In pics: The Oscar nominees for Best Picture

Movies | | February 1, 2012, 1:12 pm
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Brad Pitt, Robin Wright and Jonah Hill play the lead roles in 'Moneyball'.

Brad Pitt, Robin Wright and Jonah Hill play the lead roles in 'Moneyball'.

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Set during the twilight of Hollywood's silent era and shot on location in Los Angeles, The Artist tells the story of a charismatic movie star unhappily confronting the new world of talking pictures.

Set during the twilight of Hollywood's silent era and shot on location in Los Angeles, The Artist tells the story of a charismatic movie star unhappily confronting the new world of talking pictures.

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Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo play the lead roles in 'The Artist'.

Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo play the lead roles in 'The Artist'.

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Adapted from the acclaimed bestseller by Jonathan Safran Foer, 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' is a story that unfolds from inside the young mind of Oskar Schell, an inventive eleven year-old New Yorker whose discovery of a key in his deceased father's belongings sets him off on an urgent search across the city for the lock it will open.

Adapted from the acclaimed bestseller by Jonathan Safran Foer, 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' is a story that unfolds from inside the young mind of Oskar Schell, an inventive eleven year-old New Yorker whose discovery of a key in his deceased father's belongings sets him off on an urgent search across the city for the lock it will open.

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Directed by Stephen Daldry, the film stars Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock.

Directed by Stephen Daldry, the film stars Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock.

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This is a romantic comedy set in Paris about a family that goes there because of business, and two young people who are engaged to be married in the fall have experiences there that change their lives.

This is a romantic comedy set in Paris about a family that goes there because of business, and two young people who are engaged to be married in the fall have experiences there that change their lives.

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Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and David Thewlis play the lead roles in 'War Horse'.

Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and David Thewlis play the lead roles in 'War Horse'.

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The film stars Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain.

The film stars Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain.

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'The Descendants' stars George Clooney, Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller in lead roles.

'The Descendants' stars George Clooney, Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller in lead roles.

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Here are the nominees for the 84th Academy Awards for 'Best Picture'...

Here are the nominees for the 84th Academy Awards for 'Best Picture'...

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Thanks to some great performances and storyline, 'The Help' has become very popular.

Thanks to some great performances and storyline, 'The Help' has become very popular.

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The legendary storyteller invites you to join him on a thrilling journey to a magical world with his first-ever 3D film, based on Brian Selznick's award-winning, imaginative New York Times bestseller, The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

The legendary storyteller invites you to join him on a thrilling journey to a magical world with his first-ever 3D film, based on Brian Selznick's award-winning, imaginative New York Times bestseller, The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

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From director Steven Spielberg comes an emotional epic on a classic scale. It is the story of a miraculous horse in wartime - a stirring journey that explores a bond of friendship, loyalty and courage.

From director Steven Spielberg comes an emotional epic on a classic scale. It is the story of a miraculous horse in wartime - a stirring journey that explores a bond of friendship, loyalty and courage.

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The film is about a young man's great love for a city, Paris, and the illusion people have that a life different from theirs would be much better.

The film is about a young man's great love for a city, Paris, and the illusion people have that a life different from theirs would be much better.

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This sensitive story about a family has earned several nominations at the Academy Awards.

This sensitive story about a family has earned several nominations at the Academy Awards.

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Columbia Pictures' 'Moneyball' is based on the true story of Billy Beane (Brad Pitt)-once a would-be baseball superstar who, stung by the failure to live up to expectations on the field, turned his fiercely competitive nature to management.

Columbia Pictures' 'Moneyball' is based on the true story of Billy Beane (Brad Pitt)-once a would-be baseball superstar who, stung by the failure to live up to expectations on the field, turned his fiercely competitive nature to management.

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'The Descendants' is set in Hawaii and follows the unpredictable journey of an American family at a crossroads. Matt King (George Clooney), a husband and father of two girls, must re-examine his past and navigate his future when his wife is in a boating accident off Waikiki.

'The Descendants' is set in Hawaii and follows the unpredictable journey of an American family at a crossroads. Matt King (George Clooney), a husband and father of two girls, must re-examine his past and navigate his future when his wife is in a boating accident off Waikiki.

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'The Help' stars Emma Stone as Skeeter, Academy Award-nominated Viola Davis as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny-three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk.

'The Help' stars Emma Stone as Skeeter, Academy Award-nominated Viola Davis as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny-three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk.

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Throughout his extraordinary career, Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese has brought his unique vision and dazzling gifts to life in a series of unforgettable films.

Throughout his extraordinary career, Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese has brought his unique vision and dazzling gifts to life in a series of unforgettable films.