Jennifer Lawrence and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announce the best motion picture of the year nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 84th Annual Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.
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Octavia Spencer (r.) and Viola Davis are shown in a scene from 'The Help,' nominated for an Oscar for best picture. Spencer was nominated for best supporting actress and Davis for best actress.
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Actors Jean Dujardin (l.) plays George Valentin and Berenice Bejo plays Peppy Miller in a scene from the silent movie 'The Artist,' nominated for best picture. Dujardin was nominated for best actor and Bejo for best actress.
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George Clooney (l.) and Shailene Woodley are shown in a scene from 'The Descendants,' nominated for best picture. Clooney was nominated for best actor.
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Actors Emily Mortimer (l.) and Asa Butterfield listen to director Martin Scorsese on the set of 'Hugo.' The film, adapted from Brian Selznick's award-winning illustrated book 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret,' is about a 12-year-old orphan who lives in a 1930 Paris train station. 'Hugo' has been nominated for best picture and Scorsese as best director.
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Jeremy Irvine is shown in a scene from 'War Horse,' nominated for best picture. Director Steven Spielberg was also nominated for best director.
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Brad Pitt (l.) and Jonah Hill are shown in a scene from 'Moneyball,' nominated for best picture. Pitt was nominated for best actor and Hill for best supporting actor.
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Actress Meryl Streep portrays former British Prime Minister Lady Margaret Thatcher in the new film 'The Iron Lady.' Streep was nominated for best actress.
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Gary Oldman is shown in a scene from 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.' Oldman was nominated for best actor.
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Michelle Williams (c.) as Marilyn Monroe is shown in a scene from director Simon Curtis' film 'My Week With Marilyn.' Williams was nominated for best actress.
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Christopher Plummer (l.) and Ewan McGregor are shown in a scene from 'Beginners.' Plummer was nominated for best supporting actor.
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Rooney Mara arrives for the premiere of the film 'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' in New York. She was nominated for best actress for her portrayal of Lisbeth Salander.
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Brad Pitt stars in Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life,' which was nominated as best picture and Malick as best director.
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Actress Meryl Streep shows off her Golden Globe award for the best performance by an actress in a motion picture for 'The Iron Lady' during her arrival at the The Weinstein Company after party following the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Streep was also nominated for an Oscar, her 17th nomination.
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Octavia Spencer holds the award for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture - drama for 'The Help' at the 13th annual Warner Bros and InStyle after party after the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Spencer was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress.
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From left, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig are shown in a scene from 'Bridesmaids.' McCarthy was nominated for best supporting actress for her role in the film.
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Carla Bruni (l.) and Owen Wilson are shown in a scene from 'Midnight in Paris.' The movie was nominated for best picture and director Woddy Allen for best director.
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Actor George Clooney poses backstage with the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for the film 'The Descendants' during the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Clooney was nominated for an Oscar for best actor.