85th Academy Awards Nominations Announced

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January 10th, 2013

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85th ACADEMY AWARDS® NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

 

 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA — Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards® were announced today (Thursday, January 10) by this year’s Oscars host, Seth MacFarlane, and actress Emma Stone.

 

MacFarlane and Stone announced the nominees at a 5:38 a.m. PT in a live news conference attended by more than 400 international media representatives. For a complete list of nominees, visit the official Academy Awards website, www.oscar.com.

 

Academy members from each of the branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.

 

Official screenings of all motion pictures with one or more nominations will begin for members on Saturday, January 19, at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Screenings will also be held at the Academy's Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood and in London, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all categories.

 

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

 

ABOUT THE ACADEMY The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards—in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners—the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

 

 

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- NOMINATIONS BY CATEGORY - 85TH AWARDS -

 

 

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook” (The Weinstein Company)
Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln” (Walt Disney/20th Century Fox)
Hugh Jackman in “Les Misérables” (Universal)
Joaquin Phoenix in “The Master” (The Weinstein Company)
Denzel Washington in “Flight” (Paramount)

 

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Alan Arkin in “Argo” (Warner Bros.)
Robert De Niro in “Silver Linings Playbook” (The Weinstein Company)
Philip Seymour Hoffman in “The Master” (The Weinstein Company)
Tommy Lee Jones in “Lincoln” (Walt Disney/20th Century Fox)
Christoph Waltz in “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)

 

Performance by an actress in a leading role

Jessica Chastain in “Zero Dark Thirty” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook” (The Weinstein Company)
Emmanuelle Riva in “Amour” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Quvenzhané Wallis in “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight)
Naomi Watts in “The Impossible” (Summit Entertainment and Mediaset España)

 

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

Amy Adams in “The Master” (The Weinstein Company)
Sally Field in “Lincoln” (Walt Disney/20th Century Fox)
Anne Hathaway in “Les Misérables” (Universal)
Helen Hunt in “The Sessions” (Fox Searchlight)
Jacki Weaver in “Silver Linings Playbook” (The Weinstein Company)

 

Best animated feature film of the year

“Brave” (Walt Disney) Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
“Frankenweenie” (Walt Disney) Tim Burton
“ParaNorman” (Focus Features) Sam Fell and Chris Butler
“The Pirates! Band of Misfits” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Peter Lord
“Wreck-It Ralph” (Walt Disney) Rich Moore

 

Achievement in cinematography

“Anna Karenina” (Focus Features) Seamus McGarvey
“Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company) Robert Richardson
“Life of Pi” (20th Century Fox) Claudio Miranda
“Lincoln” (Walt Disney/20th Century Fox) Janusz Kaminski
“Skyfall” (Sony Pictures Releasing and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) Roger Deakins

 

Achievement in costume design

“Anna Karenina” (Focus Features) Jacqueline Durran
“Les Misérables” (Universal) Paco Delgado
“Lincoln” (Walt Disney/20th Century Fox) Joanna Johnston
“Mirror Mirror” (Relativity Media) Eiko Ishioka
“Snow White and the Huntsman” (Universal) Colleen Atwood

 

Achievement in directing

“Amour” (Sony Pictures Classics) Michael Haneke
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight) Benh Zeitlin
“Life of Pi” (20th Century Fox) Ang Lee
“Lincoln” (Walt Disney/20th Century Fox) Steven Spielberg
“Silver Linings Playbook” (The Weinstein Company) David O. Russell

 

Best documentary feature

“5 Broken Cameras” (Kino Lorber) A Guy DVD Films/Burnat Films Palestine Production Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
“The Gatekeepers” (Sony Pictures Classics) A Les Films du Poisson/Dror Moreh/Cinephil Production Nominees to be determined
“How to Survive a Plague” (Sundance Selects) A How to Survive a Plague Production Nominees to be determined
“The Invisible War” (Cinedigm/Docurama Films) A Chain Camera Pictures Production Nominees to be determined
“Searching for Sugar Man” (Sony Pictures Classics) A Red Box Films and Passion Pictures in association with Canfield Pictures Production Nominees to be determined

