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George Clooney and Shailene Woodley in a scene (Credit: AP / Fox Searchlight Films)

George Clooney and Shailene Woodley in a scene from "The Descendants."

Photos: 2012 Oscar nominees

A snapshot at some of the 2012 Oscar nominees

Gary Oldman was nominated for an Oscar for
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Gary Oldman was nominated for an Oscar for best actor for his role in "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy." The film was also nominated in the categories of adapted screenplay and original score.

Glenn Close
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Glenn Close" is nominated for and Oscar for best actress for her role in "Albert Nobbs." Janet McTeer was nominated for best supporting actress. The film was also nominated in the makeup category.

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"The Descendants" was nominated in the 84th annual Academy Awards for best picture. George Clooney was nominated for best actor. The film was also nominated in the categories of directing, film editing and adapted screenplay.

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"The Help" was nominated for an Oscar for best picture. Viola Davis was nominated for best actress, and Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer were nominated for best supporting actress.

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"Hugo" was nominated for an Oscar for best film. Martin Scorsese was nominated for best directing in "Hugo." The film was also nominated in the categories of adapted screenplay, art direction, cinematography, sound mixing, sound editing, original score, costume, film editing and visual effects.

Michelle Williams was nominated for an Oscar for
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Michelle Williams was nominated for an Oscar for best actress for her role in "My Week with Marilyn." Kenneth Branagh was nominated for best supporting actor.

Meryl Streep was nominated for best actress in
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Meryl Streep was nominated for best actress in the 84th annual Academy Awards for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." The film was also nominated for best makeup.

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"Moneyball" is for an Oscar for best picture. Pitt was also nominated for best actor and Hill was nominated for best supporting actor. The film was also nominated in the categories of film editing, adapted screenplay and sound mixing.

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"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" is nominated for best picture in the 84th annual Academy Awards. Max von Sydow also landed a nomination for best supporting actor.

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"War Horse" is nominated for best picture in the 84th annual Academy Awards. It also landed nominations for art direction, cinematography, sound mixing, sound editing and original score.

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"Midnight in Paris" is nominated for best picture in the 84th annual Academy Awards. The film was also nominated in the categories of directing, original screenplay and art direction.

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"The Tree of Life" is nominated for best picture in the 84th annual Academy Awards. The film was also nominated in the categories of cinematography, documentary feature and directing.

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"The Artist" is nominated for best picture in the 84th annual Academy Awards. Dujardin was nominated for best actor, and Bejo was nominated for best supporting actress. The film is also nominated for best directing, best original screenplay, art direction, cinematography, original score, costume and film editing.

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George Clooney and Shailene Woodley in a scene
(Credit: AP / Fox Searchlight Films)

George Clooney and Shailene Woodley in a scene from "The Descendants."

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