2013 Oscar Nominations

By @DJansick
2013 Oscar Nominations

The nominations for the 2013 Oscars were announced this morning with Lincoln brining in the most nominations with a whopping 12, including most of the main categories. Almost every year at the Academy Awards the showdown for Best Picture is normally between just two films, this year may be a little different. I have always thought Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty are the two films considered to have the best chance at taking the top prize, but with Kathryn Bigelow not getting a nod for Best Director, that severely hurts Zero Dark Thirty’s chances of winning Best Picture.

There were a few surprise nominations this morning, most which were welcoming. First off, Beasts of the Southern Wild got a lot more support from the Academy than what some were predicting. The film walked away with a total of 4 nominations, includes ones for Best Picture and perhaps the most surprising, Best Director. You could say because Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild) got that nod, that it shut out Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) for that final spot. Quvenzhane Wallis got a well-deserved nomination for Best Actress and although it is unlikely, she would be the youngest award winner if she ended up winning.

Some were worried that The Master would not end up getting any love from the Academy, but we can know breathe a sigh of relief as Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams were all thankfully nominated for acting awards. Amour got some love (pun intended) in more than just the Best Foreign Language category (where it is thought to be the front-runner in). The film also picked up nominations for Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Picture.

The 85th Academy Awards will air February 24, 2013 at 5:30 p.m., PT/ 8:30 p.m., ET on ABC.

Full List of 2013 Oscar Nominations:

Best Picture:

Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Misérables
Life Of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director:

Michael HanekeAmour
Benh ZeitlinBeasts Of The Southern Wild
Ang LeeLife Of Pi
Steven SpielbergLincoln
David O. RussellSilver Linings Playbook

Best Actor:

Denzel WashingtonFlight
Hugh JackmanLes Miserables
Daniel Day-LewisLincoln
Joaquin PhoenixThe Master
Bradley CooperSilver Linings Playbook

Best Actress:

Emmanuelle RivaAmour
Quvenzhane WallisBeasts Of The Southern Wild
Naomi WattsThe Impossible
Jennifer LawrenceSilver Linings PLaybook
Jessica ChastainZero Dark Thirty

Best Supporting Actor:

Alan ArkinArgo
Christoph WaltzDjango Unchained
Tommy Lee JonesLincoln
Philip Seymour HoffmanThe Master
Robert De NiroSilver Linings Playbook

Best Supporting Actress:

Anne HathawayLes Misérables
Sally FieldLincoln
Amy AdamsThe Master
Helen HuntThe Sessions
Jacki WeaverSilver Linings Playbook

Best Original Screenplay:

Michael HanekeAmour
Quentin TarantinoDjango Unchained
John GatinsFlight
Wes Anderson & Roman CoppolaMoonrise Kingdom
Mark BoalZero Dark Thirty

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Chris TerrioArgo
Lucy Alibar, Benh ZeitlinBeasts of the Southern Wild
David MageeLife Of Pi
Tony KushnerLincoln
David O. RussellSilver Linings Playbook

Best Foreign Film:

A Royal Affair
War Witch

Best Cinematography:

Seamus McGarveyAnna Karenina
Robert RichardsonDjango Unchained
Claudio MirandaLife Of Pi
Janusz KaminskiLincoln
Roger DeakinsSkyfall

Best Animated Film:

The Pirates! Band Of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Documentary:

5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How To Survive A Plague
The Invisible War
Searching For Sugar Man

Best Film Editing:

William GoldenbergArgo
Tim SquyresLife Of Pi
Michael KahnLincoln
Jay Cassidy and Crispin StruthersSilver Linings Playbook
William Goldenberg, Dylan TichenorZero Dark Thirty

Best Original Score:

Dario MarianelliAnna Karenina
Alexandre DesplatArgo
Mychael DannaLife Of Pi
John WilliamsLincoln
Thomas NewmanSkyfall

Best Original Song:

“Before My Time”Chasing Ice
“Pi’s Lullaby”Life Of Pi
“Suddenly”Les Miserables
“Everybody Needs A Best Friend”Ted

Best Production Design:

Anna Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Misérables
Life Of Pi

Best Costume Design:

Anna Karenina
Les Misérables
Mirror Mirror
Snow White and the Huntsman

Best Makeup:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Misérables

Best Sound Editing:

Django Unchained
Life Of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Sound Mixing:

Les Misérables
Life Of Pi

Best Visual Effects:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life Of Pi
Marvel’s The Avengers
Snow White And The Huntsman

Best Documentary (Short Subject):

Kings Point
Mondays At Racine
Open Heart

Best Visual Short Film (Animated):

Adam And Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head Over Heels
Maggie Simpson In The Longest Daycare

Best Short Film (Live Action):

Buzkashi Boys
Death Of A Shadow

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