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Oscar Nominations Announced, "Made in NY" Film among Best Picture Hopefuls


Thomas Horn and Oscar nominee Max von Sydow go on a quest in the Warner Bros. Pictures' Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. Photo courtesy of François Duhamel, Warner Bros. Pictures.

January 24, 2012 -The 84th Annual Academy Awards have announced the nominees for this year’s ceremony.

The “Made in NY” film Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close was nominated for Best Picture (executive producer, Scott Rudin) as was actor Max von Sydow for his supporting role as the Renter. Margin Call, about a crisis at a financial firm, was nominated for its original screenplay, written by J.C. Chandor, who also directed the film. The project shot on location in the City during the summer of 2010. Additionally, Hugo received a nomination for Best Film Editing (Thelma Schoonmaker). The film, which takes place in Paris and was filmed in the UK, was edited in New York.

A number of New Yorkers also received nominations for their work in various other projects, including: Woody Allen (Best Director, Midnight in Paris), Glenn Close (Best Actress, Albert Nobbs), Martin Scorsese (Best Director, Hugo), Meryl Streep (Best Actress, The Iron Lady) and Michelle Williams (Best Actress, My Week with Marilyn).

In the documentary and short film categories, a handful of New Yorkers also earned nominations. Locals Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman were nominated for Best Documentary Feature for their film If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front while Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky received a nomination for Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory. New Yorkers Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson (God is the Bigger Elvis) and James Spione (Incident in New Baghdad) were each nominated for Best Documentary Short.

Historical Oscars and other memorabilia will be on display at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central from February 22-26 as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual exhibit. Visitors will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with an Oscar as well.

The Academy Awards, hosted by Billy Crystal, will be broadcast live on ABC beginning at 7pm on February 26, 2012. To learn more about the nominees, visit oscar.go.com.

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