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The 2012 Oscar Nominations Are Here
The Artist leads the pack

24 January 2012  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Oscars.org

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The nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards are here at last, and the big not-a-surprise-at-all is that The Artist leads the way in the major categories. Hugo has more nominations, with 11, but The Artist's 10 nominations are in the bigger categories and therefore we're still going to call it the big winner here.

Elsewhere, War Horse has six nominations, of which five are technical, as do The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Moneyball; The Descendants has five.

The Best Picture category has, in recent years, gone from five nominees to 10 to however-many-they-feel-like, which means that this year there are just nine contenders. The Artist is, of course, among them, but it's up against The Descendants, The Help, Hugo, Moneyball, Midnight In Paris, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, War Horse and The Tree Of Life.

Every Best Picture winner since 1980 or so has also had a Best Editing nomination, and the four films that also have an editing nod this year are The Artist, The Descendants, Hugo and Moneyball - so it's one of those four that will most likely take home the big prize.

Best Director sees Hazanavicius go up against Alexander Payne, along with old hands Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese and Terrence Malick, on his second nomination following one for The Thin Red Line. The big snub there is probably Spielberg, who might have hoped for a nod for War Horse.

Best Actress goes more-or-less as suspected, but it's good to see Rooney Mara get some love for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo alongside Michelle Williams for My Week With Marilyn, Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady, Glenn Close for Albert Nobbs and Viola Davis for The Help.

Best Actor features a few surprises: Demián Bichir and Jean Dujardin fly foreign flags for A Better Life and The Artist; Gary Oldman keeps the British end up for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy; George Clooney and Brad Pitt bring the star power for The Descendants and Moneyball respectively. No Fassbender? But then again, he is probably too young to win.

Best Supporting Actress sees Bérénice Bejo for The Artist (a strategic move from the Best Actress category?), Melissa McCarthy for Bridesmaids (a comedy nod!), Janet McTeer for Albert Nobbs and Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer for The Help face off, leading to what could be a split between the two nominees for The Help.

Best Supporting Actor has Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn) going against Jonah Hill (Moneyball), Max Von Sydow (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close), Nick Nolte (Warrior) and Christopher Plummer for Beginners. And that's not a collection of actors we ever thought we'd see in one place. Our money's still on Plummer for the sort of Lifetime Achievement win.

Best Original Screenplay is perhaps the most interesting and non-Oscary category we've ever seen, with Bridesmaids in there against Midnight In Paris and A Separation. Interesting Wall St drama Margin Call and The Artist complete that line-up.

So what are the obvious omissions? Drive was totally blanked in the major categories; Steven Spielberg may feel slighted over War Horse and the absence of Tintin from the Animated category (was it submitted as such?) and We Need To Talk About Kevin and Shame were both left aside in favour of slightly cheerier fare. We're also disappointed not to see Tilda Swinton and Charlize Theron in there for Kevin and Young Adult.

The Oscar ceremony will be held on February 26 at the Kodak Theatre in LA. Expect to see lots of "Silence Is Golden" and "Strong But Silent" headlines between now and then. It will take all night, our time, but Empire will be covering every minute so do come along - virtually - and join us!

The full list of nominees is below:

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

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

BEST ANIMATED FILM
A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rango

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Descendants - Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon &
Jim Rash

Hugo - John Logan
The Ides of March - George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
Moneyball - Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin
Story by Stan Chervin

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius
Bridesmaids - Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig
Margin Call - J.C. Chandor
Midnight in Paris - Woody Allen
A Separation - Asghar Farhadi

ART DIRECTION
The Artist - Production Design: Laurence Bennett, Set Decoration: Robert Gould
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – Production Design: Stuart Craig, Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
Hugo - Production Design: Dante Ferretti, Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
Midnight in Paris - Production Design: Anne Seibel, Set Decoration: Hélène Dubreuil
War Horse - Production Design: Rick Carter, Set Decoration: Lee Sandales

CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Artist - Guillaume Schiffman
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Jeff Cronenweth
Hugo - Robert Richardson
The Tree of Life - Emmanuel Lubezki
War Horse - Janusz Kaminski

COSTUME DESIGN
Anonymous - Lisy Christl
The Artist - Mark Bridges
Hugo - Sandy Powell
Jane Eyre - Michael O’Connor
W.E. - Arianne Phillips

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Hell and Back Again
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth
Liberation Front
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Pina
Undefeated

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
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 - Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius
The Descendants - Kevin Tent
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
Hugo - Thelma Schoonmaker
Moneyball - Christopher Tellefsen

