The 84th Academy Award Nominations [and Winners] are…

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[UPDATED FEB 26th: Winners listed with an * in red below]

At 8:30am EST this morning the Academy Award nominees were announced. Hugo led with 11 nominations followed by The Artist with 10. Noticeable snubs included Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling and Michael Shannon among others as well as their amazing films Shame, Drive and Take Shelter. Most shocking of all was the Best Picture nomination for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close as the film has not been all that well-received.

I personally was sad to see The Tree of Life snubbed in the Best Art Direction category as I think Jack Fisk brings with the goods each and every time and still hasn’t won an Oscar for his beautiful and restrained work but it was such a tight category this year. Overall I’m pleased with the craft categories but they really missed the mark with the major categories. They do this every year so I’m not sure why I’m surprised. I like to look at the positive though: At least Robert Stromberg will not be winning an Academy Award this year and with any luck nobody will pull out a hat to put on their Oscar. I could not have handled a threepeat.

I was also very pleased to see French Canadian film Monsieur Lazhar nominated for Best Foreign Language Film as well as Polish & Canadian co-production In Darkness in the same category. I don’t say it enough but I am very proud to be Canadian.

The 84th Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012. Here is the full list of Oscar nominees:

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BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Bérénice Bejo for The Artist (2011)

Jessica Chastain for The Help (2011)

Janet McTeer for Albert Nobbs (2011)

Octavia Spencer for The Help (2011)

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BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING

BEST WRITING, SCREENPLAY WRITTEN DIRECTLY FOR THE SCREEN

BEST WRITING, SCREENPLAY BASED ON MATERIAL PREVIOUSLY PRODUCED OR PUBLISHED

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM OF THE YEAR

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR

Bullhead (2011): Michael R. Roskam(Belgium)

Footnote (2011): Joseph Cedar(Israel)

In Darkness (2011): Agnieszka Holland(Poland)

A Separation (2011): Asghar Farhadi(Iran)

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BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES, ORIGINAL SCORE

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES, ORIGINAL SONG

The Muppets (2011): Bret McKenzie (“Man or Muppet”)

Rio (2011): Sergio MendesCarlinhos BrownSiedah Garrett (“Real in Rio”)

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BEST SHORT FILM, LIVE ACTION

* The Shore: Terry GeorgeOorlagh George

Tuba Atlantic (2010): Hallvar Witzø

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What do you think of the nominations [and winners]? What were your favourite films of 2011? Let us know what you think.

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Rose XO.

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  1. Pingback: Dante Ferretti’s Best Art Direction Oscar Speech | Art DepartMENTAL

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