And The Nominees Are

(4 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

Cross posted from The Stars Hollow Gazette

It’s that time of the year. No, not the State of the Union address. pfffttt. The Academy Awards nominations were announced this morning. It’s Oscar time, you silly gooses!

The 84th Academy Awards will be presented on February 26th hosted by one of the best hosts since Bob Hope, Billy Crystal and will air on the ABC network at 7 PM EST/ 6 PM CST.

As we did last year, we here at Stars Hollow, will be hosting a live blog and Oscar party. Prior to the big night, I will once again have food and drink suggestions that will entertain your palate as you watch the festivities. So get ready there is barely a month to prepare.

And here are the nominees:

Best Picture

“The Artist”

“The Descendants”

“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”


“Midnight in Paris”

“The Help”


“War Horse”

“The Tree of Life”

Best Actor

Demian Bichir, “A Better Life”

George Clooney, “The Descendants”

Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”

Gary Oldman, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”

Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”

Best Actress

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”

(The rest below the fold. We wouldn’t want to hog the stage. 😉

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

Berenice Bejo, “The Artist”

Jessica Chastain, “The Help”

Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”

Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs”

Octavia Spencer, “The Help”

Best Director

Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”

Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”

Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life”

Alexander Payne, “The Descendants”

Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”

Best Original Screenplay

Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”

JC Chandor, “Margin Call”

Asghar Farhadi, “A Separation”

Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”

Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, “Bridesmaids”

Best Adapted Screenplay

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxton, Jim Rash, “The Descendants”

John Logan, “Hugo”

George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon, “The Ides of March”

Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian, “Moneyball”

Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughn, “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”

Best Animated Feature

“A Cat In Paris”

“Chico & Rita”

“Kung Fu Panda 2”

“Puss in Boots”


Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

Bullhead (Belgium)

Footnote (Israel)

In Darkness (Poland)

Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)

A Separation (Iran)

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

Best 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

Best Achievement in Art Direction

“The Artist”

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”


“Midnight in Paris”

“War Horse”

Best Achievement in Cinematography

“The Artist”

“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”


“The Tree of Life”

“War Horse”

Best Achievement in Costume Design


“The Artist”


“Jane Eyre”


Best Documentary Feature

“Hell and Back Again”

“If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front”

“Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory”



Best Documentary Short Subject

“The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement?”

“God Is the Bigger Elvis”

“Incident in New Baghdad”

“Saving Face”

“The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom”

Best Achievement in Film Editing

“The Artist”

“The Descendants”

“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”



Best Achievement in Makeup

“Albert Nobbs”

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”

“The Iron Lady”

Best Animated Short Film


The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

La Luna

A Morning Stroll

Wild Life

Best Live Action Short Film



“The Shore”

“Time Freak”

“Tuba Atlantic”

Best Achievement in Sound Editing


“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”


“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”

“War Horse”

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing

“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”



“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”

“War Horse”

Best Achievement in Visual Effects

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”


“Real Steel”

“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”

“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”


    • TMC on January 25, 2012 at 18:39
  1. Oscars,Super Bowl.

    Oh! Just filled out a questionaire on the “effectiveness” of the Xfinity Comcast website.  They didn’t have my preferred response of

    I don’t give a flying f

    If I wanted the AOL style lameness of lamestream I would go there.

    I cancelled the exhorbitant Chinese Foxconn made cell phone so I have less than zero interest in streaming lamestream shit to something I don’t have

    There is no video feed to nor RFD for horse videos, naturalnews or Jessie Ventura.

    Have a good one.

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