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Bullhead - Belgium
Footnote - Israel
In Darkness - Poland
Monsieur Lazhar - Canada
A Separation - Iran

BEST MAKEUP
Albert Nobbs - Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and
Matthew W. Mungle

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Part 2 - Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight and Lisa Tomblin
The Iron Lady - Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The Adventures of Tintin - John Williams
The Artist - Ludovic Bource
Hugo - Howard Shore
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Alberto Iglesias
War Horse - John Williams

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Man or Muppet - The Muppets, Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
Real in Rio – Rio, Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown
Lyric by Siedah Garrett

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Dimanche/Sunday - Patrick Doyon
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore - William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg
La Luna - Enrico Casarosa
A Morning Stroll - Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe
Wild Life - Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby

BEST LIVE FILM
Pentecost - Peter McDonald and Eimear O’Kane
Raju - Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren
The Shore - Terry George and Oorlagh George
Time Freak - Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey
Tuba Atlantic - Hallvar Witzø

BEST SOUND EDITING
Drive - Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Ren Klyce
Hugo - Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty
Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
War Horse - Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom

BEST SOUND MIXING
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Bo Persson
Hugo - Tom Fleischman and John Midgley
Moneyball - Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, Dave Giammarco and
Ed Novick

Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Peter J. Devlin
War Horse - Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson and
Stuart Wilson

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Part 2 - Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and
John Richardson

Hugo - Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and
Alex Henning

Real Steel - Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg
Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett
Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier

NOMINEES TALLY
Hugo 11
The Artist 10
Moneyball 6
War Horse 6
The Descendants 5
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 5
Midnight In Paris 4
Albert Nobbs 3
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 3
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 3
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon 3
The Tree Of Life 3
The Iron Lady 2
My Week With Marilyn 2
A Seperation 2


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and whats up with John Williams?
how on earth did he manage TWO nominations?utterly boring,unremarkable and banal. More

Posted by Slacker forever at 16:36 on 31 January 2012 | Report This Post

Drive,Melancholia?
Drive unassailably had the best soundtrack this year (Attack the Block a close second,loved that film!). Refn always nails the soundtrack. Shame, it didnt get nominated. Happy that Tinker,Tailor managed three major nominations though. More

Posted by Slacker forever at 16:31 on 31 January 2012 | Report This Post

Have you heard of any of the documentary nominees?
Senna is the only one that has been featured anywhere, and it doesn't even get a nomination! More

Posted by runkelcorey at 20:06 on 27 January 2012 | Report This Post

where is Drive and Shame??? Boring old list again this year! More

Posted by tbird at 13:27 on 26 January 2012 | Report This Post

suck my balls!
No seriously Oscars can suck my balls, bunch of art loving funaphobes, lifetime achievements in disguise and spew inducing weepy speeches. Lost respect for this crock of shit when FORREST GUMP beat off Pulp Fiction, dunno if Shawshank was nominated that year but....... See, see what it does to me. Twat head Oscars keep em!!! More

Posted by thefacehead at 15:24 on 25 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: oh well...
L: ronniem No Best Director nominations for Christopher Nolan, considering his filmography, just emphasize how much of a joke these awards have become scar history suggests that after TDKR comes out will be his time, because he's still in the process of achieving what the Batman films will achieve, and has already had a massive influence on the way other summer blockbusters are planned. If TDKR delivers, watch out everybody else at the subsequent Oscars, as with Return of The King. More

Posted by jobloffski at 14:49 on 25 January 2012 | Report This Post

Best Dog Neck ...
... goes to Tom Hardy for WARRIOR! More

Posted by Nicky C at 14:09 on 25 January 2012 | Report This Post

Best Comb Over ...
... goes to Mark Strong for TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY! More

Posted by Nicky C at 14:06 on 25 January 2012 | Report This Post

Best Moustache...
goes to Jean Dujardin for THE ARTIST! More

Posted by Nicky C at 14:00 on 25 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: The 2012 Oscar Nominations Are Here
L: paul.mccluskey Pleased and surprised with this year's list. I'm amazed that The Tree of Life has been nominated for Best Picture. n't Malick in the Best Director category? /quote] He is. More

Posted by adambatman82 at 13:15 on 25 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: No Drive...
Why only 2 songs nominated? they might as well not bother with it anymore. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 13:03 on 25 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: No Drive...
Nothing for The Guard? What a joke but then why am I surprised the Oscars are the definition of an utter joke. More

