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Official Oscar Nomination Thread

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Ronald Epstein, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    BEST PICTURE


    The Artist


    Thomas Langmann, Producer


    The Descendats


    Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers


    Extremely loud & incredibly close


    Scott Rudin, Producer


    The Help


    Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers


    Hugo


    Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers


    Midnight in Paris


    Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers


    Moneyball


    Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers


    The Tree of life


    Nominees to be determined


    War Horse


    Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers



    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





    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 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





    Actress In A Supporting Role


    Be?re?nice Bejo


    The Artist


    Jessica Chastain


    The Help


    Melissa Mccarthy


    Bridesmaids


    Janet McTeer


    Albert Nobbs


    Octavia Spencer


    The Help





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    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



    Cinematography


    The Artist


    Guillaume Schiffman


    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo


    Jeff Cronenweth


    Hugo


    Robert Richardson


    The Tree of Life


    Emmanuel Lubezki


    War Horse


    Janusz Kaminski



    Costume Design


    Anonymous


    Lisy Christly




    The Artist


    Mark Bridges


    Hugo


    Sandy Powell


    Jane Eyre


    Michael o’Connor


    W.E.


    Arianne Phillips



    Directing


    The Artist


    Michel Hazanavicius


    The Descendants


    Alexander Payne


    Hugo


    Martin Scorsese


    Midnight in paris


    Woody Allen


    The Tree of life


    Terrence Malick



    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



    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



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    Saving Face


    Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy


    The Tsunami And The Cherry Blossom


    Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen



    Film Editing


    The Artist


    Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius


    The Descendants


    Kevin Tent


    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo


    Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall


    Hugo


    Thelma Schoonmaker


    Moneyball


    Christopher Tellefsen



    Foreign Language Film


    Bullhead


    Belgium


    Footnote


    Israel


    In Darkness


    Poland


    Monsieur lazhar


    Canada


    A separation


    Iran



    Makeup


    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)


    The Adventures of TinTin


    John Williams


    The Artist


    Ludovic Bource




    Hugo


    Howard Shore


    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy


    Alberto iglesias


    War Horse


    John Williams



    Music (Original Song)


    Man or Muppet


    The Muppets
    Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie



    Real in Rio


    Rio
    Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown Lyric by Siedah Garrett




    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


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    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



    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



    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





    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



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  2. TravisR

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    The Tree Of Life is really an incredible movie and the most deserving of the win (and that's coming from someone who expected it to be pretentious bullshit) but it won't win. I'd happily trade The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo with War Horse or The Help. Not that they're bad movies though. I LOVE that Jonah Hill got an Oscar nomination just because he was good in Moneyball and mostly because it will bother people. I wish David Fincher got a nom but I can't really argue with the guys who did get Best Direction nominations. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo should win all of its nominated categories though. And Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross won the Oscar last year and they made one of only memorable scores this year and they don't even get a nomination?
     
  3. Jeff Adkins

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    I'm real happy about Tree Of Life. I thought it was going to get stiffed. The two that I'm a bit surprised by are War Horse for Best Picture and Rooney Mara for Best Actress. I didn't think either were deserving. I was also happy to see Moneyball and Midnight In Paris get their noms. I agree with you about Reznor and Ross. That was a fantastic score.
     
  4. Robert Crawford

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    I just hope Scorsese wins another Director's Oscar for Hugo.
     
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    He'd be my choice too but I wouldn't cry if Malick or even Allen won.
     
  6. Neil Middlemiss

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    Tintin not being nominated for best animated film irks me, it was a superbly crafted film. Perhaps the motion capture process disqualifies it? I though Kung Fu Panda 2 was a very-well directed film, but that over Tintin baffles me!


    And bravo for Hugo gathering so many nominations...there's hope for 3D yet!
     
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    I just got up so I'll comment on the noms after I go through them better but..... Did Werner Herzog mess with one of the board members wives or something? Beither CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS or INTO THE ABYSS could pick up a Best Documentary nom?
     
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    As always the noms throw us a few curve balls.


