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  • In this image released by Fox Searchlight Films, George Clooney, left, and Shailene Woodley are shown in a scene from "The Descendants." The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Oscar for best film.

      In this image released by Fox Searchlight Films, George Clooney, left, and Shailene Woodley are shown in a scene from "The Descendants." The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Oscar for best film.
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  • In this film image released by Sony Pictures Classics, Leila Hatami, left, and Peyman Moadi are shown in a scene from "A Separation." The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best foreign film.

      In this film image released by Sony Pictures Classics, Leila Hatami, left, and Peyman Moadi are shown in a scene from "A Separation." The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best foreign film.
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  • Janet McTeer, who plays a woman posing as a male laborer in "Albert Nobbs," is interviewed in New York. McTeer was nominated Tuesday for an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in the film.

      Janet McTeer, who plays a woman posing as a male laborer in "Albert Nobbs," is interviewed in New York. McTeer was nominated Tuesday for an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in the film.
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  • In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Thomas Horn portrays as Oskar Schell and Sandra Bullock portrays Linda Schell in a scene from "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close ." The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Oscar for best film.

      In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Thomas Horn portrays as Oskar Schell and Sandra Bullock portrays Linda Schell in a scene from "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close ." The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Oscar for best film.
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  • Jennifer Lawrence and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announce the Best Foreign Language Film of the year nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

      Jennifer Lawrence and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announce the Best Foreign Language Film of the year nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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  • In this film image released by Roadside Attractions, Janet McTeer is shown in a scene from "Albert Nobbs." McTeer was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in the film.

      In this film image released by Roadside Attractions, Janet McTeer is shown in a scene from "Albert Nobbs." McTeer was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in the film.
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  • In this image released by Sony Pictures, Brad Pitt, left, and Jonah Hill are shown in a scene from "Moneyball." The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Oscar for best film. Pitt was also nominated for best actor and Hill was nominated for best supporting actor.

      In this image released by Sony Pictures, Brad Pitt, left, and Jonah Hill are shown in a scene from "Moneyball." The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Oscar for best film. Pitt was also nominated for best actor and Hill was nominated for best supporting actor.
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  • In this image released by Disney DreamWorks II, Jessica Chastain portrays Celia Foote, left, and Octavia Spencer portrays Minny Jackson, in a scene from "The Help." Both Chastain and Spencer were nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best supporting actress for their roles in the film.

      In this image released by Disney DreamWorks II, Jessica Chastain portrays Celia Foote, left, and Octavia Spencer portrays Minny Jackson, in a scene from "The Help." Both Chastain and Spencer were nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best supporting actress for their roles in the film.
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  • In this film image released by Roadside Attractions, Glenn Close is shown in a scene from "Albert Nobbs." Close was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best actress for her role in the film.

      In this film image released by Roadside Attractions, Glenn Close is shown in a scene from "Albert Nobbs." Close was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best actress for her role in the film.
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  • Alexandra Edenborough, the wife of British actor Gary Oldman, arrives for the German premiere of the movie "Dame, König, As, Spion" (original title "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy") in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. Oldman was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best actor for his role in the film.

      Alexandra Edenborough, the wife of British actor Gary Oldman, arrives for the German premiere of the movie "Dame, König, As, Spion" (original title "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy") in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. Oldman was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best actor for his role in the film.
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  • In this Oct. 19, 2011 file photo, actor and director of the film, George Clooney poses for photographs at the official BFI London Film Festival screening of "The Ides of March," in London. Clooney was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for best actor for his role in "The Descendants."

      In this Oct. 19, 2011 file photo, actor and director of the film, George Clooney poses for photographs at the official BFI London Film Festival screening of "The Ides of March," in London. Clooney was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for best actor for his role in "The Descendants."
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  • In this June 18, 2005 file photo, Valencian designer Javier Mariscal presents the trophy he designed for the Louis Vuitton Acts during a press conference on the new corporative image he created for the 32nd America's Cup in Valencia, Spain. Mariscal and Spanish Director Fernando Trueba's "Chico & Rita" was nominated Tuesday Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award .

      In this June 18, 2005 file photo, Valencian designer Javier Mariscal presents the trophy he designed for the Louis Vuitton Acts during a press conference on the new corporative image he created for the 32nd America's Cup in Valencia, Spain. Mariscal and Spanish Director Fernando Trueba's "Chico & Rita" was nominated Tuesday Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award .
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  • Jennifer Lawrence and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announce the Best Actor in a Leading Role nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 84th Annual Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.

      Jennifer Lawrence and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announce the Best Actor in a Leading Role nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 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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  • In this file film publicity image released by The Weinstein Company, Jean Dujardin portrays George Valentin, left, and Berenice Bejo portrays Peppy Miller in a scene from "The Artist." The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Oscar for best film.

