Scorsese's 'Hugo' leads Oscars with 11 nominations

Jan 24 2012 - 4:56pm

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In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Asa Butterfield portrays Hugo Cabret in a scene from "Hugo." The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Oscar for best film. The Oscars will be presented Feb. 26 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Billy Crystal and broadcast live on ABC. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Jaap Buitendijk)
FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2011 file photo, director Martin Scorsese arrives for the Royal Film Performance of "Hugo," in London. Scorsese was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best director for the film. The Oscars will be presented Feb. 26 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Billy Crystal and broadcast live on ABC. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)
In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Asa Butterfield portrays Hugo Cabret in a scene from "Hugo." The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Oscar for best film. The Oscars will be presented Feb. 26 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Billy Crystal and broadcast live on ABC. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Jaap Buitendijk)
FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2011 file photo, director Martin Scorsese arrives for the Royal Film Performance of "Hugo," in London. Scorsese was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best director for the film. The Oscars will be presented Feb. 26 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Billy Crystal and broadcast live on ABC. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Martin Scorsese's Paris adventure "Hugo" leads the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, among them best picture and the latest director honor for the Oscar-winning filmmaker.

Also nominated for best picture Tuesday: the silent film "The Artist"; the family drama "The Descendants"; the Sept. 11 tale "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"; the Deep South drama "The Help"; the romantic fantasy "Midnight in Paris"; the sports tale "Moneyball"; the family chronicle "The Tree of Life"; and the World War I epic "War Horse."

The nominations set up a best-picture showdown between the top films at the Golden Globes: best musical or comedy recipient "The Artist" and best drama winner "The Descendants."

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