What to watch this month – the 17 movies and their Oscars nominations

Now that the Super Bowl is over our next big entertainment event is the 84th Academy Awards on February 26th.

Which means we have 17 movies to catch up on. Below are the movies and their nominations.


If you’re really a movie buff you can also check out the other awards shows leading up to the Oscars (BAFTA, WGA, Spirit, Razzie).



  • 11 nominations
  • Best picture, director, adapted screenplay, original score, cinematography, costume, art, editing, FX, sound editing, and sound mixing.


The Artist

  • 10 nominations
  • Best picture, director, actor, supporting actress, original screenplay, original score, cinematography, costume, art, and editing.



  • 6 nominations
  • Best picture, actor, supporting actor, adapted screenplay, editing, and sound mixing.


War Horse

  • 6 nominations
  • Best picture, original score, cinematography, art, sound editing, and sound mixing.


The Descendants

  • 5 nominations
  • Best picture, director, actor, adapted screenplay, and editing.


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  • 5 nominations
  • Actress, cinematography, editing, sound editing, and sound mixing.


Midnight in Paris

  • 4 nominations
  • Best picture, director, original screenplay, and art.


The Help

  • 4 nominations
  • Best picture, actress, and two supporting actress.


Albert Nobbs

  • 3 nominations
  • Actress, supporting actress, and makeup.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

  • 3 nominations
  • Art, FX, and makeup.


The Tree of Life

  • 3 nominations
  • Best picture, director, and cinematography.


Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

  • 3 nominations
  • Actor, adapted screenplay, and original score.


Transformers: Dark of the Moon

  • 3 nominations
  • FX, sound editing, and sound mixing.



  • 2 nominations
  • Supporting actress, and original screenplay.


Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

  • 2 nominations
  • Best picture and actor.


My Week with Marilyn

  • 2 nominations
  • Actress and supporting actor.


The Iron Lady

  • 2 nominations
  • Actress and makeup.


Info provided by BruSimm, Big Screen Cinema Guide

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December 2011

Dec 15 – Golden Globe Nominations


January 2012

Jan 5 – Writers Guild of America (WGA) Nominations

Jan 12 – Critics Choice Awards

Jan 15 – Golden Globe Awards

Jan 17 – BAFTA Nominations (British Oscars)

Jan 21 – Producers Guild Awards

Jan 23 – RAZZIE Nominations

Jan 24 – Academy Award Nominations (Oscars)

Jan 29 – SAG Awards (screen actors guild)


February 2012

Feb 11 – Academy Awards for Scientific and Technical Achievements (Oscars)

Feb 12 – BAFTA Awards

Feb 19 – Writers Guild Awards

Feb 25 – Independent Spirit Awards (for indie films)

Feb 25 – RAZZIE Awards

Feb 26 – 84th Academy Awards (Oscars)