      In this file film publicity image released by The Weinstein Company, Jean Dujardin portrays George Valentin, left, and Berenice Bejo portrays Peppy Miller in a scene from "The Artist." The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Oscar for best film.
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  • In this film publicity image released by Disney, Viola Davis is shown in a scene from "The Help." The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Oscar for best film.

      In this film publicity image released by Disney, Viola Davis is shown in a scene from "The Help." The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Oscar for best film.
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  • In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Puss in Boots, voiced by Antonio Banderas, is shown in a scene from "Puss in Boots." The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best animated feature.

      In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Puss in Boots, voiced by Antonio Banderas, is shown in a scene from "Puss in Boots." The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best animated feature.
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  • In this film image released by Focus Features, Gary Oldman is shown in a scene from "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy." Oldman was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best actor for his role in the film.

      In this film image released by Focus Features, Gary Oldman is shown in a scene from "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy." Oldman was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best actor for his role in the film.
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  • In this May 11, 2011 file photo, director Woody Allen poses during a photo call for "Midnight in Paris," at the 64th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. Allen was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, for an academy award for best director for his film.

      In this May 11, 2011 file photo, director Woody Allen poses during a photo call for "Midnight in Paris," at the 64th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. Allen was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, for an academy award for best director for his film.
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  • In this film image released by Disney, Jeremy Irvine is shown in a scene from "War Horse." The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Oscar for best film.

      In this film image released by Disney, Jeremy Irvine is shown in a scene from "War Horse." The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Oscar for best film.
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  • In this file film publicity image released by Summit Entertainment, Jose Julian, left, and Demian Bichir, are shown in a scene from "A Better Life." Bichir was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best actor for his role in the film.

      In this file film publicity image released by Summit Entertainment, Jose Julian, left, and Demian Bichir, are shown in a scene from "A Better Life." Bichir was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best actor for his role in the film.
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  • Producer Brian Grazer is seen after the nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 84th Annual Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.

      Producer Brian Grazer is seen after the nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 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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  • In this film publicity image released by The Weinstein Company, Jean Dujardin portrays George Valentin in "The Artist." Dujardin was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best actor for his role in the film.

      In this film publicity image released by The Weinstein Company, Jean Dujardin portrays George Valentin in "The Artist." Dujardin was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best actor for his role in the film.
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  • In this July 8, 2011 photo, actress Octavia Spencer poses for a portrait during in Los Angeles. Spencer was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in "The Help."

      In this July 8, 2011 photo, actress Octavia Spencer poses for a portrait during in Los Angeles. Spencer was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in "The Help."
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  • In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Asa Butterfield portrays Hugo Cabret in a scene from "Hugo." The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Oscar for best film.

      In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Asa Butterfield portrays Hugo Cabret in a scene from "Hugo." The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Oscar for best film.
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  • In this Dec. 12, 2011 file photo, actress Rooney Mara, who plays Lisbeth Salander, arrives for the World Premiere of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," in London. Mara was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best actress for her role in the film.

      In this Dec. 12, 2011 file photo, actress Rooney Mara, who plays Lisbeth Salander, arrives for the World Premiere of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," in London. Mara was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best actress for her role in the film.
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  • This undated photograph shows Agnieszka Holland, the Polish director whose film "In Darkness" won an Oscar nomination for best foreign language film .

      This undated photograph shows Agnieszka Holland, the Polish director whose film "In Darkness" won an Oscar nomination for best foreign language film .
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  • From left, French producer Thomas Langmann, French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius, French actors Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo pose together before an interview with the Associated Press in Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. The movie 'The Artist', in which Jean Dujardin plays main role, is nominated 10 times for the Oscar, amongst them writing and directing nominations for French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius, a best-actor honor for Jean Dujardin and a supporting-actress nod for Berenice Bejo.

      From left, French producer Thomas Langmann, French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius, French actors Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo pose together before an interview with the Associated Press in Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. The movie 'The Artist', in which Jean Dujardin plays main role, is nominated 10 times for the Oscar, amongst them writing and directing nominations for French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius, a best-actor honor for Jean Dujardin and a supporting-actress nod for Berenice Bejo.
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  • In this film publicity image released by The Weinstein Company, Michelle Williams portrays Marilyn Monroe in a scene from "My Week with Marilyn." Williams was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best actress for her role in the film.

      In this film publicity image released by The Weinstein Company, Michelle Williams portrays Marilyn Monroe in a scene from "My Week with Marilyn." Williams was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best actress for her role in the film.
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  • In this film publicity image released by Focus Features, Christopher Plummer is shown in a scene from "Beginners." Plummer was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role in the film.

