The Complete List of Nominees for the 84th Annual Academy Awards

Nominations for the 84th Academy Awards were announced today, Tuesday, January 24, by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and Academy member and Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence.

Hugo led the way with 11 nominations, followed by The Artist with 10. Moneyball and War Horse both got six nominations and five went to both The Descendants and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. 

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide. 

Nominations for the 84th Academy Awards:


Best Picture

The Artist (The Weinstein Company), Thomas Langmann, Producer

The Descendants (Fox Searchlight Pictures), Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (Warner Bros. Pictures), Scott Rudin, Producer

The Help (Touchstone Pictures), Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers

Hugo, Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers

Midnight in Paris (Sony Pictures Classics), Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers

Moneyball (Columbia Pictures), Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers

The Tree of Life (Fox Searchlight Pictures), Nominees to be determined

War Horse (DreamWorks Pictures), Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers



Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist

Alexander Payne – The Descendants

Martin Scorsese – Hugo

Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris

Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life


Actor in a Leading Role

Demián Bichir – A Better Life

George Clooney – The Descendants

Jean Dujardin – The Artist

Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Brad Pitt – Moneyball


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

Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn


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 & Incredibly Close


Actress in a Supporting Role

Bérénice Bejo – The Artist

Jessica Chastain – The Help

Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids

Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs

Octavia Spencer – The Help


Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

The Descendants, Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash

Hugo, Screenplay by John Logan

The Ides of March, Screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon

Moneyball, Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Story by Stan Chervin

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Screenplay by Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan


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


Foreign Language Film

Bullhead, Belgium

Footnote, Israel

In Darkness, Poland

Monsieur Lazhar, Canada

A Separation, Iran


Animated Feature Film

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


Art Direction

The Artist, 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



Guillaume Schiffman – The Artist

Jeff Cronenweth – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Robert Richardson – Hugo

Emmanuel Lubezki – The Tree of Life

Janusz Kaminski – War Horse


Costume Design

Lisy Christl – Anonymous

Mark Bridges – The Artist

Sandy Powell – Hugo

Michael O’Connor – Jane Eyre

Arianne Phillips – W.E.


Film Editing

Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist

Kevin Tent – The Descendants

Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Thelma Schoonmaker – Hugo

Christopher Tellefsen – Moneyball


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, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky

Pina, Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel

Undefeated, TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas



Albert Nobbs, Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight and Lisa Tomblin

The Iron Lady, Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland


Music (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


Music (Original Song)

“Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets” Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie

“Real in Rio” from “Rio” Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown Lyric by Siedah Garrett


Sound Mixing

“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Bo Persson

“Hugo” Tom Fleischman and John Midgley

“Moneyball” Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, Dave Giammarco and Ed Novick

“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Peter J. Devlin

“War Horse” Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson and Stuart Wilson


Sound Editing

“Drive” Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis

“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Ren Klyce

“Hugo” Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty

“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl

“War Horse” Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom


Visual Effects

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson

“Hugo” Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning

“Real Steel” Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg

“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett

“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier


Documentary (Short Subject)

“The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement” Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin

“God Is the Bigger Elvis” Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson

“Incident in New Baghdad”James Spione

“Saving Face” Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

“The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom” Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen


Short Film (Animated)

“Dimanche/Sunday” Patrick Doyon

“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg

“La Luna” Enrico Casarosa

“A Morning Stroll” Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe

“Wild Life” Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby


Short Film (Live Action)

“Pentecost” Peter McDonald and Eimear O’Kane

“Raju” Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren

“The Shore” Terry George and Oorlagh George

“Time Freak” Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey

“Tuba Atlantic” Hallvar Witzø

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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