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My Crazy Early November 2014 Oscar Predictions

November 29, 2013, as you know, I’ve been very bad at keeping up with my blogging. I’m thrilled to be doing so much film and television work and pursuing lots of projects like my films Dirty Talk and Jack. However, I cant help but return to you for some Awards season talk. I’m seriously obsessed with this time of year and this year we have an outstanding crop of films vying for that little golden guy Oscar. While the Golden Globes and SAG Award nominations, etc will likely clear up the race in the next few weeks, let’s take a look at my crystal ball and see who I think is in the lead. (Oh and a FYI~ my favorite Oscar contenders thus far are 12 Years a Slave, August Osage Country, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Blue Jasmine and Fruitvale Station)… So, without further ado, let’s see my crazy early totally big and bold 2014 Oscar nomination predictions.

My Big Bold November 2014 Oscar Nomination Predictions~

Best Picture:
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
August Osage Country
Captain Phillips
Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Fruitvale Station
Inside Llewyn Davis
Saving Mr. Banks
The Wolf of Wall Street
~ Spoilers: Dallas Buyers Club, Blue Jasmine, Nebraska, Philomena

Best Actor:
Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Chewitel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Robert Redford (All is Lost)
~ Spoilers: Forrest Whitaker (The Butler), Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station), Joaquin Phoenix (Her), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Hugh Jackman (Prisoners)
* This category is insanely full of contenders. I could list another 8 that could factor in quite easily

Best Actress:
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena), Meryl Streep (August Osage County), Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks)
~ Spoilers: Amy Adams (American Hustle), Adele Exarchopolous (Blue is the Warmest Color), Kate Winslet (Labor Day), Julia Louis Dreyfuss (Enough Said)

Best Supporting Actor:
Chris Cooper (August Osage County), Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave), James Gandolfini (Enough Said), Tom Hanks (Saving Mr. Banks), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)dallas-buyers-club-la-8-27-13
~ Spoilers: Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Bradley Cooper (American Hustle), John Goodman (Inside Llewyn Davis), Jake Gyllenhaal (Prisoners), Dainel Bruhl (Rush), David Oywelo (The Butler), Matthew McConaughey (Mud)

* This category seems to be the most wide open, and also has an insane amount of contenders

Best Supporting Actress:
Margo Martindale (August Osage County), Lupita Nyongo (12 Years a Slave), Julia Roberts (August Osage County), Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station), Oprah Winfrey (The Butler)
~ spoilers: Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), June Squibb (Nebraska), Naomie Harris (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)

Best Director:
Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity), Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips), Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), David O’ Russell (American Hustle), Martin Scorcesse (The Wolf of Wall Street)
~ Spoilers: Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station), Lee Daniels (The Butler), Spike Jones (Her), Joel & Ehtan Cohen (Inside Llewyn Davis)

Original Screenplay:
American Hustle, Blue Jasmine, Enough Said, Fruitvale Station, Inside Llewyn Davis
~ spoilers: Her, Saving Mr. Banks, Dallas Buyers Club, Nebraska

Adapted Screenplay:
12 Years a Slave, August Osage County, Before Midnight, Philomena, The Wolf of Wall StreetFilm Review 12 Years a Slave
~ spoilers: Captain Phillips, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

So, there ya have it. My first stab at this year’s incredibly competitive Oscar race. Things could change in a heartbeat and with the first critics prizes coming next week, we may have a whole new race… In the meantime, take a look and let me know who you think will be getting the golden boy this year in the comments.



“Lincoln” Lords over the Oscar Nominations

January 10, 2013

lincolnLincoln got a field best 12 Oscar nominations this morning in all the categories you would expect. Life of Pi, Les Miserables, Silver Linings Playbook and Argo were next in line in terms of multiple nominations… However, there were snubs and surprises all over the place… I’ll have a full analysis later today but for now check out the list of nominees below.

Best Picture
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, Argo
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Director
Michael Haneke, Amour
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Original Screenplay
Amour, Michael Hanake
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
Flight, John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal

Best Adapted Screenplay
Argo, Chris Terrio
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin,
Life of Pi, David Magee
Lincoln, Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell

Best Animated Feature:
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Cinematography
Anna Karenina, Seamus McGarvey
Django Unchained, Robert Richardson
Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda
Lincoln, Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall, Roger Deakins

Best Costume Design
Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran
Les Misérables, Paco Delgado
Lincoln, Joanna Johnston
Mirror Mirror, Eiko Ishioka
Snow White and the Huntsman, Colleen Atwood

Best Documentary Feature
5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching for Sugar Man

