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Oscar Nominations 2013: 'Lincoln,' 'Life Of Pi' & 'Silver Linings Playbook' Lead Academy Awards Field

by Oliver Lyttelton
January 10, 2013 8:51 AM
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85th Academy Awards, Oscar Nominees

So here we are. The moment that basically every film fan (even if some are openly hostile to the idea) sees as their Superbowl; the announcement of the Academy Award nominations, for the 85th time, in this case. Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone took to the stage at 5.30 PST to deliver the news, after months of the usual feverish speculation. So how did things turn out?

Well, leading the pack is Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" with a whopping twelve nominations, including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, and Adapted Screenplay. Only just behind is "Life Of Pi," which exceeded expectations with eleven nominations. And in third place was "Silver Linings Playbook," which overperformed with surprise nominations including Director, Editing and Supporting Actress for Jacki Weaver.

Also doing nicely were "Argo" (7 nominations) and "Les Miserables" (with 8), while "Django Unchained" and "Amour," both of which had been questioned as Best Picture nominees, managed 5, including the big one, along with "Zero Dark Thirty." "Skyfall" also took 5, but slipped at Best Picture and in the acting categories that some had tipped it for. "Anna Karenina' managed 4, all below-the-line, while "Beasts of the Southern Wild" took 4 nominations, including Best Picture and, shockingly, Best Director, with Benh Zeitlin and Michael Haneke beating out Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow for a nomination.

You can see the full list of nominees below, and come back later in the day for further analysis on the 85th Academy Awards, which will be given out on Sunday February 24th

Best Picture
"Beasts Of The Southern Wild"
"Django Unchained"
"Les Miserables"
"Life Of Pi"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Director
Michael Haneke - "Amour"
Benh Zeitlin - "Beasts Of The Southern Wild"
Ang Lee - "Life Of Pi"
Steven Spielberg - "Lincoln"
David O. Russell - "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Actor In A Leading Role
Denzel Washington - "Flight"
Hugh Jackman - "Les Miserables"
Daniel Day-Lewis - "Lincoln"
Joaquin Phoenix - "The Master"
Bradley Cooper - "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Actress In A Leading Role
Emmanuelle Riva - "Amour"
Quvenzhane Wallis - "Beasts Of The Southern Wild"
Naomi Watts - "The Impossible"
Jennifer Lawrence - "Silver Linings PLaybook"
Jessica Chastain - "Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Actor In A Supporting Role
Alan Arkin - "Argo"
Christoph Waltz - "Django Unchained"
Tommy Lee Jones - "Lincoln"
Philip Seymour Hoffman - "The Master"
Robert De Niro - "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Actress In A Supporting Role
Anne Hathaway - "Les Miserables"
Sally Field - "Lincoln"
Amy Adams "The Master"
Helen Hunt - "The Sessions"
Jacki Weaver - "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Original Screenplay
Michael Haneke - "Amour"
Quentin Tarantino - "Django Unchained"
John Gatins - "Flight"
Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola - "Moonrise Kingdom"
Mark Boal - "Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Adapted Screenplay
Chris Terrio - "Argo
Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin - "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
David Magee - "Life Of Pi"
Tony Kushner - "Lincoln"
David O. Russell - "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Foreign Language Film
"A Royal Affair"
"War Witch"

Best Animated Feature Film
"The Pirates! Band Of Misfits"
"Wreck-It Ralph"

Best Original Song
"Before My Time" - "Chasing Ice"
"Pi's Lullaby" - "Life Of Pi"
"Suddenly" - "Les Miserables"
"Skyfall" - "Skyfall"
"Everybody Needs A Best Friend" - "Ted"

Best Cinematography
Seamus McGarvey - "Anna Karenina"
Robert Richardson - "Django Unchained"
Claudio Miranda - "Life Of Pi"
Janusz Kaminski - "Lincoln"
Roger Deakins - "Skyfall"

Best Film Editing
William Goldenberg - "Argo"
Tim Squyres - "Life Of Pi"
Michael Kahn - Lincoln
Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers - "Silver Linings Playbook"
William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor - Zero Dark Thirty

Best Costume Design
Jacqueline Durran - "Anna Karenina"
Paco Delgado - "Les Miserables"
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 Visual Effects
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
"Life Of Pi"
"Marvel's The Avengers"
"Snow White And The Huntsman"

Best Production Design
Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer - "Anna Karenina"
Dan Hennah, Ra Vincent, Simon Bright - "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
Eve Stewart - "Les Miserables"
David Gropman, Anna Pinnock - "Life Of Pi"
Rick Carter, Jim Erickson, Peter T Frank - "Lincoln"