    Best Picture
    The big surprise here is Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which has been receiving decidedly mixed reviews. I wasn't sure if War Horse would make the cut, but glad it did. Also glad to see Woody Allen back in the BP mix with Midnight In Paris. As far as what will win, I think The Descendants GG win was a fluke, and Hugo is the only contender that could possibly derail The Artist in this category.


    Director
    Looks to be a mirror of the BP race: Scorsese vs Hazanavicius.

    Actor
    Where the hell did Demián Bichir come from? At any rate, this one is Clooney vs. Dujardin.


    Actress
    No surprises here. This is probably Streep's to lose, although The Iron Lady is such a horrible film that it's not a slam-dunk. I would prefer Davis or Mara, although the former probably has the best chance of beating Meryl.


    Supporting Actor
    Really disappointed to see Albert Brooks (Drive) and Armie Hammer (J. Edgar) passed over. Something tells me this will come down to Plummer vs. Von Sydow.


    Supporting Actress
    I was convinced after seeing The Help last summer that Octavia Spencer has this award locked up. Nothing has changed my mind since then. Nice to see Melissa McCarthy get a nomination.


    Animated Film
    In the first decade of this category's existence (2001-2010), every year there's been an eligible Pixar film released it has been nominated. That streak ends this year. That's not too much of a surprise, however, the absence of The Adventures of Tin Tin is. Like Neil, I'm wondering if it was ineligible for some reason. At any rate, I suppose the front-runner here is Kung Fu Panda 2, although I'm personally rooting for the extremely odd yet strangely endearing Rango.


    Foreign Language Film
    A Separation seems to be the front-runner here, but this category often surprises.


    Score
    I'm puzzled as well at the exclusion of Reznor & Ross. I am glad to see Howard Shore's lovely score for Hugo and Alberto Iglesias' moody 70s-flavored work for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy recognized. I want Shore to win, but I expect the award will go to Bource on the coattails of The Artist's probable BP win.


    Screenplay
    Looks like a real race for Adapted. I could see The Descendants, Hugo, or Moneyball winning it. I'm thinking it may go to the latter due to the degree of difficulty of adapting that book into an entertaining film. As for Original, looks like another win for The Artist, with Woody Allen being the possible spoiler here.
     
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    Looking at the list of nom confirms my suspicion that this upcoming Oscars is going to be BOOOOOORRRRRRIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNGGGGGG!


    to keep with the negativity, I'm hoping to see Maryl Streep lose since I'm sick of Oscar bait films winning anything in these awards, as well as that Extremely Loud nonsense.
     
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    Look for The Artist to sweep best picture, director and script.
     
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    Tintin wasn't disqualified by the mocap work, but it is animators who make the nominations and they are not fans of Tintin because they don't consider the process as 'pure'.
     
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    Biggest disappointments: Shailene Woodley snubbed for Best Supporting Actress, and especially David Zippel and Alan Menken snubbed for "Star Spangled Man" from Captain America: The First Avenger, Brad Bird snubbed in the directing category.
     
