2012 Oscar Nominations List and Predictions Comparison

Predicted Nominees

BEST PICTURE
1) The Artist
2) The Descendants
3) Midnight in Paris
4) Hugo
5) The Help
6) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
7) Moneyball
8) War Horse
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BEST DIRECTOR
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
David Fincher, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorcese, Hugo

BEST ACTOR
George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
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BEST ACTRESS
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin
Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn
Albert Brooks, Drive
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
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BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Descendants
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Help
Hugo
Moneyball

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
50/50
The Artist
Bridesmaids
Midnight in Paris
Win Win

BEST ANIMATED FILM
The Adventures of Tintin
Cars 2
Chico & Rita
Puss in Boots
Rango

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Bill Cunningham New York
Buck
Pina
Project Nim
Semper Fi: Always Faithful

BEST FOREIGN FILM
Footnote – ISRAEL
In Darkness – POLAND
Monsieur Lazhar – CANADA
Omar Killed Me – MOROCCO
A Separation – IRAN

BEST ART DIRECTION
The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Hugo
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Jane Eyre

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Artist
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
The Tree of Life
War Horse

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Artist
The Help
Hugo
Jane Eyre
Anonymous

BEST FILM EDITING
The Artist
The Descendants
Hugo
Moneyball
War Horse

BEST MAKEUP
The Artist
Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life
The Iron Lady
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BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The Adventures of Tintin
The Artist
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
War Horse

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Lay Your Head Down,” Albert Nobbs
“Life’s a Happy Song,” The Muppets
“The Living Proof,” The Help
“Man or a Muppet,” The Muppets
“Star Spangled Man,” Captain America

BEST SOUND EDITING
Hugo
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Super 8
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

BEST SOUND MIXING
Hugo
Moneyball
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Super 8
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Hugo
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
The Tree of Life

Actual Nominess

BEST PICTURE
The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The Help
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse

BEST DIRECTOR
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Terence Malick, The Tree of Life
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorcese, Hugo
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BEST ACTOR
George Clooney, The Descendants
Gary Oldman, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Demian Bichir, A Better Life
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

BEST ACTRESS
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn
Max Von Sydow, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Christopher Plummer, Beginners

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Descendants
The Ides of March
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Hugo
Moneyball

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Margin Call
The Artist
Bridesmaids
Midnight in Paris
A Separation

BEST ANIMATED FILM
A Cat in Paris
Kung Fu Panda 2
Chico & Rita
Puss in Boots
Rango

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Hell and Back Again
If a Tree Falls
Pina
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Undefeated

BEST FOREIGN FILM
Footnote – ISRAEL
In Darkness – POLAND
Monsieur Lazhar – CANADA
Bullhead – BELGIUM
A Separation – IRAN

BEST ART DIRECTION
The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Hugo
War Horse
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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Artist
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
The Tree of Life
War Horse

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Artist
W.E.
Hugo
Jane Eyre
Anonymous

BEST FILM EDITING
The Artist
The Descendants
Hugo
Moneyball
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

BEST MAKEUP
Albert Nobbs
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
The Iron Lady

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The Adventures of Tintin
The Artist
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Hugo
War Horse

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Man or a Muppet,” The Muppets
“Real in Rio,” Rio
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BEST SOUND EDITING
Hugo
Drive
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

BEST SOUND MIXING
Hugo
Moneyball
War Horse
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
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BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Hugo
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Real Steel

Thoughts and reactions on this year’s nominations?

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  • Jose

    Is Extremely Lous… officially the worst reviewed Best Picture nominee ever? And how the hell did that manage to pull a nomination!

    • Joseph Bridges

      Crash in 2004 was shrugged off by most critics and went on to win

      • Jose

        Dirty little secret of mine, I actually like Crash.

        and unlike ELAIC, it actually did get some good reviews.