      In this film publicity image released by Focus Features, Christopher Plummer is shown in a scene from "Beginners." Plummer was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role in the film.
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  • In this Jan. 12, 2012 file photo, actor Albert Brooks arrives at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles. Brooks has been hailed for this against-type performance as a violent gangster in the neo-noir thriller "Drive". But Brooks was not nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actor.

      In this Jan. 12, 2012 file photo, actor Albert Brooks arrives at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles. Brooks has been hailed for this against-type performance as a violent gangster in the neo-noir thriller "Drive". But Brooks was not nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actor.
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  • British actor Gary Oldman signs autographs before the German premiere of the movie "Dame, König, As, Spion" (original title "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy") in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. Oldman was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best actor for his role in the film.

      British actor Gary Oldman signs autographs before the German premiere of the movie "Dame, König, As, Spion" (original title "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy") in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. Oldman was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best actor for his role in the film.
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  • French actress Berenice Bejo addresses reporters during an interview with the Associated Press in Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. The movie, 'The Artist', in which Jean Dujardin plays main role, and Berenice Bejo the second role, is nominated 10 times for the Oscar, amongst them writing and directing nominations for French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius, a best-actor honor for Jean Dujardin and a supporting-actress nod for Berenice Bejo.

      French actress Berenice Bejo addresses reporters during an interview with the Associated Press in Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. The movie, 'The Artist', in which Jean Dujardin plays main role, and Berenice Bejo the second role, is nominated 10 times for the Oscar, amongst them writing and directing nominations for French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius, a best-actor honor for Jean Dujardin and a supporting-actress nod for Berenice Bejo.
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  • In this film image released by Sony Pictures, Rooney Mara is shown in a scene from "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo." Mara was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best actress for her role in the film.

      In this film image released by Sony Pictures, Rooney Mara is shown in a scene from "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo." Mara was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best actress for her role in the film.
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  • Composer and conductor John Williams, shown on stage at Boston's Symphony Hall in this May 28, 2002, file photo. The prolific composer, who wrote the theme song for four Olympic Games and perhaps best known for composing the ``Star Wars'' film score, is nominated for two 2012 Oscars for best original score ("The Adventures of Tintin" and "War Horse") giving him a record 47 Oscar nods in total.

      Composer and conductor John Williams, shown on stage at Boston's Symphony Hall in this May 28, 2002, file photo. The prolific composer, who wrote the theme song for four Olympic Games and perhaps best known for composing the ``Star Wars'' film score, is nominated for two 2012 Oscars for best original score ("The Adventures of Tintin" and "War Horse") giving him a record 47 Oscar nods in total.
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  • In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Max Von Sydow is shown in a scene from in a scene from "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close ." Von Sydow was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role in the film.

      In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Max Von Sydow is shown in a scene from in a scene from "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close ." Von Sydow was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role in the film.
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  • In this film image released by The Weinstein Company, Meryl Streep portrays Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." Streep was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best actress for her role in the film.

      In this film image released by The Weinstein Company, Meryl Streep portrays Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." Streep was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best actress for her role in the film.
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  • In this Nov. 20, 2011 file photo, British actor Kenneth Branagh arrives for the UK Premiere of "My Week With Marilyn," in London. Branagh was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role in the film.

      In this Nov. 20, 2011 file photo, British actor Kenneth Branagh arrives for the UK Premiere of "My Week With Marilyn," in London. Branagh was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role in the film.
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  • In this Sept. 7, 2011 file photo, actor Nick Nolte, from the upcoming film "Warrior", poses for a portrait at his home in Malibu, Calif. Nolte was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, for an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role in the film.

      In this Sept. 7, 2011 file photo, actor Nick Nolte, from the upcoming film "Warrior", poses for a portrait at his home in Malibu, Calif. Nolte was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, for an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role in the film.
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  • In this Sept. 16, 2011 file photo, Melissa McCarthy poses at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Performers Nominee Reception in Los Angeles. McCarthy was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in "Bridesmaids."

      In this Sept. 16, 2011 file photo, Melissa McCarthy poses at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Performers Nominee Reception in Los Angeles. McCarthy was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in "Bridesmaids."
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  • Cars are seen piled up in a plaza along Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago, Friday, July 16, 2010, during filming of the movie "Transformers Dark of the Moon." The film was nominated for three technical Oscars (sound mixing, sound editing, visual effects)

      Cars are seen piled up in a plaza along Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago, Friday, July 16, 2010, during filming of the movie "Transformers Dark of the Moon." The film was nominated for three technical Oscars (sound mixing, sound editing, visual effects)
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