"The Artist," "Hugo" lead Oscar nominations

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Posted: Jan 24, 2012 8:53 AM
"The Artist," "Hugo" lead Oscar nominations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Silent-era film "The Artist" and Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" led the pack of Oscar nominees on Tuesday, including one nod for each in the best film category, in the race for the world's top film honors.

Joining "The Artist" and "Hugo" in the competition for the best movie Oscar are nine films, including "The Descendants," "The Help," "Midnight in Paris," "Moneyball," "The Tree of Life," "War Horse," and "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close."

The Oscars are given out by year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and this year winners will be named at a gala ceremony in Hollywood on February 26.

(Reporting By Bob Tourtellotte; Editing by Philip Barbara)