Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Academy Award Nominations for Mystery, Suspense and Thriller Films

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this morning the nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards.

Naturally, we first scanned the list to see what mystery, suspense and thriller films made the list. There weren't all that many. We've listed below what we found; your list may differ depending on what films you consider to be mystery, suspense and thriller.

Alphabetically by Category:

• Actor in a Leading Role: Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
• Actress in a Leading Role: Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
• Art Direction: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
• Cinematography: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
• Costume Design: Anonymous
• Film Editing: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
• Makeup: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
• Sound Editing: Drive
• Sound Editing: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
• Visual Effects: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
• Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan
• Writing (Original Screenplay): Margin Call by J. C. Chandor

Alphabetically by Film:

Anonymous: Costume Design
Drive: Sound Edition
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Actress in a Leading Role (Rooney Mara); Cinematography; Film Editing; Sound Editing
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: Art Direction; Makeup; Visual Effects
Margin Call: Writing (Original Screenplay)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Actor in a Leading Role (Gary Oldman); Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

The winners will be announced in a televised ceremony on Sunday, February 26th.

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