Nominations for the 85th annual Academy Awards will be announced today by host Seth MacFarlane and actress Emma Stone at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. You can now watch the nominations LIVE by using the video below and … Continue reading

85th Annual Academy Awards Nominations!

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Nominations for the 85th annual Academy Awards will be announced today by host Seth MacFarlane and actress Emma Stone at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

You can now watch the nominations LIVE by using the video below and later on we will post all the nominations.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

“Lincoln,” director Steven Spielberg’s film about the 16th president and his battle to end slavery, topped the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards on Thursday, receiving 12 nods, including best picture.

“Life of Pi” was second with 11 nominations, including best picture, best director (Ang Lee) and best adapted screenplay.

As usual, there were a handful of surprises. The most notable, perhaps, was “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” Its 9-year-old star, Quvenzhane Wallis, earned a nomination for best actress, becoming the youngest person ever in that category. In addition, the film was nominated for best picture, best director (Benh Zeitlin) and best adapted screenplay — four nominations in all.

Also with surprises was “Silver Linings Playbook” earning four major nominations, Picture, Actor, Actress, Director.

Then of course you have the folks that didn’t get nominated like for directing…Ben Affleck, Tom Hooper, Quentin Tarantino nor Kathryn Bigelow.

Here are the nominations and let us know what you think.

Best Picture

“Amour” Nominees to be determined
“Argo” Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers
“Life of Pi” Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers
“Lincoln” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
“Silver Linings Playbook” Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
“Django Unchained” Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers
“Zero Dark Thirty” Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers
“Les Misérables” Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers

Directing

“Amour” Michael Haneke
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Benh Zeitlin
“Life of Pi” Ang Lee
“Lincoln” Steven Spielberg
“Silver Linings Playbook” David O. Russell

Actor in a Leading Role

Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln”
Hugh Jackman in “Les Misérables”
Joaquin Phoenix in “The Master”
Denzel Washington in “Flight”

Actor in a Supporting Role

Alan Arkin in “Argo”
Robert De Niro in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Philip Seymour Hoffman in “The Master”
Tommy Lee Jones in “Lincoln”
Christoph Waltz in “Django Unchained”

Actress in a Leading Role

Jessica Chastain in “Zero Dark Thirty”
Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Emmanuelle Riva in “Amour”
Quvenzhané Wallis in “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Naomi Watts in “The Impossible”

Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams in “The Master”
Sally Field in “Lincoln”
Anne Hathaway in “Les Misérables”
Helen Hunt in “The Sessions”
Jacki Weaver in “Silver Linings Playbook”

Animated Feature Film

“Brave” Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
“Frankenweenie” Tim Burton
“ParaNorman” Sam Fell and Chris Butler
“The Pirates! Band of Misfits” Peter Lord
“Wreck-It Ralph” Rich Moore

Cinematography

“Anna Karenina” Seamus McGarvey
“Django Unchained” Robert Richardson
“Life of Pi” Claudio Miranda
“Lincoln” Janusz Kaminski
“Skyfall” Roger Deakins

Costume Design

“Anna Karenina” Jacqueline Durran
“Les Misérables” Paco Delgado
“Lincoln” Joanna Johnston
“Mirror Mirror” Eiko Ishioka

Production Design

“Anna Karenina”
Sarah Greenwood (Production Design); Katie Spencer (Set Decoration)
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
Dan Hennah (Production Design); Ra Vincent and Simon Bright (Set Decoration)
“Les Misérables”
Eve Stewart (Production Design); Anna Lynch-Robinson (Set Decoration)
“Life of Pi”
David Gropman (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration)
“Lincoln”
Rick Carter (Production Design); Jim Erickson (Set Decoration)

Documentary (Feature)

“5 Broken Cameras”
“The Gatekeepers”
“How to Survive a Plague”
“The Invisible War”
“Searching for Sugar Man”

Documentary (Short Subject)

“Inocente” Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
“Kings Point” Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
“Mondays at Racine” Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
“Open Heart” Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
“Redemption” Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill

Film Editing

“Argo” William Goldenberg
“Life of Pi” Tim Squyres
“Lincoln” Michael Kahn
“Silver Linings Playbook” Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
“Zero Dark Thirty” Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

Foreign Language Film

“Amour” Austria
“Kon-Tiki” Norway
“No” Chile
“A Royal Affair” Denmark
“War Witch” Canada

Makeup

“Hitchcock”
Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
“Les Misérables”
Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Music (Original Score)

“Anna Karenina” Dario Marianelli
“Argo” Alexandre Desplat
“Life of Pi” Mychael Danna
“Lincoln” John Williams
“Skyfall” Thomas Newman

Music (Original Song)

“Before My Time” from Chasing Ice Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from Ted Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
“Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
“Skyfall” from Skyfall Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
“Suddenly” from Les Misérables Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Short Film (Animated)

“Adam and Dog” Minkyu Lee
“Fresh Guacamole” PES
“Head over Heels” Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare” David Silverman
“Paperman” John Kahrs

Short Film (Live Action)

“Asad” Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
“Buzkashi Boys” Sam French and Ariel Nasr
“Curfew” Shawn Christensen
“Death of a Shadow” (Dood van een Schaduw) Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
“Henry” Yan England

Sound Editing

“Argo” Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
“Django Unchained” Wylie Stateman
“Life of Pi” Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
“Skyfall” Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
“Zero Dark Thirty” Paul N.J. Ottosson

Sound Mixing

“Argo” John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
“Les Misérables” Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
“Life of Pi” Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
“Lincoln” Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
“Skyfall” Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

Visual Effects

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
“Life of Pi”
Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
“Marvel’s The Avengers”
Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
“Prometheus”
Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
“Snow White and the Huntsman”
Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

“Argo” Written by Chris Terrio
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
“Life of Pi” Written by David Magee
“Lincoln” Written by Tony Kushner
“Silver Linings Playbook” Written by David O. Russell

Writing (Original Screenplay)

“Amour” Written by Michael Haneke
“Django Unchained” Written by Quentin Tarantino
“Flight” Written by John Gatins
“Moonrise Kingdom” Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
“Zero Dark Thirty” Written by Mark Boal

Source: Oscars

  • ANTI Douche

    Directing…
    No, Affleck for ARGO?!?
    WTFudge?

  • lboogie

    Ben Affleck right now is saying to the Academy….Argo f**k yourself!!!…lol.

  • George Kaplan

    Not a bad group of nominees, thought I wish MOONRISE KINGDOM could’ve gotten a nomination for Best Picture. http://cinema-ramblings.blogspot.com/2013/01/oscar-nominations-agony-and-ecstasy.html

  • Indra

    No Arrietty for Animation..?? It’s rating is higher than Brave in IMDB & RT! (I like Brave too!). Oh well..