- Bradley Cooper – “Silver Linings Playbook”
- Daniel Day-Lewis – “Lincoln”
- John Hawkes – “The Sessions”
- Hugh Jackman – “Les Miserables”
- Denzel Washington – “Flight”
- Jessica Chastain – “Zero Dark Thirty”
- Marion Cotillard – “Rust and Bone”
- Jennifer Lawrence – “Silver Linings Playbook”
- Helen Mirren “Hitchcock”
- Naomi Watts – “The Impossible”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
- Alan Arkin – “Argo”
- Javier Bardem – “Skyfall”
- Robert De Niro – “Silver Linings Playbook”
- Philip Seymour Hoffman – “The Master”
- Tommy Lee Jones – “Lincoln”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
- Sally Field – “Lincoln”
- Anne Hathaway – “Les Miserables”
- Helen Hunt – “The Sessions”
- Nicole Kidman – “The Paperboy”
- Maggie SMith “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
- “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
- “Les Miserables”
- “Silver Linings Playbook”
- “The Amazing Spider-Man”
- “The Bourne Legacy”
- “The Dark Knight Rises”
- “Les Miserables”
Beverly Hills, CA (January 9, 2012) – Nominations for the 84th Academy Awards® will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and Academy member and Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence.
Sherak and Lawrence will unveil the nominations in 10 of the 24 categories at a 5:30 a.m. PT news conference at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, where hundreds of media representatives from around the world will be gathered. Nominations information for all categories will be distributed simultaneously to news media in attendance and via the Internet on the official Academy Awards website, www.oscar.com.
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.
I remember when I first saw this film last fall it was just after Noirvember (wherein I watched about 40 or so film noir classics) and I could feel how Winter’s Bone was akin to those great thrillers. I watched it one evening and wouldn’t even stop for dinner because I couldn’t bear to pause it. It went places I never expected and kept up its tense mood throughout. I really wish I had been able to see it in theaters; the tension probably would have killed me. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, though it didn’t win any: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor John Hawkes, Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence and Best Picture. The film was also nominated for seven Independent Spirit Awards, winning two: Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Female Dale Dickey (won), Best Supporting Male John Hawkes (won), Best Female Lead Jennifer Lawrence, Best Director and Best Film. The film won and/or was nominated for so many critic awards last year I’m just going to send you to the Wikipedia page with all that information. In case you’ve already forgotten, the other films nominated for Best Picture last year were 127 Hours, Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit and winner The King’s Speech.
Many of the stars on last year’s list continued to dominate cinema in 2010; and just like last year a few of the stars on this year’s list have been working for quite some time, but in 2010 they’re finally getting their due.
Andrew Garfield made his debut in 2007 in the not-well received Lions For Lambs and the under-seen Boy A. Last year he was fabulous in Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, sadly that too went a little under the radar. This year, however, Garfield had two stand-out performances: as Tommy in the much-debated adaptation of Never Let Me Go and as Eduardo Saverin in David Fincher Best Picture contender The Social Network. Garfield has received multiple nominations for his performance in the latter and is widely considered a front-runner for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination next week. He’s also been named the new Spiderman, which has begun filming already and is due out in theaters in 2012.
This is the first critic group to name Winter’s Bone best film over The Social Network. They also named Jennifer Lawrence Best Actress and John Hawkes Best Supporting Actor. Also Colin Farrell was named Best Actor for Ondine, one of my favorite films of the year.
Best Film –
- WINTER’S BONE
Most of these are pretty expected. The biggest surprises are no nomination for either Annette Bening or Julianne Moore for The Kids Are All Right and no Inception or The Town for Best Ensemble. I’m really excited to see both Carey Mulligan’s performance from Never Let Me Go and Jennifer Lawrence from Winter’s Bone included in the Best Actress category. Both were absolutely astounding and from films that weren’t huge box office successes. Also, I love that John Hawkes got another nomination for his stellar performance in Winter’s Bone.
The King’s Speech
The Social Network