Posted by The Hooded Man at 12:36 on 25 January 2012 | Report This Post

No Drive...
bunch of backwards mofos. At least Oldman got nominated. Look forward to being even angrier next year when TDKR and Nolan get snubbed over who knows what. More

Posted by partybee at 10:15 on 25 January 2012 | Report This Post

Kind of surprised that Michael Fassbender wasn't nominated for Shame, but you get that. More

Posted by absolute_im_fan at 08:42 on 25 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Dark of the Moon FTW!!!
Has any body looked at what Transformers Dark of the Moon has been nominated for ?. It's not a best picture or best actor there all technical. What ever you think of the film it does deserve  to be nominated in the technical  categories.   Yes I liked Transformers Dark of the Moon as well.   More

Posted by NCC1701A at 08:38 on 25 January 2012 | Report This Post

Never Enough.......
Regardless of how good the year has been in film, there are going to be people that are ticked off with certain nominations and no nominations for great work. But I guess the academy can't include everything that people like because theres way too much! . Some of these nominations have surprised me ( no Andy Serkis for one! and no best director for tomas alfredsson?!) but im so happy to see The excellent Gary Oldman FINALLY!!!! getting an oscar nod, about time! Dont think he'll win it More

Posted by Gazz 10 at 03:34 on 25 January 2012 | Report This Post

Arthur Christmas
Maybe it was overlooked because it was a Christmas film, but it was the best-reviewed animated film of the year. It at least deserved a nomination. Andy Serkis should've been nominated for his work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes too. More

Posted by Middenway at 00:52 on 25 January 2012 | Report This Post

4 words.
Brendan Gleeson, Chris Cornell. 2 over looked nominees. More

Posted by neillbert90 at 00:52 on 25 January 2012 | Report This Post

Ok
Well iam a little ticked that Speilberg has been overshadowed for WAR HORSE, No best DIRECTOR? DRIVE, how in the name of blueberry feck has DRIVE been overlooked! Mellisa McCarthy for Bridesmaids? Zach G from THE HANGOVER must be scratching his head (think about it) and I think the final what seems to be ultimatley missing .. WHERE THE FECK IS ANDY SERKIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes it was performance capture but the word PERFORMANCE is there its all his movements/Face expres More

Posted by leemours84 at 23:45 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Ok
Well iam a little ticked that Speilberg has been overshadowed for WAR HORSE, No best DIRECTOR? DRIVE, how in the name of blueberry feck has DRIVE been overlooked! Mellisa McCarthy for Bridesmaids? Zach G from THE HANGOVER must be scratching his head (think about it) and I think the final what seems to be ultimatley missing .. WHERE THE FECK IS ANDY SERKIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes it was performance capture but the word PERFORMANCE is there its all his movements/Face expres More

Posted by leemours84 at 23:45 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

other missing contenders
Dominic Cooper for Devil's Double and Michael Parks for Red State. They we're both very good films. They we're outstanding performances. More

Posted by hasmap at 23:12 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

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Posted by Jubilee53 at 22:34 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

BRET? PRESENT. JERMAINE?
I would LOVE it if Bret McKenzie won an Oscar - it would make my year! Also, did anyone else (whilst studying the Best Makeup category) read the name above Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 as Matthew W. MUGGLE, rather than the actual Mungle?? More

Posted by Jubilee53 at 22:27 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

BRET? PRESENT. JERMAINE?
I would LOVE it if Bret McKenzie won an Oscar - it would make my year. Did anyone else (whilst studying the best make-up category) read the name above Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 as Matthew W. MUGGLE, rather than the actual Mungle?? More

Posted by Jubilee53 at 22:24 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

BRET? PRESENT. JERMAINE?
I would LOVE it if Bret McKenzie won an Oscar - it would make my year. Did anyone else (whilst studying the best make-up category) read the name above Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 as Matthew W. MUGGLE, rather than the actual Mungle?? More

Posted by Jubilee53 at 22:22 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

BRET? PRESENT. JERMAINE?
I would LOVE it if Bret McKenzie won an Oscar - it would make my year. Did anyone else (whilst studying the best make-up category) read the name above Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 as Matthew W. MUGGLE, rather than the actual Mungle?? More

Posted by Jubilee53 at 22:20 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

BRET? PRESENT. JERMAINE?
I would LOVE it if Bret McKenzie won an Oscar - it would make my year. Did anyone else (whilst studying the best make-up category) read the name above Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 as Matthew W. MUGGLE, rather than the actual Mungle?? More

Posted by Jubilee53 at 22:19 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

