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Two-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep is up for Best Actress for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady Theironlady

The nominations for the 84th Academy Awards have been announced and films Hugo and The Artist lead the pack with 11 and 10 Oscar nominations respectively.

Moneyball and War Horse earned six nominations each.

Oscar-nominee Jennifer Lawrence and academy president Tom Sherak revealed the list ahead of the award ceremony on 26 February at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.

Two-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep is up for a third with her stunning performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.

Check out the full list of nominations so far:

Best Picture

The Artist

The Descendants

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

The Help


Midnight in Paris


The Tree of Life

War Horse

Best Actor

Demián Bichir- A Better Life

George Clooney -The Descendants

Jean Dujardin - The Artist

Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Brad Pitt - Moneyball

Best Supporting Actor

Kenneth Branagh - My Week with Marilyn

Jonah Hill - Moneyball

Nick Nolte - Warrior

Christopher Plummer - Beginners

Max von Sydow - Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

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

Actress in a Supporting Role

Bérénice Bejo - The Artist

Jessica Chastain - The Help

Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids

Janet McTeer - Albert Nobbs

Octavia Spencer - The Help

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 Animated Feature Film

A Cat in Paris - Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli

Chico & Rita - Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal

Kung Fu Panda 2 - Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Puss in Boots - Chris Miller

Rango - Gore Verbinski

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Descendants - Alexander Payne, and Nat Faxon and Jim Rash

Hugo - John Logan

The Ides of March - George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon

Moneyball - Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Story by Stan Chervin

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan

Best Original Screenplay

The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius

Bridesmaids - Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig

Margin Call - JC Chandor

Midnight in Paris - Woody Allen

A Separation - Asghar Farhadi