Hooper, The King's Speech; David Fincher, The Social Network; Joel and Ethan Coen, True Grit

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

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

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

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

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM: Biutiful (Mexico), Dogtooth (Greece), In a Better World (Denmark), Incendies (Canada), Outside the Law (Algeria)

SCREENPLAY – ORIGINAL: Another Year, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech

SCREENPLAY – ADAPTATION: 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter's Bone

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Black Swan (Matthew Libatique), Inception (Wally Pfister), The King's Speech (Danny Cohen), The Social Network (Jeff Cronenweth), True Grit (Roger Deakins)

ART DIRECTION: Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I, Inception, The King's Speech, True Grit

FILM EDITING: Black Swan, The Fighter, The King's Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network

COSTUME DESIGN: Alice in Wonderland, I Am Love, The King's Speech, The Tempest, True Grit

ORIGINAL SONG: "Coming Home," Country Strong; "I See the Light," Tangled; "If I Rise," 127 Hours; "We Belong Together," Toy Story 3

ORIGINAL SCORE: How to Train Your Dragon (John Powell), Inception (Hans Zimmer), The King's Speech (Alexandre Desplat), 127 Hours (A.R. Rahman), The Social Network (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross)

ANIMATED FEATURE: How to Train Your Dragon, The Illusionist, Toy Story 3

DOCUMENTARY: Exit Through the Gift Shop, Gasland, Inside Job, Restrepo, Waste Land

MAKEUP: Barney's Version, The Way Back, The Wolfman

SOUND EDITING: Inception, Toy Story 3, TRON: Legacy, True Grit, Unstoppable

SOUND MIXING: Inception, The King's Speech, Salt, The Social Network, True Grit

VISUAL EFFECTS: Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Hereafter, Inception, Iron Man 2

DOCUMENTARY – SHORT SUBJECT: Killing in the Name, Poster Girl, Strangers No More, Sun Comes Up, The Warriors of Qiugang

SHORT FILM – ANIMATED: Day & Night, The Gruffalo, Let's Pollute, The Lost Thing, Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)

SHORT FILM – LIVE ACTION: The Confession, The Crush, God of Love, Na Wewe, Wish 143

Awards will be presented Feb. 27.