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Oscar Nominations 2012

Posted on the 25 January 2012 by Stizzard

With the Oscars upon us once again there is both joy and sadness. On the sad side, the Catalan film Pa Negre which hoped to be nominated for an Oscar in the best foreign film category missed the cut but on the joyful side, the animated film Chico & Rita by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal has been nominated in the Best Animated Feature Film category.


Oscar Nominations 2012

Actor in a Leading Role

Demián Bichir in A Better Life

George Clooney in The Descendants

Jean Dujardin in The Artist

Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Brad Pitt in Moneyball

Actress in a Leading Role

Glenn Close in Albert Nobbs

Viola Davis in The Help

Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady

Michelle Williams in My Week with Marilyn

Actor in a Supporting Role

Kenneth Branagh in My Week with Marilyn

Jonah Hill in Moneyball

Nick Nolte in Warrior

Christopher Plummer in Beginners

Max von Sydow in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Actress in a Supporting Role

Bérénice Bejo in The Artist

Jessica Chastain in The Help

Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids

Janet McTeer in Albert Nobbs

Octavia Spencer in The Help

Best Picture

The Artist

The Descendants

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

The Help


Midnight in Paris


The Tree of Life

War Horse

Animated Feature Film

A Cat in Paris Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli

Chico & Rita Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal

Kung Fu Panda 2 Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Puss in Boots Chris Miller

Rango Gore Verbinski

Art Direction

The Artist

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2


Midnight in Paris

War Horse


The Artist

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


The Tree of Life

War Horse

Costume Design


The Artist


Jane Eyre


Best Director

Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist

Alexander Payne – The Descendants

Martin Scorsese – Hugo

Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris

Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life

Documentary (Feature)

Hell and Back Again

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory



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

Film Editing

The Artist

The Descendants

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Hugo Thelma


Foreign Language Film

Bullhead – Belgium

Footnote – Israel

In Darkness – Poland

Monsieur – Lazhar Canada

A Separation – Iran


Albert Nobbs

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

The Iron Lady

Music (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

Music (Original Song)

Man or Muppet from The Muppets – Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie

Real in Rio from Rio – Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown Lyric by Siedah Garrett

Short Film (Animated)


The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

La Luna

A Morning Stroll

Wild Life

Short Film (Live Action)



The Shore

Time Freak

Tuba Atlantic

Sound Editing


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


Transformers: Dark of the Moon

War Horse

Sound Mixing

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo



Transformers: Dark of the Moon

War Horse

Visual Effects

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2


Real Steel

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

The Descendants – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash

Hugo – John Logan

The Ides of March – George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon

Moneyball – Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan

Writing (Original Screenplay)

The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius

Bridesmaids – Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig

Margin Call – J.C. Chandor

Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen

A Separation Written – Asghar Farhadi

The Oscars will take place in Los Angeles on 26th February 2012 and Britain’s Gary Oldman goes up against George Clooney and Brad Pitt for a best actor award.

Gary Oldman has been picked by the judges for his role as British spymaster George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Gary, 53, said

it was “amazing” to be put forward for the Best Actor award for the first time.

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