‘Hugo’ leads with 11 nominations for 84th Academy Awards

Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” is the early leader in the race for the 84th Academy Awards with 11 nominations, including best picture, directing, and adapted screenplay.

Nine films received best picture Oscar nominations, the first year in which the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), allowed for the number to shift between five and 10.

In addition to “Hugo,” “The Artist,” “The Descendants,” “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” “The Help,” “Midnight in Paris,” “Moneyball,” “The Tree of Life” and “War Horse” will all compete for Best Picture.

The Oscar nominations were presented by 2010 Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence and Tom Sherak, president of AMPAS, early Tuesday morning from AMPAS’ Beverly Hills headquarters.

This year’s Academy Awards ceremony will take place February 26, from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Billy Crystal will host the show for the ninth time.

The complete list of nominees is as follows:

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR

“The Artist” (The Weinstein Co.)
“The Descendants” (Fox Searchlight)
“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” (Warner Bros.)
“The Help” (Touchstone)
“Hugo” (Paramount)
“Midnight in Paris” (Sony Pictures Classics)
“Moneyball” (Sony Pictures)
“The Tree of Life” (Fox Searchlight)
“War Horse” (Touchstone)

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING

Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
Alexander Payne, “The Descendants”
Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”
Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Demián Bichir, “A Better Life”
George Clooney, “The Descendants”
Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Gary Oldman, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”

PERFORMANCE BY AN 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”

PERFORMANCE BY AN 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 & Incredibly Close”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Berenice Bejo, “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain, “The Help”
Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs”
Octavia Spencer, “The Help”

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”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM OF THE YEAR

“A Cat in Paris”
“Chico & Rita”
“Kung Fu Panda 2″
“Puss in Boots”
“Rango”

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

“Dimanche/Sunday”
“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”
“La Luna”
“A Morning Stroll”
“Wild Life”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

“Bullhead” (Belgium)
“Footnote” (Israel)
“In Darkness” (Poland)
“Monsieur Lazhar” (Canada)
“A Separation” (Iran)

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

Ludovic Bource, “The Artist”
Alberto Iglesias, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Howard Shore, “Hugo”
John Williams, “The Adventures of Tintin”
John Williams, “War Horse”

ORIGINAL SONG

“Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets” – Bret McKenzie
“Real in Rio” from “Rio” – Sergio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown and Siedah Garrett

COSTUME DESIGN

“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”

ART DIRECTION

“The Artist”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″
“Hugo”
“Midnight in Paris”
“War Horse”

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”

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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