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Thursday, 10 January 2013

Oscar Nominations 2013

The day that movie geeks everywhere love, and love to hate... Oscar Nomination day!

There are, as always, predictable choices, snubs and shocks that will give cinema-goers something to talk about until the ceremony itself takes place on the 24th of next month.

I'll give you the names of all of the nominees, in order of films with the most nominations to ones with the least. I find that it's an easier way to see what your favourite film got nominated for that way.


'Lincoln'
12 nominations
  • Best director - Steven Spielberg
  • Best picture
  • Best actor - Daniel Day Lewis
  • Best supporting actor - Tommy Lee Jones
  • Best supporting actress - Sally Field
  • Writing (adapted screenplay) - Tony Kushner
  • Cinematography - Janusz Kaminski 
  • Music (Original score) -  John Williams 
  • Costume design -  Joanna Johnston 
  • Film editing - Michael Kahn
  • Production Design -  Rick Carter (production design) and Jim Erickson (set decoration) 
  • Sound mixing - Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins 
'Life of Pi'
11 nominations 
  • Best director - Ang Lee
  • Best picture
  • Cinematography - Claudio Miranda
  • Music (original score) - Mychael Danna 
  • Music (original song) - 'Pi's Lullaby'; music by Mychael Danna; lyrics by Bombay Jayashri 
  • Writing (adapted screenplay) - David Magee
  • Film editing - Tim Squyres 
  • Production Design - David Gropman (production design) and Anna Pinnock (set decoration)  
  • Sound editing - Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton 
  • Sound mixing - Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
  • Visual effects - Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott 
'Silver Linings Playbook'
8 nominations
  • Best director - David O' Russell
  • Best picture
  • Best actor - Bradley Cooper
  • Best actress - Jennifer Lawrence
  • Best supporting actor - Robert De Niro
  • Best supporting actress - Jacki Weaver
  • Writing (adapted screenplay) - David O' Russell
  • Film editing - Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
'Les Miserables'
8 nominations
  • Best picture 
  • Best actor - Hugh Jackman
  • Best supporting actress - Anne Hathaway
  • Music (original song) - 'Suddenly'; music by Claude-Michel Sch√∂nberg; lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublils
  • Costume Design - Paco Delgado
  • Makeup - Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell 
  • Sound mixing - Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
  • Production design - Eve Stewart (production design) and Anna Lynch-Robinson (set decoration)
'Argo'
7 nominations
  • Best picture
  • Best supporting actor - Alan Arkin
  • Music (original score) - Alexandre Desplat
  • Film editing - William Goldenberg 
  • Writing (adapted screenplay) - Chris Terrio
  • Sound editing - Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn 
  • Sound mixing - John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia   
'Zero Dark Thirty'
5 nominations
  • Best picture
  • Best actress - Jessica Chastain
  • Film editing - Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg 
  • Sound editing - Paul N.J. Ottosson
  • Writing (original screenplay) - Mark Boal
'Django Unchained'
5 nominations
  • Best picture
  • Best supporting actor - Christopher Waltz 
  • Cinematography - Robert Richardson  
  • Writing (original screenplay) - Quentin Tarantino
  • Sound editing - Wylie Stateman 
'Amour'
 5 nominations
  • Best director - Michael Haneke
  • Best picture
  • Best actress - Emmanuelle Riva  
  • Writing (original screenplay) - Michael Haneke 
  • Foreign language film
    'Skyfall'
    5 nominations
  • Cinematography - Roger Deakins 
  • Music (original score) - Thomas Newman  
  • Music (original song) - Music and lyrics by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth 
  • Sound editing - Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers 
  • Sound mixing - Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson 
'Anna Karenina'
4 nominations
  • Cinematography - Seamus McGarvey
  • Costume design - Jacqueline Durran 
  • Music (original score) - Dario Marianelli  
  • Production design - Sarah Greenwood (production design) and Katie Spencer (set decoration)
'The Master'
 3 nominations
  • Best actor - Joaquin Phoenix
  • Best actress - Amy Adams
  • Best supporting actor - Philip Seymour Hoffman

     'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'
    3 nominations 

  • Production design - Dan Hennah (production design) and Ra Vincent and Simon Bright (set decoration)  
  • Visual effects - Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White  
  • Makeup - Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane  
'Beasts of the Southern Wild'
3 nominations
  • Best director - Behn Zeitlin
  • Best actress - Quvenzhan√© Wallis
  • Writing (adapted screenplay) - Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
'Flight'
2 nominations
  • Best actor - Denzel Washington
  • Writing (original screenplay) - John Gatins
'Snow White and the Huntsman'
2 nominations
  • Costume design - Colleen Atwood 
  • Visual effects - Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson  
'The Session'
1 nomination
  • Best supporting actress - Helen Hunt
'Ted'
 1 nomination
  •  Music (original song) - 'Everybody Needs a Best Friend';
    Music by Walter Murphy, lyrics by Seth MacFarlane
'The Impossible'
1 nomination
  • Best actress - Naomi Watts
'Chasing Ice'
1 nomination
  • Music (original song) - 'Before My Time'; music and lyrics by J. Ralph
'Hitchcock' 
1 nomination
  • Makeup - Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel  
'Mirror Mirror'
 1 nomination
  • Costume design - Eiko Ishioka  
'Moonrise Kingdom'
1 nomination
  • Writing (original screenplay) - Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
'Prometheus'
1 nomination
  • Visual effects - Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill  
'The Avengers' 
1 nomination
  • Visual effects - Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick 
 'Frankenweenie'
1 nomination
  • Animated feature film

'The Pirates! Band of Misfit'
1 nomination
  • Animated feature film

'Wreck it Ralph'
1 nomination
  • Animated feature film

'ParaNorman'
1 nomination
  • Animated feature film

'Brave'
1 nomination
  • Animated feature film
'5 Broken Cameras'
1 nomination
  • Documentary Feature  - Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
'The Gatekeepers'
1 nomination
  • Documentary Feature  
'How to Survive a Plague'
1 nomination
  • Documentary Feature 
'The Invisible War'
1 nomination
  • Documentary Feature 
'Searching for Sugar Man'
1 nomination
  • Documentary Feature  
'Inocente'
 1 nomination
  • Documentary Short Subject - Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
'Kings Point'
 1 nomination
  • Documentary Short Subject - Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
'Mondays at Racine'
1 nomination
  • Documentary Short Subject - Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
'Open Heart' 
1 nomination
  • Documentary Short Subject - Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
'Redemption'
1 nomination
  • Documentary Short Subject - Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill 
'NO'
1 nomination
  • Foreign Language Film 
'War Witch'
1 nomination
  • Foreign Language Film 
'A Royal Affair' 
1 nomination
  • Foreign Language Film 
'Kon Tiki'
1 nomination
  • Foreign Language Film 
'Adam and Dog'
1 nomination
  • Short Film (Animated) - Minkyu Lee
'Fresh Guacamole'
1 nomination 
  • Short Film (Animated) - PES
'Head over Heel'
1 nomination 
  • Short Film (Animated) - Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly
 
'Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare"'
1 nomination
  • Short Film (Animated) - David Silverman
'Paperman'
1 nomination 
  • Short Film (Animated) - John Kahrs 

'Asad' 
1 nomination
  • Short Film (Animated) - Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
'Buzkashi Boys' 
 1 nomination
  • Short Film (Live Action) - Sam French and Ariel Nasr
'Curfew'
 1 nomination
  • Short Film (Live Action) - Shawn Christensen
'Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)'
 1 nomination
  • Short Film (Live Action)  - Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
'Henry'
1 nomination
  • Short Film (Live Action)  - Yan England 
I don't feel too strongly about many of the academy's decision this year. That being said, I am endlessly disappointed that Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer's names are nowhere on the list for their work on 'The Dark Knight Rises'. The fact that it didn't even receive a technical nomination also made me feel upset.

On a brighter note, I couldn't be happier that 'Silver Linings Playbook' got so many nominations. I feel as though Jennifer Lawrence thoroughly deserves to win the award, so I'll have my fingers crossed for her.

What do you think about this year's nominations?

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