The 84th Academy Award nominees were announced early this morning in LA, with Martin Scorsese’s ‘Hugo’ headlining things with 11 nominations, followed by silent movie ‘The Artist’ getting 10. Other things that jump out are ‘Drive’ getting shut out, Michael Shannon not getting a nomination for ‘Take Shelter’, the Dean of Greendale Community College nominated as a writer for best adapted screenplay, and two nominations for ‘Bridesmaids’ (supporting actress and screenplay).
Overall this list is pretty shitty. It’s boring, AND the show has Billy Crystal for a host. Which means I will have shot a flaming arrow into my TV by about the 20 minute mark.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close?
?Midnight in Paris
The Tree of Life
?Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist?
Alexander Payne, The Descendants?
Martin Scorsese, Hugo?
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
?Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
Demián Bichir, A Better Life?
George Clooney, The Descendants?
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
?Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
?Brad Pitt, Moneyball
?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 & 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?
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
?Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids?
J.C. Chandor, Margin Call
?Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris?
Asghar Farhadi, A Separation
Best Adapted Screenplay?
Alexander Payne, Jim Rash & Nat Faxon, The Descendants?
John Logan, Hugo?
George Clooney, Grant Heslov & Beau Willimon, The Ides of March
?Aaron Sorkin & Steven Zaillian, Moneyball
?Peter Straughan & Bridget O’Connor, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy