2012 Oscar Nomineesby Tommy_Swanhaus | created - 24 Jan 2012 | updated - 24 Jan 2012 | Public
Full list of nominated films in the 2012 Academy Awards.
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1. The Artist (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.
Votes: 205,725 | Gross: $44.67M
The Artist With the advent of sound, silent film veteran George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) fears his Hollywood stardom is in jeopardy, while Peppy Miller, a young extra, becomes a major movie star. Staying true to the period and the subject of the film, director Michel Hazanavicius filmed The Artist in black and white and entirely without sound.
2. The Descendants (2011)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama
A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.
Votes: 215,615 | Gross: $82.58M
The Descendants When Matt King’s wife dies in a boating accident, the Hawaiian land heir and apathetic father of two girls learns that his wife had been having an affair. King (George Clooney) sets out to confront his wife’s lover, and in the process, is forced to reassess his life as he faces an uncertain future.
3. The Help (2011)
PG-13 | 146 min | Drama
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Votes: 358,256 | Gross: $169.71M
4. Hugo (2011)
PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
Votes: 268,469 | Gross: $73.86M
Hugo Living within the walls of Parisian train station, an orphaned boy must repair an automaton to unlock the secret left to him by his late father.
5. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
PG-13 | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery
A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Votes: 88,627 | Gross: $31.85M
6. Midnight in Paris (2011)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight.
Votes: 333,773 | Gross: $56.82M
Midnight in Paris
Searching for literary inspiration and an escape from his tiresome fiancé, an aspiring novelist (Owen Wilson) takes to the streets of Paris each night and finds himself in the company of iconic literary and artistic expatriates of the 1920s, including Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, T.S. Eliot, Salvador Dali, and Cole Porter.
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7. Moneyball (2011)
PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.
Votes: 306,470 | Gross: $75.61M
8. The Tree of Life (2011)
PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, Fantasy
The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings.
Votes: 148,316 | Gross: $13.30M
9. War Horse (2011)
PG-13 | 146 min | Drama, War
Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on.
Votes: 127,446 | Gross: $79.88M
War Horse The bond between a boy and his beloved horse is ripped apart when his horse is sent to the trenches of WWI. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert treks to the French front lines to bring home his best friend.
10. Albert Nobbs (2011)
R | 113 min | Drama, Romance
Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th-century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most elegant hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.
Votes: 21,118 | Gross: $3.01M
Albert Nobbs In order to escape her life of poverty, a woman defies Victorian Dublin’s rigid gender roles by disguising herself as a man named Albert Nobbs and working as a butler in a posh hotel. Albert’s (Glenn Close) double life takes a strange turn when she meets a handsome painter who has a secret of his own.
11. The Iron Lady (2011)
PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama
An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.
Votes: 90,327 | Gross: $30.02M
The Iron Lady Meryl Streep stars as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the upcoming biopic The Iron Lady.
12. My Week with Marilyn (2011)
R | 99 min | Biography, Drama
Votes: 76,206 | Gross: $14.60M
My Week with Marilyn Fresh out of Oxford and taking his first crack at show business, The Prince and the Showgirl assistant Colin Clark never expected to meet, let alone win the heart of the sexiest woman on the planet, Marilyn Monroe. Set during the summer of 1956 and based on the diary accounts of Colin Clark, My Week with Marilyn documents Monroe’s famous first visit to Britain, her stormy work relationship with costar Laurence Olivier, and the one week she spent with Clark away from the Hollywood spotlight.
13. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
R | 158 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.
Votes: 362,447 | Gross: $102.52M
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo A journalist and a young female hacker investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl who went missing nearly 40 years ago.
14. Beginners (2010)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Votes: 79,980 | Gross: $5.79M
15. Bridesmaids (I) (2011)
R | 125 min | Comedy, Romance
Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.
Votes: 235,653 | Gross: $169.11M
16. Warrior (2011)
PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, Sport
The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother.
Votes: 372,015 | Gross: $13.66M
17. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
PG-13 | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Harry, Ron, and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts.
Votes: 623,889 | Gross: $381.01M
18. Anonymous (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Thriller
The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her.
Votes: 36,461 | Gross: $4.46M
What if William Shakespeare never wrote a single word of any of his plays? There have been many theories and rumors over the last 400 years as to the authorship of William Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets. Proposed alternative authors of The Bard’s work have included Christopher Marlowe, William Stanley (the 6th Earl of Derby), Francis Bacon, and 17th Earl of Oxford, Edward de Vere.
Set amid the tumultuous political climate surrounding Elizabeth the First’s succession to the throne, Anonymous explores the latter theory that the Earl of Oxford, Edward De Vere, was the true mastermind behind Shakespeare’s prolific literary career.
19. Jane Eyre (2011)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance
A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.
Votes: 70,143 | Gross: $11.24M
20. W.E. (2011)
R | 119 min | Drama, History, Romance
The affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.
Votes: 10,669 | Gross: $0.58M
W.E. King Edward's abdication from the throne and his marriage to American socialite Wallis Simpson in 1936 continues to be a taboo topic amongst the British. Never one to shy away from controversy, Madonna tells Simpson’s side of the story and anchors it to modern times by exploring the unique connection one New York woman has with the Duchess of Windsor.
21. Drive (I) (2011)
R | 100 min | Crime, Drama
A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor.
Votes: 483,232 | Gross: $35.06M
Drive Nicolas Winding Refn’s genre-defying thriller stars Ryan Gosling as a hollywood stunt car driver who moonlights as a getaway car driver for criminals. Things get complicated when a heist goes wrong and Driver becomes entangled with his beautiful but married next door neighbor.
22. Margin Call (2011)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
Follows the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.