BRET? PRESENT. JERMAINE?
I would LOVE it if Bret McKenzie won an Oscar - it would make my year. Did anyone else (whilst studying the best make-up category) read the name above Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 as Matthew W. MUGGLE, rather than the actual Mungle?? Or am I th More

Posted by Jubilee53 at 22:18 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
L: TheMovieAddict101 HOW HAS TRANSFORMERS BEEN NOMINATED FOR ANYTHING?!?! ust another reason not to take the Oscars as seriously as before....,if anyone actaully did. More

Posted by DARKO_DONNIE_DONUT at 22:06 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

HOW HAS TRANSFORMERS BEEN NOMINATED FOR ANYTHING?!?! More

Posted by TheMovieAddict101 at 21:38 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Can't believe Tinker Tailor didn't get nomination for best director or for cinematography! More

Posted by MJEgner at 20:53 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Can't believe Tinker Tailor didn't get nomination for best director or for cinematography! More

Posted by MJEgner at 20:52 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Just goes to show that the Oscars mean nothing anymore. They have completely lost the prestige that used to be associated with them because they're STILL too cowardly to move with the times. I thought it was bad enough when Forrest Gump won Best Picture against Shawshank AND Pulp Fiction, then they went and gave Crash one. It took them long enough to give Martin Scorsese one as well... It's a shame the more controversial films are almost never nominated, with them preferring to stick with the r More

Posted by polkadotty5 at 20:37 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

End result!! Good and Disappointing!
I am glad to see Rooney Mara's nod after her brilliant performance in Dragon Tattoo, and Glad for Oldman too for his wonderful turn in Tinker Tailor, while, Clooney, Pitt, Plummer, Spencer we're pretty much no-brainers. But no Gosling for Ides or Drive. And no Albert Brookes for Drive. Drive was film of the year in my view, and there is no questioning that. Very disappointed. But nice to see Jonah Hill in there. But Tintin wins golden globe, but isn't even listed for best animated? Strange. More

Posted by hasmap at 20:15 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: The 2012 Oscar Nominations Are Here
Couldnt care less about the oscars anymore.They have no crediblity anymore.Only worth watching the show to see some of the idiotic acceptance speeches. More

Posted by Cool Breeze at 20:15 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: The 2012 Oscar Nominations Are Here
Pleased and surprised with this year's list. I'm amazed that The Tree of Life has been nominated for Best Picture. Why wasn't Malick in the Best Director category? Also didn't expect to see Hugo get so many nominations, however, after Scorsese's Golden Globes win, it was inevitable really. Nice that Rooney Mara has a nod for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, her performance as Lisbeth Salander was excellent. I doubt he'll win, but it's very good that Gary Oldman is in the Best Actor cat More

Posted by paul.mccluskey at 19:02 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Warrior
Good to see Nick Nolte has been nominated for Warrior. Thought he played the part really well and i'm a little disappointed Warrior wasn't nominated for anything else particularly for Tom Hardy's performance. More

Posted by Easy Rider at 18:52 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
I havent seen Drive yet ,but by all accounts its a great film,definetly one of the best this year.And its not on the list?,lol oscars. More

Posted by DARKO_DONNIE_DONUT at 18:47 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
It's not shocking, unfortunately. In accordance with Academy rules, Senna wouldn't be eligible for nomination as it didn't contain any new material. All of it was already filmed and re-used. Which is a shame. L: D.J The lack of Senna on the list for best documentary is shocking. More

Posted by harryc at 18:04 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

DISGUSTED!! >:( NO Fassbender??!! Feel like crying, and not nominating him because he's too young (to win) is the stupidest most arbitrary (possible) reason for not nominating someone EVER! :o I'm actually quite depressed now :'( NO Tintin in animation when they've nominated Godawful Puss in Boots, Kung Fu Panda 2 and A Cat in Paris - ANYONE heard of that?? Are the Academy really that desparate to appease Brad and Angelina???! More

Posted by loretta27 at 18:02 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: FLASHMAN
Yet I bet you are up in arms about Ryan Gosling not being in there? L: Frank Comiskey Quick word about Fassbender; very good actor, but 100 minutes of silent lustful mouldering followed by a good self-loathing weep at the dock, does not an Oscar winner make; if you want to see an excellent study in sex addiction, look at the brilliant turn of Greg Kinnear in Paul Schrader's 'Auto Focus'. More

