2013 Oscar Nominations

January 10th, 2013 at 10:58 am by under Entertainment

“Lincoln” leads the pack with 12 Oscar Nominations, 9 Best Picture nominees this year

Hal Holbrook (seated-left), Daniel Day-Lewis (center), David Strathairn (seated-right), David Costabile (standing-right) in “Lincoln” photo courtesy DreamWorks/ Touchstone Pictures

“Lincoln”, the story about President Abraham Lincoln’s push to pass the 13th Amendment gets 12 Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Supporting Actor.   The Directing category had the biggest surprises by not including favorites Ben Affleck (“Argo”), Kathryn Bigelow (“Zero Dark Thirty”) and Quentin Tarantino (“Django Unchained”). 

“Life of Pi” had the second most nominations with 11, “Silver Linings Playbook” had 8 nominations, “Argo” and “Les Miserables” had 7 nominations each, while “Zero Dark Thirty”, “Django Unchained”, “Amour”, and “Skyfall” had 5 nominations a piece.

The Oscars could have had up to 10 nominations for Best Picture, this year the 9 nominees include “Lincoln”, the french language, Austrian produced old-age love story “Amour”; the Iran hostage thriller “Argo”; the independent hit “Beasts of the Southern Wild”; the slave-revenge narrative “Django Unchained”; the musical “Les Miserables”; the shipwreck story “Life of Pi”; the lost-souls romance “Silver Linings Playbook”; and the Osama bin Laden manhunt chronicle “Zero Dark Thirty.”

2012′s top movies at the box office received just a few nominations: “The Avengers” (which made $623 million in the U.S.) picked up 1 nomination for Visual Effects, while “The Dark Knight Rises” ($448 million) and “The Hunger Games” ($408 million) didn’t get any nominations. “Skyfall” (has made $297 million so far) and was nominated for 5 Oscars. The fifth biggest movie in U.S., “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2″ made $289 million and also didn’t get any nominations.

Most moviegoers haven’t seen many this year’s Oscar nominated movies, so see *below* for a list of where you can see all the Oscar nominated movies!

Best Picture: “Amour,” “Argo,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Django Unchained,” “Les Miserables,” “Life of Pi”,
“Lincoln”, “Silver Linings Playbook”, “Zero Dark Thirty”

Actor: Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”; Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”; Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”; Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”; Denzel Washington,  “Flight” 

Actress: Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”; Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”; Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”; Quvenzhane Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”; Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”

Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin, “Argo”; Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”; Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”; Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”; Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”

Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, “The Master”; Sally Field, “Lincoln”; Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”; Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”; Jacki Weaver, “Silver Linings Playbook” 

Directing: Michael Haneke, “Amour”; Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”; Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”; Steven Spielberg,
“Lincoln”; David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook” 

The Oscars will air live February 24th on ABC, hosted by Seth Macfarlane.

The rest of the Oscar nominated categories:

7. Foreign Language Film: “Amour,” Austria; “Kon-Tiki,” Norway; “No,” Chile; “A Royal Affair,” Denmark; “War Witch,” Canada.

8. Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, “Argo”; Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”; David Magee, “Life of Pi”; Tony Kushner, “Lincoln”; David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook” 

9. Original Screenplay: Michael Haneke, “Amour”; Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”; John Gatins,  “Flight”; Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, “Moonrise Kingdom”; Mark Boal, “Zero Dark Thirty.”

10. Animated Feature Film:  “Brave”; “Frankenweenie”; “ParaNorman”; “The Pirates! Band ofMisfits””Wreck-It Ralph”

11. Production Design: “Anna Karenina,” “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “Les Miserables,” “Life of Pi”, “Lincoln”.

12. Cinematography: “Anna Karenina,” “Django Unchained,” “Life of Pi”, “Lincoln”, “Skyfall”

13. Sound Mixing: “Argo,” “Les Miserables,” “Life of Pi”, “Lincoln”, “Skyfall”

14. Sound Editing: “Argo,” “Django Unchained,” “Life of Pi”, “Skyfall”, “Zero Dark Thirty.”

15. Original Score: “Anna Karenina,” Dario Marianelli; “Argo,” Alexandre Desplat; “Life of Pi”, Mychael Danna; “Lincoln,” John Williams; “Skyfall”, Thomas Newman.

16. Original Song: “Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice,” J. Ralph; “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from “Ted,” Walter Murphy and Seth MacFarlane; “Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi”, Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri; “Skyfall” from “Skyfall”, Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth; “Suddenly” from “Les Miserables,” Claude-Michel Schonberg, Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil.

17. Costume: “Anna Karenina,” “Les Miserables,” “Lincoln”, “Mirror Mirror,” “Snow White and the Huntsman.”

18. Documentary Feature: “5 Broken Cameras,” “The Gatekeepers,” “How to Survive a Plague,” “The Invisible War,” “Searching for Sugar Man.”

19. Documentary (short subject): “Inocente,” “Kings Point,” “Mondays at Racine,” “Open Heart,” “Redemption.”

20. Film Editing: “Argo,” “Life of Pi”, “Lincoln”, “Silver Linings Playbook”,” “Zero Dark Thirty.”

21. Makeup and Hairstyling: “Hitchcock,” “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “Les Miserables.”

22. Animated Short Film: “Adam and Dog,” “Fresh Guacamole,” “Head over Heels,” “Maggie Simpson in`The Longest Daycare,”‘ “Paperman.”

23. Live Action Short Film: “Asad,” “Buzkashi Boys,” “Curfew,” “Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw),” “Henry.”

24. Visual Effects: “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “Life of Pi”, “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Prometheus,” “Snow White and the Huntsman.”

* Where you can see the Oscar nominated movies in West Michigan (as of 1/10/13) *

“Argo” (9.5) – not currently in theaters, possible return after Oscar nominations  (DVD release: 2/19)

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” – available to rent/on demand

“Brave” (8.5) – available to rent/on demand

“Django Unchained” – playing in most theaters  (DVD release: estimated April)

”Frankenweenie” – available to rent/on demand

“Flight” (8.5) – in limited release at Celebration! Woodland only  (DVD release: 2/5)

“Hitchcock” (7.5) – in limited release at Celebration! Woodland only  (DVD release: estimated March)

“The Impossible” – limited release  (DVD release: estimated April)

“Les Miserables” – playing in most theaters  (DVD release: estimated March)

“Life of Pi” (9.0) – playing in many theaters  (DVD release: estimated March)

“Lincoln” (8.9) – playing in most theaters  (DVD release: estimated February)

“The Master” – not in theaters, expected DVD release in February  (DVD release: estimated February)

“Moonrise Kingdom” (9.0) – available to rent/on demand

“The Sessions” – in limited release at Celebration! Woodland only  (DVD release: 2/12)

“Silver Linings Playbook” (9.5) – playing in limited release  (DVD release: estimated March)

”Wreck-It Ralph” (9.5) – now in limited release (was a wide release)  (DVD release: 3/5)

“Zero Dark Thirty” – opens Friday, January 11th, 2013  (DVD release: estimated March)


A look at this year’s Golden Globe nominations: http://blogs.woodtv.com/2012/12/13/2013-golden-globe-nominations/

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