Best documentary short subject
Kings Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart

Achievement in film editing
Argo, William Goldenberg
Life of Pi, Tim Squyres
Lincoln, Michael Kahn
Silver Linings Playbook, Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
Zero Dark Thirty, Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

Best foreign language film of the year
“Amour” Austria
“Kon-Tiki” Norway
“No” Chile
“A Royal Affair” Denmark
“War Witch” Canada

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling
Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
“Les Misérables”
Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
“Anna Karenina” Dario Marianelli
“Argo” Alexandre Desplat
“Life of Pi” Mychael Danna
“Lincoln” John Williams
“Skyfall” Thomas Newman

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
“Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice”
Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from “Ted”
Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
“Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi”
Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
“Skyfall” from “Skyfall”
Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
“Suddenly” from “Les Misérables”
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Achievement in production design
“Anna Karenina”
Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
Production Design: Dan Hennah; Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright
“Les Misérables”
Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson
“Life of Pi”
Production Design: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

Best animated short film
“Adam and Dog” Minkyu Lee
“Fresh Guacamole” PES
“Head over Heels” Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
“Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”” David Silverman
“Paperman” John Kahrs

Best live action short film
“Asad” Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
“Buzkashi Boys” Sam French and Ariel Nasr
“Curfew” Shawn Christensen
“Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)” Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
“Henry” Yan England

Achievement in sound editing
“Argo” Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
“Django Unchained” Wylie Stateman
“Life of Pi” Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
“Skyfall” Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
“Zero Dark Thirty” Paul N.J. Ottosson

Achievement in sound mixing
John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
“Les Misérables”
Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
“Life of Pi”
Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

Achievement in visual effects
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
“Life of Pi”
Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
“Marvel’s The Avengers”
Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
“Snow White and the Huntsman”
Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

They’re Here~ My Big Bold 2013 Oscar Nomination Predictions!!

January 7, 2013

les-miz2012 was a fantastic year for quality films and up to ten of them could compete for Best Picture. I could easily pick ten deserving favorites and the Academy will likely fill ten slots as well (they will nominate anywhere from 5 to 10 depending on some strange math). However, some great films may be lost in the shuffle and there will definitely be some actors out in the cold. The Supporting Actor race is ridiculously overflowing with wonderful potential contenders… So, while I hold out hope for two of my favorites, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Impossible, to land in multiple categories, I may have to accept that they only get one nom apiece. I do expect my favorite film Les Miserables to fight with Lincoln for the most nominations while the brilliant Zero Dark Thirty and Argo should also pop up all over the place. And watch for Skyfall to become the first Bond film to contend for the top prize and more. But just where will those films land? Check out my big bold 2013 Oscar nomination predictions and then come back Thursday morning the 10th to see who made the final cut.

My Big Bold 2013 Oscar Nomination Predictions~

Best Picture:
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Moonrise Kingdom
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
~ spoilers: The Impossible, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Dark Knight Rises

Best Actor:
Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
John Hawkes (The Sessions)
Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)
Denzel Washington (Flight)
~spoilers: Richard Gere (Arbitrage), Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)

Best Actress:
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Marion Cotillard (Rust & Bone)
Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Helen Mirren (Hitchcock)
Naomi Watts (The Impossible)
~ spoilers: Emmanuelle Riva (Amour), Quevanzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Best Supporting Actor:
Alan Arkin (Argo)
Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained)
Phillip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables)
~ spoilers: Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained), Ewan McGregor (The Impossible), Robert DeNiro (Silver Linings Playbook), Javier Bardem (Skyfall), Samuel L. Jackson (Django Unchained)
* This category is overflowing with deserving potential nominees and could go many different ways. I’m really pulling for Redmayne, McGregor and Bardem.

Best Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams (The Master)
Sally Field (Lincoln)SallyField_Lincoln_620x350
Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
Maggie Smith (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)
~spoilers: Samantha Barks (Les Miserables), Judi Dench (Skyfall), Nicole Kidman (The Paperboy)

Best Director:
Ben Affleck (Argo)
Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)
Tom Hooper (Les Miserables)
Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
~ spoilers: David O’Russell (Silver Linings Playbook), Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained), Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible)

Best Original Screenplay:
Django Unchained
Moonrise Kingdom
Zero Dark Thirty
~spoilers: The Master, Looper

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Silver Linings Playbook
~spoilers: Les Miserables, Life of Pi

Les Miserables
Life of Pi
The Master
~ spoilers: Argo, The Impossible, Zero Dark Thirty, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty
~spoilers: Skyfall, The Impossible, The Dark Knight Rises

