Academy Award Nominees

The nominees for this year’s Academy Awards have been announced and winners will be presented on February 24. Despite a big year at the box office for genre films such as The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hunger Games, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, genre does not appear in any of the major categories. Nine films were nominated in the Best Picture category. Categories with nominees of genre interest are listed below.

Animated Feature Film

  • Brave
  • Frankenweenie
  • ParaNorman
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits
  • Wreck-It Ralph

Short Film Animated

  • Adam and Dog
  • Fresh Guacamole
  • Head over Heels
  • Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”
  • Paperman

Costume Design

  • Jacqueline Durran for Anna Karenina
  • Paco Delgado for Les Misérables
  • Joanna Johnston for Lincoln
  • Eiko Ishioka for Mirror Mirror
  • Colleen Atwood for Snow White and the Huntsman

Makeup and Hair Styling

  • Howard Berger, Peter Montagna, and Martin Samuel for Hitchcock
  • Peter “Swords” King, Rick Findlater, and Tami Lane for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell for Les Miséables

Production Design

  • Sarah Greenwood & Katie Spencer for Anna Karenina
  • Dan Hennah, Ra Vincent, and Simon Bright for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Eve Stewart and Anna Lynch-Robinson for Les Misérables
  • David Gropman and Anna Pinnock for Life of Pi
  • Rick Carter & Jim Erickson for Lincoln

Visual Effects

  • Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, and R. Christopher White for The Hobbit: And Unexpected Journey
  • Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocherson, Erik-Jan De Boer, and Donald R. Elliott for Life of Pi
  • Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, and Dan Sudick for Marvel’s The Avengers
  • Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley, and Martin Hill for Prometheus
  • Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould, and Michael Dawson for Snow White and the Huntsman

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