( 4UMF NEWS ) The Help Nominated For Four Oscars..
The nominees for the 2012 Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday morning.
“The Help,” the tale of domestic workers in segregated Mississippi at the beginning of the Civil Rights era, earned a Best Picture nod, as well as a nomination for Viola Davis for Best Actress and nods for Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer for Best Supporting Actress.
The “Artist,” the silent, black and white tribute to old Hollywood earned five nods for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor for Jean Dujardin. Bérénice Bejo, for her role as starlet Peppy Miller, earned a nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
“Hugo,” Martin Scorsese’s 3D family homage to film preservation earned 11 nominations.
“The Descendants,” the Alexander Payne-directed dramedy considered the other top awards contender, was also nominated for Best Picture; Payne earned a nod for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, the latter of which he shares with writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. George Clooney, who stars as a beleaguered father, soon-to-be-widower and trustee of sacred family land in Hawaii, earned a nomination for Best Actor; he was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama earlier in January.
Story @ Huffington Post
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