Oscar Nominations 2012! Who Earned a Nod?

By: Mike Hess / January 24, 2012

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The moment that movie fans have been waiting all year for is finally here, as the nominations for the 2012 Academy Awards are about to be announced. And with a tight and somewhat underwhelming race this year, who will be walking away with Oscars gold?

The Help and The Artist were both the morning’s big winners, each landing four Oscar nominations each — including Best Picture. But how did more mainstream films like The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Moneyball fare? See the full list below:

Best Supporting Actress:
Berenice Bejo — The Artist
Jessica Chastain — The Help
Melissa McCarthy — Bridesmaids
Janet McTier — Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer — The Help

Best Supporting Actor:
Kenneth Branagh — My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill — Moneyball
Nick Nolte — Warrior
Christopher Plummer – The Beginners
Max Von Sydow — Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Best Actress:
Glenn Close — Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis — The Help
Rooney Mara — Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep — Iron Lady
Michelle Williams — My Week With Marilyn

Best Actor:
Damian Bechir – A Better Life
George Clooney — The Descendants
Jean Dujardin — The Artist
Gary Oldman — Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt — Moneyball

Best Director:

Michel Hazanavicius — The Artist
Alex Payne — The Descendants
Martin Scorsese — Hugo
Woody Allen — Midnight in Paris
Terrence Malick — Tree of Life

Best Original Screenplay:
The Artist
Bridesmaids
Margin Call
Midnight in Paris
A Separation

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Descandants
Hugo
Ides of March
Moneyball
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Animated Film:
A Cat in Paris
Chico and Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss In Boots
Rango

Best Picture:
War Horse
The Artist
Moneyball
The Descandants
The Tree of Life
Midnight in Paris
The Help
Hugo
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close