The 84th Annual Academy Awards nominations have finally been announced today, with not that many surprises. Leading the pack with a wopping 11 nominations is none other than Martin Scorsese’s 3D stunner, Hugo, including Best Picture and Best Director (it was more than almost certain to be honest). Taking second place is Michel Hazanavicius’ French black and white, silent movie, The Artist which has been one of the most talked about films and had also secured some sort of Oscar nod because of it’s variety and creativity brought to the big screen. This will also be up against Hugo for Best Picture and Best Director, but also bagged a Best Actor nod for Jean Dujardin.

The Oscars will be held on Sunday 26th February, hosted by Billy Crystal. Below is the full list of nominations…

Best Picture

The Artist

The Descendants

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

The Help


Midnight in Paris


The Tree of Life

War Horse

Best Director

The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius

The Descendants – Alexander Payne

Hugo – Martin Scorsese

Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen

The Tree of Life – Terrence Malick

Best Actor

Demián Bichir – A Better Life

George Clooney – The Descendants

Jean Dujardin – The Artist

Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Brad Pitt -Moneyball

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 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

Best Supporting Actress

Bérénice Bejo – The Artist

Jessica Chastain – The Help

Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids

Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs

Octavia Spencer – The Help

Best Animated Film

A Cat in Paris

Chico & Rita

Kung Fu Panda 2

Puss in Boots


Best Adapted Screenplay

The Descendants – Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash

Hugo – John Logan

The Ides of March – George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon

Moneyball – Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin Story by Stan Chervin

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan

Best Original Screenplay

The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius

Bridesmaids – Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig

Margin Call – J.C. Chandor

Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen

A Separation – Asghar Farhadi

Best 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

Best Cinematography

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

Best Costume Design

Anonymous – Lisy Christl

The Artist – Mark Bridges

Hugo – Sandy Powell

Jane Eyre – Michael O’Connor

W.E. – Arianne Phillips

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

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 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

Best Foreign Language Film

Bullhead – Belgium

Footnote – Israel

In Darkness – Poland

Monsieur Lazhar – Canada

A Separation – Iran

Best Makeup

Albert Nobbs – Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight and Lisa Tomblin

The Iron Lady – Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland

Best 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 Animated Short Film

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

Best Live Action Short Film

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

Best 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

Best 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

Best 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