Oscar nominations 2012: the Academy's picks for best films

The Oscar nominations are announced, with a few surprises.

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3. Actress in a Leading Role

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    Actress Rooney Mara is nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her role in 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.'
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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"

Upsets: All except Mara were as expected, but many had wondered if Mara's chances were fading after she missed out on many of the major acting awards – and actress Tilda Swinton was considered to have the best chance at the fifth nomination for her film "We Need to Talk About Kevin." Instead, Mara slipped in for a nomination.

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