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War Horse receives six Oscar nominations

25th January 2012

The film version of Michael Morpurgo's beloved novel War Horse leads a number of literary adaptations that have been nominated for Oscars at the 84th annual Academy Awards.

War Horse is in contention for six awards, including the coveted best picture Oscar, where it will go up against eight other productions including the acclaimed silent film The Artist.

Gary Oldman has received yet another award nomination for his role as George Smiley in the adaptation of John le Carre's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, while veteran thesp Kenneth Branagh has garnered a best supporting actor nomination for his performance in the film version of Colin Clark's My Week with Marilyn.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy scriptwriters Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan are also in contention in the best adapted screenplay category.

Meanwhile, the Hollywood version of Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is up for five awards, including the cinematography and editing gongs, with Rooney Mara in contention in the best actress category for her performance as the titular character Lisbeth.

The winners of each of the 24 categories will be announced at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony on February 26th at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California.

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