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Oscar nominees in town

The Academy Award nominations were announced this week, and movie buffs can catch several of the nominated films now showing in Wichita:

* "127 Hours" — Six nominations: best picture, actor (James Franco), film editing, original score, original song, adapted screenplay

* "Black Swan" — Five nominations: best picture, directing (Darren Aronofsky), actress (Natalie Portman), film editing and cinematography

* "Blue Valentine" — One nomination: best actress (Michelle Williams)

* "Country Strong" — One nomination: best original song

* "The Fighter" — Seven nominations: best picture, directing (David O'Russell), supporting actor (Christian Bale), supporting actress (Amy Adams and Melissa Leo), film editing, original screenplay

* "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1" — Two nominations: best art direction and visual effects

* "The King's Speech" — 12 nominations: best picture, directing (Tom Hooper), actor (Colin Firth), supporting actor (Geoffrey Rush), supporting actress (Helena Bonham Carter), art direction, cinematography, costume design, film editing, original score, sound mixing, original screenplay

* "Tangled" — One nomination: best original song

* "Tron: Legacy" — One nomination: best sound editing

* "True Grit" — 10 nominations: best picture, directing (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen), actor (Jeff Bridges), supporting actress (Hailee Steinfeld), art direction, cinematography, costume design, sound mixing, sound editing, adapted screenplay

Now on DVD

* "Animal Kingdom" — One nomination, best supporting actress (Jacki Weaver)

* "Inception" — Eight nominations: best picture, art direction, cinematography, original score, sound editing, sound mixing, visual effects, original screenplay

* "The Kids Are All Right" — Four nominations: best picture, actress (Annette Bening), supporting actor (Mark Ruffalo), original screenplay

* "The Social Network" — Eight nominations: best picture, directing (David Fincher), actor (Jesse Eisenberg), cinematography, film editing, original score, sound mixing, adapted screenplay

* "The Town" — One nomination, best supporting actor (Jeremy Renner)

* "Winter's Bone" — Four nominations, best picture, actress (Jennifer Lawrence), supporting actor (John Hawkes), adapted screenplay