The Academy Awards Nominations Are Here!

by Paul on January 10, 2013

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It’s that time of year again, and for movie fans there is nothing more exciting than arguing over the best films of the year. The award ceremony will be on February 24th, but until then I will spend as much time as I can find talking aboutArgo (2012) anything award related. I am going to make my best effort to see as many of the nominees as possible before the award show, as well as post a profile of each actor, actress and director that was nominated. There is also a blogathon taking place with our friends from Paula’s Cinema Club, that will include everything related to the Academy Awards, past and present. Be sure to continue checking out all the posts on their site. It should be fun to see how this extremely competitive year will turn out, but now it’s time to get to the theater!

Here are this years Academy Award nominees:

Best Picture:

“Amour”Zero Dark Thirty (2012)


Beasts of the Southern Wild

Django Unchained

Les Miserables

Django Unchained (2012)“Life Of Pi”


Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty


Best Director:

David O. Russell for Silver Linings PlaybookBeasts Of The Southern Wild (2012)

Ang Lee for “Life Of Pi”

Steven Spielberg for Lincoln

Michael Haneke for “Amour”

Benh Zeitlin for Beasts Of The Southern Wild

Best Actor:

Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook
Flight (2012)

Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln

Hugh Jackman for Les Miserables

Joaquin Phoenix for “The Master”

Denzel Washington for “Flight”

Best Actress:

Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty
Silver Linings Playbook

Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook

Emmanuelle Riva for Amour

Quvenzhane Wallis for Beasts Of The Southern Wild

Naomi Watts for The Impossible

Best Supporting Actor:

Alan Arkin for “Argo
Lincoln (2012)

Robert De Niro for Silver Linings Playbook

Philip Seymour Hoffman for “The Master”

Tommy Lee Jones for “Lincoln

Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress:

Amy Adams for “The Master”
Les Miserables (2012)

Sally Field for Lincoln

Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables

Helen Hunt for “The Sessions”

Jacki Weaver for Silver Linings Playbook

Best Original Screenplay:

Amour: Michael HanekeMoonrise Kingdom (2012)

Django Unchained: Quentin Tarantino

“Flight”: John Gatins

Moonrise Kingdom: Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola

Zero Dark Thirty: Mark Boal

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Argo: Chris Terrio
Life Of Pi (2012)

Beasts Of The Southern Wild: Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin

“Life Of Pi”: David Magee

Lincoln: Tony Kushner

Silver Linings Playbook: David O. Russell

Best Foreign Language Film:

“Amour”: Austria
Amour (2012)

“Kon-Tiki”: Norway

“No”: Chile

“A Royal Affair”: Denmark

“War Witch”: Canada

Best Documentary Feature:

“5 Broken Cameras”

“The Gatekeepers”

“How to Survive a Plague”

“The Invisible War”

“Searching for Sugar Man”

Best Documentary Short:


“Kings Point”

“Mondays at Racine”

“Open Heart”


Best Animated Feature:

“Brave”Frankenweenie (2012)



The Pirates! Band Of Misfits

“Wreck-It Ralph”

Best Cinematography:

“Anna Karenina”: Seamus McGarveySkyfall

Django Unchained: Robert Richardson

“Life Of Pi”: Claudio Miranda

Lincoln: Janusz Kaminsji

“Skyfall”: Roger Deakins

Best Film Editing:

Argo: William GoldenbergSilver Linings Playbook (2012)

“Life Of Pi”: Tim Squyres

Lincoln: Michael Kahn

Silver Linings Playbook: Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers

Zero Dark Thirty: Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

Best Production Design:

“Anna Karenina”: Sarah Greenwood/ Katie SpencerAnna Karenina (2012)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Dan Hennah/ Ra Vincent and Simon Bright

Les Miserables: Eve Stewart/ Anna Lynch-Robinson

“Life Of Pi”: David Gropman/ Anna Pinnock

Lincoln: Rick Carter/ Jim Erickson

Best Costume Design:

“Anna Karenina”: Jaqueline DurranLes Miserables (2012)

Les Miserables: Paco Delgado

Lincoln: Joanna Johnston

Mirror Mirror: Eiko Ishioka

Snow White and the Huntsman: Colleen Atwood

Best Original Song:

“Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice”Ted (2012)

“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from “Ted”

“Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life Of Pi”

“Skyfall” from “Skyfall”

“Suddenly” from Les Miserables

Best Original Score:

“Anna Karenina”: Dario MarianelliArgo (2012)

Argo: Alexandre Desplat

“Life Of Pi”: Mychael Danna

Lincoln: John Williams

“Skyfall”: Thomas Newman

Best Sound Mixing:

Argo: John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio GarciaLincoln (2012)

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 RynDjango Unchained (2012)

Django Unchained: Wylie Stateman

“Life Of Pi”: Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton

“Skyfall”: Per Halberg and Karen Baker Landers

Zero Dark Thirty: Paul N.J. Ottosson

Best Visual Effects:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyThe Avengers (2012)

“Life Of Pi”: Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott

“The Avengers”: Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Susick

“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 Makeup & Hairstyling:

“Hitchcock”: Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Martin SamuelHitchcock (2012)

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

Les Miserables: Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Best 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” (“Dood van een Scaduw”)



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