Comic-Con 2014

'84th Annual Academy Awards' Nominations!

'Hugo' leads the pack with 11 nominations, and 'The Artist' is close behind with 10 nominations, including nods in the five main categories.
84th Annual Academy Awards nomination announced
84th Annual Academy Awards nomination announced
Nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards were announced today (Tuesday, January 24) by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2010 Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence.

Hugo lead the pack with 11 nominations, while The Artist is close behind with 10 nominations. The Artist is also nominated in all five of the major categories (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress). Moneyball and War Horse landed six nominations apiece.

The Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.



  • 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










Share this story yet?

0 0 0 0 0



Comments (135)

  1. SpaceCowboy

    @felipe-11 It's not about how versitile an actor can be, it's about what he/she can bring to a movie. Does the performance help the movie out or even carry the movie. In the case of The Descendants, George Clooney carried that movie with him. One great thing about his performances is how he can be incredibly mad through his tone and eyes without having to shout out.

    And pardon my French here, but what kind of f*ckhead would even compare Seth Rogen to George Clooney?

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  2. Replicant

    Wow. Worst nomination list I've seen in a while. And I'm sorry but what kind of world do we live in where Jonah Hill and George Clooney get nominated and Andy Serkis doesn't?

    I'm guessing Tintin wasn't nominated because it was motion-captured instead of traditionally animated by CGI, like Pixar movies are. They probably considered it a 'live action' movie and that's why it didn't make it.

    The Descendants was good but it was by far the most overrated movie of the year, and George Clooney is simply the most overrated actor of all time. The Help was good, but not Best Picture worthy. Extremely Loud was great, it's definitely a solid contender, so was Tree Of Life.

    @SpaceCowboy I mean no disrespect to your opinion, I just want to try to understand from your point of view, because I simply can't; how is George Clooney a great actor?

    How was he great in this film? How was his performance ANY different than it was on Ocean's Eleven, or Up in the Air, or Three Kings? He delivers the exact same performance movie through movie. He's not even acting anymore, he practically stands in front of the camera being himself and portraying slightly different emotions.

    Don't get me wrong, he's believable and likable and usually picks good movies, but even Seth Rogen is a better actor.

    3 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  3. Julian Roman

    Surprising, no animation nom for Tin Tin? And a best pic nom for Extremely Loud? No supporting nom for Albert Brooks? Hmmm...

    3 years agoby @julianromanFlag

  4. thedude-abides

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I certainly think that played a factor. The Coens are to directing what George Clooney is to acting as far as the Academy's concerned. They're the darlings.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  5. Daveactor7

    I honestly think "Star spangled man" from "Captain America" shouldve been up there for best original song though....

    3 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  6. Nicholaus XX

    @thedude-abides -- Ha, same to you, man. That makes much more sense, and I also think they place favoritism on directors, no matter how good or bad their movie is. I use this case and would like to use "No Country For Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood" as a prime example.

    Paul Thomas Anderson might've had an over all better film, but the Cohen brothers were the competitor - the freakin' directors of "Fargo"! Which is how they might've resolved their decision, or not...

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  7. Endisnigh

    Oscar= EPIC FAIL. I mean Dark knight made change there rules . You would think it work but Star Trek diddn't get nod. An now Drive , Girl with a Dragon tatoo and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 got snubbed. But they put in tree of life and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. They both were averge movies at best. Ryan Gosling got snubbed for Drive and Ides of March. Why don't they admit they suck.

    3 years agoby @endisnighFlag

  8. Daveactor7

    Damn John Williams nominated twice in the same category that makes 47 oscar nominations in his life lol

    To all complaining about Leonardo Dicaprio not in the run, I thought he did okay, but it certainly was not his best best performance, he still needs to work on his skills a bit more

    3 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  9. moviegeek

    And Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close? Really?

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  10. TheStonedReviewer

    I do think war horse should win best picture, although the artist is very very good as well

    3 years agoby @stonedFlag

  11. moviegeek

    WHERE is Tintin?!

