James Franco, an Oscar nominee for Actor in a Leading Role for "127 Hours," as well as co-host of the 83rd Academy Awards, arrives at the 30th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif., Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) (AP)

2011 Academy Awards: Best Actor nominees

Javier Bardem, Jeff Bridges, Jesse Eisenberg, Colin Firth and James Franco are up for the award

Justin Spees
February 26, 2011 2:26AM (UTC)

Continuing with our 2011 Oscar primer, here is a list of the best actor nominees and the movies they're nominated for.


Javier Bardem in "Biutiful"



 Jeff Bridges in "True Grit"



 Jesse Eisenberg in "The Social Network"




 Colin Firth in "The King's Speech"



James Franco in "127 Hours"

Justin Spees

Justin Spees is an editorial fellow at Salon.

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