The 84th Oscar nominations are here and surprisingly there’s no nomination for Michael Fassbender’s outstanding performance in Shame. There’s a number of other inexplicable descisions, including Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy missing out on a Best Picture nod despite 9 films being included in the short-list. Ireland does get 2 nominations in Best Short (Live Action) with Peter McDonald’s Pentecost and Terry George’s The Shore which keeps up our strong tradition of at least 1 nomination for each of the past 3 years.

Martin Scorsese’s Hugo leads the pack with 11 nominations, closely followed by The Artist with 10 and Moneyball with 6. David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is one of the major losers with only 5 nominations, but it did nab a Best Actress nod for Rooney Mara. Drive missed out in all the main categories and Spielberg was left off the Best Director list. Tilda Swinton and Charlize Theron should also feel slighted for missing out, for We Need to Talk About Kevin and Young Adult respectively.

The Oscars ceremony takes place on Sunday, February 26 at the Kodak Theatre with Billy Crystal returning to helm the show

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

DIRECTOR:
Alexander Payne – The Descendants
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Martin Scorsese – Hugo
Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris
Terrence Malick – Tree of Life

ACTOR:
Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
George Clooney – The Descendants
Brad Pitt – Moneyball
Demian Bichir – A Better Life

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

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

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

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Kristen Wiig & Annie Mumolo – Bridesmaids
J.C. Chandor – Margin Call
Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris
Asghar Farhadi – A Separation

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash – The Descendants
John Logan – Hugo
Aaron Sorkin & Steven Zaillian – Moneyball
George Clooney – The Ides of March
Peter Straughan & Bridget O’Connor – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

ANIMATED FEATURE:
A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rango

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
Bullhead (Belgium)
Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)
A Separation (Iran)
Footnote (Israel)
In Darkness (Poland)

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

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
Pina
Hell and Back Again
If A Tree Falls: The Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Paradise Lost 3
Undefeated

DOCUMENTARY SHORT:
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

ANIMATED SHORT:
Dimanche/Sunday
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
La Luna
A Morning Stroll
Wild Life

LIVE-ACTION SHORT:
Pentecost
Raju
The Shore
Time Freak
Tuba Atlantic

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

ART DIRECTION:
The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
War Horse

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

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

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

SOUND MIXING:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Moneyball
Hugo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

SOUND EDITING:
Drive
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

ORIGINAL SCORE:
John Williams – The Adventures of Tintin
Ludovic Bource – The Artist
Howard Shore – Hugo
Alberto iglesias – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
John Williams – War Horse

ORIGINAL SONG:
“Man or Muppet” from The Muppets
“Real in Rio” from Rio

 

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