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January 24, 2012 in Nation/World
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Director Martin Scorsese arrives for the Royal Film Performance of “Hugo,” in London in this Nov. 28, 2011 file photo. Scorsese was nominated Tuesday for an Academy Award for best director for the film.

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Michel Hazanavicius, writer/director of “The Artist,” poses at a screening of the film in Beverly Hills, Calif., in this Nov. 21, 2011 file photo. Hazanavicius was nominated Tuesday for an Academy Award for best director for the film.

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Michelle Williams portrays Marilyn Monroe in a scene from “My Week with Marilyn.” Williams was nominated Tuesday for an Academy Award for best actress for her role in the film.

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Actress Rooney Mara, who plays Lisbeth Salander, arrives for the World Premiere of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” in London. Mara was nominated Tuesday for an Academy Award for best actress.

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In this image released by Disney DreamWorks II, Jessica Chastain portrays Celia Foote, left, and Octavia Spencer portrays Minny Jackson, in a scene from “The Help.” Both Chastain and Spencer were nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best supporting actress for their roles in the film.

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Rooney Mara is shown in a scene from “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.” Mara was nominated Tuesday for an Academy Award for best actress.

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In this film image released by Focus Features, Gary Oldman is shown in a scene from “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.” Oldman was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best actor for his role in the film.

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In this image released by Fox Searchlight Films, George Clooney, left, and Shailene Woodley are shown in a scene from “The Descendants.” The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Oscar for best film.

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In this file film publicity image released by Summit Entertainment, Jose Julian, left, and Demian Bichir, are shown in a scene from “A Better Life.” Bichir was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best actor for his role in the film.

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In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Thomas Horn portrays as Oskar Schell and Sandra Bullock portrays Linda Schell in a scene from “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.” The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Oscar for best film.

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In this film image released by Disney, Jeremy Irvine is shown in a scene from “War Horse.” The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Oscar for best film.

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In this image released by Sony Pictures, Brad Pitt, left, and Jonah Hill are shown in a scene from “Moneyball.” The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Oscar for best film. Pitt was also nominated for best actor and Hill was nominated for best supporting actor.

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Viola Davis is shown in a scene from “The Help.” The film was nominated Tuesday for an Oscar for best film. Davis was nominated for an Oscar for best actress.

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In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Asa Butterfield portrays Hugo Cabret in a scene from “Hugo.” The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Oscar for best film.

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Director Woody Allen poses during a photo call for “Midnight in Paris,” at the 64th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. Allen was nominated Tuesday for an academy award for best director.

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Alexander Payne, writer/director of “The Descendants,” poses at the premiere of the film in Beverly Hills, Calif. Payne was nominated Tuesday for an Academy Award for best director.

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Meryl Streep portrays Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady.” Streep was nominated Tuesday for an Academy Award for best actress.

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Actress Michelle Williams, who portrays Marilyn Monroe, attends the New York Premiere of The Weinstein Company’s “My Week With Marilyn,” at the Paris Theater in New York. Williams was nominated Tuesday for best actress for her role in the film.

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Actress Viola Davis poses at The Hollywood Reporter’s 20th annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Beverly Hills, Calif. Davis was nominated Tuesday for an Academy Award for best actress.

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In this film image released by Roadside Attractions, Glenn Close is shown in a scene from “Albert Nobbs.” Close was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best actress for her role in the film.

December 30, 2011 in Features

Jean Dujardin portrays George Valentin in “The Artist,” an Oscar favorite for best picture.