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    I also thought 2011 was a pretty weak year for outstanding films. I'm still puzzled by "War Horse" getting a BP nom. My surprises (and disappointments): BEST PICTURE Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - might have to check this one out (I had passed on it this weekend, tepid reviews) Midnight in Paris - just happy this film didn't get forgotten, as it was released mid-year. Bonus points for Woody letting the camera linger on Rachel McAdam's rear just a tad longer than expected in the filling-up-the-car-trunk scene. Heh. Moneyball - decent flick, but not a BP contender. The Tree of life - shocked that it got a BP nom, simply because it was so out of the norm, and polarizing for challenging cinema conventions. War Horse - won't win, place or show. ---------- Actor In A Leading Role Demián Bichir - surprise nom, but he's done good work in the past. George Clooney - not a surprise nom, but just never really thought it was Oscar-worthy. Gary Oldman - eh, though for one scene in TTSS, not a memorable role Brad Pitt - besides eating, or tobacco-chewing in almost every scene in this movie, also not a memorable role for Pitt. -------------- Actor In A Supporting Role Kenneth Branagh - easily a solid choice, but probably will lose out of either of the lifetime achievement awards in the race between Plummer/VonSydow. Jonah Hill - literally a nom from left field. He's going to be be the toast of the Judd Apatow crew. Nick Nolte - not sure I understood much of his dialogue in Warrior. Christopher Plummer - haven't seen his performance in Beginners Max Von Sydow - also haven't seen this performance in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close ----------- Actress In A Leading Role Glenn Close - heard really good reviews for her work in Albert Nobbs, but haven't seen the film Rooney Mara - I think her physical transformational aspects got a lot of press, but her performance wasn't showy, but still captivating, but I understand why some people didn't think much of her performance. Meryl Streep - too bad her performance was stuck in Oscar-bait. Michelle Williams - given a somewhat weak field this year, I had suspected she'd get a nom. ------------- Actress In A Supporting Role Bérénice Bejo - solid work Jessica Chastain - somewhat surprising, but she could be a rising star, had a good year of roles Melissa McCarthy - 2011 is her year, snagged an Emmy, and now an Oscar nom. She won't win, but she was totally the scene-stealer Octavia Spencer - she will most likely win for yet another scene-stealer type of role, as her role was more poignantly utilized in the film. ---------------- Animated Feature Film No Tintin, maybe the Academy will inevitably created a category for mo-cap animated film. ------------- Directing The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius - A daring effort in this day and age of cinema, the one to beat. The Descendants - Alexander Payne - nicely pitched directing job, probably won't win. Hugo - Martin Scorsese - only has to beat out Hazanavicius, Midnight in Paris - Woody Allen - while being a breath of fresh air, film-wise, the directing was a fairly standard Woody Allen effort. The Tree of life - Terrence Malick - most audacious directing effort to be nominated, but too divisive to win. -------------- Makeup The Iron Lady - Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland - the only other decent aspect of this film (besides Streep's performance). ---------- Writing (Adapted Screenplay) The Descendants - Can you believe it, Community's Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) would be part of the crew for an Oscar-nommed screenplay? Hugo - A love letter to cinema. The Ides of March - entertaining, surprising nom to me. Moneyball - Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin Story by Stan Chervin - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - it probably reads better than the actual film presented itself in visuals and audio. ---------------- Writing (Original Screenplay) The Artist - probably will win. Bridesmaids - this was a surprise to me Midnight in Paris - could win.
     
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    I can't believe there were not more than two worthy original songs, out of all the films released last year.
     
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    Totally agree with all your assessments except this one. Bridesmaids could have the love here to pull it off.
     
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    They changed the rules this past year for Song in order to make it harder to get nominated. Frankly, aside from 1-2 more songs from The Muppets, I don't know of any other songs that were worthy of nominations. And not competing with itself can only help The Muppets' Muppet or Man win anyway.
     
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    I think Scorsese has Director locked up. Everyone who really loves that movie knows its because they ultimately love Scorsese. The Artist will likely win picture, but Scorsese's presence at this point is too dominant to be ignored, IMO. If he wins the DGA it will only solidify him more.
     
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    Scorses basically made a movie about film restoration, so it's a safe bet to win some major award, probably director. You might as will give Michelle Williams the actress award at the same time for the Marlyn movie. Hollywood always looks after itself.
     
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    I'm saddened. Was eagerly awaiting the Hobo With A Shotgun post-Oscar nomination ad-blitz. Was looking forward to the one that says, "We Showed You How To Skate-Rape." I was pretty startled to find out this is Gary Oldman's first nomination. But it sort of makes sense to me now. He hasn't been in much Oscar-baiting far, and he doesn't seem to be somebody who enjoys glad-handing. Speaking of boring, can it be called a shock at the lack of Eastwood? I would have thought J. Edgar would've picked up a few costume or makeup noms, if only just to get Clint into the auditorium. Nice to see Rooney Mara in contention, but Charlize should have been there, too. It'd be great if Malick showed up drunk with a massive entourage, and started loudly booing when The Artist wins.
     
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    Also: Transformers 3: Dark Side of the Moon now has the same number of nominations as Tree of Life. Eek. Twitter was quite funny this morning. From surprising trending topics (Emmanuel Lubezski was trending worldwide for awhile) to the varied reactions to the Oscar-noms. Just saw some guy all upset that "the worst movie I ever saw" (The Tree of Life) got nominated, while Happy Feet 2 missed out.
     

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