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The Artist, Hugo, George Clooney, Brad Pitt Nominated For 2012 Oscars

Posted on Tue Jan 24, 2012 07:10 AM PDT

The nominations for the 84th annual Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning and silent film The Artist is the forerunner, racking up 10 Oscar noms. It's the first silent film in 85 years to be named in the top category.

The Artist will be up against The Descendants, The Help, Moneyball, Hugo, War Horse, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Tree of Life and Midnight in Paris.

And the rivalry between good friends George Clooney and Brad Pitt will continue this awards season, as expected. Both were nominated in the best actor category -- Clooney for The Descendants, Brad Pitt for Moneyball. Also, The Artist's Jean Dujardin, Demian Bichir (A Better Life) and Gary Oldman (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy).

The nominees for best actress are Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn), Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Viola Davis (The Help), Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs) and Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).

The nominees for best director are Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist), Alexander Payne (The Descendants), Martin Scorsese (Hugo), Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris) and Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life).

The 84th annual Academy Awards will be broadcast from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, February 26.

Click through for the full list of nominees.

Best picture
"War Horse"
"The Artist"
"The Descendants"
"The Tree of Life"
"Midnight in Paris"
"The Help"
"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"

Demian Bichir, "A Better Life"
George Clooney, "The Descendants"
Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"
Gary Oldman, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
Brad Pitt, "Moneyball"

Glenn Close, "Albert Nobbs"
Viola Davis, "The Help"
Rooney Mara, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"
Michelle Williams, "My Week with Marilyn"

Supporting actor
Kenneth Branagh, "My Week With Marilyn"
Jonah Hill, "Moneyball"
Nick Nolte, "Warrior"
Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"
Max von Sydow "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"

Supporting actress
Berenice Bejo, "The Artist"
Jessica Chastain, "The Help"
Melissa McCarthy, "Bridesmaids"
Janet McTeer, "Albert Nobbs"
Octavia Spencer, "The Help"

Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
Alexander Payne, "The Descendants"
Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"
Terrence Malick, "The Tree of Life"
Martin Scorsese, "Hugo"

Animated feature
"A Cat in Paris"
"Chico & Rita"
"Kung Fu Panda 2"
"Puss in Boots"

Original screenplay
"Midnight in Paris"
"Margin Call"
"A Separation"
"The Artist"

Adapted screenplay
"The Descendants"
"The Ides of March"
"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"

Best foreign language
"Bullhead" (Belgium)
"Footnote" (Israel)
"In Darkness" (Poland)
"Monsieur Lazhar" (Canada)
"A Separation" (Iran)

Art direction
“The Artist”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2”
“Midnight in Paris”
“War Horse”

“The Artist”
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
“The Tree of Life”
“War Horse”

Costume design
“The Artist”
“Jane Eyre”

Live action short film
“The Shore”
“Time Freak”
“Tuba Atlantic”

Sound editing
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
“War Horse”

Sound mixing
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
“War Horse”

Animated short film
“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”
“La Luna”
“A Morning Stroll”
“Wild Life”

Original song
“Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets”
“Real in Rio” from “Rio”

Film editing
“The Artist”
“The Descendants”
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

“Albert Nobbs”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2”
“The Iron Lady”

Original score
“The Adventures of Tintin”
“The Artist”
“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
“War Horse”

Documentary feature
“Hell and Back Again”
“If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front”
“Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory”

Documentary short subject
“The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement”
“God Is the Bigger Elvis”
“Incident in New Baghdad”
“Saving Face”
“The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom”

Visual effects
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2”
“Real Steel”
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”



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