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ACADEMY AWARDS ‘Hugo,’ ‘The Help’ Rule Oscar Noms

‘Hugo,’ ‘The Help’ Rule Oscar Noms

Get those envelopes ready—the Oscar nominations are in. The Help, The Descendants, and Hugo picked up the most nods, and favorite comedy Bridesmaids scored two major nominations. Hugo led the pack, with 11 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director, with The Artist not far behind with 10 nods. The Help’s Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, and Jessica Chastain were all shortlisted for acting, and the movie is in the running for Best Picture, along with eight others: The Descendants, War Horse, The Artist, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, Midnight in Paris, The Help, Hugo, and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. The raunchy Bridesmaids got a piece of the action as well with two major nominations: Best Supporting Actress for Melissa McCarthy and Best Original Screenplay by Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo.

January 24, 2012 8:50 AM