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2011 Oscar Nominees

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Jackie Weaver, The Animal Kingdom

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale, The Fighter
John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

Best Actress

Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman, The Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Best Actor

Javier Bardem, Biutiful
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours

Best Director

Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
David O. Russell, The Fighter
Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
David Fincher, The Social Network
Joel & Ethan Coen, True Grit

Best Original Screenplay

Another Year – Mike Leigh
The Fighter – Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
Inception – Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right – Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
The King’s Speech – David Seidler

Best Adapted Screenplay

127 Hours – Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
The Social Network – Aaron Sorkin
Toy Story 3 – Michael Arndt
True Grit – Joel & Ethan Coen
Winter’s Bone – Debra Granik & Anne Rossellini

Best Foreign Film

Biutiful (Mexico)
Dogtooth (Greece)
In a Better World (Denmark)
Incendies (Canada)
Outside the Law (France)

Best Animated Film

How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3

Best Picture

Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

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Afghan Children Addicted to Opium

Raw opium

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In rural Afghanistan, opium is doled out to children for a number of ailments. “If a child cries, they give him opium, if they can’t sleep, they use opium, if an infant coughs, they give them opium,” says CNN’s Arwa Damon.

Most of the poor families in rural Afghanistan have no idea that opium is addictive or dangerous.

Adults use opium, as well, to work longer hours or relieve pain.

A recent surge in opium prices could encourage Afghan farmers to expand opium cultivation.

Via Impunity Watch.

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