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‘Inception,’ ‘Social Network’ Earn Producer Honors

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Facebook tale “The Social Network,” the British monarchy drama “The King’s Speech” and the sci-fi blockbuster “Inception” were among best-picture nominees Tuesday for the Producers Guild of America Awards.

Other nominees are the survival story “127 Hours,” the psychosexual thriller “Black Swan,” the boxing saga “The Fighter,” the lesbian family tale “The Kids Are All Right,” the heist thriller “The Town,” the animated hit “Toy Story 3″ and the Western “True Grit.”

Winners will be announced in a ceremony Jan. 22, three days before Academy Awards nominations come out. The Producers Guild lineup typically is a close match of top Oscar contenders.

The Producers Guild followed the lead of the Oscars last year and doubled its best-picture field to 10 movies.

“The Social Network,” which stars Jesse Eisenberg as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, has been an early awards favorite, dominating honors from top critics groups.

“The King’s Speech” — with Colin Firth as Queen Elizabeth II’s father, George VI, as he tries to overcome a debilitating stammer — also is an Oscar front-runner. It leads Golden Globe nominees and is tied with “The Fighter” for the most nominations at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

“Toy Story 3″ also is competing for the Producers Guild animation prize, along with “Despicable Me” and “How to Train Your Dragon.”

Television nominees Tuesday included such shows as “Glee,” “30 Rock,” “Mad Men” and “Dexter” and such movies or miniseries as “The Pacific,” “Pillars of the Earth” and “Temple Grandin.”

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