2012 Oscars

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Colin Friel won Best Actor last year for his role in The Kings Speech. Photo: Getty Images/abc.net.au
Martin Scorcese’s 3D spectacular Hugo leads the way for the most nominations for the 84th Academy Awards after being nominated for a whopping eleven gongs at the Los Angeles ceremony which is set to take place on Monday morning (AEST). Not far behind is the The Artist , directed by Michael Hazanavicious, which received ten nominations. The silent, black-and-white film is highly fancied to collect a string of awards, including Best Picture.

The Best Actor category is expected to be fought out by The Artist star Jean Dujardin , and George Clooney , who wowed audiences with his role of lawyer Matt King in The Descendents. Viola Davis  and screen legend Meryl Streep  are expected to fight it out for Best Actress for their roles in The Help and The Iron Lady respectively. 

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