NOMINATIONS FOR 84TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Jennifer Lawrence announces nominees for Best Picture

(REUTERS – January 25) The nominations for the 84th annual Academy Awards have been announced andMartin Scorsese‘s “Hugo” led the pack of Oscar contenders with 11 nods overall. It will compete in the race for best picture along with “War Horse,” “The Artist,” “Moneyball,” “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” “The Tree of Life,” “Midnight in Paris,” and “The Help.”

On the actor side, George Clooney leads the pack of nominees for “The Descendants” – he already won a Golden Globe for the role.

The same is true on the actress side - Meryl Streep earned a nod for portraying former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady” – a role which also earned her a Golden Globe award.