 

Best documentary short subject

“Inocente”  A Shine Global Production Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
“Kings Point” A Kings Point Documentary Production Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
“Mondays at Racine” A Cynthia Wade Production Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
“Open Heart”

An Urban Landscapes Production

Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
“Redemption”

A Downtown Docs Production

Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill

 

Achievement in film editing

“Argo” (Warner Bros.) William Goldenberg
“Life of Pi” (20th Century Fox) Tim Squyres
“Lincoln” (Walt Disney/20th Century Fox) Michael Kahn
“Silver Linings Playbook” (The Weinstein Company) Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
“Zero Dark Thirty” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

 

Best foreign language film of the year

“Amour” (Sony Pictures Classics) A Les Films du Losange/X Filme Creative Pool/Wega Film Production Austria
“Kon-Tiki” (The Weinstein Company) A Nordisk Film Production Norway
“No” (Sony Pictures Classics) A Fabula Production Chile
“A Royal Affair” (Magnolia Pictures) A Zentropa Production Denmark
“War Witch” (Tribeca Film) An Item 7 Production Canada

 

Achievement in makeup

“Hitchcock” (Fox Searchlight) Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
“Les Misérables” (Universal) Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

 

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

“Anna Karenina” (Focus Features) Dario Marianelli
“Argo” (Warner Bros.) Alexandre Desplat
“Life of Pi” (20th Century Fox) Mychael Danna
“Lincoln” (Walt Disney/20th Century Fox) John Williams
“Skyfall” (Sony Pictures Releasing and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

 

 

Thomas Newman

 

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

“Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice” (Submarine Deluxe) Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
 

“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from “Ted” (Universal)

 

Music by Walter Murphy

Lyric by Seth MacFarlane

 

“Pi's Lullaby” from “Life of Pi” (20th Century Fox)      Music by Mychael Danna

Lyric by Bombay Jayashri

“Skyfall” from “Skyfall” (Sony Pictures Releasing and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)      Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
“Suddenly” from “Les Misérables” (Universal)      Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg

Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

 

Best motion picture of the year

“Amour” (Sony Pictures Classics) A Les Films du Losange/X Filme Creative Pool/Wega Film Production Nominees to be determined
“Argo” (Warner Bros.) A Stage 16 Pictures Production Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight) A Cinereach and Court 13 Production Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers
“Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company) A Weinstein Company and Columbia Pictures Production Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers
“Les Misérables” (Universal) A Universal Pictures and Working Title Production Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers
“Life of Pi” (20th Century Fox) A Fox 2000 Pictures Production Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers
“Lincoln” (Walt Disney/20th Century Fox) A DreamWorks Pictures/20th Century Fox Production Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
“Silver Linings Playbook” (The Weinstein Company) A Weinstein Company Production Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
“Zero Dark Thirty” (Sony Pictures Releasing) A Columbia Pictures Production Mark Boal, Kathryn

 

Achievement in production design

“Anna Karenina” (Focus Features) Production Design:

Set Decoration:

Sarah Greenwood

Katie Spencer

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) Production Design:

Set Decoration:

Dan Hennah

Ra Vincent and Simon Bright

“Les Misérables” (Universal) Production Design:

Set Decoration:

Eve Stewart

Anna Lynch-Robinson

“Life of Pi” (20th Century Fox) Production Design:

Set Decoration:

David Gropman

Anna Pinnock

“Lincoln” (Walt Disney/20th Century Fox) Production Design:

Set Decoration:

Rick Carter

Jim Erickson

 

Best animated short film

“Adam and Dog” A Lodge Films Production Minkyu Lee
“Fresh Guacamole” A PES Production PES
“Head over Heels” (National Film and Television School)

A National Film and Television School Production

Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly
“Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”” (20th Century Fox Animation)

A Gracie Films Production

David Silverman
“Paperman” (Walt Disney) A Disney Animation Studios Production John Kahrs

 

Best live action short film

“Asad” A Hungry Man Production Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
“Buzkashi Boys” An Afghan Film Project Production Sam French and Ariel Nasr
“Curfew” (Ouat Media)

