Oscars Nominations Announced; Let the Games Begin! (PHOTOS)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences kicked off the competition for this year’s Oscars this morning, releasing its nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards.

Jeff Bridges and George Clooney will be facing off in the Actor in a Leading Role category for their work in Crazy Heart and Up in the Air, respectively, while Sandra Bullock has scored her first Oscar nomination, racking up a nom in the Actress In a Leading Role category for The Blind Side.

Who else is up for a statuette this year? Find out in our photo gallery of Oscars nominees!