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The 2012 Oscar nominations are in!

One of our favourite ladies of Hollywood, Meryl Streep, has been nominated for the Best Actress prize at this year’s Academy Awards. The two-time Oscar-winning star has won a nomination for her portrayal of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the Phyllida Lloyd-directed The Iron Lady. Meryl – who has now been nominated for 17 Academy Awards – will fight off tough competition, against Glenn Close, Rooney Mara, Michelle Williams and Viola Davis in the category. And we can’t wait to see who wins!


Among the hunk men of Hollywood, George Clooney is up for two separate Oscars, firstly for his performance in The Descendants and secondly for Best Adapted Screenplay with Ides of March. In the Best Actor category he will go up against Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman, Jean Dujardin and Damien Bichir.


Nine movies are up for Best Picture: War Horse, The Artist, Moneyball, The Descendants, The Tree of Life, Midnight in Paris, The Help, Hugo and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.


In the Best Supporting Actor category are Kenneth Branagh, Jonah Hill, Nick Nolte, Christopher Plummer and Max von Sydow.


Among the surprises in this year’s nominations are a lack of a nod for Michael Fassbender in Shame and two potential prizes for standout 2011 comedy Bridesmaids – Best Supporting Actress for Melissa McCarthy and another for Original Screenplay.


The 84th Academy Awards will take place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on February 26 – and you could join us all on the red carpet at the GLAMOUR screening of the Oscars! Check in Feb’s issue to find out how to get your tickets!


Full list of nominees  at the 84th Academy Awards:


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


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


Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel


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 lyrics by Bret McKenzie

‘Real in Rio’ from Rio – music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown, lyrics by Siedah Garrett


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


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


Tom Fleischman and John Midgley


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


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 Farhadi

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