Academy Award Nominees & Winners

Academy Award Nominees
84th Academy Awards® Nominations Announced
Actress Jennifer Lawrence and Tom Sherak, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, announce the nominees for Best Picture at the 84th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement, January 24, 2012 at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. Martin Scorsese's lavish 3D adventure "Hugo" won 11 Oscar nominations Tuesday, just ahead of hotly-tipped silent movie "The Artist" with 10 nods for Hollywood's top awards. Tied for third were baseball movie "Moneyball" starring Brad Pitt and veteran director Steven Spielberg's equine epic "War Horse," which each got six nods for the Academy Awards, to be presented next month.

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BEST PICTURE NOMINEES
Actress Jennifer Lawrence and Tom Sherak, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, announce the nominees for Best Picture at the 84th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement, January 24, 2012 at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. Martin Scorsese's lavish 3D adventure "Hugo" won 11 Oscar nominations Tuesday, just ahead of hotly-tipped silent movie "The Artist" with 10 nods for Hollywood's top awards. Tied for third were baseball movie "Moneyball" starring Brad Pitt and veteran director Steven Spielberg's equine epic "War Horse," which each got six nods for the Academy Awards, to be presented next month. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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"THE TREE OF LIFE"
Terrence Malick is behind the best picture Oscar-nominated film, "The Tree of Life." The movie, starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain, centers around a family with three boys in the 1950s.

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"THE HELP"
"The Help" is in the running for best picture at the 2012 Academy Awards. The film's stars Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain earned acting nods.

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"THE ARTIST"
Silent, black-and-white film, "The Artist" is up for best picture, alongside eight other nominees. Starring 2012 Oscar nominees Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo, it tells the story of the transition from silent movies to talkies in Hollywood. "The Artist" received 10 Oscar nods, the second most nominations this year. It won the best film (picture, musical or comedy) at the Golden Globe Awards in January 2012.

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"MONEYBALL"
"Moneyball," starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, is in the running for best picture at the Oscars this year. It's also in the running for best adapted screenplay, among other nominations.

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"MIDNIGHT IN PARIS"
Director Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" earned a nomination for best picture. The romantic comedy stars Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams. Allen is also nominated in the best directing category.

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"WAR HORSE"
Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" scored a best picture nomination for the 2012 Academy Awards. The drama follows Albert, played by Jeremy Irvine, who enlists to in World War II after his beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the cavalry.

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"THE DESCENDANTS"
Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" earned a best picture Oscar nomination for 2012. The film, which stars George Clooney, Matthew Lillard, Shailene Woodley and others, recently won the best picture - drama Golden Globe honor.

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"HUGO"
Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" leads this year's nominees list with 11 nods. The film, set in 1930s Paris, tells the story of an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station and is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father. In addition to best picture, "Hugo" is also up for best adapted screenplay, best cinematography and best director, among other nods.

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"EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE"
Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock and Thomas Horn star in the best picture-nominated film, "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close." The movie follows a nine-year-old amateur inventor, who searches New York City for the lock that matches a key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

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AND THE WINNER IS..."THE ARTIST"
AND THE WINNER IS..."THE ARTIST"
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: (L-R) Composer Ludovic Bource,actress Penelope Ann Miller, producer Thomas Langmann, director Michel Hazanavicius and actress Berenice Bejo accept the Best Picture Award for 'The Artist' onstage during the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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BEST ACTOR (LEAD) NOMINEES
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 24: Actress Jennifer Lawrence (L) and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak speak onstage during the 84th Academy Awards announcement held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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JEAN DUJARDIN
Jean Dujardin earned a best actor nomination for the silent film "The Artist." He plays silent movie star George Valentin, who wonders how the arrival of talking pictures will affect his career.

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BEST ACTOR (LEAD) NOMINEE FOR "THE ARTIST"
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BRAD PITT
Brad Pitt earned a best actor nomination for his portrayal of Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane in "Moneyball."

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GARY OLDMAN
Gary Oldman is up for best actor for his role as George Smiley in the British espionage film "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy."

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BEST ACTOR (LEAD) NOMINEE FOR "TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY"
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GEORGE CLOONEY
George Clooney is nominated for the best actor Oscar for his role in "The Descendants." He portrays a land baron who tries to re-connect with his two daughters after his wife suffers a boating accident. Clooney took home this year's best actor award at the Golden Globes.

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DEMIÁN BICHIR
Demian Bichir received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of hardworking single father Carlos Galindo in "A Better Life."

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BEST ACTOR (LEAD) NOMINEE FOR "A BETTER LIFE"
AND THE OSCAR GOES TO...JEAN DUJARDIN
AND THE OSCAR GOES TO...JEAN DUJARDIN
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Jean Dujardin accepts the Best Actor Award for 'The Artist' onstage during the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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BEST ACTOR (SUPPORTING) NOMINEES
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 24: Actress Jennifer Lawrence (L) and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak speak onstage during the 84th Academy Awards announcement held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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NICK NOLTE
Nick Nolte is in the running for best supporting actor for the sports-action drama, "Warrior." He plays estranged father Paddy Conlon, a recovering alcoholic who becomes religious.

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BEST ACTOR (SUPPORTING) NOMINEE FOR "WARRIOR"
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JONAH HILL
Funnyman Jonah Hill is up for a best supporting actor nomination for "Moneyball." He portrays the assistant general manager of the Oakland A's baseball team, alongside Billy Beane, who's played by fellow Oscar nominee Brad Pitt.

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BEST ACTOR (SUPPORTING) NOMINEE FOR "MONEYBALL"
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KENNETH BRANAGH
Kenneth Branagh received a nomination for his role as Sir Laurence Olivier in "My Week with Marilyn," co-starring fellow Oscar nominee Michelle Williams.