Production Design:
Anna Karenina
The Hobbit
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
~spoilers: The Impossible, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Dark Knight Rises

Costume Design:
Anna Karenina
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Mirror Mirror
~spoilers: Argo, Snow White and the Huntsman

The Hobbit
Les Miserables
~ spoiler: Men in Black 3

Anna Karenina
The Dark Knight Rises
Life of Pi
The Master
~spoilers: Beasts of the Southern Wild, Zero Dark Thirty, The Impossible, The Hobbit

“Learn Me Right” written by Mumford & Sons, performed by Mumford & Sons with Birdy(Brave)
“Skyfall”- written & performed byAdele (Skyfall)
“Suddenly”performed by Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)
“Who Did That To You” –John Legend (Django Unchained)
“One Wing” performed by Jordin Sparks (Sparkle)
~spoilers: “For You” (Act of Valor), “Touch the Sky” (Brave), “Still Alive” (Paul Williams Still Alive), “From Here to the Moon and Back” (Joyful Noise), “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” (Ted)
* this one is a real toss-up for nominees after the obvious Skyfall and Les Mis entries

Sound Mixing:
The Dark Knight Rises
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty
~ spoilers: The Impossible, The Hobbit, The Avengers

Sound Editing:
The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty
~ spoilers: Les Miserables, The Impossible, Django Unchained

Visual Effects:
The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hobbit
Life of Pi
~ spoilers: Snow White and the Huntsman, Prometheus

Best Animated Film:
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck It Ralph

A Few Thoughts on today’s Oscar Nominations…

January 24, 2012

This morning Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) announced this year’s contenders and as always we saw the front runners like The Artist and Hugo grab headlines. However, we also saw some shocking snubs and some interesting inclusions. I already posted the full nominee list, so let’s take a look at a few thoughts I have on those who will be contending for this year’s Oscar.

Favorite Nomination: Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids)… I was so happy to see her included in this hilarious film. She gave a wonderfully hysterical performance that had way more layers than you might expect. Comedy needs more representation at the Oscars, so this is a nice start. (Also kudos to Kristin Wiig and her Oscar nominated script for the film).

Best Surprise: Rooney Mara and all the love for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. This fantastic film nabbed 5 nods in total. I just wish it was up for Best Pic and Director (David Fincher).
Biggest Snub: Michael Fassbender (Shame)… apparently his great performance may have been overlooked by his hot nekkid body? Or he cancelled himself out with other great turns in A Dangerous Method and Jane Eyre.

Other Big Snubs:
Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar)… looks like academy members really didn’t like this film, which is a shame because Leo was great
Armie Hammer (J. Edgar)
Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin)… another film that may have been too dark and unlikable to get it’s great star a nod.
Albert Brooks (Drive)
Drive in all other categories (except sound)
Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt and Young Adult… apparently this acerbic dark comedy just didn’t resonate with Oscar voters. I’m sad, cuz it was a good flick.
Steven Spielberg (War Horse) for Director
Andy Serkis (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Alan Rickman (Harry Potter) both proved its hard to get nominated for big popcorn action films… oh and motion capture performances may never get nominated.
Elizabeth Olsen and Martha Marcy May Marlene… this great indie introduced us to a major acting star in Olsen and still got bupkiss
50/50 and Joseph Gordon Levitt… another great indie that should’ve gotten some love
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 in all big categories…. why oh why couldn’t this amazing franchise ever pull out a Best Pic nom? Especially when the final installment was clearly one of the best films of the year.

More Snubs: Shailene Woodley (The Descendants), Vanessa Redgrave (Coriolanus), Ryan Gosling (Drive, The Ides of March), The Adventures of Tin Tin (in Animated film), Carey Mulligan (Shame), the casts of The Ides of March and Midnight in Paris, Beginners for Screenplay and Director (Mike Mills)

~ And a Big Boo to the voters for dissing The Help for Screenplay, Score, Song, Costume Design and Director… That wonderful film should’ve had 9 noms, not just 4.

~While I’m complaining, I just have to say yuck to all the nods for The Tree of Life. Oy vey!

