Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Oscar Nominations 2012

Oscar Nominations 2012 - Meryl Streep has landed an Oscar nomination for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. Britons Gary Oldman - for his role in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Kenneth Branagh and Janet McTeer are also in the running for Academy Awards. Oldman, 53, is up for best actor for his role as George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Branagh, 51, is in the running for best supporting actor for his performance as Sir Laurence Olivier in Marilyn Monroe biopic My Week With Marilyn. He said: "It was a rare honour to play Sir Laurence Olivier. To be recognised by the Academy for doing so is overwhelming. I'm absolutely thrilled." Newcastle-born McTeer, 50, is up for best supporting actress for her role in gender-bending drama Albert Nobbs. Streep, 62, the winner of two previous Academy Awards, has received critical acclaim for her role as the former British prime minister. The Artist was, as expected, in the 2012 nominations for the Best Picture along with Hugo, The Descendants, The Help, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, War Horse and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Martin Scorsese's Paris adventure Hugo leads the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, among them best picture and the latest director nod for the Oscar-winning filmmaker. Black and white silent film The Artist has 10 nominations, including best film, best actor for French star Jean Dujardin and supporting actress for Berenice Bejo. Wings, released in 1927 about First World War fighter pilots, was the first film, and the only silent film, to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Oscar Nominations 2012

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