Oscar Nominations 2012
A full list of the 2012 Oscar nominations. Reuters

The 2012 Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday morning and many favored contenders scored nods.

Martin Scorsese's Hugo, got 11 Oscar nominations and leading the pack. The Artist, which was a slated-favorite, took in 10. The Artist, a mostly-silent film starring Jean Dujardin about the transition of film into talkies, has not been a box office-blowout -- it has only grossed $12.1 million in the box office -- but has been collecting awards like candy.

The Artist director Michel Hazanavicius will be pitted against Hugo director Scorsese in one of the most highly-anticipated slots of 2012.

Michelle Williams scored a nomination for her performance in My Week with Marilyn. She will be up against veteran actress Meryl Streep for her rendition of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Irony Lady.

Some surprises were Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and The Tree of Life scoring Best Picture nods. For Best Actor, Demian Bichir clenched a nomination for his role in the lesser-known film, A Better Life.

Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence announced the nominees for the 2012 Academy Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 2012 Academy Awards will air on Feb. 26 from the Kodak Theatre on ABC.

The Academy has posted a PDF document with the complete nominee list. Click here to view the document. Or view the full list below.

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Demián Bichir in A Better Life
  • George Clooney in The Descendants
  • Jean Dujardin in The Artist
  • Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Brad Pitt in Moneyball

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Kenneth Branagh in My Week with Marilyn
  • Jonah Hill in Moneyball
  • Nick Nolte in Warrior
  • Christopher Plummer in Beginners
  • Max von Sydow in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Glenn Close in Albert Nobbs
  • Viola Davis in The Help
  • Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady
  • Michelle Williams in My Week with Marilyn

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Bérénice Bejo in The Artist
  • Jessica Chastain in The Help
  • Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids
  • Janet McTeer in Albert Nobbs
  • Octavia Spencer in The Help

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


  • 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 Christl
  • The Artist Mark Bridges
  • Hugo Sandy Powell
  • Jane Eyre Michael O'Connor
  • W.E. Arianne Phillips


  • 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 Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
  • 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
  • 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


  • Albert Nobbs Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
  • 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 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

Best Picture

  • The Artist Thomas Langmann, Producer
  • The Descendants 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

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

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