NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A few native New Yorkers and an acting powerhouse from New Jersey got some love from the Academy this year.
Oscar-winning directors Martin Scorcese and Woody Allen and actress Rooney Mara have received nominations for the 84th annual Academy Awards.
Meryl Streep got a best actress nomination for her role as Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady.” Streep, who hails from Summit, N.J., is a two time Oscar winner and the most nominated actress with 17.
Scorsese’s “Hugo” leads the Oscars with 11 nominations, including best picture and best director.
Allen’s romantic fantasy “Midnight in Paris” also received a nod for best picture.
Mara, who is from Bedford, N.Y. and attended New York University, has been nominated for best actress for her portrayal of Lisbeth Salander in the American adaptation of the best-selling novel “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.”
The Sept. 11 tale “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” is nominated for Best Picture.
Winners of the Academy Awards will be announced at a ceremony at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre on Feb. 26.
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