2012 Oscar Nominations

The nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards, hosted by the Academy for Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, were announced today. While there’s no mega-film sweeping all of the categories, evidenced already by the SGA, DGA, WGA and Golden Globe awards, there are a few interesting (to me, at least) differences in the Oscar nominations. The full list of nominations can be found by clicking this magical link.

Hugo led the way with 11 nominations, followed by The Artist with 10. Moneyball and War Horse both got six nominations and five went to both The Descendants and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Here are some of the bigger breakdowns:

  • Picture
    • The Artist
    • The Descendants
    • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
    • The Help
    • Hugo
    • Midnight in Paris
    • Moneyball
    • The Tree of Life
    • War Horse
  • Director
    • Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris
    • Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
    • Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life
    • Alexander Payne – The Descendants
    • Martin Scorsese – Hugo
  • Actor
    • Demian Bichir – A Better Life
    • George Clooney – The Descendants
    • Jean Dujardin – The Artist
    • Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    • Brad Pitt – Moneyball
  • 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
  • Animated Feature
    • A Cat in Paris
    • Chico and Rita
    • Kung Fu Panda 2
    • Puss in Boots
    • Rango

Thoughts on the full nominees? Big surprises or let downs? Let us know. We’ll post more predictions over the coming weeks with the Oscars airing 26 February 2012 on ABC, probably around 9pm.

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