Posted by harryc at 18:02 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

FLASHMAN
Quick word about Fassbender; very good actor, but 100 minutes of silent lustful mouldering followed by a good self-loathing weep at the dock, does not an Oscar winner make; if you want to see an excellent study in sex addiction, look at the brilliant turn of Greg Kinnear in Paul Schrader's 'Auto Focus'. More

Posted by Frank Comiskey at 17:29 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

FLASHMAN
Everybody knows this is the year of The Artist, but The Academy are in the business of show & this is a line-up to create doubt from certainty. Marty, Woody and Mad Terence in the director's list, Brad & George breathing down Jean Whatisname's stiff-collared neck; Chris Plummer against the equally old Max Von S as supporting actor....................a very interesting year. More

Posted by Frank Comiskey at 17:25 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Apologies for the triple posts above. I kept getting a message about an issue with the internal server. More

Posted by Dave Oz at 17:10 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Where the jesus is Drive!
WHAT A FUCKING COWARDLY BUNCH OF AWARDS THAT WAS BEST FILM WHY NO NODS FOR DRIVE, GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO OR TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY? SEEMED NOTHING OVER A CERTAIN AGE CATEGORY MADE THE CUT NOT EVEN CLINT'S J.EDGAR. NO MICHAEL FASSBENDER OR TILDA SWINTON VIRTUALLY GIVING IT TO STREEP SO GONNA HAVE TO PUT UP WITH HER WAXING LYRICLY ON ABOUT THAT DECREPID OLD CRONE!SCARS SAD BUNCH OF COWARDS! PUSSYS! x2.gif] on_smile_pistols.gif] More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 17:02 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Where the jesus is Drive!
Drive getting nothing apart from sound editing is ridiculous! Albert Brooks should have easily been nominated for best supporting actor atleast and Gosling's performance was very subtle but incredible. Glad to see Nick Nolte getting a nod though for Warrior. Tree Of Life getting a few nominations is awesome, I'm pretty sure I've let my thoughts on that film be known a few times and had it not been nominated I would have been very dissapointed. I would be over the moon if it won either of the big More

Posted by Coyleone at 16:43 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Yawn....
How terribly dull, but could someone please tell me why 9 Best Movies not 10, and what the blazes is 'Best Live Film' (though looking at the lists in general............) More

Posted by Halfling at 16:20 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

whoops, multi post, sorry. More

Posted by D.J at 16:06 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

The lack of Senna on the list for best documentary is shocking. More

Posted by D.J at 16:05 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

The lack of Senna on the list for best documentary is shocking. More

Posted by D.J at 16:03 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Don't worry guys..This must be the joke list!? No Drive? Ha Ha!
Clearly none of us realised that today is the April fools Day and they have just released this list as a joke! I'll just fill in the blanks that Oscar twats have missed off: Best Picture - Drive, Shame, WNTTAK Best Actor - Michael Fassbender Best Director - Nicolas Winding Refn, Steve McQueen Best Actress - Tilda Swinton Best Supporting Actress - Carey Mulligan Best Documentary Feature - Senna FUCKING JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!! More

Posted by guysalisbury at 15:47 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

no tintin, gosling for drive, fassbender for shame??? SMH, SMH, honestly the academy are on a different planet More

Posted by TheDarkKnightEdin91 at 15:37 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

How disappointingly typical. 'Incredibly Loud' doesn't correlate with the reviews, but then that's patriotic sentiment for you. 'Bridesmaids'? Really? It's hardly Oscar worthy, and there are a hell of a lot of superior comedies in years gone by that were snubbed. A sign of a changing academy? Or just a sign of a drop in cinematic circumstances- don't get me wrong, it was funny, but come on! Please don't have Streep win another Oscar, it'll only encourage her. More

Posted by sweetladybrick at 15:37 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

no tintin, gosling for drive, fassbender for shame??? SMH, SMH, honestly the academy are on a different planet More

Posted by TheDarkKnightEdin91 at 15:36 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Daldry Strikes Again
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close for 'Best Picture'? You're having a laugh. The trailer was.....well it was dripping with sentiment and that was 'Nominate Me, nominate me, Please! I need your Oscars!". More

Posted by Dave Oz at 15:30 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Can't believe it
No nomination for Shame??? Where is the Best Actor nomination for Michael Fassbender's amazing performance??? I'm sorry but 'A Better Life' has been seen by probably about three people and while I'm sure George Clooney is good in the Descendents, lets face it that is a nomination for George Clooney in an outstanding performance as George Clooney. And I think Carey Mulligan deserves some recognition for her performance in Shame. Not impressed More

