The 2013 Oscar Nominations Announced

OSCARS-2013

 

 

Here’s something to brighten up your January! the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced this morning at 5.30 AM Los Angeles time (1.30 UK time). Emma Stone and this year’s Oscar host Seth Macfarlane announced the awards and Macfarlane even bagged a nomination himself for best original song from Ted for which he wrote the lyrics.

Steven Spielberg epic biopic Lincoln lead the way with 12 nominations, followed by Life of Pi (11), Les Misérables (8), Silver Linings Playbook (8), and Argo (7).  Django Unchained, Zero Dark Thirty and pleasingly Amour all received five. This is particularly good news for Amour as many feared it would be overlooked. Emmanuelle Riva gained a nomination for her performance and became the oldest nominee ever at the ripe old age of 85. In the same category of lead actress Quvenzhané Walli at the ripe young age of 9 became the youngest ever nominee (even more impressive considering she was only 6 when she made the film).

Continuing with trivia, as Stone and Macfarlane mentioned at the time of the announcement, every single nominee in the best supporting actor category is a previous Oscar winner (Christoph Waltz, Philip Seymour Hoffman,Robert De Niro, Alan Arkin, Tommy Lee Jones)

There weren’t too many surprises though its a shame neither Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone) nor Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained) received nominations, especially for DiCaprio who has been repeatedly overlooked when it comes to award shows.

Concerning Django, I’m really pleased it has been nominated in so many categories as I am a huge Tarantino fan though its hugely disappointing to see him miss out on a best director nod, though more surprisingly Kathryn Bigelow, Paul Thomas Anderson and Ben Affleck were all also snubbed in this category despite nearly all their films (with the exception of The Master) being nominated for best picture.

 

For the full list of nominations see below:

 

Best Picture:

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

Lincoln

Les Misérables

Life of Pi

Amour

Django Unchained

Argo

 

Best Supporting Actor:

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook

Alan Arkin, Argo

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

 

Best Supporting Actress:

Sally Field, Lincoln

Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”

Amy Adams, “The Master”

 

Best Director:

David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Michael Haneke, Amour

Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

 

Best Actor:

Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln

Denzel Washington, Flight

Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

 

Best Actress:

Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

 

Best Original Screenplay:

Zero Dark Thirty

Django Unchained

Moonrise Kingdom

Amour

Flight

 

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

Argo

Life of Pi

Beasts of the Southern Wild

 

Best Animated Feature:

Frankenweenie

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Wreck-It Ralph

Paranorman

Brave

 

Best Foreign Feature:

Amour

A Royal Affair

Kon-Tiki

No

War Witch

 

Best Visual Effects:

Life of Pi

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Avengers

Prometheus

Snow White and the Huntsman

 

Best Cinematography:

Skyfall

Anna Karenina

Django Unchained

Life of Pi

Lincoln

 

Best Costume Design:

Anna Karenina

Les Misérables

Lincoln

Mirror Mirror

Snow White and the Huntsman

 

Best Documentary Feature:

Searching for Sugar Man

How to Survive a Plague

The Gatekeepers

5 Broken Cameras

The Invisible War

 

Best Documentary Short:

Open Heart

Inocente

Redemption

Kings Point

Mondays at Racine

Snow White and the Huntsman

 

Best Film Editing:

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

Life of Pi

Argo

Zero Dark Thirty

 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:

Hitchcock

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Miserébles

 

Best Music (Original Score):

Anna Karenina

Argo

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Skyfall

 

Best Music (Original Song):

Before My Time” from Chasing Ice

“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from Ted

“Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi

“Skyfall” from Skyfall

“Suddenly” from Les Misérables

 

Best Production Design:

Anna Karenina

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Misérables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

 

Best Short Film, Animated:

Adam and Dog

Fresh Guacamole

Head over Heels

Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’

Paperman

 

Best Short Film, Live Action:

Asad

Buzkashi Boys

Curfew

Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)

Henry

 

Best Sound Editing:

Argo

Django Unchained

Life of Pi

Skyfall

Zero Dark Thirty

 

Best Sound Mixing:

Argo

Les Misérables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Skyfall

 

Don’t forget to tune in for the results on the 24th February. I know that’s slightly trickier for us UK dwellers who don’t have Sky but it can easily be found to watch online live. The Golden Globes ceremony will also be broadcast in just three days on Sunday the 13th and if anyone else is prepared to stay up til 5 and watch both ceremonies brave being ridiculously tired for work on the Monday, I will probably be doing a live tweet of the main events.

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