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In this film publicity image released by Disney, Viola Davis is shown in a scene from "The Help." 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/Disney, Dale Robinette)

In this film publicity image released by Disney, Viola Davis is shown in a scene from "The Help." 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/Disney, Dale Robinette)

2012 Oscar nominees

The best actor and actress nominations for the 84th Academy Awards have been ahead of the ceremony next month.

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