Crave Online - The 2012 Oscar nominations were just announced this morning. If you watched Jennifer Lawrence and Tom Sherak announce them on television, then you no doubt heard the repeated gasps of surprise from the journalists covering the event live. Yes, despite the predicted strong showings for The Artist, The Descendants, Hugo and The Help, the Oscar nominations this year turned out to be a rather surprising bunch, with unexpected nominations in several categories. You may remember that we gave our Oscar predictions yesterday. As you can imagine, this turn of events has affected our average quite a bit.