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With the 84th Academy Award nominations just round the corner on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5.30am PST at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released an official poster showing the iconic Oscar statue alongside previous winners of the awards over the decades, including; Forrest Gump, The Godfather, Gone With the Wind, Gladiator, The Sound of Music, Casablanca, Giant and Driving Miss Daisy.

Academy president Tom Sherak said: “Whether it’s a first date or a holiday gathering with friends or family, movies are a big part of our memory.

“The Academy Awards not only honour the excellence of these movies, but also celebrate what they mean to us as a culture and to each of us individually.”

The Oscars ceremony will take place on February 26, 2012 at the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Centre.