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Ranking Oscar’s 2012 Nominees

I’ve seen them all. Most of them I wish I hadn’t, but such are the perils of this job.

The Tree of Life
Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures

The 84th Academy Awards will be held this upcoming Sunday at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. A total of 61 films received nominations in 24 categories, and with the exception of Footnote, The Muppets, and W.E., I’ve seen them all. Most of them I wish I hadn’t, but such are the perils of this job. Below, a ranked list, from best to worst, of the 58 films I’ve seen.

The Tree of Life
A Separation
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom
Bridesmaids
Beginners
The Adventures of Tintin
War Horse
Wild Life
The Descendants
Dimanche/Sunday
Moneyball
Hell and Back Again
Midnight in Paris
The Shore
Hugo
A Cat in Paris
Bullhead
Tuba Atlantic
Warrior
Jayne Eyre
God Is the Bigger Elvis
La Luna
A Better Life
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Saving Face
Real Steel
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Puss in Boots
In Darkness
Undefeated
Drive
The Ides of March
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Kung Fu Panda 2
Pina
The Artist
Pentecost
Time Freak
Margin Call
Rio
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Rango
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
Chico & Rita
Monsieur Lazhar
Raju
The Morning Stroll
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Anonymous
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Help
Incident in New Baghdad
The Iron Lady
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Albert Nobbs
My Week with Marilyn

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