Oscar Nominees Announced For 84th Academy Awards Show

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On February 26th, the 84th annual Academy Award show will commence and 2011's best movies and performances will be highlighted. Which will instinctively lead to many people calling out various snubs, and undeserving winners.

Here's a list of the major category nominees, and here's a full category list:

Best Motion Picture of the Year
The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The Help
Midnight in Paris
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Demian Bichir - A Better Life
George Clooney - The Descendants
Jean Dujardin - The Artist
Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt - Moneyball

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
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 Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Kenneth Branagh - My Week with Marilyn
Jonah Hill - Moneyball
Nick Nolte - Warrior
Christopher Plummer - Beginners
Max von Sydow - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Best Performance by an 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 Achievement in Directing
Woody Allen - Midnight in Paris
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Terrence Malick - The Tree of Life
Alexander Payne - The Descendants
Martin Scorsese - Hugo

I'm really behind viewing most of the films on the "best motion picture" list, only seeing two of them so far - Moneyball and The Help. Twitter has blown up with reactions to the list; many naysayers and people calling for snubs.

No Tintin for Best Animated Feature. That's shocking. And not in the Best Picture nomination as well. Kind of a fail by the academy for me. 2 minutes ago via UberSocial for BlackBerry · powered by @socialditto

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: 5 nominations, but not Best Picture. I guess the Academy hates violent dark chilly somber films? 3 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

I saw some really good movies last year, and with the exception of Midnight in Paris, none of them are included in this Best Picture list. 4 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

So "Extremely Loud" which was reasonably well panned, gets nominated for best picture. I'm guessing it was a weak year in the theaters. 13 minutes ago via Twitterrific for Mac · powered by @socialditto

In other movie opinions, I saw The Artist this weekend. It was a charming novelty, but I expected more from a best picture winner. 1 minute ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is nominated for Best Picture isn't that a FUNNY JOKE?! 1 minute ago via txt · powered by @socialditto

While there's always negativity surrounding subjective award giving, there's always plenty of positive mojo as well. 'Man or Muppet' is one of the two nominees for "Best Achievement in Music, Original Song". It's one of the leading individual Oscar trends since the list was revealed. With most celebrating the nomination. Here's the song, if you haven't heard it yet.

I think we can all agree that Man or Muppet being nominated for an Oscar is good for America. #oscars 19 minutes ago via Buffer · powered by @socialditto

Would it be too much to hope for a "Man or Muppet" duet at the #Oscars between @BillyCrystal & @SteveMartinToGo? http://t.co/HfgXhXqo 42 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Man or Muppet needs to freaking WIN because duh? It's Jim Parsons and Jason Segel! 48 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Man or Muppet was amazing and definitely deserves the nomination it got. It also shows that the Muppets aren't completely obsolete. 1 minute ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Man or Muppet was nommed for Best Original Song. That was the only one I really cared about. 2 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

I really want "Man or Muppet" to win best song. And I really want @jasonsegel and Walter to sing it live. #oscars 51 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto