Let the Oscar Buzz Begin! Which Celeb Parents Got Nominated? (Photos)

Iron nominee Meryl Streep

An Oscar night without Meryl Streep is like a day without sunshine. And this year won’t disappoint – just a short time ago, the powerhouse actress was nominated for her 17th Academy Award for her star turn as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. (Surprisingly, she’s only won twice!) But not only is she a great actress, she’s a great mom as well to her four children, two of whom are following in their mother’s formidable footsteps.

Other notable parent-performers got the nod as well. While there were some surprises – Angelina Jolie got no love for her directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, and Madonna was snubbed as songwriter – the list was filled with some very well-deserved nominees.

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  • Glenn Close 1 of 5
    Glenn Close
    Best Actress nominee, "Albert Nobbs"
  • Brad Pitt 2 of 5
    Brad Pitt
    Best Actor nominee, "Moneyball"
  • Viola Davis 3 of 5
    Viola Davis
    Best Actress nominee, "The Help"
  • Michelle Williams 4 of 5
    Michelle Williams
    Best Actress nominee, "My Year With Marilyn"
  • Gary Oldman 5 of 5
    Gary Oldman
    Best Actor nominee, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"

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