Oscar nominations are in: History in the making for Meryl & HUGO!

The nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards have been announced! Here are the highlights. (It could be a good night for BRIDESMAIDS)

By Haley Overland
Oscar nominations are in: History in the making for Meryl & HUGO!

2011 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ("A.M.P.A.S")

I have my fingers crossed for Brad Pitt, even though George Clooney's going to take it home. But the fact that Melissa McCarthy has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress, and Kristen Wiig for Best Screenplay, for Bridesmaids, totally makes up for it.

The nomination ceremony took place earlier today (Tuesday) at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science headquarters in Beverly Hills.

Surprise, surprise, Golden Globe winner Michelle Williams is up for Best Actress for her role as Marilyn in My Week with Marilyn. But I don't think she can beat 17-time-Oscar-nominee Meryl Streep for her role as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. Do you?

No one has ever been nominated for an Oscar 17 times. This is HISTORY! (Of the seventeen nominations, Meryl's won two: Best Supporting Actress for The Deer Hunter, 1978, and Best Actress for Sophie's Choice, 1982.)

Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain of The Help have also been nominated. So it'll be a big night for The Help, which was also, by the way, nominated for Best Picture. (I read the book, and haven't been able to bring myself to see the movie yet. I'll probably rent it before the Oscars. Have you seen it yet?)

George Clooney's The Descendants, of course, is up for five awards, The Artist is up for 10, and Martin Scorsese's Hugo is up for ELEVEN! Again, HISTORY!

Gorgeouses, if it's not sold out already, and people aren't already lining up down the street for HUGO, go see it this weekend! Because WOWZA! Have you ever seen a kids' movie up for ELEVEN Academy Awards? We're witnessing history, no? (I'll have to ask our expert, Carly Deziel over at What's Playing, and get back to you.)

For the entire list of nominations, checkit!

Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 26, at 7 p.m. EST. After an eight-year break, Billy Crystal will host for the ninth time. Yeah! Paprika!

Are you going to watch the Oscars? Hugo? Trust me, Moneyball's a must-see.... Oh! And Kung Fu Panda 2 (LOVE!), Puss N' Boots (just saw it this weekend, and LOVE! LOVE!) — both nominated for best animated feature film.

xo Haley-O

This article was originally published on Jan 24, 2012

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