Jan 22, 2012

And the Oscar nominations (should) go to....

Best Film: Moneyball, Rise of the Planet of The Apes, Win Win, The Descendants, Beginners, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Best Director: Alexander Payne (The Descendants), Bennett Miller (Moneyball), Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive), David Fincher (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Mike Mills (Beginners)

Best Actor: Brad Pitt (Moneyball), Paul Giametti (Win Win), Viggo Mortenson (A Dangerous Method), George Clooney (The Descendants), Jean Dujardin (The Artist)

Best Actress: Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Macy May Marlene), Olivia Coleman (Tyrannosaur), Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids)

Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer (Beginners), Colin Firth (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Corey Stohl (Midnight in Paris), Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter And the Deathly Hallows), John Hawkes (Martha Macy May Marlene)

Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer (The Help), Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), Judy Greer (The Descendants), Melanie Laurent (Beginners), Amy Ryan (Win Win)

Best Original Screenplay: A Separation, Win Win, Midnight in Paris, Bridesmaids, Beginners

Best Adapted Screenplay: Moneyball, The Descendants, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Drive, A Dangerous Method

Best Score: Mychael Danna (Moneyball), Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Ludovic Bource (The Artist), Harry Escott (Shame), Cliff Martinez (Drive)

Best Art Direction: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Hugo, Water For Elephants, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Drive

Best Costumes: A Dangerous Method, Hugo, The Descendants, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Artist

Best Editing: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Drive, Moneyball, The Artist, The Descendants

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki (The Tree Of Life), Peter Suchitzsky (A Dangerous Method), Jeff Cronenweth (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Wally Pfister (Moneyball), Van Hoytema (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)

Best Visual Effects: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Transformers 3, Hugo, Super 8, The Adventures Of Tin Tin

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (8), Moneyball (7), The Descendants (7), Drive (5), Win Win (4), Beginners (4), The Artist (4), A Dangerous Method (4), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (3), Hugo (3), Martha Macy May Marlene (2), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2), Midnight in Paris (2), Bridesmaids (2)

1 comment:

  1. Nothing for Andy Serkis in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"? If there is such a thing as a "Best Actor" in a given year, and there isn't, surely it should go to the performances that surprised and thrilled; the ones that kept you in your seat at the end, wanting to follow the character a little further, so compellingly were they realised?

    Pitt in Moneyball for sure – even after its positive preview notices, most of us couldn't have expected him to come up with something so rich and plangent. But for me, the actor who  – under a veneer of rich computer effects, sure, but every bit "there" in the film – still out-acted every full human on the screen should be in that list of the recognised.

    In fact, by those metrics – and much as I enjoyed the film for what it was, and resent the backlash, and would be happy to see it get some awards –  Dujardin would be the one to go. His performance was charming and arch and nicely done; but his ability to ape the hammy silent film, pre-Method acting aesthetic is less impressive than a man who wore a green suit with polka dots on it and gave an often silly summer blockbuster tremendous emotional resonance.