Academy Awards 2011: Nominations

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

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Christian Bale earned an Oscar nomination for the 2011 Academy Awards for his role in 'The Fighter.' He plays the brother of real-life boxer 'Irish' Micky Ward, who is portrayed by Mark Wahlberg. 'The Fighter' earned seven nominations in total.

This is Bale's first Oscar nomination. He won a Golden Globe Award for his role in 'The Fighter.' He is also known for his role as Batman / Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan's 'Batman' films and also appeared in movies such as 'American Psycho' in 2000 and 'Little Women' in 1994. He also voiced the role of Thomas in Disney's 'Pocahontas' in 1995.

(Pictured: Amy Adams appears in a scene from the 2010 movie 'The Fighter.') (JoJo Whilden / Fighter LLC)

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