‘85th Annual Academy Awards’ Nominations

‘Lincoln’ leads the pack with 12 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor.
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‘85th Annual Academy Awards’ Nominations

Nominations for the 85th Annual Academy Awards were announced today by Oscar host Seth MacFarlane and actress Emma Stone.

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.

BEST PICTURE:

  • Amour

    Argo

    Beasts of the Southern Wild

    Django Unchained

    Les Miserables

    Life of Pi

    Lincoln

    Silver Linings Playbook

    Zero Dark Thirty

BEST DIRECTOR:

  • Benh Zeitlin - Beasts of the Southern Wild

    Ang Lee - Life of Pi

    Michael Haneke - Amour

    David O. Russell - Silver Linings Playbook

    Steven Spielberg - Lincoln

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:

  • Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook

    Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln

    Hugh Jackman - Les Miserables

    Joaquin Phoenix - The Master

    Denzel Washington - Flight

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:

  • Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty

    Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook

    Emmanuelle Riva - Amour

    Quvenzhané Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild

    Naomi Watts - The Impossible

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:

  • Alan Arkin - Argo

    Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master

    Robert De Niro - Silver Linings Playbook

    Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln

    Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:

  • Amy Adams - The Master

    Sally Field - Lincoln

    Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables

    Helen Hunt - The Sessions

    Jacki Weaver - Silver Linings Playbook

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

  • Argo - Chris Terrio

    Beasts of the Southern Wild - Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin

    Life of Pi - David Magee

    Lincoln - Tony Kushner

    Silver Linings Playbook - David O. Russell

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

  • Amour - Michael Haneke

    Flight - John Gatins

    Django Unchained - Quentin Tarantino

    Moonrise Kingdom - Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola

    Zero Dark Thirty - Mark Boal

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

  • Austria, Amour, Michael Haneke, director;

    Canada, War Witch, Kim Nguyen, director;

    Chile, No, Pablo Larraín, director;

    Denmark, A Royal Affair, Nikolaj Arcel, director;

    Norway, Kon-Tiki, Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, directors

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:

  • Brave

    Frankenweenie

    ParaNorman

    The Pirates! Band of Misfits

    Wreck-It Ralph

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

  • Anna Karenina - Seamus McGarvey

    Django Unchained - Robert Richardson

    Life of Pi - Claudio Miranda

    Lincoln - Janusz Kaminski

    Skyfall - Roger Deakins

BEST COSTUME DESIGN:

  • Anna Karenina - Jacqueline Duran

    Les Miserables - Paco Delgado

    Lincoln - Joanna Johnston

    Mirror Mirror - Eiko Ishioka

    Snow White and the Huntsman - Colleen Atwood

BEST FILM EDITING

  • Argo - William Goldenberg

    Life of Pi - Tim Squyres

    Lincoln - Michael Kahn

    Silver Linings Playbook - Jay Crispin and Crispin Struthers

    Zero Dark Thirty - Dyan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

  • 5 Broken Cameras - Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi

    The Gatekeepers - Dror Moreh

    How to Survive a Plague - David France

    The Invisible War - Kirby Dick

    Searching for Sugar Man - Malik Bendjelloul

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING:

  • Hitchcock - Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane

    Les Miserables - Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

BEST 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 Jashiri

    "Skyfall" from Skyfall - Music and Lyrics by Adele and Paul Epworth

    "Suddenly" from Les Miserables - Music by Herbert Kretzmer, Lyric by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:

  • Anna Karenina - Dario Marianelli

    Argo - Alexandre Desplat

    Life of Pi - Mychael Danna

    Lincoln - John Williams

    Skyfall - Thomas Newman

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:

  • Anna Karenina - Sarah Greenwood (Production Design); Katie Spencer (Set Decoration)

    Les Miserables - Eve Stewart (Production Design); (Set Decoration)

    Life of Pi - David Gropman (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration)

    Lincoln - Rick Carter (Production Design); Jim Erickson (Set Decoration)

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Dan Hennah (Production Design); Ra Vincent and Simon Bright (Set Decoration)

BEST SOUND MIXING:

  • Argo - John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia

    Les Miserables - 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

BEST 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

BEST 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

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM:

  • 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

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM:

  • Inocente - Sean Fine, Andrea Nix Fine

    King's Point - Sari Gilman, Jedd Wider

    Monday's At Racine - Cynthia Wade, Robin Honan

    Open Heart - Kief Davidson, Cori Shepherd Stern

    Redemption - Jon Alpert, Matthew O'Neill

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM:

  • Asad - Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura

    Buzukashi Boys - Sam French and Ariel Nasr

    Curfew - Shawn Christensen

    Death of a Shadow - Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele

    Henry - Yan England

Sources: Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
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  • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 2 years ago

    @narrator -- For clarification, I was referring to the television show; not the manga.

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    • narrator • 2 years ago

      @bawnian-dexeus - I was just surprised is all. No offense to @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx, but I felt as though his dislike for comics - their repetitive ethos and all - would carry over to the equally assailable medium called "manga". I take it I presumed too much, but I'll say that it's a pleasant surprise.

      @thedude-abides - I have yet to see the film, but I have a feeling I'll agree. De Niro hasn't starred in anything good this decade. As I'll be able to support come Friday, when I see the film, Leonardo should have gotten the nomination instead.

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      • thedude-abides • 2 years ago

        @stoned Completely agree. Just because the movie was better than any movie he'd been in for the past 10 years doesn't warrant the kind of praise he's been getting for his performance, which was just okay, in my opinion.

