Colin Firth portrays King George VI and Helena Bonham Carter plays the Queen Mother in a scene from 'The King's Speech,' which garnered 12 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Mr. Firth, Best Supporting Actress for Ms. Bonham Carter, Best Supporting Actor for Geoffrey Rush, Best Director for Tom Hooper, and Best Original Screenplay. Laurie Sparham/The Weinstein Company/AP/File
Actress Mo'Nique and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announce the Best Picture nominations for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on Jan. 25 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Matt Sayles/AP
Director Darren Aronofsky talks to Natalie Portman during the filming of 'Black Swan,' for which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Director. 'Black Swan' also was nominated for Best Picture, and Ms. Portman was nominated for Best Actress. Niko Tavernise/Fox Searchlight/AP/File
Mark Wahlberg (l.) and director David O. Russell talk on the set of 'The Fighter,' which was nominated for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor for Christian Bale, and Best Supporting Actress for Amy Adams and Melissa Leo. Mr. Russell received a nomination for Best Director. Jojo Whilden/Paramount Pictures/AP/File
Leonardo DiCaprio plays Cobb in 'Inception,' which was nominated for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. Warner Bros. Pictures/File
Annette Bening (l.), Julianne Moore (second l.), and Mark Ruffalo (r.) appear in a scene from 'The Kids Are Alright,' which was nominated for Best picture and Best Original Screenplay, along with Ms. Bening for Best Actress and Mr. Ruffalo for Best Supporting Actor. Suzanne Tenner/Focus Features/Reuters/File
James Franco stars in '127 Hours,' for which he was nominated for Best Actor; the film was nominated for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. Courtesy of Fox Searchlight/File
Jesse Eisenberg was nominated for Best Actor for his role in 'The Social Network,' which was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (David Fincher), and Best Adapted Screenplay. Sony Pictures/File
From left: Jessie, voiced by Joan Cusack; Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Tim Allen; and Woody, voiced by Tom Hanks, are shown in a scene from 'Toy Story 3,' which was nominated for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. Disney Pixar/AP/File
Jeff Bridges was nominated for Best Actor and Hailee Steinfeld for Best Supporting Actress for their performances in 'True Grit,' which also received nominations for Best Picture, Best Director (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen), and Best Adapted Screenplay. Paramount Pictures/AP/File
Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for Best Actress for her role in 'Winter's Bone,' which also received a nominations for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor (John Hawkes). Reuters/File
Javier Bardem was nominated for Best Actor for his role in 'Biutiful,' which received a nomination for Best Foreign Film. Jose Haro/Roadside Attractions/AP/File
Nicole Kidman attends the premiere of 'Rabbit Hole' at the Paris Theatre in New York on Dec. 2, 2010. Ms. Kidman received a Best Actress nomination for her performance in the film. Evan Agostini/AP/File
Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling appear in a scene from 'Blue Valentine.' Ms. Williams was nominated for Best Actress for her role in the film. The Weinstein Company/AP/File
One day after he lost children and grandchildren, a stricken Moussa Abu Jarad struggles to comprehend what happened. 'We have no relation to Hamas or Fatah,' he says. 'We're businessmen and we don't care about politics. ... We didn't fire one bullet.'
Just last night, five members of the Abu Jarad family gathered with three of their young children at home. They had finished breaking the Ramadan fast, and in the sated contentment that followed, everyone tuned into Bab Al Harra, a popular TV series originally filmed in Syria.