The 2012 Oscar Nominees

Here they are, your Academy Award hopefuls!

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EMPTY_CAPTION"Hugo" leads the way with 11 nominations heading into the 2012 Academy Awards. The 84th annual Oscars are Sunday at 8:30 p.m. (EST) on ABC, with host Billy Crystal returning as emcee for the first time since 2004. Click to see a list of all the nominees.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Hugo" and "The Artist" are among the top 2012 Oscar nominees. Here are the contenders in the top categories:n<b>Best Actor</b></br>nGeorge Clooney, "The Descendants" (above)</br>nJean Dujardin, "The Artist"</br>nBrad Pitt, "Moneyball"</br>nGary Oldman, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"</br>nDemian Bichir, "A Better Life"</br>
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Pathé UK
<b>Best Actress</b></br>nViola Davis, "The Help"</br>nMichelle Williams, "My Week With Marilyn"</br>nMeryl Streep, "The Iron Lady" (above)</br>nRooney Mara, "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"</br>nGlenn Close, "Albert Nobbs"</br>
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Focus Features
<b>Best Supporting Actor</b></br>nChristopher Plummer, "Beginners" (above)</br>nKenneth Branagh, "My Week With Marilyn"</br>nJonah Hill, "Moneyball"</br>nNick Nolte, "Warrior"</br>nMax Von Sydow, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"</br>
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<b>Best Supporting Actress</b></br>nOctavia Spencer, "The Help" (above)</br>nBérénice Bejo, "The Artist"</br>nJessica Chastain, "The Help"</br>nMelissa McCarthy, "Bridesmaids"</br>nJanet McTeer, "Albert Nobbs"</br>
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Sony Pictures Classics
<b>Best Original Screenplay</b></br>nWoody Allen, "Midnight in Paris" (above)</br>nMichel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"</br>nKristen Wiig & Annie Mumulo, "Bridesmaids"</br>nJC Chandor, "Margin Call"</br>nAsghar Farhadi, "A Separation"</br>
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<b>Best Animated Feature</b></br>n"Rango" (above)</br>n"Puss in Boots"</br>n"Kung Fu Panda 2"</br>n“A Cat in Paris”</br>n“Chico and Rita”</br>
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<b>Best Foreign Language Film</b></br>n"A Separation" (Iran)</br>n"Monsieur Lazhar" (Canada) (above)</br>n"In Darkness" (Poland)</br>n"Footnote" (Israel)</br>n“Bullhead” (Belgium)
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Jaap Buitendijk
<b>Best Director</b></br>nMichel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"</br>nAlexander Payne, "The Descendants"</br>nMartin Scorsese, "Hugo" (above)</br>nWoody Allen, "Midnight in Paris" </br>nTerrence Malick, "The Tree of Life"</br>
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Columbia Pictures
<b>Best Adapted Screenplay</b></br>nNat Faxon, Alexander Payne & Jim Rash, "The Descendants"</br>nAaron Sorkin & Steven Zaillian, "Moneyball" (above)</br>nJohn Logan, "Hugo"</br>nBridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan, "Tinker, Tailor Soldier Spy"</br>nGeorge Clooney & Grant Heslov, "The Ides of March"</br>
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<b>Best Picture</b></br>n"The Artist"</br>n"The Help"</br>n"The Descendants"</br>n"Hugo"</br>n"Midnight in Paris"</br>n"Moneyball"</br>n"War Horse" (above)</br>n"The Tree of Life"</br>n"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"</br>
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Pina
<b>Best Documentary Feature</b></br>n"Hell and Back Again"</br>n"Undefeated"</br>n"Pina" (above)</br>n"Paradise Lost 3"</br>n"If a Tree Falls"</br>
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<b>Best Cinematography</b></br>n"The Artist"</br>n"The Tree of Life" (above)</br>n"Hugo"</br>n"War Horse"</br>n"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"</br>
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<b>Best Film Editing</b></br>n"The Artist"</br>n"Hugo"</br>n"Moneyball"</br>n"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" (above)</br>n"The Descendants"</br>
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<b>Best Art Direction</b></br>n"Hugo"</br>n"The Artist"</br>n"Midnight in Paris"</br>n"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" (above)</br>n"War Horse"</br>
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Focus Features
<b>Best Costume Design</b></br>n"The Artist"</br>n"Jane Eyre" (above)</br>n"Hugo"</br>n"W.E."</br>n"Anonymous"</br>
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PA
<b>Best Original Score</b></br>n"The Artist"</br>n"The Adventures of Tintin"n"War Horse"</br>n"Hugo"</br>n"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" (above)</br>
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<b>Best Original Song</b></br>n"Real in Rio" (“Rio”)</br>n"Man or Muppet" (“The Muppets,” above)</br>
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Ryan Cowen
<b>Best Sound Mixing</b></br>n"War Horse"</br>n"Moneyball"</br>n"Hugo"</br>n"Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon" (above)</br>n"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"
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<b>Best Sound Editing</b></br>n"War Horse"</br>n"Drive” (above)</br>n"Hugo"</br>n"Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon"</br>n"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"</br>
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<b>Best Visual Effects</b></br>n"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" (above)</br>n"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2"</br>n"Hugo"</br>n"Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon"</br>n"Real Steel"</br>
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Roadside Attractions
<b>Best Makeup</b></br>n"The Iron Lady"</br>n"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2"</br>n"Albert Nobbs" (above)</br>
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<b>Documentary Short Subject<b></br>n“The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement”</br>n“God Is the Bigger Elvis”</br>n“Incident in New Baghdad” (above)</br>n“Saving Face”</br>n“The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom”</br>
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<b>Short Film (Live Action)<b></br>n“Pentecost”</br>n“Raju”</br>n“The Shore”</br>n“Time Freak” (above)</br>n“Tuba Atlantic”</br>
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<b>Short Film (Animated)<b></br>n“Dimanche/Sunday”</br>n“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” (above)</br>n“La Luna”</br>n“A Morning Stroll”</br>n“Wild Life”</br>
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