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The Oscar nominations


Well, it's all been leading up to this. After those other awards are out of the way, all eyes are focused on the Academy.

Today the nominations are out and it's a somewhat predictable, if deserving bunch. The rather brilliant silent hit The Artist has scooped 10 nominations, while The Descendants, Moneyball and The Help have all done rather well.. Gary Oldman nabbed a surprise nomination for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy while Michael Fassbender was left out in the cold for Shame.

The key nominations are below and the ceremony takes place on February 26th.

Best Picture

The Artist

The Descendants

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

The Help



Midnight In Paris

War Horse

The Tree of Life

Best Actor

Demian Behir (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 Director

Woody Allen (Midnight In Paris)

Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)

Alexander Payne (The Descendants)

Martin Scorcese (Hugo)

Terence Malick (The Tree Of Life)

Best Animated Feature Film

A Cat in Paris

Chico & Rita

Kung Fu Panda 2

Puss in Boots


Best Documentary Feature

Hell and Back Again

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

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory



Best Foreign Language Film

Bullhead (Belgium)

Footnote (Israel)

In Darkness (Poland)

Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)

A Separation (Iran)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash (The Descendants)

John Logan (Hugo)

George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon (The Ides Of March)

Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin Story by Stan Chervin (Moneyball)

Bridget O'Connor & Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)

Best Original Screenplay

Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)

Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids)

J.C. Chandor (Margin Call)

Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)

Asghar Farhadi (A Separation)

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