2012 Oscar Nominations List

January 24, 2012 By:
2012 Oscar Nominations List

The height of award season has arrived. Jennifer Lawrence, along with Academy President Tom Sherak, just announced the Oscar nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards. And yes, both The Descendants and The Artist dominated, as was expected. George Clooney actually made history for being nominated in two different categories again.

"This morning we will share the news we've all been waiting for," Sherak said, live from the Beverly Hilton. No time was wasted to announce the nominees for Best Supporting Actress, which included award season sweetheart, Octavia Spencer. Melissa McCarthy was also nominated for Bridesmaids and Jessica Chastain for The Help.

Best Supporting actor nods included Kenneth Bannagh, Johan Hill, and Christopher Plummer.

And for Best Supporting Actress in a leading role, Glenn Close ('Albert Nobbs'), Viola Davis ('The Help'), Rooney Mara ('The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'), Meryl Streep ('The Iron Lady') and Michelle Williams ('My Week With Marilyn') will all go head-to-head.

For Best Supporting Actor in a lead role, George Clooney and Brad Pitt are once again up against each other. While Clooney took home the Golden Globe, there's a good chance Brad could swipe the Oscar. But they've got stiff competition with the likes of Gary Oldman on that list.

A full list of nominees is below:

Best Motion Picture of the Year

The Artist


The Descendants

The Help


Midnight in Paris

War Horse

Tree of Life

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Viola Davis--The Help

Meryl Streep--The Iron Lady

Michelle Williams--My Week With Marilyn

Rooney Mara--The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Glenn Close--Albert Nobbs

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

George Clooney--The Descendants

Jean Dujardin--The Artist

Brad Pitt--Moneyball

Gary Oldman--Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Damian Bejoiu--A Better Life

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Kenneth Branagh--My Week With Marilyn

Jonah Hill--Moneyball

Nick Nolte, Warrior

Christopher Plummer--Beginners

Max Von Sydow--Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Octavia Spencer--The Help

Bérénice Bejo--The Artist

Jessica Chastain--The Help

Melissa McCarthy--Bridesmaids

Janet McTeer--Albert Nobbs

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

"A Cat in Paris" --Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli

"Chico & Rita" --Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal

"Kung Fu Panda 2" --Jennifer Yuh Nelson

"Puss in Boots" --Chris Miller

"Rango" --Gore Verbinski

Achievement in Directing

Michel Hazanavicius--The Artist

Alexander Payne--The Descendants

Martin Scorsese--Hugo

Woody Allen--Midnight in Paris

Terrence Malick--The Tree of Life

Best Documentary Feature

"Hell and Back Again" --Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner

"If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front" --Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman

"Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory" --Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs

"Pina" --Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel

"Undefeated" --TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas

Writing (Original Screenplay)

"The Artist" --Written by Michel Hazanavicius

"Bridesmaids" --Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig

"Margin Call" --Written by J.C. Chandor

"Midnight in Paris" --Written by Woody Allen

"A Separation" --Written by Asghar Farhadi

Best Foreign Film

"Bullhead" --Belgium

"Footnote" --Israel

"In Darkness" --Poland

"Monsieur Lazhar" --Canada

"A Separation" --Iran

Art Direction

'The Artis' --Production Design: Laurence Bennett; Set Decoration: Robert Gould

'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2' --Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan

'Hugo' --Production Design: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo

'Midnight in Paris'--Production Design: Anne Seibel; Set Decoration: Hélène Dubreuil

'War Horse'--Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales


'The Artist' --Guillaume Schiffman

'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' --Jeff Cronenweth

'Hugo' --Robert Richardson

'The Tree of Life' --Emmanuel Lubezki

'War Horse' --Janusz Kaminski

Costume Design

'Anonymous' --Lisy Christl

'The Artist' --Mark Bridges

'Hugo' --Sandy Powell

'Jane Eyre' --Michael O'Connor

'W.E.' --Arianne Phillips