Oscar 2011: Woody Allen

 Nine films were nominated for best picture for the first time: The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life and War Horse.


Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris) scores his seventh best director nomination — his first in 17 years. He was last nominated for Bullets Over Broadway (1994).