Wednesday, January 25, 2012

And the Oscar Nominees Are...

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their nominees for the 84th Academy Awards yesterday at 8:30am E.T.
Below is the list with all the nominees for each category. Who do you think will take the little golden men home on Sunday, February 26? Perhaps some Golden Globe winners?
Best picture: Besides this one, Hugo has 10 more nominations. Click on each title for more details.
Best Actor: After the Golden Globes, do you think Clooney will win another Best Actor award for his role in "The Descendants" as a Hawaiian lawyer and father who tries to keep his family together after his wife dies in a boat accident?
  • Demián Bichir, "A Better Life"
  • George Clooney, "The Descendants"
  • Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"
  • Gary Oldman, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
  • Brad Pitt, "Moneyball"
Best Actress: Recreating a real-life characters works almost always.  Meryl Streep playing as  British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, in “The Iron Lady,” Michelle Williams playing the role of the famous movie legend Marilyn Monroe in  “My Week With Marilyn.”
We cannot forget to give credit to Rooney Mara for her first and outstanding role as Lisbeth Salander ( in the English-language version of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
  • 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: This category is dominated by first-time nominees.
  • Bérénice Bejo, "The Artist"
  • Jessica Chastain, "The Help"
  • Melissa McCarthy, "Bridesmaids"
  • Janet McTeer, "Albert Nobbs"
  • Octavia Spencer, "The Help"
Best Director: Steven Spielberg did not make the cut this time for his work on "War Horse."
  • Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
  • Alexander Payne, "The Descendants"
  • Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"
  • Terrence Malick, "The Tree of Life"
  • Martin Scorsese, "Hugo"
Best Animated Feature
  • "A Cat in Paris"
  • "Chico & Rita"
  • "Kung Fu Panda 2"
  • "Puss in Boots"
  • "Rango"
Best Original Screenplay
  • "Bridesmaids"
  • "Midnight in Paris"
  • "A Separation"
  • "Margin Call"
  • "The Artist"
Best Adapted Screenplay
  • "The Descendants"
  • "Hugo"
  • "The Ides of March"
  • "Moneyball"
  • "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
Best Foreign Language Film
  • "Bullhead" (Belgium)
  • "Footnote" (Israel)
  • "In Darkness" (Poland)
  • "Monsieur Lazhar" (Canada)
  • "A Separation" (Iran)
Best Art direction
  • “The Artist”
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2”
  • “Hugo”
  • “Midnight in Paris”
  • “War Horse”
Best Cinematography
  • “The Artist”
  • “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
  • “Hugo”
  • “The Tree of Life”
  • “War Horse”
Best Costume Design
  • “Anonymous”
  • “The Artist”
  • “Hugo”
  • “Jane Eyre”
  • “W.E.”
Best Live Action Short Film
  • “Pentecost”
  • “Raju”
  • “The Shore”
  • “Time Freak”
  • “Tuba Atlantic”
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 Animated Short Film
  • “Dimanche/Sunday”
  • “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”
  • “La Luna”
  • “A Morning Stroll”
  • “Wild Life”
Best Original Song
  • “Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets”
  • “Real in Rio” from “Rio”
Best Film Editing
  • “The Artist”
  • “The Descendants”
  • “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
  • “Hugo”
  • “Moneyball”
Best Original Score
  • “The Adventures of Tintin”
  • “The Artist”
  • “Hugo”
  • “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
  • “War Horse”
Best Documentary Feature
  • “Hell and Back Again”
  • “If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front”
  • “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory”
  • “Undefeated”
  • “Pina”
Best Makeup
  • “Albert Nobbs”
  • “The Iron Lady”
  • “The Iron Lady” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2”
    Best Documentary Short Subject
    • “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 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”
    Thanks to our Digital Cinema projectors, we will bring the Oscar Shorts (Animated and Live Action) to the Digiplex Cranford Theater, starting on Friday, February 17 through Wednesday, February 22; and the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, February 26 at 7pm. Check out the time and dates here.

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