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Full list of Oscar nominations – Irish film gets a nod


Irish film Albert Nobbs has been nominationed for the 84th Academy Awards.

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Produced by Alan Moloney’s award-winning Irish production company Parallel Films and supported by the Irish Film Board, it has been nominated in the Best Actress category (Glenn Close), Best Supporting Actress (Janet McTeer) and Makeup (Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle).

Based on the short story by Irish novelist George Moore, Glenn Close who co-wrote the screenplay with Booker prize winner John Banville,  stars as Albert Nobbs, a woman hiding an incredible secret in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland.

After 30 years passing as a man, Nobbs finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making. Shot in Dublin and its environs last Winter the film was premiered in September at the prestigious Toronto Film Festival.

Directed by Rodrigo Garcia, Glenn Close stars alongside Jonathon Rhys Meyers, Brendan Gleeson, Janet McTeer and Mia Wasikowska.

Producer Alan Moloney said: “I am delighted that this Irish film has been recognised by the Academy with three Oscar nominations and am thrilled for Lynn Johnston – an Irish make-up artist who has worked on many Parallel productions over the years.

“I am going to be in LA this Sunday for the SAG awards where Glenn and Janet are both nominated so this is proving to be a great week for everyone associated with the film”.

The 84th Academy Awards will be held on February 27.


Best Picture

The Artist Thomas – Langmann, Producer

The Descendants  -Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close – Scott Rudin, Producer

The Help – Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers

Hugo – Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers

Midnight in Paris – Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers

Moneyball- Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers

The Tree of Life – Nominees to be determined

War Horse – Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers


Actor in a Leading Role

Demian Bichir in A Better Life

George Clooney in The Descendants

Jean Dujardin in The Artist

Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Brad Pitt in Moneyball


Actor in a Supporting Role

Kenneth Branagh in My Week with Marilyn

Jonah Hill in Moneyball

Nick Nolte in Warrior

Christopher Plummer in Beginners

Max von Sydow in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close


Actress in a Leading Role


Glenn Close in Albert Nobbs

Viola Davis in The Help

Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady

Michelle Williams in My Week with Marilyn


Actress in a Supporting Role


Berenice Bejo in The Artist

Jessica Chastain in The Help

Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids

Janet McTeer in Albert Nobbs

Octavia Spencer in The Help


Animated Feature Film


A Cat in Paris – Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli

Chico & Rita – Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal

Kung Fu Panda 2 – Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Puss in Boots – Chris Miller

Rango – Gore Verbinski


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: Helene 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




The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius

The Descendants – Alexander Payne

Hugo – Martin Scorsese

Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen

The Tree of Life – Terrence Malick


Documentary (Feature)


Hell and Back Again – Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front – Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory – Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs

Pina – Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel

Undefeated – TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas


Documentary (Short Subject)


The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement – Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin

God Is the Bigger Elvis – Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson

Incident in New Baghdad – James Spione

Saving Face – Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom – Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen


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


Foreign Language Film


Bullhead – Belgium


In Darkness – Poland

Monsieur Lazhar – Canada

A Separation – Iran




Albert Nobbs – Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng

The Iron Lady – Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland


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 Lyric by Bret McKenzie

Real in Rio from Rio – Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown Lyric by Siedah Garrett


Short Film (Animated)


Dimanche/Sunday – Patrick Doyon

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore – William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg

La Luna – Enrico Casarosa

A Morning Stroll – Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe

Wild Life – Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby


Short Film (Live Action)


Pentecost – Peter McDonald and Eimear O’Kane

Raju – Max Zahle and Stefan Gieren

The Shore – Terry George and Oorlagh George

Time Freak – Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey

Tuba Atlantic – Hallvar Witza


Sound Editing

Drive – Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Ren Klyce

Hugo – Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty

Transformers: Dark of the Moon – Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl

War Horse – Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom


Sound Mixing


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Bo Persson

Hugo – Tom Fleischman and John Midgley

Moneyball – Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, Dave Giammarco and Ed Novick

Transformers: Dark of the Moon – Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Peter J. Devlin

War Horse – Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson and Stuart Wilson


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


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


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