Other nice inclusions:
~Demian Bichir (A Better Life)… this wonderful performance in this small indie broke through with a SAG nod and he made the list today. I’m thrilled.
~Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)… can you believe this is his first nomination? I just wish it was for a better film.
~Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and Max Von Sydow... I’m so happy one of my fave films of the year finally got some love. And I was kinda shocked to see it among the 9 nominees for Best Picture.
~Moneyball grabbed more noms that The Descendants, hehe….
~W.E. got into costume design. Yes, a film by Madonna got an Oscar nod. (I just wish her Golden Globe winning song “Masterpiece” had been eligible)

Speaking of Best Song….
What the heck is wrong with that category? By having a ridiculously difficult rule of the songs needing to rate 8.5 or higher by the music branch (out of 10), only 2 songs made the cut… And the one from The Muppets wasn’t even the best song from that film…
Look at all the snubbed songs that should’ve gotten mentioned:
“Life’s a Happy Song” (The Muppets)
“Pictures in My Head” (The Muppets)
“Bridge of Light” (Happy Feet 2) by P!nk
“Hello Hello” (Gnomeo & Juliet) by Elton John
“The Living Proof” (The Help) by Mary J. Blige
“Lay Down Your Head” (Albert Nobbs) by Glenn Close, etc

So, there are just a few thoughts for you… Now, let’s see who is gonna win… I’d say The Artist is still out in front despite Hugo landing the most noms…. I still have hope for The Help too.. and Meryl better win… With that said, what are your favorite noms? And who is the worst snub? Sound off below and watch for more on the Oscars in the weeks ahead.

Hugo and The Artist Lead the Oscar Nominations!

January 24, 2012

Holy Hugo and holy snubs at today’s Oscar nominations. Martin Scorsese’s love letter to cinema, Hugo, led the way with 11 nominations followed by another love letter to cinema, The Artist with 10 nods. Check out the full list below and watch for more analysis, especially on those snubs (no Leo, 50/50, Michael Fassbender, Albert Brooks, Tilda Swinton, Spielberg, Mary J. Blige, etc) later today.

2012 Oscar Nominees

Best Picture

“The Artist” Thomas Langmann, Producer
“The Descendants” Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers
“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” Scott Rudin, Producer
“The Help” Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers
“Hugo” Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers
“Midnight in Paris” Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers
“Moneyball” Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers
“The Tree of Life” Nominees to be determined
“War Horse” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers

Actor in a Leading Role

Demián Bichir in “A Better Life”
George Clooney in “The Descendants”
Jean Dujardin in “The Artist”
Gary Oldman in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Brad Pitt in “Moneyball”

Actor in a Supporting Role

Kenneth Branagh in “My Week with Marilyn”
Jonah Hill in “Moneyball”
Nick Nolte in “Warrior”
Christopher Plummer in “Beginners”
Max von Sydow in “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

Actress in a Leading Role

Glenn Close in “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis in “The Help”
Rooney Mara in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady”
Michelle Williams in “My Week with Marilyn”

Actress in a Supporting Role

Bérénice Bejo in “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain in “The Help”
Melissa McCarthy in “Bridesmaids”
Janet McTeer in “Albert Nobbs”
Octavia Spencer in “The Help”

Animated Feature Film

“A Cat in Paris” Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli
“Chico & Rita” Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal
“Kung Fu Panda 2″ Jennifer Yuh Nelson
“Puss in Boots” Chris Miller
“Rango” Gore Verbinski

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


“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

Costume Design

“Anonymous” Lisy Christl
“The Artist” Mark Bridges
“Hugo” Sandy Powell
“Jane Eyre” Michael O’Connor
“W.E.” Arianne Phillips


“The Artist” Michel Hazanavicius
“The Descendants” Alexander Payne
“Hugo” Martin Scorsese
“Midnight in Paris” Woody Allen
“The Tree of Life” Terrence Malick

Documentary (Feature)

“Hell and Back Again” Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner
“If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front” Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman
“Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory” Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
“Pina” Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel
“Undefeated” TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas

Documentary (Short Subject)

“The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement” Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin
“God Is the Bigger Elvis” Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson
“Incident in New Baghdad”James Spione
“Saving Face” Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
“The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom” Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen

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

Foreign Language Film

“Bullhead” Belgium
“Footnote” Israel
“In Darkness” Poland
“Monsieur Lazhar” Canada
“A Separation” Iran


“Albert 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” Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
“Real in Rio” from “Rio” Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown Lyric by Siedah Garrett

Short Film (Animated)

“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

Short Film (Live Action)

“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

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

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

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

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

“The Descendants” Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
“Hugo” Screenplay by John Logan
“The Ides of March” Screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
“Moneyball” Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Story by Stan Chervin
“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” Screenplay by Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan

Writing (Original Screenplay)

“The Artist” Written by Michel Hazanavicius
“Bridesmaids” Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig
“Margin Call” Written by J.C. Chandor
“Midnight in Paris” Written by Woody Allen
“A Separation” Written by Asghar Farhad