Oscar Nominees Announced

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    The Oscar nominations were announced early this morning.

    Geekdom is represented by The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo which has nominations in Best Acress (Rooney Mara), Cinematography, Film Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 got some love with Art Direction, Makeup and Visual Effects.

    Visual Effects had the largest number of sci-fi/fantasy films with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Hugo, Real Steel, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon nominated. Transformers also choice The Girl in the Sound Editing and Mixing categories. Original Song has only two entries, “Man or Muppet” from The Muppets and “Real in Rio” from Rio.

    Full listing of nominees, courtesy of EW.com, after the jump…


    Best Director
    Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
    Alexander Payne, The Descendants
    Martin Scorsese, Hugo
    Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
    Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
    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 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 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
    Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
    Jessica Chastain, The Help
    Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
    Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
    Octavia Spencer, The Help
    Best Original Screenplay
    Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
    Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
    J.C. Chandor, Margin Call
    Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
    Asghar Farhadi, A Separation
    Best Adapted Screenplay
    Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, and Nat Faxon, The Descendants
    John Logan, Hugo
    George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Beau Willimon, The Ides of March
    Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian, Moneyball
    Peter Straughan and Bridget O’Connor, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    Best Animated Film
    A Cat in Paris
    Chico & Rita
    Kung Fu Panda 2
    Puss in Boots
    Rango
    Best Foreign Language Film
    Bullhead (Belgium)
    Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)
    A Separation (Iran)
    Footnote (Israel)
    In Darkness (Poland)
    Best Cinematography
    The Artist
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    Hugo
    The Tree of Life
    War Horse
    Art DirectionThe Artist
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
    Hugo
    War Horse

    Costume DesignAnonymous
    The Artist
    Hugo
    Jane Eyre
    W.E.

    Documentary FeatureHell and Back Again
    If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
    Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
    Pina
    Undefeated

    Documentary ShortThe 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
    Film EditingThe 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
    MakeupAlbert 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, Bret McKenzie
    “Real in Rio” from Rio, Sergio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown, and Siedah Garrett
    Short Film (Animated)
    Dimanche/Sunday
    The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
    La Luna
    A Morning Stroll
    Wild Life

    Short Film (Live Action)Pentecost
    Raju
    The Shore
    Time Freak
    Tuba Atlantic

    Sound EditingDrive
    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    Hugo
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon
    War Horse

    Sound Mixing
    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    Hugo
    Monyeball
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon
    War Horse

    Visual Effects
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
    Hugo
    Real Steel
    Rise of the Planet of the Apes
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon

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