A Fuzzy Logic Pictures Production

Shawn Christensen
“Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)” (Premium Films) A Serendipity Films Production Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
“Henry” A Yan England Production Yan England

 

Achievement in sound editing

“Argo” (Warner Bros.) Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
“Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company) Wylie Stateman
“Life of Pi” (20th Century Fox) Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
“Skyfall” (Sony Pictures Releasing and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
“Zero Dark Thirty” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Paul N.J. Ottosson

 

Achievement in sound mixing

“Argo” (Warner Bros.) John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
“Les Misérables” (Universal) Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
“Life of Pi” (20th Century Fox) Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
“Lincoln” (Walt Disney/20th Century Fox) Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
“Skyfall” (Sony Pictures Releasing and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

 

Achievement in visual effects

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
“Life of Pi” (20th Century Fox) Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
“Marvel's The Avengers” (Walt Disney) Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
“Prometheus” (20th Century Fox) Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
“Snow White and the Huntsman” (Universal) Cedric Nicolas-Troyan,

 

Adapted screenplay

“Argo” (Warner Bros.) Screenplay by Chris Terrio
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight) Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
“Life of Pi” (20th Century Fox) Screenplay by David Magee
“Lincoln” (Walt Disney/20th Century Fox) Screenplay by Tony Kushner
“Silver Linings Playbook” (The Weinstein Company) Screenplay by David O. Russell

 

Original screenplay

“Amour” (Sony Pictures Classics) Written by Michael Haneke
“Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company) Written by Quentin Tarantino
“Flight” (Paramount) Written by John Gatins
“Moonrise Kingdom” (Focus Features) Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
“Zero Dark Thirty” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Written by Mark Boal

 

 


 

MOTION PICTURE NOMINATIONS - 84TH AWARDS -

 

NOMINATIONS BY PICTURE

 

(This list does not include Short Films or Documentary Short Subjects.)

   
“Amour,” a Les Films du Losange/X Filme Creative Pool/Wega Film Production (Sony Pictures Classics)                                                           (5 nominations)
Emmanuelle Riva - Performance by an actress in a leading role
Directing
Best foreign language film (Austria)
Best picture
Original screenplay

 

“Anna Karenina,” a Working Title Films Production (Focus Features)                                                           (4 nominations)
Cinematography
Costume design
Original score
Production design

 

“Argo,” a Stage 16 Pictures Production (Warner Bros.)                                                           (7 nominations)
Alan Arkin - Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Film editing
Original score
Best picture
Sound editing
Sound mixing
Adapted screenplay

 

“Beasts of the Southern Wild,” a Cinereach and Court 13 Production (Fox Searchlight)                                                           (4 nominations)
Quvenzhané Wallis - Performance by an actress in a leading role
Directing
Best picture
Adapted screenplay

 

“Brave,” a Pixar Animation Studios Production (Walt Disney)                                                            (1 nomination)
Best animated feature film

 

“Chasing Ice,” an Exposure Production (Submarine Deluxe)                                                            (1 nomination)
Original song - Before My Time

 

“Django Unchained,” a Weinstein Company and Columbia Pictures Production (The Weinstein Company)                                                           (5 nominations)
Christoph Waltz - Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Cinematography
Best picture
Sound editing
Original screenplay

 

“5 Broken Cameras,” a Guy DVD Films/Burnat Films Palestine Production (Kino Lorber)                                                             (1 nomination)
Documentary feature

 

“Flight,” a Paramount Pictures Production (Paramount)                                                            (2 nominations)
Denzel Washington - Performance by an actor in a leading role
Original screenplay

 

“Frankenweenie,” a Walt Disney Pictures Production (Walt Disney)                                                           (1 nomination)
Best animated feature film

 

“The Gatekeepers,” a Les Films du Poisson/Dror Moreh/Cinephil Production (Sony Pictures Classics)                                                           (1 nomination)
Documentary feature

 

“Hitchcock,” a Montecito Picture Company/Barnette/Thayer Production (Fox Searchlight)                                                           (1 nomination)
Makeup and hairstyling

 

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” a New Line and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Production (Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)                                                         (3 nominations)
Makeup and hairstyling
Production design
Visual effects

 

