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2012 Oscar Nominations: The Full List

Hey Girl, Guess Who is Not on it

It seems that Ryan Gosling tends to get overlooked. He's like the Susan Lucci of the entertainment world, only, you know, a heck of a lot better looking. First, he got robbed of the much-deserved People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive title, because, um, Bradley Cooper speaks French? (Robbed, I tell you.) And now, Oscar himself has thrown nary a nod in the direction of the lovely Canadian who can do the lift from Dirty Dancing. It's like he's still getting punished for Breaker High. Newsflash, people, it was the '90s. Who didn't make bad decisions in the '90s?

Sure, The Gosling got his start on the Mickey Mouse Club, but his turns in Half Nelson (in 2006) and Lars and the Real Girl (in 2007) showed his fans that he was much more than the pretty face from The Notebook. He can do far more than just wear a sweater and a beard, you guys. And perhaps if you haven't been a devoted follower since his early days, you may have seen him in Blue Valentine or Drive or Crazy, Stupid, Love or The Ides of March. proving to the entire world that he is so much more than that dude from the Hey Girl internet meme

Shenanigans, I say. 

And to make matters even more ridiculous, look at what I found on the home page of rightthisveryminute

Yes, folks. That would be the very mug of Sir Ryan Gosling.

The guy who DIDN'T get nominated this morning.

So, as I typically do on Oscar nomination day, at 8:38am, I sat down with my coffee in hand to see who I would be seeing at this year's awards show. There are always some surprises (Melissa McCarthy! Amazing! Jonah Hill! Interesting) and some non-surprises (The Artist), but I've got to say, I was pretty annoyed and disgruntled about the Gosling ommission. Maybe it's because he was so much better than George Clooney in The Idea of March, and this being George Clooney's year and all...they didn't want to take anything away from that. Hmmm. Interesting. Shenanigans, I say. Again. 

Well, here's the full list of who you WILL see walk the red carpet on February 26th as Billy Crystal hosts the show for the ninth time. I'm assuming you won't see Ryan Gosling. (Hey Girl, let's watch the Oscars in our pajamas and eat cookie dough and frozen yogurt...)


Best Picture
The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Help
Midnight in Paris
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Actor In a Leading Role
Demián Bichir, A Better Life
George Clooney, The Descendants
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Actress In a Leading Role
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

Actor In a Supporting Role
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Max von Sydow, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Actress In a Supporting Role
Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help

Animated Feature Film
A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots

Best Cinematography
The Artist
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The Tree of Life
War Horse

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

Foreign Language Film
Belgium, Bullhead
Canada, Monsieur Lazhar
Iran, A Separation
Israel, Footnote
Poland, In Darkness

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
The Descendants: Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
Hugo: Screenplay by John Logan
The Ides of March: Screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
Moneyball: Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Story by Stan Chervin
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Screenplay by Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan

Writing (Original Screenplay)
The Artist: Written by Michel Hazanavicius
Bridesmaids: Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig
Margin Call: Written by J.C. Chandor
Midnight in Paris: Written by Woody Allen
A Separation: Written by Asghar Farhadi

Hell and Back Again   
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front    
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

Original score
The Adventures of Tintin: John Williams
The Artist: Ludovic Bource
Hugo: Howard Shore
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Alberto Iglesias
War Horse: John Williams

Original song
Man or Muppet from The Muppets: music and lyric by Bret McKenzie
Real in Rio from Rio: music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown, lyric by Siedah Garrett

Art direction
The Artist: production design: Laurence Bennett; set decoration: Robert Gould
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: production design: Stuart Craig; set decoration: Stephenie McMillan
Hugo: production design: Dante Ferretti; set decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
Midnight in Paris: production Design: Anne Seibel; set decoration: H Del Eene Dubreuil
War Horse: production design: Rick Carter; set decoration: Lee Sandales

The Artist: Guillaume Schiffman
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Jeff Cronenweth
Hugo: Robert Richardson
The Tree of Life: Emmanuel Lubezki
War Horse: Janusz Kaminski

Costume design
Anonymous: Lisy Christl
The Artist: Mark Bridges
Hugo: Sandy Powell
Jane Eyre: Michael O’Connor
W.E.: Arianne Phillips

Film editing
The Artist: Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius
The Descendants: Kevin Tent
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
Hugo: Thelma Schoonmaker
Moneyball: Christopher Tellefsen

Albert Nobbs: Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: Nick Dudman Amanda Knight, and Lisa Tomblin
The Iron Lady: Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland

Visual effects
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson
Hugo: Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning
Real Steel: Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg
Rise of the Planet of the Apes: Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett
Transformers: Dark of the Moon: Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier