Academy Awards: 2012 Oscar Nominations are Here


2012 Oscar Nominations
Photo: AMPAS

This morning at 5:30 AM PST the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 2012 Oscar nominations and there were certainly some surprises to behold. I mean… just look at that… Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close got a nomination. I dropped it from my list of nominees, but I remember a while back when everyone kept harping on me for continuing to keep it among the favorites. Ugh, wish I had stuck with my gut, it’s a great film and well worthy of a nomination.

As for total number of nominations, here are your leaders, but there is so much more to talk about than this and I’m working as fast as I can.

  1. Hugo – 11 nominations
  2. The Artist – 10 nominations
  3. Moneyball – 6 nominations
  4. War Horse – 6 nominations
  5. The Descendants – 5 nominations
  6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – 5 nominations
  7. The Help – 4 nominations
  8. Midnight in Paris – 4 nominations

And now for the complete list of 2012 Oscar nominees:

Best Picture
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Director
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Writing (Original Screenplay)
Animated Feature Film
Documentary (Feature)
Foreign Language Film
Film Editing
Music (Original Score)
Music (Original Song)
Sound Mixing
Sound Editing
Art Direction
Visual Effects
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 Short Film (Animated)
  • Dimanche/Sunday (dir. Patrick Doyon)
  • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (dir. William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg)
  • La Luna (dir. Enrico Casarosa)
  • A Morning Stroll (dir. Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe)
  • Wild Life (dir. Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby)
Best Short Film (Live Action)
  • Pentecost (dir. Peter McDonald and Eimear O’Kane)
  • Raju (dir. Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren)
  • The Shore (dir. Terry George and Oorlagh George)
  • Time Freak (dir. Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey)
  • Tuba Atlantic (dir. Hallvar Witzo)

I will have my reaction piece written soon, but for now let your opinion known in the comments and in the poll below.

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The Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.