Every year about this time, my husband and I try to see each of the
Academy Awards nominated movies.  My lips are chapped from so
much popcorn and I think I have a carbonated beverage hang0ver.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - The best-picture showdown is set
for the Academy Awards. The two front-runners, "The King's
Speech" and "The Social Network," are among the 10 nominees for
top honors.  It's among 12 nominations for "The King's Speech."
Running second with 10 nominations is "True Grit" -- including
acting nods for Jeff Bridges and Hailee Steinfeld.

Other Best Picture nominees include " "Black Swan," "The Fighter"

and "The Kids Are All Right." The awards will be presented on Feb.
27.  Please pass the popcorn.