This year's Oscar nominations have been announced. Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" lead the pack with 11 nominations including one for best picture. Also nominated for best picture was the silent film "The Artist"; the George Clooney film "The Descendants"; the 9/11 drama "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"; the Southern story of domestic workers "The Help"; the romantic fantasy "Midnight in Paris"; the sports blockbuster "Moneyball"; the family chronicle "The Tree of Life"; and the World War I epic "War Horse."
Here are the Oscar-nominated and Oscar-associated actors, directors, producers, and writers we've had on The Takeaway:
Kenneth Branagh on Playing Olivier in 'My Week with Marilyn'
The Best and Worst Songs of the Seasons with Jason Segel
Harvey Weinstein on What Inspires Him
'Pina' Director Wim Wenders: What Dance Taught Him About Life
Marshall Curry: "If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front"
Danfung Dennis and Sgt. Nathan Harris: "Hell and Back Again"
Joseph Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky: "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory"
Jim Spione and Ethan McCord: "Incident in New Baghdad"
Jonathan Safran Foer, the Author of 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'
Also: Real Domestic Workers on "The Help"