Alibi V.21 No.8 • Feb 23-29, 2012 


The 2012 Academy Awards Ballot

The following is a complete listing of this year’s Academy Awards nominees. For the top eight categories, we’ve included each nominee’s name along with a list of the accolades that have already been won from awards shows, film critics associations and the like. As a bonus, we’ve posted betting odds as calculated by historic London bookmaker Ladbrokes.

Best Picture

The Descendants (DFWFCA, FFCC, GG, KCFCC, LAFCA, NBR, SA, SEFCA). Odds: 8/1
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. Odds: 100/1
The Help. Odds: 12/1
Hugo (AFCA, NBR). Odds: 14/1
Midnight in Paris. Odds: 66/1
Moneyball. Odds: 50/1
The Tree of Life (CFCA, OFCS, SFFCC, TFCA). Odds: 66/1
War Horse (NBR). Odds: 33/1


Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist (BAFTA, BFCA, DGA, LCCFA, NYFCC, PFCS). Odds: 1/5
Alexander Payne, The Descendants (DFWFCA, DGA, SEFCA, WAFCA). Odds: 35/1
Martin Scorsese, Hugo (BSFC, FFCC, GG, NBR). Odds: 4/1
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris. Odds: 40/1
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life (CFCA, KCFCC, LAFCA, NBR, NSFC, OFCS, SFFCC, TFCA). Odds: 33/1

Actress in a Leading Role

Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs. Odds: 80/1
Viola Davis, The Help (BFCA, SA, SAG). Odds: 8/11
Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Odds: 80/1
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady (BAFTA, GG, LCCFA, NYFCC, SEFCA). Odds: 11/10
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn (BSFC, CFCA, DFWFCA, FFCC, GG, LVFCS, TFCA, WAFCA). Odds: 20/1

Actor in a Leading Role

Demián Bichir, A Better Life. Odds: 100/1
George Clooney, The Descendants (BFCA, DFWFCA, GG, KCFCC, LCCFA, NBR, SEFCA, WAFCA). Odds: 1/1
Jean Dujardin, The Artist (BAFTA, GG, LCCFA, PFCS, SAG). Odds: 5/6
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (SFFCC). Odds: 33/1
Brad Pitt, Moneyball (BSFC, NYFCC). Odds: 25/1

Actress in a Supporting Role

Bérénice Bejo, The Artist (PFCS). Odds: 9/1
Jessica Chastain, The Help (LAFCA, NSFC, NYFCC, VFCC). Odds: 20/1
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids (BSFC, LVFCS). Odds: 66/1
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs (SEFCA). Odds: 66/1
Octavia Spencer, The Help (BAFTA, BFCA, GG, SAG, WAFCA). Odds: 1/20

Actor in a Supporting Role

Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn (LCCFA). Odds: 20/1
Jonah Hill, Moneyball. Odds: 66/1
Nick Nolte, Warrior (SDFCS). Odds: 50/1
Christopher Plummer, Beginners (BAFTA, BFCA, COFCA, DFWFCA, GG, KCFCC, LAFCA, NBR, OFCS, SAG, SEFCA, TFCA). Odds: 1/50
Max von Sydow, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. Odds: 20/1

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

The Descendants, screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash (DFWFCA, FFCC, LCCFA, NBR, SA, SEFCA, WAFCA). Odds: 4/9
Hugo, screenplay by John Logan. Odds: 7/1
The Ides of March, screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon. Odds: 33/1
Moneyball, screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Story by Stan Chervin (BSFC, BFCA, CFCA, KCFCC, NYFCC, SDFCS, TFCA). Odds: 4/1
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, screenplay by Bridget O'Connor & Peter Straughan (BAFTA. OFCS, SFFCC). Odds: 7/1

Writing (Original Screenplay)

The Artist, written by Michel Hazanavicius (BAFTA, CFCA, FFCC, PFCS). Odds: 9/4
Bridesmaids, written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig. Odds: 25/1
Margin Call, written by J.C. Chandor (SFFCC). Odds: 25/1
Midnight in Paris, written by Woody Allen (AFCA, BFCA, GG, OFCS, SDFCS, SEFCA). Odds: 4/11
A Separation, written by Asghar Farhadi (LCCFA, LAFCA, NSFC, OFCS). Odds: 25/1

Animated Feature Film

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

Art Direction

The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Midnight in Paris
War Horse


The Artist
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Costume Design

The Artist
Jane Eyre

Documentary (Feature)

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

Documentary (Short Subject)

"The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement"
"God Is the Bigger Elvis"
"Incident in New Baghdad"
"Saving Face"
"The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom"

Film Editing

The Artist
The Descendants
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Foreign Language Film

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


Albert Nobbs
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The Iron Lady

Music (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

Music (Original Song)

"Man or Muppet" from The Muppets, music and lyrics by Bret McKenzie
"Real in Rio" from Rio, music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown; lyrics by Siedah Garrett

Short Film (Animated)

"The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore"
"La Luna"
"A Morning Stroll"
"Wild Life"

Short Film (Live Action)

"The Shore"
"Time Freak"
"Tuba Atlantic"

Sound Editing

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

Sound Mixing

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

Visual Effects

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Real Steel
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Award Key: AFCA = Austin Film Critics Award, BAFTA = British Academy of Film and Television Awards, BFCA = Broadcast Film Critics Association, BSFC = Boston Society of Film Critics, CFCA = Chicago Film Critics Association, COFCA = Central Ohio Film Critics Association, DFWFCA = Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, DGA = Directors Guild of America, FFCC = Florida Film Critics Circle, GG = Golden Globes, KCFCC = Kansas City Film Critics Circle, LAFCA = Los Angeles Film Critics Association, LCCFA = London Critics’ Circle Film Awards, LVFCS = Las Vegas Film Critics Society, NBR = National Board of Review, NSFC = National Society of Film Critics, NYFCC = New York Film Critics Circle, OFCS = Online Film Critics Society, PFCS = Phoenix Film Critics Society, SA = Satellite Awards, SAG = Screen Actors Guild, SDFCS = San Diego Film Critics Society, SEFCA = Southeastern Film Critics Association, SFFCC = San Francisco Film Critics Circle, TFCA = Toronto Film Critics Association, WAFCA = Washington DC Area Film Critics Association, WGA = Writers Guild of America