The 2012 Oscar Nominees

Here they are, your Academy Award hopefuls!

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EMPTY_CAPTION"Hugo" leads the way with 11 nominations heading into the 2012 Academy Awards. The 84th annual Oscars are Sunday at 8:30 p.m. (EST) on ABC, with host Billy Crystal returning as emcee for the first time since 2004. Click to see a list of all the nominees.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Hugo" and "The Artist" are among the top 2012 Oscar nominees. Here are the contenders in the top categories:nBest Actor
nGeorge Clooney, "The Descendants" (above)
nJean Dujardin, "The Artist"
nBrad Pitt, "Moneyball"
nGary Oldman, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"
nDemian Bichir, "A Better Life"
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Pathé UK
Best Actress
nViola Davis, "The Help"
nMichelle Williams, "My Week With Marilyn"
nMeryl Streep, "The Iron Lady" (above)
nRooney Mara, "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"
nGlenn Close, "Albert Nobbs"
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Focus Features
Best Supporting Actor
nChristopher Plummer, "Beginners" (above)
nKenneth Branagh, "My Week With Marilyn"
nJonah Hill, "Moneyball"
nNick Nolte, "Warrior"
nMax Von Sydow, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"
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Best Supporting Actress
nOctavia Spencer, "The Help" (above)
nBérénice Bejo, "The Artist"
nJessica Chastain, "The Help"
nMelissa McCarthy, "Bridesmaids"
nJanet McTeer, "Albert Nobbs"
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Sony Pictures Classics
Best Original Screenplay
nWoody Allen, "Midnight in Paris" (above)
nMichel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
nKristen Wiig & Annie Mumulo, "Bridesmaids"
nJC Chandor, "Margin Call"
nAsghar Farhadi, "A Separation"
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Best Animated Feature
n"Rango" (above)
n"Puss in Boots"
n"Kung Fu Panda 2"
n“A Cat in Paris”
n“Chico and Rita”
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Best Foreign Language Film
n"A Separation" (Iran)
n"Monsieur Lazhar" (Canada) (above)
n"In Darkness" (Poland)
n"Footnote" (Israel)
n“Bullhead” (Belgium)
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Jaap Buitendijk
Best Director
nMichel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
nAlexander Payne, "The Descendants"
nMartin Scorsese, "Hugo" (above)
nWoody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"
nTerrence Malick, "The Tree of Life"
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Columbia Pictures
Best Adapted Screenplay
nNat Faxon, Alexander Payne & Jim Rash, "The Descendants"
nAaron Sorkin & Steven Zaillian, "Moneyball" (above)
nJohn Logan, "Hugo"
nBridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan, "Tinker, Tailor Soldier Spy"
nGeorge Clooney & Grant Heslov, "The Ides of March"
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Best Picture
n"The Artist"
n"The Help"
n"The Descendants"
n"Hugo"
n"Midnight in Paris"
n"Moneyball"
n"War Horse" (above)
n"The Tree of Life"
n"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"
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Pina
Best Documentary Feature
n"Hell and Back Again"
n"Undefeated"
n"Pina" (above)
n"Paradise Lost 3"
n"If a Tree Falls"
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Best Cinematography
n"The Artist"
n"The Tree of Life" (above)
n"Hugo"
n"War Horse"
n"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"
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Best Film Editing
n"The Artist"
n"Hugo"
n"Moneyball"
n"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" (above)
n"The Descendants"
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Best Art Direction
n"Hugo"
n"The Artist"
n"Midnight in Paris"
n"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" (above)
n"War Horse"
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Focus Features
Best Costume Design
n"The Artist"
n"Jane Eyre" (above)
n"Hugo"
n"W.E."
n"Anonymous"
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PA
Best Original Score
n"The Artist"
n"The Adventures of Tintin"n"War Horse"
n"Hugo"
n"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" (above)
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Best Original Song
n"Real in Rio" (“Rio”)
n"Man or Muppet" (“The Muppets,” above)
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Ryan Cowen
Best Sound Mixing
n"War Horse"
n"Moneyball"
n"Hugo"
n"Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon" (above)
n"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"
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Best Sound Editing
n"War Horse"
n"Drive” (above)
n"Hugo"
n"Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon"
n"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"
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Best Visual Effects
n"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" (above)
n"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2"
n"Hugo"
n"Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon"
n"Real Steel"
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Roadside Attractions
Best Makeup
n"The Iron Lady"
n"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2"
n"Albert Nobbs" (above)
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Documentary Short Subject
n“The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement”
n“God Is the Bigger Elvis”
n“Incident in New Baghdad” (above)
n“Saving Face”
n“The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom”
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Short Film (Live Action)
n“Pentecost”
n“Raju”
n“The Shore”
n“Time Freak” (above)
n“Tuba Atlantic”
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Short Film (Animated)
n“Dimanche/Sunday”
n“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” (above)
n“La Luna”
n“A Morning Stroll”
n“Wild Life”
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