Posted by impala at 15:28 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

apoloy
sorry didnt mean to post it too many time. had technical difficulties and i didnt think it worked. More

Posted by JimmyThe Saint at 15:22 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Glad Gary Oldman and chick from Dragon Tattoo were nominated. But why wasn’t George Harrison doc or Senna nominated? And Spielberg has a right to feel snubbed. No Director nod for War Horse. But, to be fair, at least the Oscars are more internationally minded these days. Three of the Best Actor nods were non Americans and good on Branagh and Janet McTeer. Shame no Fassbender or Ewan for Beginners. More

Posted by JimmyThe Saint at 15:20 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Glad Gary Oldman and chick from Dragon Tattoo were nominated. But why wasn’t George Harrison doc or Senna nominated? And Spielberg has a right to feel snubbed. No Director nod for War Horse. But, to be fair, at least the Oscars are more internationally minded these days. Three of the Best Actor nods were non Americans and good on Branagh and Janet McTeer. Shame no Fassbender or Ewan for Beginners. More

Posted by JimmyThe Saint at 15:20 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Glad Gary Oldman and chick from Dragon Tattoo were nominated. But why wasnt George Harrison doc or Senna nominated. And Spielberg has a right to feel snubbed. No Director nod for War Horse. But, to be fair, at least the Oscars are more internationally minded these days. Three of the Best Actor nods were non Americans and good on Branaugh and janet McTeer. Shame no Fassbender or Ewan for Begineers. More

Posted by JimmyThe Saint at 15:18 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Art related puns
So we know The Artist is going to win a few - I wonder how many painting/art/photography related/silent movie puns publications can give us this time? Nominations for We need to talk about Kevin, Shame and Tintin, completely disregarded. Where were Hollywood's heads at? ... Ah yes, in a black and white silent movie. More

Posted by shaded_silver at 15:14 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

We Need to Talk About Shame...(and Drive)
Rooney Mara. She was good, don't get me wrong, but Noomi Rapace set the tone for that character (and where was her nomination?) On similar lines, the exclusion of Tilda Swinton's mesmerising performance in Kevin is a huge disappointment. Her ever expressive face was the key factor that haunted that film throughout. Sticking with the actors categories, must agree with the two posts above that Fassbender should have being nominated. Taking it further, where was Carey Mulligan?! FYI: As 't More

Posted by Vincent04 at 15:12 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

We Need to Talk About Shame...(and Drive)
Rooney Mara. She was good, don't get me wrong, but Noomi Rapace set the tone for that character (and where was her nomination?) On similar lines, the exclusion of Tilda Swinton's mesmerising performance in Kevin is a huge disappointment. Her ever expressive face was the key factor that haunted that film throughout. Sticking with the actors categories, must agree with the two posts above that Fassbender should have being nominated. Taking it further, where was Carey Mulligan?! FYI: As 't More

Posted by Vincent04 at 15:12 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Oh dear god! Really???
I now successfully developed a flatspot on my forehead from slamming it onto my table after reading the Nom list. One for Drive and none for Shame! Jeeeeesus! /rollseyes More

Posted by richm_drevil at 15:08 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Daldry The Oscar Baiter strikes again!
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close for 'Best Picture'? You're having a laugh. The trailer was.....well it was dripping with sentiment and that was 'Nominate Me, nominate me, Please! I need your Oscars!". More

Posted by Dave Oz at 15:05 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Daldry The Oscar Baiter strikes again!
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close for 'Best Picture'? You're having a laugh. The trailer was.....well it was dripping with 'Nominate Me, nominate me, PLEASE!!!". More

Posted by Dave Oz at 15:04 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Daldry The Oscar Baiter strikes again!
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close for 'Best Picture'? You're having a laugh. The trailer was.....well it was dripping with 'Nomninate Me, nominate me, PLEASE!!!". More

Posted by Dave Oz at 15:02 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Daldry The Oscar Baiter strikes again!
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close for 'Best Picture'? You're having a laugh. The trailer was.....well it was dripping with 'Nomninate Me, nominate me, PLEASE!!!". More

Posted by Dave Oz at 15:01 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Tyrannosaur
Olivia Colman deserved a nod for her role in the above. Would love to see Streep do something as low-key and touching, but she can't. Hope Bafta gives some love to Paddy's film instead! More

