The Oscar nominations are here! Martin Scorcese’s three hour long Hugo leads the pack with 11 nominations and The Artist, with 10, is a close second.
Brad Pitt won his first producer nomination, for Moneyball (as well as an acting nod) and George Clooney scored his first writing nod, for Ides of March (his acting nomination is for The Descendants).
Meryl Streep is nominated for the 17th time; she’ll compete against Michelle Williams, Viola Davis, Rooney Mara and Glenn Close for Best Actress. Bridesmaids scored two Oscar nominations: a Best Supporting Actress nod for Melissa McCarthy and Best Original Screenplay for Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo.
As for the men, Demián Bichir (A Better Life), The Artist‘s Jean Dujardin and Gary Oldman, for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (the first nomination for each of them), join Clooney and Pitt in the Best Actor category.
And lastly, nine films have been nominated for Best Picture: The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, and War Horse. The film most obviously missing from any category is We Need to Talk About Kevin; Tilda Swinton scored a Golden Globe nod and was considered a serious contender for the Oscar, too. The red carpet’s already looking a bit more dull in her absence.