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2012 Oscar Nominations Announced, Read The Full List Here

The 2012 Academy Award nominations were announced early this morning, in part in a TV and online broadcast hosted by Jennifer Lawrence and Academy President Tom Sherak. Leading the pack was Hugo, which scored 11 nominations including Best Picture, though The Artist wasn't far behind with 10 nods of its own. Though as few as 5 films could have been nominated for Best Picture, the category includes 9 films, indicating a wide range of support for a number of films, including several that were seen as complete long-shots for the nomination, like Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and War Horse.

If you're looking for surprises there are plenty to choose from, including the very presence of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close-- which also got a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Max von Sydow-- and a Best Actress nomination for Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Star of the tiny drama A Better Life Demian Bichir managed to knock out Leonardo DiCaprio in the Best Actor category, which also gave Gary Oldman his first Oscar nomination for his performance in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. And even the raunchy comedy Bridesmaids has reason to celebrate this morning; it scored two nominations, for Best Original Screenplay and for Melissa McCarthy as Best Supporting Actress. You can read a much longer analysis of the morning's news here.

Here's the full list of categories; refresh for updates and more commentary throughout the morning. This year's Oscars will be handed out during the usual lavish awards ceremony on February 26.

BEST PICTURE

The Artist

War Horse

The Descendants

Moneyball

The Tree of Life

Midnight in Paris

The Help

Hugo

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

BEST DIRECTOR

Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Alexander Payne, The Descendants

Martin Scorsese, Hugo

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life

BEST ACTOR

Demian Bichir, A Better Life

George Clooney, The Descendants

Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Brad Pitt, Moneyball

BEST ACTRESS

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Jonah Hill, Moneyball

Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn

Max von Sydow, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Nick Nolte, Warrior

Christopher Plummer, Beginners

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Berenice Bejo, The Artist

Jessica Chastain, The Help

Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids

Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs

Octavia Spencer, The Help

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

The Artist

Bridesmaids

Margin Call

Midnight in Paris

A Separation

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Descendants

Hugo

The Ides of March

Moneyball

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

A Cat in Paris

Chico & Rita

Kung Fu Panda 2

Puss in Boots

Rango

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

A Separation

Footnote

In Darkness

Bullhead

Monsieur Lahzar

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Pina

Hell and Back Again

If A Tree Falls: The Story of the Earth Liberation Front

Paradise Lost 3

Undefeated

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Artist

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Hugo

The Tree of Life

War Horse

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

The Adventures of Tintin

The Artist

Hugo

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

War Horse

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

"Man or Muppet" from The Muppets

"Real in Rio" from Rio

BEST EDITING

The Artist

The Descendants

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Hugo

Moneyball

BEST ART DIRECTION

The Artist

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Hugo

Midnight in Paris

War Horse

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Anonymous

The Artist

Hugo

Jane Eyre

W.E.

BEST MAKEUP

Albert Nobbs

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

The Iron Lady

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Hugo

Real Steel

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

BEST SOUND MIXING

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Moneyball

Hugo

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

War Horse

BEST SOUND EDITING

Drive

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Hugo

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

War Horse

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

Dimanche/Sunday

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

La Luna

A Morning Stroll

Wild Life

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

Pentecost

Raju

The Shore

Time Freak

Tuba Atlantic

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement

God Is the Bigger Elvis

Incident in New Baghdad

Saving Face

The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Katey Rich

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend