Academy Awards: Madonna’s ‘W.E.’ Receives Oscar Nomination

Someone keep Elton John and David Furnish away from the fine china! Golden Globe winner Madonna’s labor of love film project, W.E., received an Oscar nomination this morning in the Best Costume category, where it will compete against other period pieces like Anonymous, The Artist, Hugo and Jane Eyre. “Man Or Muppet” from The Muppets and Rio‘s “Real In Rio” are the two (??) Original Song nominees (sorry, Elton — no Gnomeo & Juliet), while The Adventures of Tintin (John Williams), The Artist (Ludovic Bource), Hugo (Howard Shore), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Alberto Iglesias) and War Horse (John Williams) are up for Original Score.

Overall, Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, with 11 nods, and silent sensation The Artist, with 10, lead the pack with the most nominations. If the latter wins Best Picture, it will mark the first time since the very first Oscar ceremony in 1927, when Wings emerged victorious, that a silent film took home an Oscar in that category.

The 84th annual Academy Awards will be broadcast live on February 26 on ABC.

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