Full 2012 Oscar nominee list: Hugo and The Artist lead this year’s nominees

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We just finished watching the live nominee announcements for the 84th annual Academy Awards. The nominations were quite enlightening, to say the least. 2011 was a year without many standout films. Usually we go into these awards with an idea of what might be nominated, but this year, almost anything was up for grabs. They also confirm a point Roger Ebert made in his predictions piece yesterday: many of the nominations this year are all about film nostalgia. From The Artist, which is a black and white silent film to Hugo, which is about the beginning of movies themselves, many of the biggest nominees are from films that celebrate the history of the medium. My Week with Marylin and Midnight in Paris are also deeply nostalgic films. The Descendants, The Ides of March, and The Iron Lady were also nominated, proving that anything George Clooney or Meryl Streep star in will pick up at least one nomination. 

We’ll have to save the deep predictions and trends for another time, but we’ve fixed up and presented the full list of nominees below. For your entertainment pleasure, we’ve also included a list of films that got the most nominations. The 84th annual Academy Awards air on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 7pm EST. Be sure to grab a pillow because they probably won’t end until midnight. 

Biggest films of the year (by number of nominations)

  • Hugo (11 nominations)
  • The Artist (10 nominations)
  • Moneyball (6 nominatons)
  • War Horse (6 nominations)
  • The Descendants (5 nominations)
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (5 nominations)
  • The Help (4 nominations)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (3 nominations)
  • Midnight in Paris (3 nominations)
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (3 nominations)
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon (3 nominations)
  • The Tree of Life (3 nominations)
  • Bridesmaids (2 nominations)
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2 nominations)
  • My Week with Marylin (2 nominations)
  • A Separation (2 nominations)
  • The Iron Lady (2 nominations)

Best Picture

(A quick note about Best Picture. Last year, the rules for Best Picture were altered and we had 10 nominees, but this year, the voting methods were changed, making it possible to have anywhere from 5 to 10 nominees. We ended with 9.)

  • The Artist
  • The Descendants 
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • The Help
  • Hugo
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Moneyball
  • The Tree of life
  • War Horse

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)

Best Supporting Actress

  • Bérénice Bejo (The Artist)
  • Jessica Chastain (The Help)
  • Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids)
  • Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs)
  • Octavia Spencer (The Help)

Best Animated Feature Film

  • A Cat in Paris
  • Chico & Rita
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Puss in Boots
  • Rango

Best Cinematography

  • The Artist
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  • Hugo
  • The Tree of Life
  • War Horse

Best Art Direction

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

Best Costume Design

  • Anonymous
  • The Artist
  • Hugo
  • Jane Eyre
  • W.E.

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 Music (Original Score)

  • John Williams (The Adventures of Tintin)
  • Ludovic Bource (The Artist)
  • Howard Shore (Hugo)
  • Alberto Iglesias (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
  • John Williams (War Horse)

Best Feature-length Documentary

  • Hell and Back Again
  • If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
  • Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
  • Pina
  • Undefeated

Best Short Documentary

  • 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

Best Film Editing

  • Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
  • Kevin Tent (The Descendants)
  • Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
  • Thelma Schoonmaker (Hugo)
  • Christopher Tellefsen (Moneyball)

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Belgium, “Bullhead”
  • Canada, “Monsieur Lazhar”
  • Iran, “A Separation”
  • Israel, “Footnote”
  • Poland, “In Darkness”

Best Makeup

  • Albert Nobbs
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • The Iron Lady

Best Original Song

  • “Man or Muppet” from The Muppets (Bret McKenzie)
  • “Real in Rio” from Rio

Best Animated Short Film

  • 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
  • Hallvar Witzø

Best Sound Editing

  • Drive
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Hugo
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • War Horse

Best Sound Mixing

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Hugo
  • Moneyball
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • War Horse

Best 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

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • The Descendants (Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash)
  • Hugo (John Logan)
  • The Ides of March (George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon)
  • Moneyball (Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Story by Stan Chervin)
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan)

Best Original Screenplay

  • The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius)
  • Bridesmaids (Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig)
  • Margin Call (J.C. Chandor)
  • Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen)
  • A Separation (Asghar Farhadi)
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