Nine nominees head up this year's Oscar list

2012 nominations are revealed.

by Jennie Kermode

The nominations are in for this year's Oscars. As expected, award frontrunners The Artist, The Descendants and The Help are all up for Best Picture and have stars nominated in the acting categories, while Woody Allen's Midnight In Paris has made a strong showing and War Horse, with a surprise nomination for Best Picture, could be set to do well in the technical categories. Meanwhile, A Separation, which has swept the board so far, will be very hard to beat in the Best Foreign Film category.

The awards ceremony will take place on February 26.

    Best Picture

    Best Director

    Hugo - Martin Scorsese

    Best Actor

    Best Actress

    Best Supporting Actress

    Best Supporting Actor

    Best Animated Feature Film

    Kung Fu Panda 2

    Best Cinematography

    Robert Richardson - Hugo

    Art Direction

    Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo - Hugo

    Costume Design

    Arianne Philips - W.E.

    Documentary Feature

    If A Tree Falls: A Story Of The Earth Liberation Front

    Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory


    Documentary Short

    The Barber Of Birmingham: Footsoldier Of The Civil Rights Movement

    God Is The Bigger Elvis

    Incident In New Baghdad

    Saving Face

    The Tsunami And The Cherry Blossom

    Best Editing

    Anna-Sophie Bion, Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist

    Thelma Schoonmaker - Hugo

    Foreign Language Film

    Bullhead - Belgium

    Monsieur Lazhar - Canada


    Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston, Matthew W Mungle - Albert Nobbs


    Original Song

    Real In Rio - Rio

    Short Animated Film


    The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr Morris Lessmore

    La Luna

    A Morning Stroll

    Wild Life

    Short Live Action Film



    The Shore

    Time Freak

    Tuba Atlantic

    Sound Editing

    Sound Mixing

    Visual Effects

    Best Adapted Screenplay

    Best Original Screenplay

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