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Hugo leads Oscars nominations with 11 nods

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Jan 24, 2012 | 4:30am EST

The Help and The Artist originally led the pack by scooping four nominations apiece but Martin Scorsese's Hugo has now become the one to beat after walking away with mentions in a slew of technical categories including Art Direction, Costume and Visual Effects.

Hugo will duke it out with The Help and The Artist for Best Picture, alongside War Horse, Moneyball, The Descendants, The Tree of Life, Midnight in Paris and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

Demian Bichir (A Better Life), George Clooney (The Descendants), Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Brad Pitt (Moneyball) will compete against The Artist's Jean Dujardin in the Actor in a Leading Role category while Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn), Jonah Hill (Moneyball), Nick Nolte (Warrior), Christopher Plummer (Beginners) and Max von Sydow (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close) are all up for the Actor in a Supporting Role award.

The nominees for Actress in a Leading Role aside from The Help's Viola Davis are Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) and Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn) and in the race for Actress in a Supporting Role alongside The Artist's Berenice Bejo and The Help stars Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer are Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) and Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs).

The major list of award nominations were announced at a press conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday (24Jan12) by Winter's Bone star Jennifer Lawrence and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak.

The 84th annual Academy Awards ceremony will take place on 26 February (12) at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, and will be hosted by veteran Billy Crystal.

The complete list of nominees is as follows:

Best Picture:

War Horse

The Artist

Moneyball

The Descendants

The Tree of Life

Midnight in Paris

The Help

Hugo

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Actor in a Leading Role:

Demian Bichir - A Better Life

George Clooney - The Descendants

Jean Dujardin - The Artist

Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Brad Pitt - Moneyball

Actress in a Leading Role:

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

Actor in a Supporting Role:

Kenneth Branagh - My Week With Marilyn

Jonah Hill - Moneyball

Nick Nolte - Warrior

Christopher Plummer - Beginners

Max von Sydow - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Actress in a Supporting Role:

Berenice Bejo - The Artist

Jessica Chastain - The Help

Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids

Janet McTeer - Albert Nobbs

Octavia Spencer - The Help

Directing:

Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist

Alexander Payne - The Descendants

Martin Scorsese - Hugo

Woody Allen - Midnight in Paris

Terrence Malick - The Tree of Life

Foreign Language Film:

Bullhead - Belgium

Footnote - Israel

In Darkness - Poland

Monsieur Lazhar - Canada

A Separation - Iran

Adapted Screenplay:

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash - The Descendants

John Logan - Hugo

George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon - The Ides of March

Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin and Stan Chervin - Moneyball

Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Original Screenplay:

Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist

Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig - Bridesmaids

J.C. Chandor - Margin Call

Woody Allen - Midnight in Paris

Asghar Farhadi - A Separation

Animated Feature Film:

A Cat in Paris

Chico & Rita

Kung Fu Panda 2

Puss in Boots

Rango

Art Direction:

The Artist

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Hugo

Midnight in Paris

War Horse

Cinematography:

The Artist

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Hugo

The Tree of Life

War Horse

Sound Mixing:

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Hugo

Moneyball

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

War Horse

Sound Editing:

Drive

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Hugo

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

War Horse

Original Score:

John Williams - The Adventures of Tintin

Ludovic Bource - The Artist

Howard Shore - Hugo

Alberto Iglesias - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

John Williams - War Horse

Original Song:

Bret McKenzie - Man or Muppet from The Muppets

Sergio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown, and Siedah Garrett - Real in Rio from Rio

Costume:

Anonymous

The Artist

Hugo

Jane Eyre

W.E.

Documentary Feature:

Hell and Back Again

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

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

Pina

Undefeated

Documentary (Short Subject):

The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement

God Is the Bigger Elvis

Incident in New Baghdad

Saving Face

The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Film Editing:

The Artist

The Descendants

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Hugo

Moneyball

Makeup:

Albert Nobbs

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

The Iron Lady

Animated Short Film:

Dimanche/Sunday

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

La Luna

A Morning Stroll

Wild Life

Live Action Short Film:

Pentecost

Raju

The Shore

Time Freak

Tuba Atlantic

Visual Effects:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Hugo

Real Steel

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

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