Votes: 100,905 | Gross: $5.35M
Set during the eve of the global financial crisis, Margin Call depicts an investment firm’s collapse and the rippling chaos that consumes its employees and the world around it. Written and Directed by J.C. Chandor, this taut Wall Street thriller features a star-studded cast.
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23. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
R | 122 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet Agent within MI6.
Votes: 163,342 | Gross: $24.15M
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Set during the Cold War, master spy George Smiley is called out of retirement and assigned the task of identifying and eradicating a Soviet double agent who has infiltrated the upper echelons of British Secret Intelligence Agency, MI6.
24. The Ides of March (2011)
R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller
An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.
Votes: 200,538 | Gross: $40.96M
The Ides of March In the final days before the heavily contested Ohio Democratic presidential primary, a hot shot campaign staffer finds himself involved in a political scandal that could cost his candidate a shot at the presidency.
25. Hell and Back Again (2011)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Action, History
What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home? Hell and Back Again is a cinematically revolutionary film that asks and answers these questions with a power and ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,073 | Gross: $0.04M
Hell and Back Again Photojournalist and filmmaker Danfung Dennis follows 25-year-old Sergeant Nathan Harris from the front lines in Afghanistan to the safe confines of North Carolina in this emotionally and physically visceral look at the cost of war.
26. Pina (2011)
PG | 103 min | Documentary
A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations.
Votes: 12,685 | Gross: $3.52M
Pina Director Wim Wenders brings us this 3D dance documentary featuring brilliant performances by the late German choreographer Pina Bausch's modern dance company Tanztheater.
27. A Separation (2011)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Mystery
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Votes: 174,241 | Gross: $7.10M
A Separation An Iranian marriage is strained when a father struggles to choose whether to leave the country to better the life of his child, or to stay and care for his ailing father.
28. Hearat Shulayim (2011)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak.
Votes: 4,995 | Gross: $2.01M
Footnote Historic rivalries are commonplace within Hebrew University’s world-renowned Talmud Department, even ones between father and son. When a father wins the Israel Prize, the most prized honor in Israel, his son (and fellow professor) must choose between advancing his father’s career or sabotaging it.
29. In Darkness (2011)
R | 145 min | Drama, War
A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the German-occupied Polish city of Lvov.
Votes: 8,779 | Gross: $1.04M
In Darkness Based on a true story, in the city of Lvov, sewage worker and part time burglar Leopold Socha agrees to shelter a group of Jewish refugees in Nazi-occupied Poland. However, what starts off as a cold business arrangement, gradually evolves into something much deeper.
Unrated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
A rare behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat.'
Votes: 2,836 | Gross: $0.06M
31. Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)
Not Rated | 121 min | Documentary, Crime
A further followup of the case of the West Memphis Three and the decades long fight to exonerate them that finally gained traction with new DNA evidence.
32. Undefeated (2011)
PG-13 | 113 min | Documentary, Sport
Chronicles three underprivileged students from inner-city Memphis and their volunteer coach who tries to help them beat the odds on and off the field.
Votes: 6,211 | Gross: $0.56M
25 min | Documentary, Short, History
The film features 85-year-old Mr. Armstrong, an African American barber in Birmingham, Alabama, as he experiences the manifestation of an unimaginable dream: the election of the first ... See full summary »
34. Rundskop (2011)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama
Sint-Truiden, Belgium. Jacky, a young cattle farmer who is constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, is approached by a veterinarian to make a deal with a notorious beef trader.
Votes: 19,431 | Gross: $0.15M
35. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama
At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.
Votes: 17,215 | Gross: $2.01M
36. Une vie de chat (2010)
PG | 70 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In Paris, a cat who lives a secret life as a cat burglar's aide must come to the rescue of Zoe, the little girl he lives with, after she falls into a gangster's clutches.
Votes: 9,193 | Gross: $0.31M
37. Rango (2011)
PG | 107 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.
Votes: 201,603 | Gross: $123.48M
38. Chico & Rita (2010)
Not Rated | 94 min | Animation, Crime, Drama
Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.
Votes: 7,507 | Gross: $0.35M
39. Incident in New Baghdad (2011)
22 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
U.S. Army veteran Ethan McCord recounts his life-changing experiences at the scene of one of the most notorious events of the Iraq War: the slaying of two Reuters journalists, along with a ... See full summary »
41. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
PG | 107 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor.
Votes: 190,846 | Gross: $77.59M
42. Dimanche (I) (2011)
9 min | Animation, Short
On a typically boring Sunday a small boy goes to church with his parents before being taken to a relative's house for a family lunch. Still bored he amuses himself by placing a coin on the ... See full summary »
46. Wild Life (2011)
TV-PG | 14 min | Animation, Short, Western
Calgary, 1909. An Englishman moves to the Canadian frontier, but is singularly unsuited to it. His letters home are much sunnier than the reality. Intertitles compare his fate to that of a comet.
47. Pentecost (2011)
11 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
Ireland 1977. Eleven-year-old Damian Lynch (Scott Graham) is called in at the last moment to serve as an altar boy at an important mass in his local parish. Following his last appearance as... See full summary »
50. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A substance designed to help the brain repair itself gives rise to a super-intelligent chimpanzee who leads an ape uprising.
Votes: 448,214 | Gross: $176.76M
51. Tuba Atlantic (2010)
TV-MA | 25 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
Everybody is going to die one day. Oskar (70) is going to die in 6 days. He is now ready to forgive his brother for a disagreement years ago. Will he reach his brother, who he believes live... See full summary »
52. Real Steel (2011)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Drama, Family
In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot.
Votes: 271,249 | Gross: $85.47M
53. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
PG-13 | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets.
Votes: 349,295 | Gross: $352.39M