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        • stoned • 2 years ago

          i'm sorry, I know Rob Deniro was better than hes been for at least 15 years in SLP but does that make him deserve a nom?

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          • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 2 years ago

            @ejk1 -- Now that I'm doing more research on it, the ending before the ending seems darker and more brutal in the manga. It's the 'cult' bit that sugarcoats the conclusion, and I'm utterly repulsed by that. In the television show, there were no loose ends. Seems like both endings have their pros, and their faults.

            I was shocked by L's death; I researched the show more than I should've, and came across brief spoilers regarding his demise, but I exited those sources before I read anything significant to the future episodes. But, when it actually happened, I couldn't believe it. Albeit, it took a couple of episodes for the show to get back on it's toes, but when it did, it enthralled.

            I'm inclined to agree with your closing statement, though.

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            • ejk1 • 2 years ago

              @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx The cult following is somewhat of a cliche, saying that the man may die, but the idea lingers on. So on that point I'm inclined to agree. But, the resolution of Light's story was just done better in the manga, at least in my opinion. And don't get me wrong, I love Death Note, and thought it was very well done for much of the story, but L's death was just a bad twist, compounded by the fact that he was replaced by two characters that split up his personality traits into two characters. If it was one eccentric character with his/her own unique set of traits, Death Note would have been much better off.

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              • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 2 years ago

                @ejk1 -- I read what happened on Wikipedia, I think. I think I saw some images of the ending from the manga, and strongly disliked the idea of a cult following.

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                • ejk1 • 2 years ago

                  @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I thought you read it already.

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                  • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 2 years ago

                    @ejk1 -- I'll try reading the manga some day, and finalize which one I like best.

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                    • ejk1 • 2 years ago

                      @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Well, that's the way you see it. In my opinion, Ryuk's taking of Light's life face to face was a far more incredible moment than him Sitting aloof on that tower while Light was running.

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                      • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 2 years ago

                        @ejk1 -- Again, I disagree. I read what happened, and it doesn't seem to be nearly as profound as the show''s ending.

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                        • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

                          @narrator Who doesn't love DN?

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                          • ejk1 • 2 years ago

                            @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Finale is much better in the manga, but either way it was ridiculous to kill L only to split his personality into two new characters, Mello and Near. Just foolish of Ohba to do.

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                            • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 2 years ago

                              @ejk1 -- I strongly disagree. The finale couldn't have been any better.

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                              • ejk1 • 2 years ago

                                @Krzysztof-arw Off the map, lol.

                                @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Death Note with L: A

                                Death Note after L: C

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                                • thedude-abides • 2 years ago

                                  @narrator Well said, man. Phoenix basically ruined any chances he had of winning by his antics in recent months. I believe one interview he gave while making the promotional rounds for The Master lasted for only 14 seconds before walking away, pissed off. And when he did take time out for interviews, he always found a way to bash the Academy. Needless to say, I think you're right; it looks like it'll be between Jackman and Day-Lewis.

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                                  • Krzysztof-arw • 2 years ago

                                    Where is "Cloud Atlas" ???

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                                    • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 2 years ago

                                      @ejk1 -- Oh, it does. In ways you'll never know.

                                      @narrator -- I'd happily agree to disagree to end this charade before it gets overblown. But, I will say this; I'm as shocked as you when it comes to the nomination of "Avatar" - it doesn't make any sense.

                                      Why is that? Death Note was an outstanding show.

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                                      • unknown21 • 2 years ago

                                        Terrible just freaking terrible. TDKR, Looper and Skyfall got screwed over big-time

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                                        • narrator • 2 years ago

                                          @ejk1 You said it perfectly. "Whie I am not as enamored with TSN as you, I agree that Hollywood tends to outsmart itself by giving love to films almost no one has seen. It's their attempt to be 'cool and thoughtful.'" I couldn't agree more, man.

                                          On the subject of Best Actor, I believe that they may just allow Lewis to walk away with the little golden man. It'll be difficult for either Washington or Cooper to bring it home. The former has previously won two Oscars, not to mention his performance was in a film that basically flew over most peoples radar (pardon the pun), and the latter's performance - from what I hear - was definitely good but not necessarily great. Jackman stands a better chance than I'd originally expected. I had believed he would have easily been dismissed by the Academy. I'm glad that wasn't the case this time. Phoenix might have gotten it had The Master not been shrouded in uncertainty this awards season. As it is, I feel the film was subtly snubbed by the hesitant Academy who were disappointed in the film, and simply nominated it for the things that weren't arguable: the picture's performances. Thus, Phoenix's chances, fantastic performance or not, aren't looking great. I'm sure @thedude-abides just loves that. Lol. So yeah, all in all, I'd say Lewis has a very solid chance of defining the fates here.

                                          @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx We're just never going to come to an agreement on this, then. While using my theaters reaction may be a moot point, it's a point used often nonetheless. As I see it, our opinions (and they are simply our personal opinions) will only ever cancel each other out. I loved District 9 and Looper both, and while I don't feel the latter was exactly on par with the former, I at least believe they were within the same great league. You clearly feel different. We'll just agree to disagree. Still, I don't see why the film couldn't have been nominated. Traditions of the Academy aside, which have slowly been making exceptions for films like this, it was still within the top ten mainstream films of the year. After all, Avatar was one of the most generic, cheesy films of the decade. Yet, it still managed to enthrall audiences and earn a nomination, but whatever. I can't change the Academy's choices or your mind, and vice versa, so I guess we'll agree to leave it at that.

                                          On a side note, I'm honestly surprised you're into Death Note.

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