Newcastle Actress Up For Oscar
Newcastle-born actress Janet McTeer has landed an Oscar nomination for her performance in Albert Nobbs
She's nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
She's up against Berenice Bejo for The Artist, Jessica Chastain for The Help, Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids and Octavia Spencer in The Help.
Britons Gary Oldman and Kenneth Branagh are also in the running for Academy Awards.
The nominations for the 84th Academy Awards were announced in Beverly Hills by actress Jennifer Lawrence and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Tom Sherak.
Oldman, 53, is up for best actor for his role as George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
It is his first Oscar nomination.
Branagh, 51, is in the running for best supporting actor for his performance as Sir Laurence Olivier in Marilyn Monroe biopic My Week With Marilyn.
He said: ``It was a rare honour to play Sir Laurence Olivier. To be recognised by the Academy for doing so is overwhelming. I'm absolutely thrilled.''
Oldman described his Oscar nomination as ``humbling''.
``This afternoon in Berlin I have learned that I was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of best actor,'' he said.
``You may have heard this before, but it has never been truer than it is for me today, it is extremely humbling, gratifying, and delightful to have your work recognised by the Academy, and to join the celebrated ranks of previous nominees and colleagues. Amazing.''