At this rate, Colin Firth is never gonna need that Harley Davidson.
Proving that the Brits are a bit partial to homegrown talent (and why shouldn't they be?), the awards magnet that is The King's Speech scored a field best 14 nominations from the BAFTA Awards this morning, including Best Film.
Trailing behind--but only slightly--is Black Swan, which pirouetted its way to 12 nominations. The Social Network rounded out the now-expected top trifecta with six.
But it wasn't all good news this morning--as the nominations rolled out, one very bittersweet honor emerged.
Nestled among the nominations for Best Supporting Actor was The Town's Pete Postlethwaite, who passed away earlier this month after a long battle with cancer at just 64.
So expect a particularly moving In Memoriam tribute.
In happier news, and in addition to its Best Film nom, The King's Speech earned nominations for Lead Actor Colin Firth, Best Director Tom Hooper, Supporting Actor Geoffrey Rush, Supporting Actress Helena Bonham Carter and Outstanding British Film.
If that last category seems slightly weighted in its favor...well, it is, but it's also up against top competition 127 Hours (thanks to Brit director Danny Boyle, who's also up for Best Director).
As for Black Swan, it earned a Lead Actress nomination for Natalie Portman as well as a Supporting Actress nomination, albeit not for Mila Kunis, but for strict mama Barbara Hershey.
Also shut out? Blue Valentine's Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling, Golden Globe winner Melissa Leo and fellow Fighter costar Mark Wahlberg, Rabbit Hole's Nicole Kidman, and anyone from Burlesque or The Tourist. So there is some justice.
As for the rest of the nominees, rounding out the Best Film category is True Grit, Inception and The Social Network.
In addition to Firth, The Social Network's Jesse Eisenberg, 127 Hours' James Franco, Biutiful's Javier Bardem ( someone listened to Julia Roberts!) and True Grit's Jeff Bridges also made the cut for Lead Actor.
As for Lead Actress, Portman was joined by The Kids Are All Right's Julianne Moore and Annette Bening, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo's Noomi Rapace and True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld.
For Supporting Actor, Postlethwaite and Rush are joined by The Fighter's presumptive winner Christian Bale, The Social Network's Andrew Garfield and The Kids Are All Right's Mark Ruffalo.
In the Supporting Actress race, Bonham Carter and Hershey are up against The Fighter's Amy Adams, Another Year's Lesley Manville and Made in Dagenham's Miranda Richardson.
Best Animated Feature will be determined among the usual suspects Toy Story 3, How to Train Your Dragon and Despicable Me.
As previously announced, Gemma Arterton, Andrew Garfield, Tom Hardy, Aaron Johnson and Emma Stone will battle it out for the Rising Star Award.
The BAFTA Film Awards 2011 will be handed out in London on Feb. 13. Here is the complete list of nominees:
BEST FILMBlack SwanInceptionThe King's SpeechThe Social NetworkTrue Grit
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM127 HoursAnother YearFour LionsThe King's SpeechMade in Dagenham
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCERThe ArborExit Through the Gift ShopFour LionsMonstersSkeletons
DIRECTORDanny Boyle. 127 HoursDarren Aronofsky, Black SwanChristopher Nolan, InceptionTom Hooper, The King's SpeechDavid Fincher, The Social Network
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAYBlack Swan, Mark Heyman, Andrs Heinz, John McLaughlinThe Fighter, Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric JohnsonInception, Christopher NolanThe Kids Are All Right, Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart BlumbergThe King's Speech, David Seidler
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY127 Hours, Danny Boyle, Simon BeaufoyThe Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj ArcelThe Social Network, Aaron SorkinToy Story 3, Michael ArndtTrue Grit, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGEBiutifulThe Girl With the Dragon TattooI Am LoveOf Gods and MenThe Secret in Their Eyes
ANIMATED FILMDespicable MeHow to Train Your DragonToy Story 3
LEADING ACTORJavier Bardem, BiutifulJeff Bridges, True GritJesse Eisenberg, The Social NetworkColin Firth, The King's SpeechJames Franco, 127 Hours
LEADING ACTRESSAnnette Bening, The Kids Are All RightJulianne Moore, The Kids Are All RightNatalie Portman, Black SwanNoomi Rapace, The Girl with the Dragon TattooHailee Steinfeld, True Grit
SUPPORTING ACTORChristian Bale, The FighterAndrew Garfield, The Social NetworkPete Postlethwaite, The TownMark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All RightGeoffrey Rush, The King's Speech
SUPPORTING ACTRESSAmy Adams, The FighterHelena Bonham Carter, The King's SpeechBarbara Hershey, Black SwanLesley Manville, Another YearMiranda Richardson, Made in Dagenham
ORIGINAL MUSIC127 Hours, A.R. RahmanAlice in Wonderland, Danny ElfmanHow to Train Your Dragon, John PowellInception, Hans ZimmerThe King's Speech, Alexandre Desplat
CINEMATOGRAPHY127 HoursBlack SwanInceptionThe King's SpeechTrue Grit
EDITING127 HoursBlack SwanInceptionThe King's SpeechThe Social Network
PRODUCTION DESIGNAlice in WonderlandBlack SwanInceptionThe King's SpeechTrue Grit
COSTUME DESIGNAlice in WonderlandBlack SwanThe King's SpeechMade in DagenhamTrue Grit
SOUND127 HoursBlack SwanInceptionThe King's SpeechTrue Grit
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTSAlice in WonderlandBlack SwanHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1InceptionToy Story 3
MAKEUP &HAIRAlice in WonderlandBlack SwanHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1The King's SpeechMade in Dagenham
SHORT ANIMATIONThe Eagleman StagMatter FisherThursday
SHORT FILMConnectLinRiteTurningUntil the River Runs Red
THE ORANGE WEDNESDAYS RISING STAR AWARDGemma ArtertonAndrew GarfieldTom HardyAaron JohnsonEmma Stone