Academy Awards 2011: Nominations

Slideshow posted in Entertainment News | Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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The Spanish language film 'Biutiful' stars Javier Bardem as a a father involved in the underworld of Barcelona, who struggles with love, spirituality, crime, mortality and sacrifice. The movie earned two Oscar nods for the 2011 Academy Awards - Actor in a Leading Role and Foreign Language Film.

'I am very happy for Alejandro and everyone who has made possible the special movie we made together,' Bardem said in a statement regarding his nomination. 'It's really a huge honor to have been nominated in a non-English speaking performance and in the name of all my colleagues in Spain and mine I want to show my gratitude to the Academy for support and a recognition in this nomination for the movie 'Biutiful.''

This is Bardem's third Oscar nomination. He won an Academy Award for his role as a killer in the 2007 movie 'No Country for Old Men' and received an Oscar nod for his part in the 2000 film 'Before Night Falls.'

(Javier Bardem in a scene from the 2010 movie, 'Biutiful'.) (Universal Pictures / Menageatroz)

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