Oscar Nominations 2013

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It’s that time of year again, and the nominations for the Academy Awards 2013 were announced on Thursday. To be honest there aren’t many surprises here, with Spielberg’s political drama Lincoln leading the pack with 12 nominations. I can’t really say much else about it as it hasn’t even opened here in the UK yet. Similarly Zero Dark Thirty and Django Unchained are also yet to open, and Beasts of the Southern Wild was shown in so few screens I don’t actually know anybody who saw it. Yet it was still nominated for Best Picture, and its 9-year-old lead Best Actress, so I imagine it will have a fantastic run on DVD.

I’m glad to see Silver Linings Playbook has got some recognition. I thought it was a breath of fresh air in a stale genre, and both Cooper and Lawrence are emerging to be stellar talents of their generation which is backed up by their well-deserved nominations for Best Actor and Best Actress.

As expected, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey did not land any major nominations, but as a technical achievement it is very impressive, so it is good to see the recognition it deserves. I can’t imagine Peter Jackson is too bothered by the lack of major nods, considering his previous outing to Middle-Earth bagged 11 Oscars and ties with Ben-Hur and Titanic in this respect.

As usual, the writing nominations all tend to match up with the Best Picture nods, with the exceptions being John Gatins for Flight (which again, hasn’t opened here) and Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom.

I imagine Lincoln will sweep the board to be honest, as expected with a film about American politics coming from the man who practically defined modern Hollywood. It would be nice to see a mixed bag of awards for a change however, or a foreign film such as Amour taking away the big ones. Life of Pi is another favourite to win a fair few.

Have any nominations (or lack of) surprised you? What are your predictions for the winners? Let us know in the comments.

Here is the full list of nominations:

BEST PICTURE
Amour
Argo
Django Unchained
Les Misérables
Life Of Pi
Lincoln
Zero Dark Thirty
Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Silver Linings Playbook

BEST DIRECTOR
Life Of Pi – Ang Lee
Lincoln – Steven Spielberg
Amour – Michael Haneke
Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell
Beasts Of The Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alan Arkin – Argo
Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained
Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln

BEST ACTRESS
Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Naomi Watts – The Impossible

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams – The Master
Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables
Helen Hunt – The Sessions
Sally Field – Lincoln
Jacky Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Brave
Frankenweenie
Paranorman
The Pirates! In An Adventure WIth Scientists
Wreck-it-Ralph

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 ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Michael Haneke – Amour
Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained
Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola – Moonrise Kingdom
Mark Boal – Zero Dark Thirty
John Gatins – Flight

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Anna Karenina – Seamus McGarvey
Django Unchained – Robert Richardson
Life Of Pi – Claudio Miranda
Lincoln – Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall – Roger Deakins

COSTUME DESIGN
Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran
Les Misérables – Paco Delgado
Lincoln – Joanna Johnston
Mirror Mirror – Eiko Ishioka
Snow White And The Huntsman – Colleen Atwood

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

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Inocente
Kings Point
Mondays At Racine
Open Heart
Redemption

BEST FILM EDITING
Argo – William Goldenberg
Life Of Pi – Tim Squyres
Zero Dark Thirty – Dylan Tichenor, William Goldenberg
Lincoln – Michael Kahn
Silver Linings Playbook – Jay Cassidy & Crispin Struthers

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Amour – Austria
Kon-Tiki – Norway
No – Chile
A Royal Affair – Denmark
War Witch – Canada

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
Hitchcock – Julie Hewett, Martin Samuel, Howard Berger
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rick Findlater
Les Misérables – Lisa Westcott

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Anna Karenina – Dario Marianelli
Argo – Alexandre Desplat
Life Of Pi – Mychael Danna
Lincoln – John Williams
Skyfall – Thomas Newman

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
‘Before My Time’ from Chasing Ice
‘Everybody Needs A Best Friend’ from Ted
‘Pi’s Lullaby’ from Life Of Pi
‘Skyfall’ from Skyfall
‘Suddenly’ from Les Miserables

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Anna Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables
Life Of Pi
Lincoln

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head Over Heels
Maggie Simpson In “The Longest Daycare”
Paperman

BEST LIVE FILM SHORT
Asad
Buzkashi Boys
Curfew
Death Of A Shadow
Henry

BEST SOUND EDITING
Argo
Django Unchained
Life Of Pi
Skyfall
Zero Dark Thirty

BEST SOUND MIXING
Argo
Les Miserables
Life Of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life Of Pi
Marvel Avengers Assemble
Prometheus
Snow White And The Huntsman

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