Academy Awards 2012: nominees

TV faces nominated for this year's Oscars include Glenn Close and Melissa McCarthy.

The nominations are out for the 2012 Academy Awards and there are several television names in the running.

Glenn Close of Damages is nominated for best actress for her role in Albert Nobbs (ok she was a film actress before television, but she’s great in everything she does).

Mike & Molly‘s Melissa McCarthy is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Bridesmaids.

Community writer Jim Rash and Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing) are up for Screenplay awards. Former ER star George Clooney is nominated several times while Boardwalk Empire‘s Martin Scorcese is riding high with Hugo.

The Oscars take place on February 27th and will screen live on Nine and StarPics.

Best Picture
War Horse
The Artist
The Descendants
The Tree of Life
Midnight in Paris
The Help
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

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

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

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

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

Best Original Screenplay
Michel Hazanivicius, The Artist
Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumulo, Bridesmaids
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
J.C. Chandor, Margin Call
Asghar Farhadi, A Separation

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

Best Foreign Feature
In Darkness
Monsieur Lazhar
A Separation

Best Animated Feature
A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots

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

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
Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Kevin Tent, The Descendants
Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Thelma Schoonmaker, Hugo
Christopher Tellefsen, Moneyball

Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle, Albert Nobbs
Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland, The Iron Lady

Music (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
Music (Original Song)
“Man or Muppet” from The Muppets, Bret McKenzie
“Real in Rio” from Rio, Sergio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown and Siedah Garrett

Sound Editing
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon
War Horse

Sound Mixing
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Transformers: Dark Side 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 Side of the Moon

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

23 Responses

  1. The Oscars used to be edited (of all the boring bits) and screened in the evening for an unmissable night, now it is a long and boring all day affair. We have always had a party but these days most of my invitees have seen snippets during the day between ironing and picking up the kids and it spoils all the fun and frivolity of Hollywood.
    Is there a tv station out there prepared to recreate the spectacle and make a night of the Oscars again??

  2. Elton John missed out on a nomination (who will David Furnish blame this time?!), but Madonna wasn’t snubbed – “Masterpiece” wasn’t eligible, as it appears as the second piece of music in the closing credits (the Oscar rules state that to be eligible, a song must appear either in the movie itself, or be the FIRST music heard once the closing credits start rolling – an instrumental plays for about a minute during the credits of W.E., then “Masterpiece” starts). It’s impossible to know whether Madonna would have been nominated or not, even though she won the Golden Globe. It’s been known since late December that she wasn’t eligible, though – her song didn’t appear on the list of literally dozens and dozens of songs that were sent to the academy members for their consideration. It’s a huge shame – the song itself is exquisite!

  3. Wow, the oscars must really dislike Madonna. She won the golden globe for best song but she was snubbed for acadamy award nomination, same senario back in 1996 she won best actress for evita at the globes but never got a look in for an oscar.

    After seeing The Iron lady, this year in Meryl’s year, she has missed out too many times in previous ceremonies.

  4. what a big disappointment this awards are going to be. I have to agree, the fact Drive or Ryan Gosling hasn’t been nominated for anything other than Best sound is highly stupid.

    Kind of makes me not even want to watch the awards this year.

  5. @Maria, there’s been worse nominees. Eddie Murphy’s an Oscar nominee too, as hard as that is to believe. Only reason he didn’t win was cos right after Dreamgirls was released, he released Norbit lol. Remember Halle Berry and Sandra Bullock have both won Best Actress Oscars and Worst Actress Razzies in the same year too.

    Kinda disappointed the campaign to get the dog from The Artist a nomination wasn’t successful.

  6. Average list. I cannot believe that Leo DiCaprio didn’t get nominated for J. Edgar. Nothing for that film. Biggest snub this year.

    Unfair that Charlize Theron, Tilda Swinton and Kirsten Dunst got no recognition. And Leo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling + Armie Hammer as well.

  7. The idea behind 10 films for best picture was because people didn’t like the fact the best films were always films most people didn’t see. It was a way to basically add crowd pleases even though the chance of winning was low.

    The problem comes in a year like last year, where they’re struggling for films to fill out the list.

    Here’s a question, of people that have seen Tree of Life, did they like it? I only know one person who did, and when I saw it, what few people were there walked out before the end.

  8. Three main thoughts: surprised by the lack of Tintin, saddened by the lack of Fassbender, and very happy to see Gary Oldman nominated for Tinker Tailor. That film should be nominated for more than two awards, but it was unfortunately an easy snub target.

  9. What a joke. I can’t believe Jonah Hill is now an Academy Award nominee. Beggars belief. Particularly when you had Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy there with an embarrassing array of brilliant supporting actors (Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy). Jonah Hill. Yes, I’ve seen Moneyball. And no, it’s not that great.

    The Descendants is also getting too much recognition. It was far better than I was expecting, but there is no way it should get best picture. The most impressive person in it was Shailene Woodley, tbh.

    TTSS definitely should have got a nom for best picture. It’s gorgeous. War Horse was only alright, and the direction was pretty heavy handed. Wish I could have seen it on stage instead 🙁

  10. Nothing for J. Edgar? And barely a mention for Drive? And Ryan Gosling?! Bridesmaids was not the second coming of comedy it is made out to be. It was funny but only for shock value, it isn’t witty or clever.

  11. So plenty of nominations for War Horse but none of which for the ‘acting’.. interesting

    Good on to Melissa McCarthy but that supporting actress nom belongs to Octavia Spencer IMO

  12. They really need to go back to having only 5 nominated for Best Picture. It’s pointless having so many.

    Some big omissions. Tin Tin wins best animated feature at Golden Globes and not even nominated.
    And Michael Fassbender for Shame was a shoe in, he won Best Actor in Venice, nominated at Golden Globes, but not even nominated here. He’s a great actor. Guess the Oscars are too prudish for full frontal nudity.

  13. Sadly i have not seen any of the 10 films,yet.
    I really don’t understand the idea of the 10 noms.
    3 films should be picked that are outstanding above all others.
    It is far less exciting with this many. You may as well have 20.
    Sure hope Meryl wins,she is just magic..on film & off. That’s all.

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