The 2012 Oscars are just around the corner. It's our favorite time of year when the really hardcore movie fans throw parties and get aggravated when all their guests aren't paying close attention. Well, start getting pumped 'cause the Oscar nominations have been released. Check 'em out below.

Best Picture

'Hugo'

'The Artist'

'The Help'

'The Descendants'

'War Horse'

'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close'

'Midnight in Paris'

'Moneyball'

'The Tree of Life'

Best Actor

Gary Oldman -- 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'

Jean Dujardin -- 'The Artist'

Brad Pitt -- 'Moneyball'

Demian Bichir -- 'A Better Life'

George Clooney -- 'The Descendants'

Best Actress

Meryl Streep -- 'The Iron Lady'

Michelle Williams -- 'My Week With Marilyn'

Rooney Mara -- 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'

Viola Davis -- 'The Help'

Glen Close -- 'Albert Nobbs'

Best Supporting Actor

Kenneth Branagh -- 'My Week With Marilyn'

Nick Nolte -- 'Warrior'

Christopher Plummer -- 'Beginners'

Max von Sydow -- 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close'

Jonah Hill -- 'Moneyball'

Best Supporting Actress

Janet McTeer -- 'Albert Nobbs'

Jessica Chastain -- 'The Help'

Melissa McCarthy -- 'Bridesmaids'

Berenice Bejo -- 'The Artist'

Octavia Spencer -- 'The Help'

For the rest of the nominees, visit Oscars.com.

 

-Nick Romano