The Academy Awards nominations were announced Tuesday morning, and Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” leads the way with 11 nominations, including best picture and best director.
Nine films make up this year’s Oscars for best picture: the silent film “The Artist,” George Clooney’s “The Descendants,” Tom Hanks’ Sept. 11 film “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” “Midnight in Paris,” “Moneyball,” “War Horse,” “The Help,” and “The Tree of Life.”
“The Artist” was second with 10 nominations.
The nominees for best actor for the 84th annual Academy Awards are George Clooney (The Descendants), Demian Bichir (A Better Life), Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), and Brad Pitt (Moneyball).
Earlier this month, Clooney took home the Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a motion picture in a drama and Dujardin won for best actor in a comedy or musical.
The nominees for best actress are Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Viola Davis (The Help), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), and Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn).
Streep won best actress in a drama during the Golden Globes while Williams won the award for best actress in a comedy or musical.
Contenders for best director are Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist), Alexander Payne (The Descendants), Martin Scorsese (Hugo), Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris), and Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life).
Martin Scorsese took home best director for “Hugo” during the Golden Globes.
The list of nominees in the best supporting actor category are Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn), Jonah Hill (Moneyball), Nick Nolte (Warrior), Christopher Plummer in (Beginners), and Max von Sydow (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close).
The supporting actress category includes Bérénice Bejo (The Artist), Jessica Chastain (The Help), Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) Janet McTeer in (Albert Nobbs) and Octavia Spencer (The Help).
ABC will air the popular awards show on Feb. 26.