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Oscar Nominations Announced

The 84th Academy Awards nominees are…not terribly surprising. Although “Hugo” is putting points on the board and leading the pack (mixed sports metaphors) with 11 nominations, followed closely by “The Artist” with 10.

BEST PICTURE

2. The Artist

3. Moneyball

4. The Descendants

5. The Tree Of Life

7. War Horse

8. Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close

9. Midnight In Paris

10. The Help

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Bérénice Bejo “The Artist”

Jessica Chastain “The Help”

Melissa McCarthy “Bridesmaids”

Janet McTeer “Albert Nobbs”

Octavia Spencer “The Help”

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Kenneth Branagh “My Weekend With Marilyn”

Jonah Hill “Moneyball”

Nick Nolte “Warrior”

Max von Sydow “Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close”

Christopher Plummer “Beginners”

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Glenn Close “Albert Nobbs”

Viola Davis “The Help”

Rooney Mara “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”

Meryl Streep “The Iron Lady”

Michelle Williams “My Weekend With Marilyn”

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Demián Bichir “A Better Life”

George Clooney “The Descendants”

Jean Dujardin “The Artist”

Gary Oldman “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”

Brad Pitt “Moneyball”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Michel Hazanavicius “The Artist”

Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo “Bridesmaids”

J.C. Chandor “Margin Call”

Woody Allen “Midnight In Paris”

Asghar Farhadi “A Separation”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash “The Descendants”

John Logan “Hugo”

George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon “The Ides Of March”

Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin “Moneyball”

Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”

BEST DIRECTOR

Michel Hazanavicius “The Artist”

Alexander Payne “The Descendants”

Martin Scorsese “Hugo”

Woody Allen “Midnight In Paris”

Terrence Malick “The Tree Of Life”

Full list of nominees here.

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