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The Oscars 2011

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The Oscar Nominations are in and Hollywood has nothing else to talk about! The only film I've seen that has been nominated is 'Black Swan', so I think I need to get myself to the cinema. Read through this article and then see if you can fit the vocabulary into the correct gaps.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Key Words

Supporting - not the most important actor, part, or role in a film or play.
Soul - the spiritual part of a person.
Grateful - showing or expressing thanks, especially to another person.
Nominated - to state officially that a film, song, programme, etc. will be included in a competition for a prize.
Statement - something that someone says or writes officially, or an action done to express an opinion.
Honour - a quality that combines respect, being proud, and honesty
Meaningful - having a serious, important, or useful quality or purpose. 

2011 Oscar Nominations

The Oscar nominations 2011 are in, and Natalie Portman, Colin Firth, Javier Bardem are already celebrating -- no matter what time it is in their respective locations.

Portman, who was favored to be nominated for Best Actress for "Black Swan" ahead of Tuesday's announcement, told usmagazine.com that it was a "wonderful culmination of the ten-year journey with Darren Arronofsky to make this film."

"Making 'Black Swan' is already the most _1_ experience of my career, and the passion shown for the film has completed the process of communication between artists and audience," she said.

Colin Firth, who was _2_ for Best Actor for "The King's Speech," as predicted, appeared on the "Today" show to share his reaction. He later added in an official _3_ that he was "celebrating with my colleagues 3 feet above the ground. Not used to this much joy, or this much champagne at this hour."

Surprise nominee Javier Bardem, who was nominated in the Best Actor category for "Biutiful," said he was "truly honoured" by the nomination, particularly as he is an international actor.

"It's really a huge _4_ to have been nominated in a non-English speaking performance and in the name of all my colleagues in Spain and I want to show my gratitude to the Academy for support and a recognition in this nomination for the movie 'Biutiful,'" he said in an official statement.

Fellow foreigner Aussie actress Nicole Kidman exclaimed upon the "extraordinary journey" she has taken with John Cameron Mitchell’s "Rabbit Hole."

"This nomination reflects all of the heart and _5_ that these people have put into it, and I can't thank them enough," she said in an official statement.

Meanwhile, Best _6_ Actor nominee Mark Ruffalo put his nomination for "The Kids Are All Right" in perspective when speaking with The Wall Street Journal.

"One thing I know is I've been doing this for 20 years, and it's taken me 20 to get here," he said. "In another 20, I may be dead. I've been really trying to enjoy it and soak it up and really be _7_ for it."

Full article is available here.

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