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Eco-Celebrities Lead Oscar Nominations

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The Oscar nominations were announced early this morning, and The Kings Speech is leading the pack with 12 Academy Award nods. Coming in second was True Grit with 10 noms, and The Social Network coming in at a close third with 8 nominations.

Last year’s Best Supporting Actress winner for Precious, Mo’Nique, announced the nominees for this year’s Best Actress category, which include Golden Globe winner Natalie Portman and surprise addition Michelle Williams for her role in Blue Valentine.

Some surprises arose during the nomination process, including the blockbuster summer film Inception and its director, Christopher Nolan, being left off of the list for the Best Director category. In addition, David Guggenheim‘s much praised documentary about America’s public school system, Waiting for Superman, was completely left off the list of Best Documentary films.

While two of our eco-pals, Annette Bening and Mark Ruffalo, will be competing for the awards of Best Actress and Best Actor in a Supporting Role thanks to their film The Kids Are All Right.

We are super stoked to see that so much of eco-Hollywood is represented in the nominations! With vegan superstars like Portman favored to win.

And the fact that Colin Firth is up for Best Actor makes us particularly happy, especially since he has been very public about his support for environmental issues. And his beautiful wife, Livia Firth, has been such an eco- warrior; wearing environmentally friendly duds to award shows, recycling her husband’s suit to create a dress for the Paris premiere of his film, and running an eco-shop in London.

To see the full list of Academy Award Nominations click here, and be sure to tune into the live show on Feb. 27th, hosted by some of our eco-faves, Anne Hathaway and James Franco (also up for the Best Actor award for 127 Hours).

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