‘Hugo’ leads Oscar nominations, ‘The Artist’ 2nd

January 24th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS  

Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” leads this year’s Oscar nomination pack with 11 nods, with “The Artist” following close behind with 10 nominations, while India’s only hope “DAM 999″ is out of the Academy Awards race.

The nominations were announced here Tuesday.

“Hugo”, set in Paris of the 1930s, is about an orphan who lives in a train station, and is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. It is adapted from Brian Selznick’s novel “The Invention of Hugo Cabret”.

The movie has been nominated in the best picture, directing, sound editing, sound mixing, visual effects, writing (adapted screenplay), art direction, cinematography, costume design, editing and music (original score) categories.

“The Artist”, which bagged the maximum trophies at the recently held Golden Globe awards, has nominated for best picture, best director (Michel Hazanavicius), actor in a leading role (Jean Dujardin), supporting actress (Berenice Bejo), art direction, cinematography, costume design, editing, writing (original screenplay) and original score.

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