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Oscar Talk: 2013 Oscar Nominations are Indie-Friendly, Nine Best Pics, Oscar vs. DGA Nods

by Anne Thompson
January 11, 2013 4:05 PM
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On this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I discuss Thursday's indie-friendly Oscar nominations, including frontrunners, surprises and snubs. We look at how the Directors Guild nods diverge from the Academy's nominations, and what this means for the Oscar race.

Here's the podcast, which is also on iTunes.

Full list of Oscar nominations is here.

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More: Awards, Academy Awards, Awards, Oscars


  • Davey | January 12, 2013 1:08 PMReply

    For those who have objected to the Academy nominating foreign directors, they have always done that since supposedly the Oscars nominated cinema from all countries, not just the United States. It's not the "American" Academy Awards. Also Ang Lee has lived in the United States since he went to college here and I wouldn't be surprised if he has American citizenship.

  • Davey | January 12, 2013 1:04 PMReply

    Anne, when you're at Sundance try to catch The Lifeguard, directed and written by Liz W. Garcia who's worked on Cold Case and created Memphis Beat for television. She's a Wesleyan graduate, like Benh Zeitlin, and a wonderful writer.

  • pol | January 12, 2013 12:26 AMReply -- The Campaign to Disqualify Zero Dark Thirty From Oscar Consideration

  • David | January 11, 2013 7:02 PMReply

    Don`t see a split Anne for best director Affleck and Bigelow were snubbed precisely so that Spielberg wins best director Lee already has an oscar and he`s a foreigner.

  • Andrew | January 11, 2013 6:20 PMReply

    Anne Thompson and Kris Tapley sure were right about Emmanuelle Riva right from the beginning. Poor Marion Cottilard.

  • SyR. | January 11, 2013 5:57 PMReply

    Benh Zeitlin getting a nomination. Really impressive. I wonder if he's Jewish.

  • Charley P. | January 11, 2013 5:54 PMReply

    I don't get it. Why nominate a foreign director when there are so many American directors to choose from? I mean, if it had been a weak year it would've been different, right? Ah well, maybe it's just me.

  • C K | January 11, 2013 4:20 PMReply

    Poor Emmanuelle Riva! Now she has to go to the ceremony. And she probably doesn't even know who Seth MacFarlane is!

  • Andy | January 11, 2013 4:17 PMReply

    I don't think Mr. Tarantino will ever win an Oscar for directing. He will join Alfred Hitchcock, Samuel Fuller, Sam Peckinpah and many others. Did Howard Hawks win an Oscar by the way? I can't remember.

  • Tom Brueggemann | January 11, 2013 11:03 PM

    Hawks, like Renoir, Edwards, Vidor, Altman, Donen and other greats won honorary awards.
    Hitchcock won a Thalberg, but not at Oscar.

  • David | January 11, 2013 9:11 PM

    Likely not, but who cares. In the annuls of cinema, QT, for better or worse, will be remembered as a provocateur with vision and voice, one of the last of the auteurs like the predecessors he so admires. On the other hand, there are others who win for "best directing" like Tom Hooper. Nobody, in 5 or 10 years time will ever pine over a picture like The King's Speech.

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