Battle Shapes Up Between ‘Hugo’ and ‘The Artist’ as Oscar Nominations Are Announced; We Have the Complete List

Jan 24, 2012  •  Post A Comment

The 84th Academy Awards nominations were announced today, and the Martin Scorsese film “Hugo,” with 11 nominations, appears poised for a fight with the Golden Globe winner, “The Artist,” which snagged 10 nods, CNN reports.

Brad Pitt’s “Moneyball” received six nominations while George Clooney’s “The Descendants” got five — and the two stars will face each other for best lead actor, along with Jean Dujardin (“The Artist”), Gary Oldman (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) and Demian Bichir (“A Better Life”).

Vying for lead actress are Meryl Streep (“The Iron Lady”), Michelle Williams (“My Week With Marilyn”), Glenn Close (“Albert Nobbs”), Viola Davis (“The Help”) and Rooney Mara (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”).

Nine movies will compete for best picture, with “Hugo,” “The Artist” “Moneyball” and “The Descendants” joined by Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life,” Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse,” the Tom Hanks film “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” and “The Help,” directed by Tate Taylor.

The Oscars ceremony will be televised live by ABC on Feb. 26.

Click here for the complete list of nominees.

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