It’s that time of year again! The Academy Award Nominations have been announced and yea, there’s no real surprises here. Just gonna say it, Billy Crystal is probably gonna be the best part of this ceremony. By the way, John Williams is now the second most nominated individual in the history of the Oscars.
Best Picture: The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, War Horse.
Actor: Demian Bichir, George Clooney, Jean Dujardin, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt.
Actress: Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Rooney Mara, Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams.
Supporting Actor: Kenneth Branagh, Jonah Hill, Nick Nolte, Christopher Plummer, Max von Sydow.
Supporting Actress: Berenice Bejo, Jessica Chastain, Melissa McCarthy, Janet McTeer, Octavia Spencer.
Directing: Michel Hazanavicius, Alexander Payne, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Terrence Malick.
Foreign Language Film: “Bullhead,” Belgium; “Footnote,” Israel; “In Darkness,” Poland; “Monsieur Lazhar,” Canada; “A Separation,” Iran.
Adapted Screenplay: The Descendants, Hugo, The Ides of March, Moneyball, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
Original Screenplay: The Artist, Bridesmaids, Margin Call, Midnight in Paris, A Separation.
Animated Feature Film: A Cat in Paris, Chico & Rita, Kung Fu Panda 2, Puss in Boots, Rango.
Art Direction: The Artist, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, War Horse.
Cinematography: The Artist, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Hugo, The Tree of Life, War Horse.
Sound Editing: Drive, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Hugo, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, War Horse.
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.
Original Song: “Man or Muppet” from The Muppets, “Real in Rio” from Rio.
Costume: Anonymous, The Artist, Hugo, Jane Eyre, W.E.
Documentary Feature: Hell and Back Again, If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, Pina, Undefeated.
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, Moneyball.
Makeup: Albert Nobbs, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, The Iron Lady.
Animated Short Film: Dimanche/Sunday, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, La Luna, A Morning Stroll, Wild Life.
Live Action Short Film: Pentecost, Raju, The Shore, Time Freak, Tuba Atlantic.
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.