Nominees for the 84th Annual Academy Awards

Uttered only moments ago were the sounds of paychecks increasing and stress levels rising for publicists, managers, and actors alike. Here are the 84th Annual Academy Award nominations.

On a prediction basis, Film Blerg didn’t do too bad this year, with an accuracy rate of 82%. Wasn’t it surprising to see Rooney Mara snatch a nom! Yikes! And a tad surprising to see Melissa McCarthy score a nom too. Less surprising was The Descendants and The Artist cementing its place in Oscar history.

Now the wait is on until the ceremony on February 26th at the Kodak Theatre.

The nominees are:

BEST PICTURE

  • The Artist
  • The Descendants
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • The Help
  • Hugo
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Moneyball
  • The Tree of Life
  • Warhorse

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 ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

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

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

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

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 ACTOR

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn
  • Jonah Hill, Moneyball
  • Nick Nolte, Warrior
  • Christopher Plummer, Beginners
  • Max von Sydow, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

BEST FOREIGN FILM

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

BEST ANIMATED FILM

  • A Cat in Paris
  • Choco and Rita
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Puss in Boots
  • Rango

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • The Artist
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • Hugo
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Warhorse

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • The Artist
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Hugo
  • The Tree of Life
  • War Horse

BEST SOUND MIXING

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Hugo
  • Moneyball
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • War Horse

BEST SOUND EDITING

  • Drive
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Hugo
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • War Horse

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • John Williams, The Adventures of Tintin
  • Ludovic Bource, The Artist
  • Howard Shore, Hugo
  • Alberto Iglesias, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • John Williams, War Horse

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • “Man or Muppet”, The Muppets
  • “Real in Rio”, Rio

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • Anonymous
  • The Artist
  • Hugo
  • Jane Eyre
  • W.E.

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

  • Hell and Back Again
  • If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
  • Paradise Lost 3: Puragory
  • 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 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 ANIMATED SHORT FILM

  • Dimanche/Sunday
  • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
  • La Luna
  • A Morning Stroll
  • Wild Life

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

  • Pentecost
  • Raju
  • The Shore
  • Time Freak
  • Tuba Atlantic

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

 

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