Best Original Score
Dario Marianelli - "Anna Karenina"
Alexandre Desplat - "Argo"
Mychael Danna - "Life Of Pi"
John Williams - "Lincoln"
Thomas Newman - "Skyfall"

Best Make Up
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
"Les Miserables"

Best Sound Editing
"Django Unchained"
"Life Of Pi"
"Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Sound Mixing
"Les Miserables"
"Life Of Pi"

Best Documentary Short Film
"Kings Point"
"Mondays At Racine"
"Open Heart"

Best Animated Short
"Adam And Dog"
"Fresh Guacamole"
"Head Over Heels"
"Maggie Simpson In The Longest Daycare"

Best Live-Action Short Film
"Buzkashi Boys"
"Death Of A Shadow"

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  • Ken | January 10, 2013 2:51 PMReply

    I'm happy for Benh Zeitlin and Michael Haneke. There were a lot of unfortunate snubs, but I'm happy Amour and Beasts got so much love. It's the Oscars - you gotta take the good with the bad.

  • DiMi | January 10, 2013 1:40 PMReply

    Why is there no mention of Quvenzhane Wallis for "Beasts Of The Southern Wild," the youngest Best Actress nominee in history? The "writer" of this article needs to do his homework.

  • ALEX | January 10, 2013 1:20 PMReply

    No love for Looper... I would've guessed that it would've gotten in for the score, which everyone agrees is one if not the best of 2012.

  • DG | January 10, 2013 12:39 PMReply

    Oh man Rust and Bone over all those other foreign noms

  • DHE | January 10, 2013 12:11 PMReply

    It is disappointing not to see Leonardo DiCaprio on the supporting category as well as Johnny Greenwood on score.

  • Frank | January 10, 2013 12:06 PMReply

    Thank god Tom Hooper didn't get a nomination.

  • jimmiescoffee | January 10, 2013 10:48 AMReply

    PTA...robbed. but YAY! for joaquin

  • Jordan | January 10, 2013 10:39 AMReply

    Les Mis is tied for third -- they got 8 nods, not 7.

  • Paul | January 10, 2013 10:21 AMReply

    Well Indiewire was right, no nominations for TDKR even in technical.

    This Sucks xD

    On the positive side, No is nominated VIVA CHILE!!!

  • Adam Scott Thompson | January 10, 2013 10:10 AMReply

    Five slots for every other category, but ten for Best Picture? At least expand the Best Director category.

  • THE COUNT | January 10, 2013 11:17 AM

    NINE. NINE best pictures. AH, AH, AH.

  • Adam Scott Thompson | January 10, 2013 10:15 AM

    And who forgot about Looper? lol

  • Ugh | January 10, 2013 9:57 AMReply

    The two biggest snubs in my eyes are - no score for Cloud Atlas and Prometheus not up for Art Direction. Say what you want about Ridley Scott's film the world he built was incredible.

  • gert | January 10, 2013 9:42 AMReply

    oscars are a joke

  • tyrannosaurus max | January 11, 2013 7:03 AM

    Although I love Haneke, yes, I agree, Oscars are always a joke overall...

  • Faced | January 10, 2013 9:40 AMReply

    Man, a lot of bullshit. A lot of snubs.

  • Melissa | January 10, 2013 9:32 AMReply

    Numerous disappointments.

  • cattt | January 10, 2013 9:27 AMReply

    No The Master for cinematography or original screenplay? Whatever. Haneke's nomination is a positive surprise at least, he's definitely deserved it.

  • Fred | January 10, 2013 9:30 AM

    Well, the Master got 3 nominations for acting and that's 2 more than most expected.

  • DHE | January 10, 2013 9:11 AMReply

    No Cinematography for Wally Pfister. Also No John Hawkes. Shame

  • KT | January 10, 2013 9:11 AMReply

    Congrats to everyone nominated, but somehow I just can't bring myself to care anymore...

  • | January 10, 2013 9:03 AMReply

    I am thrilled that The Pirates! has been nominated for Best Animated Feature. The funniest movie I saw in 2012. Congratulations to Ardman. And no one was tipping it.

    Les Miserables has no Best Director or Best Screenplay nomination, so it almost no chance of winning Best Film.

    Great that Skyfall has 5 nominations, including Best Cinematography for 10 times nominee Roger Deakins.

  • Duddi | January 10, 2013 8:58 AMReply

    Also John Hawkes didn't get a nod in Best Actor in Leading Role category

  • bss121 | January 10, 2013 8:53 AMReply

    Benh Zeitlan was nominated for Best Director, not Ben Affleck

  • chills | January 10, 2013 9:07 AM

    And no Bigelow...

  • DJ | January 10, 2013 8:57 AM

    Must have been a subconscious mishap because that was a stunner. And no Q.T.??

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