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And The Nominees Are…


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 84th Academy Awards this morning.  This year’s most nominated film was Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, with 11 nominations, followed by Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist, with 10. There were the usual suspects, some surprise and a lot of snubs (Hello Gosling, Fassbender?) The Oscars will be air on ABC on Sunday, Feb. 26 and will be hosted by soon to be 9 time host, Billy Crystal. Check out all the nominees below.

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

*Where did Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close come from? I just think that if they were gonna put another movie in that slot that maybe Bridesmaids or The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo should have been there.

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 Actor
Demián 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 Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Max Von Sydow, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

*Jonah Hill was great in Moneyball but I just think it’s kind of funny that the actor that brought us great films like Grandma’s Boy and Accepted is now nominated for an Oscar.

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

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

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

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

Best Foreign Language Film
Bullhead (Belgium)
Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)
A Separation (Iran)
Footnote (Israel)
In Darkness (Poland)

Art Direction
The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Hugo
War Horse

Costume Design
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
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, 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

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

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, Bret McKenzie
“Real in Rio” from Rio, Sergio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown and Siedah Garrett

Short Film (Animated)
Dimanche/Sunday
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
La Luna
A Morning Stroll
Wild Life

Short Film (Live Action)
Pentecost
Raju
The Shore
Time Freak
Tuba Atlantic

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

Sound Mixing
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Monyeball
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

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

Watch The Hunger Games‘ Jennifer Lawrence announce the nominees with Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak.

 

SAG and Golden Globe Nominations Announced


LOVE AWARDS SEASON!!!!!! Things definitely kicked into gear with the announcing of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and Golden Globe awards last week. SAGs were announced on Wednesday with The Help leading the way in the film category with 4 nominations. Viola Davis is nominated in the lead actress category for her turn as Aibileen Clark in the movie while Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer got supporting actress nominations for their respective roles. The cast of The Help is also nominated for motion picture ensemble. Yay for Melissa McCarthy picking up a nomination for her role in Bridesmaids. Modern Family leads the television pack with 5 nominations. Dexter, which is having its worst season to date, and 30 Rock are both next with 3 nominations. The Golden Globes also announced its nominations last week. On this list however, The Artist leads with 6 nominations with The Descendants and the The Help trailing with 5 nominations. Ricky Gervais will help bring in the night as host for the third time. I can’t wait to see all the people that he skewers at the show. My goal is to watch all nominated movies by the time the Oscars roll around. The SAG awards will air January 29th, 2012 on TNT and the Globes air January 15th, 2012 on NBC. Full list of nominations below.

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