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  12. Danh Nguyen

    Warrior deserves the tenth nominee for best picture, it's not going to win but it deserves a nominee!

    3 years agoby @Danh-NguyenFlag

  13. thedude-abides

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx No, you're 100% correct. I hate the Academy exactly for that vey reason. I used to place a lot of stock in these things before I started paying closer attention to them. The Academy doesn't pick the 'Best Picture' of each year, contrary to what the category's title might suggest; they pick the movie they feel they can live with representing what they stand for. Illogical Bias personified. Well said, man.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  14. Sean

    I see that Transformers Dark of the Moon is being nominated for Visual Effects. I hope it wins.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  15. Nicholaus XX

    @thedude-abides --But that's the point. the Academy Awards shouldn't have a "kind of film" -- That's the biggest flaw in their system. They should award great cinema - it doesn't matter if it's based on a comic book, or if it's directed by Quentin Tarantino, or even if it's gratuitously violent. The Academy Awards SHOULD remove their illogical bias trademarks and live up to their name, not jump in the Golden Globes bandwagon!

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  16. thedude-abides

    My top 5 biggest Oscar snubs:

    1. Drive -- best picture
    2. Steven Spielberg -- best director, War Horse
    3. Leo -- lead actor, J. Edgar
    4. Charlize Theron -- lead actress, Young Adult
    5. Albert Brooks -- supporting actor, Drive

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  17. Nicholaus XX

    @dan1 -- True, but I believe they did well in the acting department, etc. Even though I haven't seen "Drive" or "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", I'm tempted to give this a thumbs down just from the fact that they didn't at least nominate them. Let's all be realistic, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" has a rotten percentage on Rotten Tomatoes and it doesn't even look remotely close to being an Oscar contender, so why the f*ck is it nominated for best picture? I truly think it's because they didn't want to nominate the aforementioned films, especially because of how violent they are. Bullsh*t, if you ask me.

    @Travis-Patterson-14552545 -- The more I get into movies, the more I'm beginning to dislike the Academy Awards. In 2010, "The Hurt Locker" won best picture. The winner should've been "Inglourious Basterds" or "District 9"; two films that are so much more superior than "The Hurt Locker" that it's not even funny. That was the first, major flaw I found in the Academy Awards. Oh, and the fact that "The Dark Knight" wasn't even nominated.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  18. CelluloidDreams

    ...Still want too see "Albert Nobbs" if it ever opens in Phoenix, Arizona!!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  19. CelluloidDreams

    My Picks:

    Best Picture: "The Artist"
    Best Actor: George Clooney - The Descendants

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  20. SpaceCowboy

    @corey Clooney's performances are always incredible. I think he already has an Oscar though. Another win for him is no problem with me.

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  21. SpaceCowboy

    @thedude-abides Drive is considered a cult film. Those always get subbed by the Academy. At least it got a nom. And the Blu-ray comes out next week. Look forward to that.

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  22. m2

    @2movieguys a VERY underrated actor who really deserves this nom.

    3 years agoby @m2Flag

  23. thedude-abides

    Well, I've been perhaps the biggest proponent of Drive on this site. It's easily the best movie I've seen all year. Having said that, I'm not surprised by its absence from the list one bit. As stupid as it might sound, it's not the Academy's type of movie.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  24. SpaceCowboy

    @m2 Amen to that!

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  25. CelluloidDreams

    Demian Bichir...who the hell is he!???!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  26. m2

    @dan1 Thats the thing though you can't satisfied everyone.

    3 years agoby @m2Flag

  27. CelluloidDreams

    Sad that Kirsten Dunst didn't recognized for "Melancholia" for Best Actress!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  28. Dan

    I'll say this.... if Billy Crystal wasn't hosting this year, I would not be watching the Oscars. And even still, I may consider skipping it and just seeing who the winners are the next day.

    Though chatting with all you bums on the instant chat during it is kinda fun.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  29. m2

    Not saying The Descendants was bad I'm just saying The Artist to me is Best Picture.

    3 years agoby @m2Flag

Comic Con 2014

Latest Comic Con News