Boxing biopic "The Fighter" earned seven nominations, including best picture, two supporting actress nominations (Melissa Leo and Amy Adams), a directing nomination for David O. Russell and a best supporting actor nomination for Christian Bale.
The lesbian family tale "The Kids are All Right" earned a best actress nomination for Annette Bening and a best supporting actor nomination for Mark Ruffalo. The film received four nominations overall.
Dream thriller "Inception" earned honors for best picture and Christopher Nolan's original screenplay, along with nominations in technical categories like art direction, cinematography, sound mixing and visual effects. The film earned eight nominations overall.