The Oscar race begins

See the nominees in the four main acting categories -- George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Melissa McCarthy and more

By Salon Staff

Published January 24, 2012 1:45PM (EST)

This year's Oscar nominees were announced this morning in Beverly Hills -- and fans of "Hugo" and "The Artist" (which lead the pack with 11 and 10 nominations, respectively) will find plenty of cause to celebrate. If you didn't catch the broadcast, you can watch it below, or see the full list of nominees here.

Click through the following slide show to see the nominees in the four main acting categories.

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