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BEST ACTOR (SUPPORTING) NOMINEE FOR "MY WEEK WITH MARILYN"
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MAX VON SYDOW
Swedish actor Max von Sydow is up for the best supporting role in the 9/11 film, "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," which stars Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock.

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BEST ACTOR (SUPPORTING) NOMINEE FOR "EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE"
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CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER
Christopher Plummer earned a supporting actor nomination for his portrayal of an elderly man coming out as gay to his adult son in the "Beginners." He won the best supporting actor Golden Globe for the same role this year.

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BEST ACTOR (SUPPORTING) NOMINEE FOR "BEGINNERS"
AND THE OSCAR GOES TO...CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER
AND THE OSCAR GOES TO...CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Christopher Plummer accepts the Best Supporting Actor Award for 'Beginners' onstage during the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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BEST ACTRESS (LEAD) NOMINEES
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 24: Actress Jennifer Lawrence (L) and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak speak onstage during the 84th Academy Awards announcement held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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ROONEY MARA
Rooney Mara is up for best actress for her role as hacker Lisbeth Salender in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," a film based on the first book in the Swedish trilogy by late author Stieg Larsson.

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BEST ACTRESS (LEAD) NOMINEE FOR "THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO"
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MERYL STREEP
Meryl Streep earned a nomination for her portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." This marks her 17th nomination. Throughout Oscar history, Streep previously received 16 nods and has only won two awards. She has already won the best actress - drama Golden Globe award this year for "The Iron Lady."

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BEST ACTRESS (LEAD) NOMINEE FOR "THE IRON LADY"
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VIOLA DAVIS
Viola Davis received a best actress nomination for her role as Aibileen Clark in the 1960s-period film, "The Help."

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GLENN CLOSE
Glenn Close is nominated for best actress for "Albert Nobbs," the film in which she plays a woman passing as a man in order to work and survive in Ireland during the 19th century.

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MICHELLE WILLIAMS
Michelle Williams earned a best actress Oscar nomination for "My Week with Marilyn," the movie in which she portrays Marilyn Monroe in the early summer of 1956.

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BEST ACTRESS (LEAD) NOMINEE FOR "MY WEEK WITH MARILYN"
AND THE OSCAR GOES TO...MERYL STREEP
AND THE OSCAR GOES TO...MERYL STREEP
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actress Meryl Streep accepts the Best Actress Award for 'The Iron Lady' onstage during the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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BEST ACTRESS (SUPPORTING) NOMINEES
Actress Jennifer Lawrence and Tom Sherak, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts, announce the nominees for Best Supporting Actress at the 84th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement, January 24, 2012 at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. Martin Scorsese's lavish 3D adventure "Hugo" won 11 Oscar nominations Tuesday, ahead of silent movie "The Artist" with Oscars-nominations,lead nods for Hollywood's top cinema awards. The third most nominations went to baseball movie "Moneyball" starring Brad Pitt and veteran director Steven Spielberg's equine epic "War Horse," which each got six nods. Best actress nominees included Meryl Streep, as expected, for her role as former British premier Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." Also shortlisted were Glenn Close for her cross-dressing role in "Albert Nobbs," Viola Davis from civil rights drama "The Help," Michelle Williams as Monroe in "My Week with Marilyn" and Rooney Mara from "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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JESSICA CHASTAIN
Jessica Chastain received an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal as Celia Foote in "The Help," a film set during the 1960s civil right movement.

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BÉRÉNICE BEJO
French actress Berenice Bejo earned a best supporting Oscar nod for "The Artist." She portrays talkie movie star Peppy Miller in the silent film.

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BEST ACTRESS (SUPPORTING) NOMINEE FOR "THE ARTIST"
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JANET McTEER
Janet McTeer is up for best supporting actress for her portrayal of Hubert Page in the spy film, "Albert Nobbs."

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BEST ACTRESS (SUPPORTING) NOMINEE FOR "ALBERT NOBBS"
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MELISSA McCARTHY
Melissa McCarthy snagged an Oscar nomination for the comedy "Bridesmaids."

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BEST ACTRESS (SUPPORTING) NOMINEE FOR "BRIDESMAIDS"
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OCTAVIA SPENCER
Octavia Spencer earned a best supporting actress nod for her role in "The Help." The actress already took home this year's best supporting actress Golden Globe award.

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BEST ACTRESS (SUPPORTING) NOMINEE FOR "THE HELP"
AND THE OSCAR GOES TO...OCTAVIA SPENCER
AND THE OSCAR GOES TO...OCTAVIA SPENCER
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actress Octavia Spencer accepts the Best Supporting Actress Award for 'The Help' onstage during the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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BEST DIRECTOR NOMINEES
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 24: Actress Jennifer Lawrence (L) and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak speak onstage during the 84th Academy Awards announcement held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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ALEXANDER PAYNE
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BEST DIRECTOR NOMINEE FOR "THE DESCENDANTS"
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MARTIN SCORCESE
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BEST DIRECTOR NOMINEE FOR "HUGO"
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WOODY ALLEN
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BEST DIRECTOR NOMINEE FOR "MIDNIGHT IN PARIS"
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MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS
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BEST DIRECTOR NOMINEE FOR "THE ARTIST"
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TERRENCE MALICK
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BEST DIRECTOR NOMINEE FOR "THE TREE OF LIFE"
AND THE OSCAR GOES TO...MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS FOR "THE ARTIST"
AND THE OSCAR GOES TO...MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS FOR "THE ARTIST"
Winner for Best Director for "The Artist" Michel Hazanavicius accepts his trophy onstage at the 84th Annual Academy Awards on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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