      • Joseph Bridges

        ELAIC did get some pretty good reviews, but only from major critics from very big news services. Everyone on the internet didnt seem to like it, but Hollywood dosnt listen to the internet, they listen to people like Roger Ebert.

  • Eleni

    i say the blind side was the worst nomination ever.

    but extremely loud and incredibly close was still a terrible choice. how did that manage to beat out girl with the dragon tattoo? or drive?

    • Jose

      Or literally any other movie…

      • Calvin

        Jose – Amen. Extremely Loud disgusted me. No Bridesmaids?

  • Jose

    Just want to say that I totally called the Leo snub in favor of Oldman, the Bichir nod though I put it in the back of my mind and left him in my personal alternates category. At the very back.

    No Tintin for animated feature and yet Puss in Boots gets in?
    Yuck.

    Only 2 nominations for song? Well obviously The Muppets will take it, i just wish it was “Life’s a happy song”, that one was my favorite.

    And yay on A Seperation getting in for screenplay! Surprised that Margin Call was able to sneak in, and that 50/50 was snubbed.

    Really pissed that Tilda Swinton was snubbed in favor of Glenn Close, I know that people predicted that Mara would take Swinton’s spot, but I’m blaming it on Close since her movie has bad reviews and I haven’t really heard anything special about her performance compared to the other nominees.

    Oh, and no Albert Brooks for supporting actor? I’m blaming it on Jonah Hill.

  • Dylan

    No Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Drive for… Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. In my opinion, that’s extremely wrong and incredibly stuipid. Maybe that’s a little too harsh of a comment, but really.

    • Dylan

      Oh, I forgot; NO ABLERT BROOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Dylan

        …and no Girl With the Dragon Tattoo!!! They could have at least nominated Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 or even A Seperation. I’m sorry I’m ranting, I’m just so annoyed and angered how the Academy Awards can be such imbeciles sometimes.

      • Jose

        Sometimes?

  • Susanne

    I’m extremely surprised that The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was snubbed for best adapted screenplay. That was an extremely complex story to adapt and tell in the constraints of a 2-3 hour timeframe, and they did a very good job. I’m glad Mara was nominated for Best Actress. I felt she really was Salander.

  • Luiz Angel

    Hands down LOUD was the shock of the morning.
    What killed TGWTDT was the ending, it should’ve just ended instead of that whole caper thing.
    Truth be told, Mara doesn’t even deserve that nomination. That was Berenice Bejo’s spot.
    Albert Brooks got totally robbed.

    What bugs me the most is that everyone gets mad over nothing.
    The Academy is never 100% sure…

    War Horse & Loud shouldn’t be on there, A Separation should be…

  • These are some of the worst nominations I’ve ever seen the academy give out. The fact that Albert Brooks wasn’t on there means that some the members probably didn’t even watch Drive, but they all apparently watched Extremely Loud since Max Von Sydow was nominated instead.

    I haven’t seen Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (I geuss I have to now), but I’m reading the book right now for school and so far it’s not very good. I’m geussing the movie is the same way.

  • Okay i can go one and on about how excited i was before the announcement and how bad i felt after.

    . I wanted to kill myself when Lawrence announced Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close i mean what? Critics didn’t liked it. it has a 48& score on RT. Why did they even bothered to give it the 9th spot i mean 8 would have been enough and perfect but no !!! worst movie ever to be nominated i guess.

    . Von Sydow over Brooks is just awful even though i didn’t thought Brooks was that great but still he deserved it.

    . Tilda Swinton snub is the biggest disappointment after the EL&IC nomination and also no Fassbender?

    . Thank you Academy for the A Separation and Margin Call screenplay nods.

    • And i think the new voting system made everything worse. last year the 10 nominees were perfect but why did they have to complicate things up i mean why 9? the 8 movies were good enough but why EL&IC? this is the first time i have ever been this much against an Oscar nomination for best picture and yes i always agree with them.

