Lifestyle Style Oscars' Freshman Class of 2012 From first-time nominees to red carpet newbies, the Academy Awards was a big night of firsts By Janet Mock Published on February 27, 2012 06:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 08 ROONEY MARA Steve Granitz/WireImage Best Actress nominee gets a hand with her train at her first Academy Awards, where she celebrated her first Oscar nomination for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo with beau Charlie McDowell and sister Kate Mara. 02 of 08 KRISTEN WIIG Chris Pizzello/AP Bridesmaids star and cowriter Kristen Wiig catches up with Oscar vet (and winner!) before the show, where her comedy was up for Best Original Screenplay. 03 of 08 JONAH HILL Steve Granitz/WireImage Moneyball’s Best Supporting Actor nominee, Jonah Hill, shares his big night with his mother, Sharon Lyn, at the Academy Awards. 04 of 08 MELISSA MCCARTHY Chris Carlson/AP Meanwhile, Wiig’s Bridesmaids costar, Best Supporting Actress nominee Melissa McCarthy, hits a “hi” note with Oscars onlookers. 05 of 08 MISSI, SHAILENE & JUDY Matt Sayles/AP It’s a stylish lineup of newbies! The Artist’s Missi Pyle has a pose-off with The Descendants’s beauties Shailene Woodley and Judy Greer at the Hollywood & Highland Center. 06 of 08 NICK & AMARA Lucas Jackson/Reuters They’re hanging loose! The Descendants’s youngest stars, Nick Krause and Amara Miller, give their first experience at the Academy Awards a major thumbs-up. 07 of 08 ROSE & ELLIE Jen Lowery/Splash News Online It’s their night to shine! Rose Byrne and Ellie Kemper show their sparkle motion at the ceremony, where the Bridesmaids cast shared the stage as presenters. 08 of 08 OCTAVIA SPENCER Alexandra Wyman/Getty The Help’s Octavia Spencer gets an A-list greeting from Best Actress winner before the telecast, where Spencer took home her first Academy Award for her scene-stealing role as Minny Jackson.