It’s been a year filled with silent screen stars seeking redemption, the 1920s coming alive in Paris, a young boy searching for the first great director, sex addicts in New York City, horses going to war, maids of dishonor, and skulls getting crushed in elevators. Now it’s time to celebrate all of those things and more with the 84th annual Academy Awards. They’ve come a long way since the Hotel Roosevelt in 1929 (although sex addicts have almost always been a fixture).

Get to ready to smile, ball your fists with snubbed rage, or be generally unsurprised.

Here they are. The 2012 Oscar nominees:

BEST PICTURE

War Horse

The Artist

Moneyball

The Descendants

The Tree of Life

Midnight in Paris

The Help

Hugo

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

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 ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Kenneth Brannagh – My Week With Marilyn

Jonah Hill – Moneyball

Nick Nolte – Warrior

Christopher Plummer – Beginners

Max Von Sydow – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Berenice Bejo – The Artist

Jessica Chastain – The Help

Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids

Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs

Octavia Spencer – The Help

BEST ANIMATED PICTURE

 A Cat in Paris

Chico and Rita

Kung Fu Panda 2

Puss in Boots

Rango

BEST DIRECTOR

Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist

Alexander Payne – The Descendants

Terrance Malick – The Tree of Life

Martin Scorsese – Hugo

Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris

Adapted Screenplay

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash – The Descendants

John Logan – Hugo

George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon – Ides of March

Steve Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin – Moneyball

Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan -  Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Original Screenplay

Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist

Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo – Bridesmaids

J.C. Chandor – Margin Call

Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris

Asghar Farhadi – A Separation

Best Foreign Language Film

Bullhead (Belgium)

Footnote (Israel)

In Darkness (Poland)

Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)

A Separation (Iran)


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