Oscar Nominations 2012: Hugo and The Artist Top Contenders

The 2012 Oscar nomination have been announced and two beautiful movies honoring the early days of film-making lead the pack in being honored The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Martin Scorsese‘s Hugo received 11 2012 Academy Award nominations, while The Artist received 10 nods. While most of the nominations this year came as no surprise, there were a few notable snubs from the Academy voters.

Martin Scorsese’s Hugo leads the pack for most 2012 Oscar nods, raking in a hefty 11 nominations. Golden Globe winner The Artist runs a very close second with 10 nominations, including nods for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress. Although both films were expected to be highly honored with nominations, it was a surprise to some critics that Hugo managed to squeak out slightly more nominations than The Artist. Strong odds seemed to be in favor that the reverse would be true and The Artist was going to be the top dog at the 2012 Academy Award nominations.

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