James Franco, Natalie Portman Get Lead Acting Nods for Spirit Awards

Next year is shaping up to be a big one for James Franco.

The actor will co-host the Oscars – plus on Tuesday he scored a leading actor nod for 127 Hours for the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The film was also nominated for best feature and will compete against Black Swan, Winter’s Bone, The Kids Are All Right and Greenberg.