Oscar Nominations 2012: Who Came Out On Top and Who Got Overlooked

by Dish Systems Team

Posted on January 24, 2012

Hollywood is abuzz with the sound of Oscar nominations. Who was a surprise, who got snubbed and who deserves to take home the coveted gold statue? One of the biggest surprises was the Martin Scorsese directed 3-D film, 'Hugo', that earned 11 nominations followed closely by ‘The Artist’ with 10 nominations. ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’ was considered a long shot for the best picture category but it was recognized along with nine other films for the night’s top honors. Fan favorite comedy ‘Bridesmaids’ didn’t make the best picture list but funny woman Melissa McCarthy got a best supporting actress nomination. First time nominees include Jonah Hill for ‘Money Ball’, Gary Oldman for ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ and Demian Bichir for ‘A better life.’ Many are calling this the year of the “Feel-Good” nominee. Check out the list of nominees in some of the most popular categories: Best Picture: ‘The Artist’ ‘The Descendants’ ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’ ‘Hugo’ ‘Midnight in Paris’ ‘The Help’ ‘Moneyball’ ‘War Horse’ ‘The Tree of Life’ Best Actor: Demian Bichir: ‘A Better Life’ George Clooney: ‘The Descendants’ Jean Dujardin: ‘The Artist’ Gary Oldman: ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ Brad Pitt: ‘Moneyball’ Best Actress: Glenn Close: ‘Albert Nobbs’ Viola Davis: ‘The Help’ Rooney Mara: ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ Meryl Streep: ‘The Iron Lady’ Michelle Williams: ‘My Week with Marilyn’ Best Supporting Actor: Kenneth Branagh: ‘My Week with Marilyn’ Jonah Hill: ‘Moneyball’ Nick Nolte: ‘Warrior’ Christopher Plummer: ‘Beginners’ Max Von Sydow: ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’ Best Supporting Actress: Berenice Bejo: ‘The Artist’ Jessica Chastain: ‘The Help’ Mellissa McCarthy: ‘Bridesmaids’ Janet McTeer: ‘Albert Nobbs’ Octavia Spencer: ‘The Help’ Who are you hoping takes home the highest achievement in the acting community? Tune in to ABC Sunday, Feburary 26th, 2012 at 7pm to see who wins. To learn more about your satellite TV programming package visit us at DISH Systems or call (866)989-3474.