The Oscars – Who Should Be Nominated

Now that all of that Golden Globes fluff is behind us, we may now look forward to the Academy Award nominations, just 8 days away. Inspired by those smarties over at the New York Times, I’ve decided to list who I think the nominees should be for all the major categories. Enjoy, and weep with me when none of them come true.

Best Picture

The Tree of Life

The Descendants

Melancholia

Hugo

Take Shelter

Best Director

Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life

Martin Scorsese – Hugo

Lars von Trier – Melancholia

Roman Polanski – Carnage

Alexander Payne – The Descendants

Best Actor

Michael Shannon – Take Shelter

Brad Pitt – The Tree of Life

George Clooney – The Descendants

Jean Dujardin – The Artist

Michael Fassbender – A Dangerous Method

Best Actress

Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady

Kirsten Dunst – Melancholia

Mia Wasikowsa – Jane Eyre

Tilda Swinton – We Need To Talk About Kevin

Jessica Chastain – Take Shelter

Best Supporting Actor

Alan Rickman – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Pt. 2

Hunter McCracken – The Tree of Life

Albert Brooks – Drive

Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn

Christopher Plummer – Beginners

Best Supporting Actress

Berenice Bejo – The Artist

Octavia Spencer – The Help

Shailene Woodley – The Descendants

Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids

Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs

Best Original Screenplay

Diabo Cody – Young Adult

Mike Mills – Beginners

Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist

Woody Allen – Midnight In Paris

Asghar Farhad – A Separation 

Best Adapted Screenplay

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash - The Descendants

Lynne Ramsay and Rory Stewart Kinnear - We Need to Talk About Kevin

Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin - Moneyball

John Logan – Hugo

Steven Zaillian and Stieg Larsson – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Who do you think should garner some of the coveted Oscar nominations? What were your favourite films of 2011? Drop me a comment, pretty please.