Oscars: And the nominees are ...

"The Artist" and "Hugo" got a big push in the awards race Tuesday morning when the Academy showered both cinema-centric contenders with nominations. Also among this year's top contenders are Oscar veterans like "The Iron Lady's" Meryl Streep and "The Descendants'" George Clooney and a few newcomers too, like "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo's" Rooney Mara and " A Better Life's" Demian Bichir. RELATED: Oscars coverage Snubs Reactions Top Nominees Cheat Sheet
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