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'The Artist' and 'Hugo' lead Oscar nominations

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak speaks onstage during the 84th Academy Awards announcement held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Samuel Goldwyn Theater Photo Credit: Getty

Awards season is upon us, and nominations for the biggest show of them all - the Academy Awards - were announced yesterday, with Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" leading the pack with 11 nominations. Hollywood heavyweights (and friends) George Clooney and Brad Pitt did well, each nabbing two noms, but perhaps the the biggest surprise was Melissa McCarthy scoring a supporting actress nom for her role in the hilarious (but un-Oscar-esque) comedy "Bridesmaids."

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

Actor in a Leading Role
Demián Bichir in "A Better Life"
George Clooney in "The Descendants"
Jean Dujardin in "The Artist"
Gary Oldman in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
Brad Pitt in "Moneyball"

Actress in a Leading Role
Glenn Close in "Albert Nobbs"
Viola Davis in "The Help"
Rooney Mara in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
Meryl Streep in "The Iron Lady"
Michelle Williams in "My Week With Marilyn"

Actor in a Supporting Role
Kenneth Branagh in "My Week with Marilyn"
Jonah Hill in "Moneyball"
Nick Nolte in "Warrior"
Christopher Plummer in "Beginners"
Max von Sydow in "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"

Actress in a Supporting Role
Bérénice Bejo in "The Artist"
Jessica Chastain in "The Help"
Melissa McCarthy in "Bridesmaids"
Janet McTeer in "Albert Nobbs"
Octavia Spencer in "The Help"

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

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Seriously snubbed

The Academy failed to recognize the work of these actors (and an actress turned director) for this year's awards.

Tilda Swinton in "We Need to Talk About Kevin"
Charlize Theron in "Young Adult"
Angelina Jolie for "In the Land of Blood and Honey" (director)
Ryan Gosling in "The Ides of March"
Michael Fassbender in "Shame"
Leonardo DiCaprio in "J. Edgar"


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