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Posted by Peter Bowen | January 24, 2012
The nominations for the 84th Academy Awards were announced this morning with nominations going out to TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY, BEGINNERS, and JANE EYRE.
TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY received three Nominations: Actor in a Leading Role for Gary Oldman; Writing (Adapted Screenplay) for Bridget O'Connor & Peter Straughan; Music (Original Score) for Alberto Iglesias. Hard to imagine but this is Mr. Oldman's first Oscar nomination. Mr. Oldman commented, "This afternoon in Berlin I have learned that I was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Actor. You may have heard this before, but it has never been truer than it is for me today, it is extremely humbling, gratifying, and delightful to have your work recognized by the Academy, and to join the celebrated ranks of previous nominees and colleagues. Amazing." You can follow Mr. Oldman's remarkable career in our People in Film: Gary Oldman. Sadly Bridget O'Connor died before the film was finished. Screenwriter Peter Straughan notes, "I'm stunned and thrilled to hear about the nomination. I wish more than anything in the world that my wife Bridget O'Connor -- who wrote this adaptation with me -- could be here to enjoy this moment. She would be so happy and so proud. I'm going to go and meet my daughter now and tell her how clever her mother was!." Alberto Iglesias responded to his nominations by saying, "This is, I must say, music to my ears. My thanks to the AMPAS members, for it is an honor to be nominated amidst such company - and I'm so happy that several of my TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY colleagues were also nominated." Mr. Iglesias has been nominated twice before: in 2006 for THE CONSTANT GARDENER, and in 2008 for The Kite Runner.
After having just won a Golden Globe Award, Christopher Plummer was nominated for Actor in a Supporting Role for his portrayal of a man coming out later in life in Mike Mills' BEGINNERS. Mr. Plummer expressed, "It’s a shot in the arm for a young kid of 82 to receive an Academy Award nomination this morning. My gratitude to Writer/Director Michael Mills, The Academy and to everyone involved with BEGINNERS." Mr. Plummer was nominated once before, in 2010 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as Leo Tolstoy in The Last Station. You can learn more about Mr. Plummer's amazing career in our People in Film: Christopher Plummer.
For JANE EYRE, Michael O'Connor received an Oscar for Costume Design for his sumptuous and detailed work creating the wardrobe for Cary Fukunaga's period adaptation. Mr. O'Connor has responded, "I'm absolutely thrilled and delighted to be nominated for my work on Jane Eyre." Mr. O'Connor won an Oscar in 2008 for Costume Design for his work on The Duchess.