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||Nine movies get top Oscar nods
Posted Jan. 24, 2012
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Nine movies received Best Picture nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards.
The films are the silent film The Artist; The Descendants; the 9/11 movie Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close; The Help; Hugo; the Woody Allen film Midnight in Paris; the baseball-based Moneyball; The Tree of Life; and War Horse.
In LGBT-related news, Christopher Plummer followed his Golden Globe win with an Oscar nod for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for portraying a 75-year-old gay widower in Beginners. Glenn Close and Janet McTeer were nominated, respectively, for lead and supporting actress for their gender-bending roles in the film Albert Nobbs. Also, Rooney Mara received a nod for playing the bisexual titular character in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Other lead actress nods went to Viola Davis for The Help; Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady; and Michelle Williams in My Week with Marilyn.
Lead actor nominations went to Demian Bichir for A Better Life; George Clooney in The Descendants; Jean Dujardin in The Artist; Gary Oldman for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy; and Brad Pitt for Moneyball.
Incidentally, there will be no Madonna vs. Elton feud, part twoat least, at the Oscars. There were only two nominations for Best Song: "Man or Muppet" from The Muppets, and "Real in Rio" from Rio.
Hugo leads all films with 11 nominations.
The ceremony will take place Sunday, Feb. 26, on ABC at 7 p.m. CT. Billy Crystal takes over as host after Eddie Murphy withdrew.
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