The 2012 Oscar nominees are ….

2011 Oscar Nominee Jennifer Lawrence and Academy President Tom Sherak read out the 84th Academy Award nominations, in 10 of the 24 categories, earlier today in Hollywood.

It wasn’t suprising to see that The Artist, The Help, Moneyball and The Descendants were heavily nominated in all of the main categories.

What was surprising to see was that Michael Fassbender was not recognised for the amazing performance he gave in Shame, nor was Carey Mulligan or Shame in general.

Also missing out on a nomination was Ryan Gosling. His performance in Drive, and the film itself, did not garner even one nomination! I don’t understand why the Academy keep overlooking Ryan Gosling (he wasn’t nominated last year either for his outstanding performance in Blue Valentine).

It was good to see someone finally recognising Nick Nolte’s great performance in Warrior. Nolte is nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category, as is Jonah Hill for his performance in Moneyball. When Hill started in Superbad, who would have thought he would one day be nominated for an Oscar?! (congrats to him!)

Both Brad Pitt and George Clooney were nominated for 2 awards. Both are nominated for Best Actor; Pitt is also nominated for Best Film (he co-produced Moneyball) and Clooney was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay (he co-wrote The Ides of March).

Below is a list of nominees in the 10 main categories:

Best Supporting Actress
Berenice Bejo (The Artist)
Jessica Chastain (The Help)
Melissa Mc Carthy (Bridesmaids)
Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs)
Octavia Spencer (The Help)

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 Actress
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 Actor
Damian Bichir (A Better Life
George Clooney (The Descendants)
Jean Dujardin (The Artist)
Gary Oldham (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
Brad Pitt (Moneyball)

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Alexander Payne (The Descendants)
Martin Scorsese (Hugo)
Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
Terence Malik (The Tree of Life)

Best Original Screenplay
Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig (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)
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Wilumon (The Ides of March)
Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin (Moneyball)
Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan(Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)

Best Foreign Language Film
Belgium – Bullhead
Israel – Footnote
Poland – In Darkness
Canada – Monsieur Lazhar
Iran – A Seperation

Best Animated Feature Film
 A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots

Best Picture
War Horse
The Artist
The Descendants
The Tree of Life
Midnight in Paris
The Help
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Watch Jennifer Lawrence & Tom Sherak read out the nominations:

Billy Crystal is returning to host the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday 26 February. The ceremony, which, according to Tom Sherak, is “where we celebrate the magic of the movies!”

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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