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2012 Oscar Nominations

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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
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo

BEST ACTOR
Demián Bichir, A Better Life
George Clooney, The Descendants
Jean Durjardin, The Artist
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


Complete list @ http://oscar.go.com/nominees
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Have to admit that I doubt War Horse is that good.. Can't help it.. it's based on a childrens book.. I'm sorry Spielberg



Wow. Pixar without a nominee in Best Animated Feature. Third time that's happened, but every other time it was because they hadn't released anything.



Boom: already got all the nominees inputted into the Oscar Picks Pool database. Gotta head to work but all I need to do is upload some small poster images and it'll be open for business.



I've heard terrible things about Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, but who knows.

I really want to see The Descendants, and I probably want that film to win I'm guessing.

Or Midnight in Paris, but that's an obvious longshot.



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I'm a little stunned that The Adventures if Tintin wasn't nominated in the Best Animated Film category.

I have had no desire to see Kung Fu Panda 2, but now I guess I'll have to watch it to see why it was chosen over Tintin.



Bright light. Bright light. Uh oh.
That's true about Tintin, and they nominated five films. Does the Academy have a prejudice against "Motion Capture Animation"?
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Yeah, I wonder if that hurt it, in the way some voters will leave Japanese import baseball players off their Rookie of the Year ballot altogether and cost them the award to protest the entire idea.

Anyway, I haven't seen Tintin yet, but Kung Fu Panda 2 was quite good. The marketing makes both of the KFP movies look highly disposable, but they've got some pretty lovely art design, some more traditional (but highly stylized) animation sequences mixed in with the CGI, some genuinely exciting fight scenes, and they're actually pretty funny. I highly recommend them both.



Puss in Boots as best animated feature? Are you kidding me? Granted, Cars 2 was Pixar's weakest effort to date, but it was still a heck of a lot better than Puss and I say that as a fan of the Shrek movies and the Puss in Boots character in particular.

Not that I'll be watching the ceremony anyway. I've only seen a total of four of the nominated movies (The Help, Bridesmaids, Puss In Boots and Rango).



Got the picks page up:

http://www.movieforums.com/oscars/picks

Obviously I'll be reminding everyone about this relentlessly over the next month, but for those who just can't wait to start picking and choosing, have at it.



Best Tweets in reaction to the Oscar noms so far...

ALBERT BROOKS
I got ROBBED! I don't mean the Oscars, I mean literally. My pants and shoes have been stolen.

ALBERT BROOKS
And to the Academy: "You don't like me. You really don't like me."

PATTON OSWALT
Join me for a drink at The Drawing Room, Albert Brooks? Me and Serkis have been here since 6am.

PATTON OSWALT
Albert Brooks, see you later tonight. Might be out of booze -- Serkis has Pogues on the jukebox & Fassbender just showed up in a pirate hat.

PATTON OSWALT
Oh ***** -- we're DEFINITELY going to run out of booze. Charlize & Tilda just pulled up in a stolen police car.





This morning The Artist received ten Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography and Best Original Score. Shortly thereafter, somewhere in the Los Angeles dawn, Kim Novak kicks one of her many cats and unleashes a torrent of profanities at the house plants.



Have to admit that I doubt War Horse is that good.. Can't help it.. it's based on a childrens book.. I'm sorry Spielberg
It was turned into an acclaimed stage production. Take a look at that.
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I have had no desire to see Kung Fu Panda 2, but now I guess I'll have to watch it to see why it was chosen over Tintin.
It's a great movie. I didn't like Kung Fu Panda, but the sequel won me over. Gary Oldman voicing a vengeful peacock was a bonus
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Got the picks page up:

http://www.movieforums.com/oscars/picks

Obviously I'll be reminding everyone about this relentlessly over the next month, but for those who just can't wait to start picking and choosing, have at it.
Just made my picks!



I never could get the hang of Thursdays.
I'm disappointed but not surprised that Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy didn't make the best picture list, especially since there's ten slots. Hope it gets something, anyway.