Oscar Nominees Announced for the 85th Academy Awards

2013 Academy Awards Nominees

This morning at the butt crack of dawn, Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announced the nominations for the 85th Annual Academy Awards. With my predictions set, I was feeling pretty confident in my selections. Of course, the Academy loves trolling and proves me wrong. There are a few big snubs as always, but I guessed most of the nominees correctly. Take a look at the complete list of Oscar nominees after the break.

The biggest shock that came this morning was for Best Director. Typically, you’ll see a correlation between Best Director and Best Picture, but with Ben Affleck (Argo) and Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) no where to be seen, who were both nominated for DGA Awards, I’m going to assume Lincoln is destined to win the whole pot. (Spielberg’s powerhouse earned 12 nods, leading the pack much like the Critics Choice Awards.)

Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane Oscar Nominees

Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained) missed another chance at Oscar gold unfortunately, but the odds were stacked pretty high. The Master also feels like it was left out of Best Score, Cinematography, and Original Screenplay. There was one more spot left out of Best Picture and it could have been filled with Moonrise Kingdom or The Master.

Emmanuelle Riva (Amour) has taken the top honor of being the oldest Best Actress nominee for an Oscar while Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) the youngest. Take note that one minor change has been made this year; Best Art Direction has been renamed to Best Production Design.

Below take a look at Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announcing the big nominee categories. MacFarlane has some good jabs at the nominees and at Harvey Weinstein. Perhaps this host is the answer to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association picking Ricky Gervais as their host recently.

And the nominees are…

BEST PICTURE

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

Naomi Watts Oscar Nomination

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

Daniel Day Lewis Oscar Nomination

BEST ACTOR

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

Anne Hathaway Oscar Nomination

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Sally Field, Lincoln
  • Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
  • Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Helen Hunt, The Sessions
  • Amy Adams, The Master

Tommy Lee Jones Oscar Nomination

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
  • Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
  • Robert de Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Alan Arkin, Argo
  • Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook Oscar Nominee

BEST 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

Moonrise Kingdom Oscar Nominee

BEST 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

Wreck-it Ralph Oscar Nomination

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Amour Oscar Nomination

BEST FOREIGN FILM

  • Amour (Austria)
  • No (Chile)
  • War Witch (Canada)
  • A Royal Affair (Denmark)
  • Kon Tiki (Norway)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • ‘Before My Time,’ Music and Lyrics by J. Ralph, Chasing Ice
  • ‘Pi’s Lullaby,’ Music by Mychael Danna and Lyrics by Bombay Jayashri, Life of Pi
  • ‘Suddenly,’ Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil,  Les Misérables
  • ‘Everybody Needs a Best Friend,’ Music by Walter Murphy and Lyrics by Seth MacFarlane, Ted
  • ‘Skyfall,’ Music and Lyrcs by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth, Skyfall

Life of Pi Oscar Nominee

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

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

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina
  • Paco Delgado, Les Misérables
  • Joanna Johnston, Lincoln
  • Eiko Ishioka, Mirror Mirror
  • Colleen Atwood, Snow White and the Huntsman

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

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

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

  • 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

BEST FILM EDITING

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

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

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

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

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

BEST 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)

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 LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM

  • 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

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 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

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

Tune into The 85th Annual Academy Awards as they will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC.

Source: Oscars

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