The 84th Academy Award nominations

And the Oscar nominees for 2012 are...

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.