2012 Oscar Nominations: George Clooney, ‘Hugo,’ ‘The Artist,’ And ‘The Help’ & More!

January 24th, 2012 // Leave a Comment

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has spoken: The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life and War Horse will compete for the best picture Oscar at the 84th Academy Awards.

Martin Scorsese‘s 3D children’s adventure Hugo led the morning announcement with 11 nominations, including for best picture and for direction.

This year’s Academy Awards nominations were full of surprises! Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was nominated for Best Picture after failing to win many awards at all critics races.

Melissa McCarthy has been nominated (hell yeah!) for her role in Bridesmaids for Best Supporting Actress. While, Rooney Mara was nominated for Best Actress for her work in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in a film that received mixed reviews and lukewarm box office.

In the best actor race, Demian Bichir earned a nomination for the little seen independent film A Better Life.

The 84th Academy Awards will be held on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. ET/ 4. p.m. P.T. Billy Crystal will be the host.

Check out the list of Oscar nominations.

BEST PICTURE

War Horse

The Artist

Moneyball

The Descendants

The Tree of Life

Midnight in Paris

The Help

Hugo

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

 

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

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 ACTOR

Kenneth Branaugh – My Week With Marilyn

Jonah Hill – Moneyball

Nick Nolte – Warrior

Christopher Plummer – Beginners

Max Von Sydow – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Berenice Bejo – The Artist

Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids

Octavia Spencer – The Help

Jessica Chastain – The Help

Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs

 

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

The Artist

Bridesmaids

Midnight in Paris

Margin Call

A Separation

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Descendants

Hugo

The Ides of March

Moneyball

Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Bullhead

Footnote

In Darkness

Monsieur Lazhar

A Separation

 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

A Cat in Paris

Chico & Rita

Kung Fun Panda 2

Puss in Boots

Rango

By Miu von Furstenberg
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