2012 Oscar Nominees

Full list of nominated films in the 2012 Academy Awards.
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1.
The Artist (2011)
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A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. (100 mins.)
“ 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. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
2.
The Descendants (2011)
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A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident. (115 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
“ 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. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
3.
The Help (2011)
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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. (146 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
“ The Help
During the civil rights movement, a young writer puts her career on the line and forms unlikely friends and enemies when she writes a controversial book detailing the hardships faced by black women caring for prominent white families in Jackson, Mississippi.

Download The Help ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
4.
Hugo (2011)
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Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ 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. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
5.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
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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. (129 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
6.
Midnight in Paris (2011)
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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. (94 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ 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.

Watch Midnight in Paris ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
7.
Moneyball (2011)
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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. (133 mins.)
Director: Bennett Miller
“ Moneyball
Constrained by a tight budget and armed with loads of carefully compiled statistical data, Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane took a novel approach to the MLB draft, changing Major League Baseball forever. Based on the book “Moneyball” by Michael Lewis.

Download Moneyball ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
8.
The Tree of Life (2011)
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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. (139 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ The Tree of Life
The story of one boy's journey from the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as a "lost soul in the modern world", and his quest to regain meaning in life.

Download The Tree of Life ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
9.
War Horse (2011)
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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. (146 mins.)
“ 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. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
10.
Albert Nobbs (2011)
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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. (113 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo García
“ 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. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
11.
The Iron Lady (2011)
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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. (105 mins.)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
“ The Iron Lady
Meryl Streep stars as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the upcoming biopic The Iron Lady. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
12.
My Week with Marilyn (2011)
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Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl. (99 mins.)
Director: Simon Curtis
“ 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. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
13.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
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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. (158 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ 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. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
14.
Beginners (2010)
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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. (105 mins.)
Director: Mike Mills
“ Beginners
Oliver’s life is turned upside down when his father announces that he has terminal cancer and a much younger boyfriend.

Download Beginners ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
15.
Bridesmaids (2011)
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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. (125 mins.)
Director: Paul Feig
“ Bridesmaids
Judd Apatow’s latest production about a maid of honor helping her best friend get down the aisle.

Watch Bridesmaids ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
16.
Warrior (2011)
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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. (140 mins.)
Director: Gavin O'Connor
 
17.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
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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. (130 mins.)
Director: David Yates
“ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
In the final installment of the Harry Potter saga, Harry and Voldemort go head to head in the battle of good versus evil and only one will survive.

Watch The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
18.
Anonymous (2011)
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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. (130 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
“ Anonymous
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. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
19.
Jane Eyre (2011)
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A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret. (120 mins.)
“ Jane Eyre
Director Cary Fukunaga’s stunning adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel about an orphan with a dismal childhood who becomes a governess to the ward of Mr. Rochester, the handsome, mysterious and cold master of the isolated Thornfield Hall.

Watch Jane Eyre ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
20.
W.E. (2011)
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The affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard. (119 mins.)
Director: Madonna
“ 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. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
21.
Drive (2011)
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A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself trouble when he helps out his neighbor. (100 mins.)
“ 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. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
22.
Margin Call (2011)
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Follows the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. (107 mins.)
Director: J.C. Chandor
“ Margin Call
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.

Watch Margin Call ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
23.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
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In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6. (127 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
“ 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. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
24.
The Ides of March (2011)
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An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. (101 mins.)
Director: George Clooney
“ 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. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
25.
Hell and Back Again (2011 Documentary)
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What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home? Hell and Back Again is a cinematically... (88 mins.)
Director: Danfung Dennis
“ 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. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
26.
Pina (2011 Documentary)
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A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations. (103 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
“ 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. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
27.
A Separation (2011)
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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. (123 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
“ 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. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
28.
Footnote (2011)
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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. (107 mins.)
Director: Joseph Cedar
“ 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. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
29.
In Darkness (2011)
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A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the German-occupied Polish city of Lvov. (145 mins.)
“ 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. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
30.
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011 Documentary)
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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.' (85 mins.)
 
31.
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011 Documentary)
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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. (121 mins.)
 
32.
Undefeated (2011 Documentary)
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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. (113 mins.)
 
33.
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement (2011 Documentary)
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The film features 85-year-old Mr. Armstrong, an African American barber in Birmingham, Alabama, as he... (25 mins.)
 
34.
Bullhead (2011)
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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. (129 mins.)
 
35.
Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
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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. (94 mins.)
 
36.
A Cat in Paris (2010)
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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. (70 mins.)
 
37.
Rango (2011)
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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. (107 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
 
38.
Chico & Rita (2010)
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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. (94 mins.)
 
39.
Incident in New Baghdad (2011 Documentary)
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U.S. Army veteran Ethan McCord recounts his life-changing experiences at the scene of one of the most... (22 mins.)
Director: James Spione
 
40.
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (2011 Documentary)
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Survivors in the areas hardest hit by Japan's recent tsunami find the courage to revive and rebuild as cherry blossom season begins. (39 mins.)
Director: Lucy Walker
 
41.
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
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Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor. (107 mins.)
 
42.
Sunday (2011 Short Film)
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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... (9 mins.)
Director: Patrick Doyon
 
43.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011 Short Film)
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After a hurricane levels his city, a young man wanders into a mysterious library where books literally come to life. (15 mins.)
 
44.
La Luna (2011 Short Film)
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A fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very... (7 mins.)
Director: Enrico Casarosa
 
45.
A Morning Stroll (2011 Short Film)
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When a New Yorker walks past a chicken on his morning stroll, we are left to wonder which one is the real city slicker. (7 mins.)
Director: Grant Orchard
 
46.
Wild Life (2011 Short Film)
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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. (14 mins.)
 
47.
Pentecost (2011 Short Film)
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Ireland 1977. Eleven-year-old Damian Lynch (Scott Graham) is called in at the last moment to serve as... (11 mins.)
Director: Peter McDonald
 
48.
Time Freak (2011 Short Film)
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A neurotic inventor creates a time machine and gets lost traveling around yesterday. (10 mins.)
Director: Andrew Bowler
 
49.
Raju (2011 Short Film)
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A German couple adopts in Kolkata an Indian orphan. Their child suddenly disappears and they realize that they are part of the problem. (24 mins.)
Director: Max Zähle
 
50.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
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A substance, designed to help the brain repair itself, gives rise to a super-intelligent chimp who leads an ape uprising. (105 mins.)
Director: Rupert Wyatt
 
51.
Tuba Atlantic (2010 Short Film)
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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... (25 mins.)
Director: Hallvar Witzø
 
52.
Real Steel (2011)
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In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot. (127 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
 
53.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
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The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets. (154 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay