Oscar Nominations Announced!!!

Judgement day is finally here! That’s right, the 84th Academy Awards nominations were announced this morning by Jennifer Lawrence, a Best Actress nominee last year for her glamorous work in Winter’s Bone. There were a few shake-ups and some snubs, but mostly, as predicted, it was all about The Artist, the silent French film that earned 10 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actress. The silent gem was bested in numbers only by Hugo who garnered 11 big nominations: the most in the heap. Shockingly, my beloved The Tree Of Life  garnered two nominations, Best Picture and Best Director. Score one for pretension!

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

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

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

Best Supporting Actor:
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Max Von Sydow, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

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

Best Picture
The Artist
War Horse
Moneyball
The Descendants
Tree of Life

Midnight in Paris
The Help
Hugo
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

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

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

Best Foreign Language Film
Bullhead
Footnote
Monsieur Lazhar
A Separation
In Darkness

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

For a full list of the nominations, click here.

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