2012 Academy Award Nominees

Best Picture

  • The Artist
  • The Descendants
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • The Help
  • Hugo 
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Moneyball
  • The Tree of Life
  • War Horse 

Best Director

  • Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
  • Alexander Payne, The Descendants
  • Martin Scorsese, Hugo
  • Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris 
  • Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life 

Best Actor

  • Demián Bichir, A Better Life
  • George Clooney, The Descendants
  • Jean Dujardin, The Artist
  • Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Best Actress

  • Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
  • Viola Davis, The Help
  • Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  • Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
  • Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

Best Supporting Actor 

  • Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
  • Jonah Hill, Moneyball
  • Nick Nolte, Warrior
  • Christopher Plummer, Beginners 
  • Max Von Sydow, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Best Supporting Actress

  • Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
  • Jessica Chastain, The Help
  • Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
  • Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
  • Octavia Spencer, The Help 

Best Original Screenplay

  • Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
  • Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
  • J.C. Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
  • Asghar Farhadi, A Separation
  • Margin Call

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Alexander Payne, Jim Rash & Nat Faxon, The Descendants
  • John Logan, Hugo 
  • George Clooney, Grant Heslov & Beau Willimon, The Ides of March
  • Aaron Sorkin & Steven Zaillian, Moneyball 
  • Peter Straughan & Bridget O’Connor, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Animated Film

  • A Cat in Paris
  • Chico & Rita
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Puss in Boots
  • Rango 

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Bullhead (Belgium)
  • Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)
  • A Separation (Iran)
  • Footnote (Israel)
  • In Darkness (Poland)

Most egregious snubs as I’m concerned are Spielberg for directing, 50/50 for original screenplay, Andy Serkis for supporitng, and Tintin for animation.

Nick Nolte for supporting actor and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Tree of Life for Best Picture are definitely surprises. 

Things to be excited about: Bridesmaids and that’s about it. The Artist is going to win Best Pictures anyway.

Stray thought: The again exclusion of crowd favorites and big money makers in the Best Pic category (Harry Potter, Bridemaids) is further proof that the oft-changing nomination system isn’t totally worked out. Ratings are going to suffer because of it.

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    I’m with you, Jess. Fingers crossed for Gary Oldman.
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    i haven’t even seen tinker tailor soldier spy yet but GARY OLDMAN
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    Yeah. Can you believe nothing for Drive? There’s one person on this list that makes me so flipping mad. *rolls eyes with...
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  16. no-soy-jason-bourne said: Are you fucking kidding me? The Help? Moneyball? Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close? The Oscars are becoming about as credible as the Grammys.
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    Reblogging this so I can figure out how many of these I need to see. I’m thrilled Hugo and The Artist did so well...
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    I’m really surprised that Harry Potter wasn’t nominated. Way to go Academy, way to go.
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    Harry Potter got snubbed big time
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