Oscars Nominations 2012 Highlights

Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Michelle Williams Score Oscars Nominations!

Many of the 2012 award season favorites got more love this morning at the Oscars nominations! Jennifer Lawrence, who was nominated in 2011 for Winter's Bone, was up early to make the announcement. The best actor category saw Brad Pitt and George Clooney score nods, though Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling, and Michael Fassbender were not as lucky. Golden Globe winners Michelle Williams and Meryl Streep will battle it out for best actress, and two ladies from The Help, Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain, will face off for best supporting actress. We've listed a select group of actors, actresses, and films below, and make sure to check out the full list of 2012 Oscars nominees. We're also streaming the nominations ceremony in case you missed it!

Brad Pitt, Moneyball
George Clooney, The Descendants
Demián Bichir, A Better Life
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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

War Horse
The Artist
The Descendants
The Tree of Life
Midnight in Paris
The Help
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Make sure to watch the 2012 Oscars when they air on the evening of Feb. 26 and check out all the pictures of Jennifer announcing when you read more!

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