With Scorsese's "Hugo" leading the pack with 11 nominations and "The Artist" nipping at its heels with 10 nods, the 2012 Oscar nominations were formally announced by Jennifer Lawrence and Academy President Tom Sherak.
This year's Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, is China's most important holiday and began on January 23, marking the start of the Year of the Dragon. Dragon years typically generate more births than other years in the Zodiac cycle, with China predicting a 5 percent rise in the number of babies born in 2012.
Photos from the Humana Challenge at PGA West in La Quinta, California on January 21, 2012. The tournament, formerly know as the Bob Hope Classic, teams professional and amateur golfers with celebrities and has been raising money for a variety of charities since 1960.
After being considered the heavy favorite to win the Republican primary in South Carolina, Mitt Romney has taken second place to Newt Gingrich with 26 percent of the vote with 31 percent of the precincts reporting in.
With the crucial Republican presidential primary to be held on Saturday, Jan. 21. Newt Gingrich has suddenly challenged the previously presumptive nominee Mitt Romney to the point at which the two are neck and neck in the polls.
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