Hugo and The Artist lead this year's Oscar nominations

  • 24 January 2012
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This year's Oscar nominations have been announced, and it looks like Uggie the dog will need his bow tie again!

The silent black and white movie The Artist is up for 10 awards including the Best Actor, Best Screenplay and Best Director categories.

It's also up for the top prize of Best Picture, alongside 3D action adventure Hugo and Steven Spielberg's War Horse.

Hugo, which is set in 1930s Paris got the most nominations overall, with a total of 11.

Best Animation nominees include Kung Fu Panda 2, Rango and Puss in Boots.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 got three nominations for Visual Effects, Makeup and Art Direction.

The red carpet will be rolled out once again to welcome the stars to the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on 26 February.

Pictures in the video report courtesy of: Entertainment Film Distribution; Dreamworks; Fox/Pathe; 20th Century Fox

The nominations in the major categories are:

Best Picture

  • The Artist
  • Hugo
  • War Horse
  • The Descendants
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • The Help
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Moneyball
  • The Tree of Life

Best Actor

  • Jean Dujardin - The Artist
  • Demian Bichir - A Better Life
  • George Clooney - The Descendants
  • Jean Dujardin - The Artist
  • Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Brad Pitt - Moneyball

Best Actress

  • Rooney Mara - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  • Glenn Close - Albert Nobbs
  • Viola Davis - The Help
  • Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
  • Michelle Williams - My Week With Marilyn

Best Director

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

Animated Feature Film

  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • A Cat in Paris
  • Rango
  • Puss in Boots
  • Chico & Rita

Music - Original Score

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