      • Owen

        It means that at least 5% of voters had that as their best movie of the year. That is the reason it was one of the 9. I haven’t seen it, so I won’t comment about it, but I think there were some deserving movies left out for sure.

  • Joseph Bridges

    Even though Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was not revered by most critics on the internet, the majority of major critics (i.e. at very large media outlets with a lot of sway who are heavily published in syndication) gave it ok to middling reviews. I have not seen the film, so I have no clue how good it is or isnt, but I think a lot people get a little to stressed out over an awards show that rarely acknowledges the best that cinema has to offer. In my nearly twenty years of being an armchair critic and lover of film, I have never agreed with the best picture winners and most of the nominations rarely make my top 5.

    I like to view the academy awards as a good collection of films that the average person needs to see in a year and a nomination often grants a tiny film some much needed coverage (like a film I have never even heard of A Cat in Paris for best animated feature). I think we all get little wrapped up in our conversations on the internet and podcast and forget that %99 of America has never heard of Drive, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Tree of Life, The Artist, or about %75 of all the nominations. I work at a very large box store in the media department and if the movie is not some huge mindless blockbuster, no one has heard of it or wants to buy it either.

    • Calvin

      Amen. This was absolutely brilliant.

  • Jose

    By the way, did anyone else notice that for Chastain’s photo they used her in The Tree of Life instead of The Help?

    • LOL yeah i did :D

    • Calvin

      I did. Very nice, Academy.

  • Eric M

    Two (lengthy) observations I have:

    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close might be a perfect example of the flaw I see in the Oscar voting process. Critical reception of the movie was very poor, which would suggest it didn’t receive many #1 votes on the ballots. I suspect the nomination is the result of a trickle effect from excess votes of other movies. While I personally think 5 nominations is plenty, the current system of determining nomination quantity is very unique. The problem is that which movie is actually #1 is often inconsequential… I suspect Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was able to secure a nomination from the bottom of many/most voters’ ballots. The concept of redistributing votes makes the whole system a waste.

    A Coworker and I once argued for hours about the definition of a “sport”, and ultimately agreed-to-disagree because it’s impossible to do without everyone drawing the exact same line between sport and leisure activity; one person could create a definition that includes hunting and fishing, while another would exclude both activities from consideration. Albert Brooks was not snubbed, he simply doesn’t fit the definition Academy members use for “the best”. Unless the flaw is in the voting process itself (something I believe is true yet have no way to change it for obvious reasons), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a better film than Drive, Certified Copy, [insert title here]. Unless the Oscars suddenly became a democratic republic overnight, I see little reason why their nominations would align with our personal tastes and preferences.

  • Calvin

    Could I please note that all the way back in June, when I was far from miserably obsessed with film, I called that Midnight in Paris, The Help, and Moneyball would be nominated?

  • Raphael

    I’m really rooting for The Artist, Michelle Williams, and Jessica Chastain, and Jean Dujardin.

  • I’m probably late on this, but I’m sensing some people who’s taking a piss on Ext Loud and Inc Close might not have even seen it.

    To Eric M’s comment: actually Loud and Close won’t even stay in the game if it only depends on distributive excess votes. Every film must have at least one #1 votes to stay in the game. With that system, it’s easy to see how that film got into Best Picture, who loves that film really loves it and will put it on top. If I were a voter, I’d do the same actually.

    • Eric M

      In the system in place, my second favorite movie could theoretically receive a greater percentage of my vote than my favorite movie of the year. That is a fundamental flaw to me. I would prefer a system where #1 votes are not watered down or shared, and the votes are only redistributed when the #1 vote is no longer a viable candidate as a nominee.

      On a side note, I saw War Horse, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, as well as The Artist last night. My reservations are gone regarding The Artist’s foreseeable Oscar win in a few weeks. Extremely Loud played to a sold-out theater solely consisting of people over 60 years old, who clearly enjoyed it much more than I’ll ever understand.

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