(UPDATED) Hugo and The Artist lead Oscars 2012 nominations

Hugo, starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Asa Butterfield (top), and The Artist, starring Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo (below), are nominated for Best Picture in the 84th Oscar Awards.


Martin Scorsese’s fantasy movie, Hugo, scored the most number of nominations in the 84th Oscar Awards with 11 nods, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Meanwhile, the silent-movie drama, The Artist, got 10 nominations; including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay (Michel Hazanavicius), Best Actor (Jean Dujardin), and Best Supporting Actress (Bérénice Bejo).

Other Best Picture nominees are The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, and War Horse.

Best Director nominees Scorsese and Hazanavicius will be competing against Alexander Payne (The Descendants), Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris), and Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life).

Hollywood A-list stars George Clooney of The Descendants and Brad Pitt of Moneyball, plus Gary Oldman of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, are up against Frenchman Jean Dujardin (The Artist) and Mexican Demián Bichir (A Better Life) in the Best Actor category.

Clooney previously won Best Supporting Actor for Syriana, while this is Pitt’s fourth Oscar nomination.

Oldman and Bichir are surprise nominees in this category, taking the spots of early favorites Leonardo DiCaprio for J.Edgar and Michael Fassbender for Shame.

Meryl Streep scored her 17th Oscar nomination for her performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.

She will be competing in the Best Actress category alongside former nominees Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Viola Davis (The Help), and Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn). They will be joined by first-time nominee Rooney Mara of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

Streep is gunning for her third Oscar win.

Here are the nominees for the 84th Oscar Awards which will be held on February 26 (February 27 in the Philippines):

Best Picture
The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

The Help
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse

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

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

Best Actress
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

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

Best Supporting Actress
Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help

Best Original Screenplay
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
J.C. Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Asghar Farhadi, A Separation

Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne, Jim Rash & Nat Faxon, The Descendants
John Logan, Hugo
George Clooney, Grant Heslov & Beau Willimon, The Ides of March
Aaron Sorkin & Steven Zaillian, Moneyball
Peter Straughan & Bridget O’Connor, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Animated Film
A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2

Puss in Boots
Rango

Best Foreign Language Film
Bullhead (Belgium)
Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)
A Separation (Iran)
Footnote
(Israel)
In Darkness (Poland)

Best Art Direction

The Artist

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Hugo

Midnight In Paris

War Horse

Best Cinematography

The Artist

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Hugo

The Tree of Life

War Horse

Best Costume Design

Anonymous

The Artist

Hugo

Jane Eyre

E.W.

Best Film Editing

The Artist

The Descendants

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Hugo

Moneyball

Best Makeup

Albert Nobbs

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

The Iron Lady

Best Original Score

The Adventures of Tintin

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The Artist

Hugo

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

War Horse

Best Original Song

"Man or Muppet" from The Muppets

"Real In Rio" from Rio

Best Sound Editing

Drive

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Hugo

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

War Horse

Best Sound Mixing

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Hugo

Moneyball

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

War Horse

Best Visual Effects

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Hugo

Real Steel

Rise of the Planet of The Apes

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Best Documentary (Feature)

Hell And Back Again

If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

Pina

Undefeated

Best 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

Best Short Film (Animated)

Dimanche/Sunday

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mrs. Morris Lessmore

La Luna

A Morning Stroll

Wild Life

Best Short Film (Live Action)

Pentecost

Raju

The Shore

Time Freak

Tuba Atlantic


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