Oscar Nominations 2012 List
The nominations for the 2012 Academy Awards were released Tuesday. While many of the Oscar nominations were expected, the Academy surprised critics and fans with certain nominations and with other snubs. Who do you think will win the Oscar for "Best Picture," "Best Actor" and "Best Actress?" REUTERS

The nominations for the 2012 Academy Awards were released Tuesday. While many of the Oscar nominations were expected, the Academy surprised critics and fans with certain shockers and other snubs.

Hugo and The Artist lead the nominations with, respectively, 11 and 10 Oscar nominations each, including the award for Best Picture. There are seven other films nominated for the top award, including The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life and War Horse.

George Clooney and Brad Pitt will also face off in the awards ceremony. The two actors have been nominated for the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, alongside Demian BIchir, Jean Dujardin and Gary Oldman.

While Meryl Streep and Michelle Williams both walked away with Golden Globes at the earlier ceremony, the Iron Lady star and My Week With Marilyn leading lady will compete for the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2012 Academy Awards. Glenn Close, Viola Davis and Rooney Mara will also contend for the highly sought after award.

The nominations have left many critics pleased while others feel spectacular actors, actresses, directors, producers and films have been snubbed.

Many critics are surprised at how Martin Scorsese's first children's film, Hugo, has dominated the nominations with 11 potential awards. Other critics were surprised by the nomination of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close for Best Picture, especially considered the 9/11 film received mixed reviews from critics.

Acclaimed actor Albert Brooks, who played a Los Angeles gangster this year in Drive, was completely overlooked by the Academy. While many critics presumed he would be a shoe-in for a Best Supporting Actor nod, the actor was left off the list.

Other favorites this year were not given a nod. Clint Eastwood's J.Edgar was not acknowledged nor was Michael Fassbender's winning performance in Shame. The Ides of March and Bridesmaids were largely left off this year's nominations list.

The full list of 2012 Oscar nominations can be seen below.

The 84th annual Academy Awards will be hosted at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre on Feb. 26.

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Full List of 2012 Academy Awards Nominations:

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

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