Posted by danclay77 at 15:00 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
Like many others I don't understand why Tintin is not up for Best Animated, or Senna for Best Documentary. I'm pleased Hugo is being recognised but 11 nominations seems OTT I haven't seen Moneyball but I thought Brad Pitt deserved a nomination for Tree of Life, as did Jessica Chastaine. This list of nominations seems... confused. Ho hum. More

Posted by beancounter at 14:55 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Where Is She?
Really surprised that Kirsten Dunst got left out for Melancholia and with movies like Moneyball and Extremely L&IC making the cut? Who picked them? Really happy for Melissa McCarthy though! Jean or Gary for best Actor and Rooney or Michelle for Actress. More

Posted by HulkySmashSmash at 14:50 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Where Is She?
Really surprised that Kirsten Dunst got left out for Melancholia and with movies like Moneyball and Extremely L&IC making the cut? Who picked them? Really happy for Melissa McCarthy though! Jean or Gary for best Actor and Rooney or Michelle for Actress. More

Posted by HulkySmashSmash at 14:50 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Where Is She?
Really surprised that Kirsten Dunst got left out for Melancholia and with movies like Moneyball and Extremely L&IC making the cut? Who picked them? Really happy for Melissa McCarthy though! Jean or Gary for best Actor and Rooney or Michelle for Actress. More

Posted by HulkySmashSmash at 14:50 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

How is The Help a better film Than Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy? or Drive? or The Girl with the Dragon tattoo? How can they not nominate Fassbender for Shame/Ryan Gosling for Drive? In what universe is Rango better than Tintin? Even for the academy this years nominations are poor! Roll on BAFTA! More

Posted by kitfisto at 14:49 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Questions i'd like the academy to answer....
In what universe is The Help a better film than Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy or The Girl with the Dragon tattoo or Drive? How can Rango by up for best animation but not Tintin? What happened to Jessica Chastains nom for Tree of life? Has nobody at the Academy seen Fassbender performance in Shame? Has there been a better performance in the last year than Ryan Gosling in Drive? Why is The skin i live in not on the best foreign film list? Even more so than is normal the case this More

Posted by kitfisto at 14:45 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Dark of the Moon FTW!!!
And it's 3 Oscar Nominations for "TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON" !!!!!!!! The world is surely ending this year then :D More

Posted by ronniem at 14:40 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

No Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton or Albert Brookes:-( Also I think the animated film catagory shows what a poor year it was for animation. More

Posted by alpha_005 at 14:34 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

No Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton or Albert Brookes:-( Also I think the animated film catagory shows what a poor year it was for animation. More

Posted by alpha_005 at 14:34 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Where the f**k is Drive! I know The Artist will win all the big ones, and I'm happy with that, but Drive at least deserves a nomination. I'd also slap in Melancholia over The Tree Of Life. More

Posted by Whistler at 14:28 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Yawn...
No Drive??? More

Posted by ronniem at 14:27 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

oh well...
No Best Director nominations for Christopher Nolan, considering his filmography, just emphasize how much of a joke these awards have become More

Posted by ronniem at 14:26 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Yawn...
Yawn...lost interest when The Dark Knight didn't even get a nomination for Best Pic in 2008...That just showed that the Academy are clueless mugs not to be taken seriously...always the same year in year out. Nominations for Woody, Clint or Coen bros for anything they direct and some boring artsy film noone even watched for Best Picture...so predictable and frankly, a snooze. How Michael Fassbender doesn't get an acting nomination for Shame is beyond me. Tintin's also nowhere to be found...hones More

Posted by ronniem at 14:26 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Tintin?!
What about Tintin?? Was it not eligible?? :/ Really happy to see that both Tintin and War Horse was nominated in the music category though! :D More

Posted by Pixaroholic at 14:25 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

sorry didn't realise it was 3 nominations for Transformers Dark of the Moon...IT'S THE APOCALYPSE More

Posted by megank13 at 14:24 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Tintin?!
What about Tintin?? Was it not eligible?? :/ Really happy to see that both Tintin and War Horse was nominated in the music category though! :D More

Posted by Pixaroholic at 14:23 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
Worst Oscar List I have ever seen - 'Drive' only nominated for Sound Editing, nothing for 'Shame', 'Take Shelter', 'Senna', Tyrannosaur', '50/50', 'We Need To Talk About Kevin', 'Another Earth'........Hollywood, hang your heads in shame....still nice to see Jonah Hill get a nod for Moneyball...he'll lose out to Branagh or Plummer but he deserves to be there More

