The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has spoken: The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life and War Horse will compete for the best picture Oscar at the 84th Academy Awards.
Martin Scorsese‘s 3D children’s adventure Hugo led the morning announcement with 11 nominations, including for best picture and for direction.
This year’s Academy Awards nominations were full of surprises! Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was nominated for Best Picture after failing to win many awards at all critics races.
Melissa McCarthy has been nominated (hell yeah!) for her role in Bridesmaids for Best Supporting Actress. While, Rooney Mara was nominated for Best Actress for her work in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in a film that received mixed reviews and lukewarm box office.
In the best actor race, Demian Bichir earned a nomination for the little seen independent film A Better Life.
The 84th Academy Awards will be held on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. ET/ 4. p.m. P.T. Billy Crystal will be the host.
Check out the list of Oscar nominations.
The Tree of Life
Midnight in Paris
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Demian Bichir – A Better Life
George Clooney – The Descendants
Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt – Moneyball
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 Branaugh – My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill – Moneyball
Nick Nolte – Warrior
Christopher Plummer – Beginners
Max Von Sydow – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Berenice Bejo – The Artist
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
Octavia Spencer – The Help
Jessica Chastain – The Help
Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Alexander Payne – The Descendants
Martin Scorsese – Hugo
Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris
Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Midnight in Paris
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Ides of March
Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fun Panda 2
Puss in Boots