Hollywood embraces hopeful tales with Oscar nominations

A group of movies offering personal redemption and hope swept up Oscar nominations on Tuesday, led by Martin Scorsese’s colorful ‘Hugo’ with 11 and silent-era romance ‘The Artist’ with 10, including a best film nod for both. They were joined in the key category for the world’s top movie honors by baseball film ‘Moneyball’ and Steven Spielberg’s World War One drama ‘War Horse,’ about a boy looking for his horse amid deadly conflict, which each had six nominations.

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