‘The King’s Speech’ gets 12 Oscar nominations

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Composer Alan Menken, winner of eight Academy Awards for best song or score, earned his 19th nomination for writing the music for the song “I See the Light” from the animated film “Tangled,” a modernizing of the “Rapunzel” fairy tale. “If you get out of your own way, somehow more comes to you,” Menken said. “Just let the characters sing what needs to be sung and let the score inform the story.”

Besides Leo, Adams, Bonham Carter and Steinfeld, Jacki Weaver earned a supporting-actress nomination as a crime family matriarch in the Australian thriller “Animal Kingdom.”

Rounding out the supporting-actor field with Bale and Rush are John Hawkes as a backwoods tough guy in “Winter’s Bone”; Jeremy Renner as a holdup man in the bank-heist thriller “The Town”; Mark Ruffalo as a sperm-donor dad in “The Kids Are All Right.”

The Oscar ceremony will be televised live on ABC from Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre.

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