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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak along with actress Jennifer Lawrence revealed the Oscar nominees during a news conference at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills today (24 January 2012).

And the nominees are:

BEST PICTURE
The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Help
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of life
War Horse

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Demián Bichir – A Better Life
George Clooney – The Descendants
Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt – Money Ball

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Kenneth Branagh – My Week with Marilyn
Jonah Hill – Money Ball
Nick Nolte – Warrior
Christopher Plummer – Beginners
Max von Sydow – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis – The Help
Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Bérénice Bejo – The Artist
Jessica Chastain – The Help
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer – The Help

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Bullhead – Belgium
Footnote – Israel
In Darkness – Poland
Monsieur Lazhar – Canada
A Separation – Iran

DIRECTING
The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius
The Descendants – Alexander Payne
Hugo – Martin Scorsese
Midnight In Paris – Woody Allen
The Tree of Life – Terrence Malick 

View the full list at oscar.go.com/nominees. The 84th Academy Awards will take place on 26 February 2012.