Silent Film The Artist has received 6 nominations in the categories of Picture – Musical or Comedy, Director, Actor in a Musical or Comedy, Supporting Actress, Screenplay and Best Score.
George Clooney received nominations for his two films The Descendants and The Ides Of March, the latter which he also directed. Other films collecting numerous nominations include The Help with 5 and My Week With Marilyn with 3.
The strong contenders for the Actor in a Drama award will go to one of:
George Clooney (The Descendants)
Leonardo Dicaprio (J Edgar)
Michael Fassbender (Shame)
Ryan Gosling (The Ides Of March) or
Brad Pitt (Moneyball)
The Actress in a Drama award will be awarded to:
Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs)
Viola Davis (The Help)
Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)
Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) or
Tilda Swinton (We Need To Talk About Kevin).