LOS ANGELES -- One year after winning the top prize at the Sundance Film Festival, "Winter's Bone" has earned Hollywood's top honors.
The film -- shot in Taney and Christian counties in 2009 -- earned four Academy Award nominations including Best Picture. Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for Best Actress. John Hawkes was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. The film's director Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini were nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay.
The film is based on the Daniel Woodrell novel of the same name. It traces the story of a young woman trying to track down her fugitive, meth-making father in order to save the family's home.
"Winter's Bone" joins "The Social Network," "The King's Speech," "True Grit," "Black Swan," "The Fighter," "127 Hours," "Toy Story 3," "The Kids are All Right," and "Inception" in the Best Picture category. "The Social Network" has won most of the best film honors during awards season including the Golden Globe.
Lawrence, 20, is nominated with Annette Bening ("The Kids are All Right"), Nicole Kidman ("Rabbit Hole"), Natalie Portman ("Black Swan") and Michelle Williams ("Blue Valentine") for Best Actress. This is Lawrence's first nomination. The other actresses are all former nominees or winners. Portman and Bening won the Golden Globe awards.
Hawkes also earned his first nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He's in the field with Christian Bale ("The Fighter"), Jeremy Renner ("The Town"), Mark Ruffalo ("The Kids are All Right") and Geoffrey Rush ("The King's Speech"). Bale is the heavy favorite in this category.
The screenplay is in the same field as the screenplays from "127 Hours," "The Social Network," "Toy Story 3," and "True Grit."
The Academy Awards will be presented Sunday, February 27.
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