Presenting: Your 2012 Oscar Nominees

Published January 24, 2012

At long last we can stop speculating about which films will be nominated  (or snubbed) for this year’s Oscars and start speculating about who will win! The Academy announced the nominations for the 2012 ceremony this morning. Unsurprisingly, The Artist received 10 nominations, including some of the good ones—best actor, best supporting actress, best director, best screenplay and best picture. Hugo received the most nominations (11), which means that it could potentially, but most likely will not, join Titanic, Ben Hur and Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King as films with the most Oscars wins. While Bridesmaids was not nominated for best picture, Melissa McCarthy is up for best supporting actress and Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig for best screenplay. The Judd Apatow club should also be quite chuffed with Jonah Hill’s best supporting actor nomination. Unfortunately for fans of our February cover-star, Michael Fassbender, the film Drive, or just attractive men in general, neither Fassbender nor Ryan Gosling received a nomination (for an extra slap in the face there is a photo of Ryan Gosling in the background of the Oscars homepage.)  Meryl Streep was nominated for the 17th time (for most people this would warrant an exclamation mark, but we can’t say we’re shocked when it comes to Streep). Woody Allen also appears to have finally made it back in the game with a best director and an original screenplay.

Here is the full list of director, screenplay and picture nominations. To see who made it into the best actor, actress, supporting actor and supporting actress pools check out our slideshow.

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Alexander Payne (The Descendants)
Martin Scorcese (Hugo)
Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
Terrence Malick (Tree of Life)

Best Screenplay
(Original)

Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids)
J.C. Chandor (Margin Call)
Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
Asghar Farhadi  (A Separation)
(Adapted)
The Descendants
Hugo
The Ides of March
Moneyball
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Picture
War Horse
The Artist
Moneyball
The Descendants
The Tree of Life
Midnight in Paris
The Help
Hugo
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close