(A.K.A., The Best Parts of Film That Are Oscar Categories, Excluding the Shorts and Foreign Film)

Best Film
Bridesmaids
Moneyball
Crazy, Stupid, Love.
The Muppets
The Descendants
Midnight in Paris
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Margin Call
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Director
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Paul Feig, Bridesmaids
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
Martin Scorcese, Hugo

Lead Actor
Tom Hardy, Warrior
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
George Clooney, The Descendants
Mel Gibson, The Beaver
Brad Pitt, The Tree of Life

Lead Actress
Charlize Theron, Young Adult
Viola Davis, The Help
Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
Keira Knightley, A Dangerous Method
Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn

Supporting Actor
Corey Stoll, Midnight in Paris
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Patton Oswalt, Young Adult
Kevin Spacey, Margin Call

Supporting Actress
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Mélanie Laurent, Beginners
Judy Greer, The Descendants

Adapted Screenplay
Stan Chervin, Aaron Sorkin, and Steven Zaillian, Moneyball
Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller, The Muppets
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash, The Descendants
John Logan, Hugo
Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Original Screenplay
Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, Bridesmaids
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Dan Fogelman, Crazy, Stupid, Love.
J.C. Chandor, Margin Call
Diablo Cody, Young Adult

Editing
Christopher Tellefsen, Moneyball
Lee Haxall, Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Conrad Buff and Mark Goldblatt, Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Matthew Newman, Drive
Paul Hirsch, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of Life
Manuel Alberto Claro, Melancholia
Robert Richardson, Hugo
Brendan Galvin, Immortals
Janusz Kaminski, War Horse

Art Direction
Melancholia
The Tree of Life
Immortals
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Muppets

Sound Mixing
Hugo
Drive
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
The Muppets
Real Steel

Sound Editing
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Drive
Hugo
Real Steel
Thor

Costume Design
Midnight in Paris
Hugo
Bridesmaids
Thor
The Muppets

Score
Cliff Martinez, Drive
Michael Andrews, Bad Teacher
The Chemical Brothers, Hanna
Cliff Martinez, Contagion
Roger Neill, David Palmer, and Brian Reitzell, Beginners

Original Song
“Man or Muppet,” written by Bret McKenzie, The Muppets
“I Didn’t Mean It,” written by Barbara and Ethan Gruska, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
“Life’s a Happy Song,” written by Bret McKenzie, The Muppets
“Endtapes,” written by Ritzy Bryan, Rhdyian Dafydd, and Matt Thomas, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
“Pictures in My Head,” written by Jeannie Luris, Aris Archontis, and Chen Neemn, The Muppets

Documentary
Tabloid
Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Animated Film
Arthur Christmas
The Adventures of Tintin

Visual Effects
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Real Steel
Thor
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Hugo

Makeup
I didn’t see any movies from 2011 with particularly great makeup, so I’m going to assume The Iron Lady – with its old people makeup, which I hear is hard to do well – was the best.