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2012 Oscar Nominees 
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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
Demian Bichir, "A Better Life"
George Clooney, "The Descendants"
Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"
Gary Oldman, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"
Brad Pitt, "Moneyball"

Best Actress
Viola Davis, "The Help"
Glenn Close, "Albert Nobbs"
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 Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
"The Descendants"
"Hugo"
"The Ides of March"
"Moneyball"
"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)
"The Artist"
"Bridesmaids"
"Margin Call"
"Midnight in Paris"
"A Separation"

Best Art Direction
"The Artist"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"
"Hugo"
"Midnight in Paris"
"War Horse"

Best Cinematography
"The Artist"
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
"Hugo"
"The Tree of Life"
"War Horse"

Best Costume Design
"Anonymous"
"The Artist"
"Hugo"
"Jane Eyre"
"W.E."

Best Film Editing
"The Artist"
"The Descendants"
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
"Hugo"
"Moneyball"

Best Makeup
"Albert Nobbs"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"
"The Iron Lady"

Best Music (Original Score)
"The Adventures of Tintin"
"The Artist"
"Hugo"
"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"
"War Horse"

Best Music (Original Song)
"Man or Muppet" from "The Muppets"
"Real in Rio" from "Rio"

Best Sound Editing
"Drive"
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
"Hugo"
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon"
"War Horse"

Best Sound Mixing
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
"Hugo"
"Moneyball"
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon
"War Horse"

Best Visual Effects
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"
"Hugo"
"Real Steel"
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes"
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon"

Best Foreign Language Film
"Bullhead" - Belgium
"Monsieur Lazhar" - Canada
"A Separation" - Iran
"Footnote" - Israel
"In Darkness" - Poland

Best Animated Feature Film
"A Cat in Paris"
"Chico and Rita"
"Kung Fu Panda 2"
"Puss in Boots"
"Rango"

Best Documentary Feature
"Hell and Back Again"
"If a Tree Falls: The Story of the Earth Liberation Front"
"Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory"
"Pina"
"Undefeated"

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 and the Cherry Blossom"

Best Short Film (Animated)
"Dimanche/Sunday"
"The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore"
"La Luna"
"A Morning Stroll"
"Wild Life"

Best Short Film (Live Action)
"Pentecost"
"Raju"
"The Shore"
"Time Freak"
"Tuba Atlantic"


Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:24 am
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Post The List: The Official nominees.
http://www.imdb.com/oscars/nominations/

Not surprised at most of the choices. Relieved that The Help's cliched screenplay didn't get nominated. Have no problem with Viola Davis getting nominated for best actress as she was the best thing about that movie. Not surprised at the lack of nominations for Girl With The Dargon Tatto either aside from the best actress one for Mara. Fincher should have gotten a best director nod. No point in getting mad about the nominees since there's a reason the Oscars share their name with a company that makes bologna.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:26 am
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Glad to see War Horse get a nomination, and Dragon Tattoo get snubbed. Only disappointment for me is a best director nod for Scorsese.


Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:08 pm
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The big surprises that immediately stood out to me: Michael Fassbender not getting nominated for Best Actor, which is a terrible oversight, and Tintin not being nominated for Best Animated Feature, which it deserved.


Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:18 pm
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no Albert Brooks?

this is the weakest Oscar lineup since I've been following this nonsense(1986)


Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:56 pm
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Tintin's snubbing is hugely disappointing; I hope it's just a technical gaffe. But I think we can all accept that Drive and Shame are not Oscar movies.


Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:20 pm
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I'm actually pretty happy overall with the nominations. They are not by any means perfect. But I think they got a lot of stuff right.

Very happy about the nominations for Tree of Life (picture, director, cinematography) and War Horse (picture, cinematography, art direction and original score particularly).

Very happy that Demian Bichir got in for his fantastic performance in A Better Life.


Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:27 pm
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A question to Pedro, or anyone else:

Do you think A Separation also receiving a screenplay nomination all but ensures it Best Foreign Language Film? I would think so, but didn't The White Ribbon get a cinematography nod a few years ago and get snubbed?

Also, based on just the nominations, I have to give The Artist an overwhelming edge at the top prize. Along with Hugo it's nominated in the big categories (Direction, Screenplay, Cinematography, Score). The difference is Scorcese's movie has a few more technical nominations (Sound Editing and Mixing, Visual Effects) where the silent film has 2 acting nominations. I think we can all agree that acting nominations are more important than technical ones. I'd be pretty surprised if The Artist doesn't win big on Oscar night.


Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:37 pm
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Not always, but often the movie with the most nominations is what ends up winning. This year that would be Hugo. But I think The Artist is still the frontrunner especially since it's only behind Hugo by 1. Hugo has 11 nominations, The Artist has 10.


Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:44 pm
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So, so sad to see Tilda Swinton get snubbed. Also sad to see so little love for Drive and A Separation, but I didn't have much hope for either. And no Tinker Tailor for cinematography is a bummer. Incredibly annoyed to see Extremely Loud get a nomination: it's not very good, and it keeps up Daldry's absolutely absurd streak of getting a Best Picture nod for every film he's made: a particularly interesting streak given that his films have never deserved it. At least he didn't get a best director nod this time.

The only surprise that I'm very happy to see is Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory up for best doc. It's a great film before it's an important one, and I'll be rooting hard for it.


Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:27 pm
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Not always, but often the movie with the most nominations is what ends up winning. This year that would be Hugo. But I think The Artist is still the frontrunner especially since it's only behind Hugo by 1. Hugo has 11 nominations, The Artist has 10.


If you recall, The Aviator had the most nominations in 2004, but it never had a real shot at the top prize. The contest is still between Artist and Descendants. I think the 9 nominations are interesting, and should provide us with a better show than usual. Nevertheless, the love for Hugo is amazingly stupid (though no moreso than Gangs of New York, I guess) and shows that the Academy continues to abandon their appeal to general audiences. Hugo should have been a mere survey course on Melies at best, and could have been nominated for best documentary. Instead, Scorsese settles for fake commercialism. But whatever; District 9 and Inception were nominated too. All that matters is the winner.


Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:45 pm
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Ha. To each their own. Inception and District 9 I thought both deserved their best picture nominations. As for Hugo, I haven't seen it yet. Plan on seeing in the next day or two. But I love Gangs of New York and definitely think it deserved it's best picture nomination.

I think Hugo definitely has a chance to win. Right now The Artist is definitely the front runner. But I think Hugo and The Descendants could still be in the race. We'll see.


Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:58 pm
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PeachyPete wrote:
A question to Pedro, or anyone else:

Do you think A Separation also receiving a screenplay nomination all but ensures it Best Foreign Language Film? I would think so, but didn't The White Ribbon get a cinematography nod a few years ago and get snubbed?

Also, based on just the nominations, I have to give The Artist an overwhelming edge at the top prize. Along with Hugo it's nominated in the big categories (Direction, Screenplay, Cinematography, Score). The difference is Scorcese's movie has a few more technical nominations (Sound Editing and Mixing, Visual Effects) where the silent film has 2 acting nominations. I think we can all agree that acting nominations are more important than technical ones. I'd be pretty surprised if The Artist doesn't win big on Oscar night.

The last film to win Best Picture without any acting nominations was The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. If you want, though, the series did get an acting nomination at one point. Before that, it was Braveheart. If The Artist or The Descendants can win at least four Oscars, it's a conceivable Best Picture winner. Hugo's set for at least three...

The White Ribbon getting nominated for cinematography isn't quite like A Separation getting nominated for screenplay, but it's worth noting that both categories are voted on by very different people.

Who knew the Globes were the progressive Awards community? Fassbender's snub is greatly disappointing.

Tintin's not very good, but its animation snub surprises me. They didn't nominate it because they didn't like it, though. They really don't like motion capture technology.

The Tree of Life!!!

I thought I'd have more comments, but I don't. Nothing about these nominations surprises me. The only thing I really didn't see coming were the sound nominations for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Even though I lost faith in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, the fact that it had many passionate supporters serves merely as a reminder for next year.


Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:12 pm
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Totally expected to see Tilda Swinton get snubbed since she has said her Oscar meant nothing to her. She deserves the Oscar for her work and its a shame politics comes into it like all Oscar years. Looks like Meryl will win for the most blah performance of hers in years (mostly due to the shitty movie shes in) and i'll be rooting for Rooney Mara out of that line-up.

Very glad to see Gary Oldman recognised for his work in Tinker, Tailor a pleasant surprise to me indeed since he was fantastic in that movie - so quiet, understated and not an obvious Oscar bait performance - hope he wins but Clooney likely has it in the bag.

Surprised to see Tintin missing from animated category but the movie is one big pile of 'meh', passable entertainment - the character deserved a much better debut than he got.


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PeachyPete wrote:
A question to Pedro, or anyone else:

Do you think A Separation also receiving a screenplay nomination all but ensures it Best Foreign Language Film? I would think so, but didn't The White Ribbon get a cinematography nod a few years ago and get snubbed?


And Pan's Labyrinth and Amelie before that

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Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:38 pm
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I laughed out loud when I saw Jonah Hill's name show up in the Supporting Actor category. Not to impugn his acting ability but I normally wouldn't associate this guy with anything having to do with the Oscars (except maybe as a possible future Oscar night host). Ditto for all the love for Bridesmaids. Looks like the members of Team Apatow are finally starting to get some Oscar love. And as for Gary Oldman finally getting recognized after years and years of superb performances my question is: WHAT TOOK YOU GUYS SO FUCKING LONG!!!????


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Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:11 pm
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I enjoyed Moneyball quite a bit more than most seemed to around here, perhaps it has something to do with my absolute zero knowledge or care for baseball as a sport. Still not decided if he deserved a nomination, his performance was good but it didn’t really stand out to me much like Pitt’s in the same movie. Call it bias since Drive was my favorite of last year but I absolutely would have given the nom to Albert Brooks – at the least he was a memorable presence.


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The last film to win Best Picture without any acting nominations was The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.


Slumdog Millionaire, just three years ago.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:39 pm
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Is Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close the lowest rated Best Picture nominee in years? Almost seems like it was voted on based on hype/subject matter.


Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:41 pm
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Syd Henderson wrote:
Pedro wrote:
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The last film to win Best Picture without any acting nominations was The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.


Slumdog Millionaire, just three years ago.

Very good call on that, I completely skipped over it. Probably because Dev Patel was a SAG nominee and this is the year that proved if you're not a SAG nominee, it's hard to recover (Albert Brooks, Shailene Woodley, Michael Fassbender).


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