84th Academy Awards Nominations Announced

Nominations for the 84th Academy Awards were announced today by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2010 Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence.

Sherak and Lawrence, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her lead performance in “Winter’s Bone,” announced the nominees in 10 of the 24 Award categories at a 5:38 a.m. PT live news conference attended by more than 400 international media representatives.

Best motion picture of the year, “The Artist” 
credit: Image courtesy of The Weinstein Company

Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams and Rooney Mara are the nominees for best actress and in the best actor category, George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Gary Oldman will compete for the best actor accolade.

Oscar®-nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence (left) and Academy President Tom Sherak announce the nominees for the 84th Annual Academy Awards in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
credit: Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Among the best picture nominees is the silent film “The Artist”, “War Horse,” the Sept. 11 tale “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” the drama “The Help”; “The Descendants,”  “Hugo” and the Woody Allen film “Midnight in Paris.”

Best motion picture of the year, “The Help” 
credit: Image courtesy of Touchstone 

“Hugo” received the most of any other Oscar-nominated film this year followed by “The Artist.”

Samantha Ofole-Prince is a journalist and movie critic who covers industry-specific news that includes television and film. She serves as the Entertainment Editor for Trendy Africa.

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