Posted by ChudMonkey at 14:22 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Yawn...
Yawn...lost interest when The Dark Knight didn't even get a nomination for Best Pic in 2008...That just showed that the Academy are clueless mugs not to be taken seriously...always the same year in year out. Nominations for Woody, Clint or Coen bros for anything they direct and some boring artsy film noone even watched for Best Picture...so predictable and frankly, a snooze. How Michael Fassbender doesn't get an acting nomination for Shame is beyond me. Tintin's also nowhere to be found...hones More

Posted by ronniem at 14:22 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

The Academy have lost all credibility over the last decade...
Yawn...lost interest when The Dark Knight didn't even get a nomination for Best Pic in 2008...That just showed that the Academy are clueless mugs not to be taken seriously...always the same year in year out. Nominations for Woody, Clint or Coen bros for anything they direct and some boring artsy film noone even watched for Best Picture...so predictable and frankly, a snooze. How Michael Fassbender doesn't get an acting nomination for Shame is beyond me. Tintin's also nowhere to be found...hones More

Posted by ronniem at 14:22 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

I AGREE TIN-TIN SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED FOR ANIMATED FEATURE. ALSO WHY ROONEY MARA IS NOMINATED IS A MYSTERY TO ME...NO WAY IS HER PERFORMANCE AS GOOD AS NOOMI RAPACE IN THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF "GIRL". GOOD TO SEE GARY OLDMAN NOMINATED,...BUT HE WON'T WIN. More

Posted by Phil Chandler at 14:21 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

We need to talk about Kevin....
.....or apparently not. The best film of the year (for anyone with taste) has been cynically overlooked. @moviebuff: Senna didn't even make the longlist, so its absense had been known for some time. Also ridiculous. More

Posted by evild edd at 14:21 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Shame on the Academy!!
just been listening to Kermode's opinion on the Oscar nominations on 5live & a little bit shocked to hear him say that Transformers Dark of the Moon is now an Oscar nominated film for Sound Editing...seriously?! surely there are other films who deserve some recognition in that category than TRANSFORMERS DARK OF THE MOON! OH & also why they didn't nominate Michael Fassbender for Shame I'll never know...SHAME ON YOU ACADEMY. but aside from those calamities, I'm glad The Artist is being nom More

Posted by megank13 at 14:20 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

No Senna in the documentary section !!!!!!!!!!!! More

Posted by filmburner30 at 14:18 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

When best sound editing is the only nomination Drive gets while Transformers gets three, the world has gone turvy topsy. I hope Bret McKenzie gets an Oscar. More

Posted by TomBowler at 14:18 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: The 2012 Oscar Nominations Are Here
Has anyone seen Bullhead (best foreign language film-Belgium). I've seen it (I'm from Belgium :p), but didn't think that much of it really. Interested to see what other people think of it. (Schoenaerts ,however, was really good in it). And Oldman was the best actor in a leading role for me. Great performance. (A 'shame' Fassbender wasn't nominated). Beste film: Tree of life, but Drive was better. And it's really puzzling that Drive didn't get a film editing nomination. More

Posted by takethecannoli at 14:17 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Terrible -.-
Can't believe the Oscar nominations this year. some terrible films this year such as Beginners being nominated in Best Supporting Actor for Christopher Plummer, clearly overlooked Alan Rickman for Harry Potter. Animation is worse, Tintin wasn't even nominated and rubbish like Puss in Boots and Rango made the cut. Hope Rooney Mara wins for Dragon Tattoo over Streep, she did her best in a film that was about as interesting as banging your head against a brick wall. Safe to say I'm not watching thi More

Posted by Preston2012 at 14:15 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Snubs
No Fassbender, Shannon (definately the best performance of the year), or Senna for documentary feature ????? More

Posted by moviebuff_11 at 14:12 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

What the?!?!?
Where in the name of Zues's butt hole is Tin Tin's nomination. A shoe in for best animated. Winning that award at every other ceremony and yet here doesn't even get a nomination. What the FUC.......... More

Posted by HarryR at 14:12 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

What the?!?!?
Where in the name of Zues's butt hole is Tin Tin's nomination. A shoe in for best animated. Winning that award at every other ceremony and yet here doesn't even get a nomination. What the FUC.......... More

Posted by HarryR at 14:11 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

tintin
Where's Tintin??? More

Posted by olieb at 14:10 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

Shame and Take Shelter
How Fassbender and Shannon have not received a nomination is a disgrace. Both better than Pitt and Oldman (although I enjoyed their films). More

Posted by danclay77 at 14:08 on 24 January 2012 | Report This Post

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