Dean Pelton Nominated For An Oscar

As any fan of Community knows, Dean Pelton is a man who wears many hats. The same can be said of Jim Rash, the guy who plays him on the show, apparently — Rash was nominated for an Oscar this morning for his role is helping to write The Descendants, which received a nomination in the Best Adapted Screenplay category.

Take a second to think about that and let it sink in: DEAN PELTON HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR AN OSCAR!!!

Your move, Star-Burns.

Also noteworthy to people who read this site regularly: Jonah Hill, who we liked better when he was fat, nabbed a Best Supporting Actor nod for Moneyball. Additionally, Brad Pitt and George Clooney will compete for the Best Actor award, after years of competing against each other for People‘s Sexiest Man Alive award. And speaking of Best Actor, I’m kind of sad that Ryan Gosling didn’t also get a nod for Drive. I’m sure someone’s hard at work creating a Sad Ryan Gosling Tumblr as I write this to commemorate the snub.

Below are lists of the nominees in all the categories most people reading this will care about…

Best picture:

“War Horse”

“The Artist”

“Midnight in Paris”


“The Descendants”

“The Tree of Life”

“The Help”


“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

Best supporting actress:

Berenice Bejo, “The Artist”

Jessica Chastain, “The Help”

Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”

Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs”

Octavia Spencer, “The Help”

Best supporting actor:

Kenneth Branagh, “My Week With Marilyn”

Jonah Hill, “Moneyball”

Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”

Nick Nolte, “Warrior”

Max von Sydow, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

Best actress:

Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs”

Viola Davis, “The Help”

Rooney Mara, “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”

Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”

Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”

Best actor:

Demian Bachir, “A Better Life”

George Clooney, “The Descendants”

Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”

Gary Oldman, “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”

Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”

Best director:

Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”

Alexander Payne, “The Descendants”

Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”

Terrence Malick, “Tree of Life”

Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”

Best original screenplay:

“The Artist”


“Margin Call”

“Midnight in Paris”

“A Separation”

Best adapted screenplay:

“The Descendants”


“The Ides of March”


“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”

Best foreign language film:



“In Darkness”

“Monsieur Lazhar”

“A Separation”

Best animated feature:

“A Cat in Paris”

“Chico & Rita”

“Kung Fu Panda 2”

“Puss in Boots”


(Pic via NBC, GIF via)