2012 Oscar Nominations

By @DJansick
2012 Oscar Nominations

The nominations for the 2012 Oscars were announced this morning with Hugo leading the pack for the 84nd Academy Awards with 11 nominations. The Artist came in as a close second with 10 nominations including; Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Score. This is the first year with the new Best Picture rule, no longer is there a set number of Best Picture nominations, instead a film needs to get 5% of votes get a nomination. The new rule is a great change. This year still ended up with 9 films, a few more than I expected.

Perhaps the biggest surprises were The Tree Of Life getting nominations for Best Picture and Best Director, which I am glad that film is getting some love from the Academy. Other shocker is Michael Fassbender not getting a nomination for Best Actor for his role in Shame, shame on you Academy. Tilda Swinton comes up empty for Best Actress for We Need To Talk About Kevin. But some good news, Gary Oldman received his very first Oscar nomination which makes a lot of people happy.

Full List of 2012 Oscar Nominations:

Best Picture:

The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The Help
Midnight In Paris
The Tree Of Life
War Horse

Best Director:

Michel HazanaviciusThe Artist
Alexander PayneThe Descendants
Martin ScorseseHugo
Woody AllenMidnight In Paris
Terrence MalickThe Tree Of Life

Best Actor:

Demian BichirA Better Life
Jean DujardinThe Artist
George ClooneyThe Descendants
Brad PittMoneyball
Gary OldmanTinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Actress:

Glenn CloseAlbert Nobbs
Viola DavisThe Help
Rooney MaraThe Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Meryl StreepThe Iron Lady
Michelle WilliamsMy Week With Marilyn

Best Supporting Actor:

Kenneth BranaghMy Week With Marilyn
Jonah HillMoneyball
Nick NolteWarrior
Christopher PlummerBeginners
Max Von SydowExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Best Supporting Actress:

Berenice BejoThe Artist
Jessica ChastainThe Help
Melissa McCarthyBridesmaids
Janet McTeerAlbert Nobbs
Octavia SpencerThe Help

Best Original Screenplay:

Michel HazanaviciusThe Artist
Kristin Wiig & Annie MumuloBridesmaids
J.C. ChandorMargin Call
Woody AllenMidnight In Paris
Asghar FarhadiA Separation

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Jim Rash, Nat Faxon, Alexander PayneThe Descendants
John LoganHugo
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau WillimonThe Ides Of March
Steve Zaillian & Aaron SorkinMoneyball
Peter Straughan & Bridget O’ConnorTinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Foreign Film:

A Separation
In Darkness
Monsieur Lazhar

Best Animated Film:

A Cat In Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss In Boots

Best Documentary:

Hell And Back Again
If A Tree Falls; A Story Of The Earth Liberation Front
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

Best Cinematography:

Guillaume ShiffmanThe Artist
Jeff CronenwethThe Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Robert RichardsonHugo
Emmanuel LubezkiThe Tree Of Life
Janusz KaminskiWar Horse

Best Film Editing:

Anne-Sophie Bion & Michel HazavaniciusThe Artist
Kevin TentThe Descendants
Kirk Baxter & Angus WallThe Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Thelma SchoonmakerHugo
Christopher TellefsenMoneyball

Best Art Direction:

The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2
Midnight In Paris
War Horse

Best Costume Design:

The Artist
Jane Eyre

Best Makeup:

Albert Nobbs
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Pt. 2
The Iron Lady

Best Original Score:

Ludovic BourceThe Artist
Alberto IglesiasTinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Howard ShoreHugo
John WilliamsThe Adventures Of Tintin
John WilliamsWar Horse

Best Original Song:

“Man Or Muppet”The Muppets
“Real In Rio”Rio

Best Sound Editing:

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Transformers: The Dark Of The Moon
War Horse

Best Sound Mixing:

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Transformers: The Dark of The Moon
War Horse

Best Visual Effects:

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Pt. 2
Real Steel
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: The Dark of the Moon

Best Documentary (Short Subject):

The Barber Of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
God Is The Bigger Elvis
Incident In New Baghdad
Saving Face
The Tsunami & The Cherry Blossom

Best Visual Short Film (Animated):

The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore
La Luna
A Morning Stroll
Wild Life

Best Short Film (Live Action):

The Shore
Time Freak
Tuba Atlantic

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