“How to Survive a Plague,” a How to Survive a Plague Production (Sundance Selects)                                                          (1 nomination)
Documentary feature

 

“The Impossible,” an Apaches Entertainment/Telecinco Cinema in association with La Trini, CANAL +, ICAA, IVAC and Generalitat Valenciana Production (Summit Entertainment and Mediaset España)                                                          (1 nomination)
Naomi Watts - Performance by an actress in a leading role

 

“The Invisible War,” a Chain Camera Pictures Production (Cinedigm/Docurama Films)                                                        (1 nomination)
Documentary feature

 

“Kon-Tiki,” a Nordisk Film Production (The Weinstein Company)                                                        (1 nomination)
Best foreign language film (Norway)

 

“Les Misérables,” a Universal Pictures and Working Title Production (Universal)                                                        (8 nominations)
Hugh Jackman - Performance by an actor in a leading role
Anne Hathaway - Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Costume design
Makeup and hairstyling
Original song - Suddenly
Best picture
Production design
Sound mixing

 

“Life of Pi,” a Fox 2000 Pictures Production (20th Century Fox)                                                         (11 nominations)
Cinematography
Directing
Film editing
Original score
Original song - Pi's Lullaby
Best picture
Production design
Sound editing
Sound mixing
Visual effects
Adapted screenplay

 

“Lincoln,” a DreamWorks Pictures/20th Century Fox Production

(Walt Disney/20th Century Fox)

                                                      (12 nominations)
Daniel Day-Lewis - Performance by an actor in a leading role
Tommy Lee Jones - Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Sally Field - Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Cinematography
Costume design
Directing
Film editing
Original score
Best picture
Production design
Sound mixing
Adapted screenplay

 

“Marvel's The Avengers,” a Marvel Studios Production (Walt Disney)                                                           (1 nomination)
Visual effects

 

“The Master,” a Ghoulardi Film Company/Annapurna Pictures Production (The Weinstein Company)                                                           (3 nominations)
Joaquin Phoenix - Performance by an actor in a leading role
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Amy Adams - Performance by an actress in a supporting role

 

“Mirror Mirror,” a Goldmann Pictures/Relativity Media/RAT Entertainment/Misher Films Production (Relativity Media)                                                         (1 nomination)
Costume design

 

“Moonrise Kingdom,” an Indian Paintbrush Production (Focus Features)                                                         (1 nomination)
Original screenplay

 

“No,” a Fabula Production (Sony Pictures Classics)                                                         (1 nomination)
Best foreign language film (Chile)

 

“ParaNorman,” a LAIKA Production (Focus Features)                                                         (1 nomination)
Best animated feature film

 

“The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” a Columbia and Sony Pictures Animation Production (Sony Pictures Releasing)                                                        (1 nomination)
Best animated feature film

 

“Prometheus,” a 20th Century Fox Production (20th Century Fox)                                                        (1 nomination)
Visual effects

 

“A Royal Affair,” a Zentropa Production (Magnolia Pictures)                                                        (1 nomination)
Best foreign language film (Denmark)

 

“Searching for Sugar Man,” a Red Box Films and Passion Pictures in association with Canfield Pictures Production (Sony Pictures Classics)                                                        (1 nomination)
Documentary feature

 

“The Sessions,” a Such Much Films/Rhino Films Production (Fox Searchlight)                                                        (1 nomination)
Helen Hunt - Performance by an actress in a supporting role

 

“Silver Linings Playbook,” a Weinstein Company    Production (The Weinstein Company)                                                        (8 nominations)
Bradley Cooper - Performance by an actor in a leading role
Robert De Niro - Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Jennifer Lawrence - Performance by an actress in a leading role
Jacki Weaver - Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Directing
Film editing
Best picture
Adapted screenplay

 

“Skyfall,” an Eon Productions Ltd./Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures Production (Sony Pictures Releasing and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)                                                    (5 nominations)
Cinematography
Original score
Original song - Skyfall
Sound editing
Sound mixing

 

“Snow White and the Huntsman,” a Universal Pictures Production (Universal)                                                   (2 nominations)
Costume design
Visual effects

 

“Ted,” a Media Rights Capital Production (Universal)                                                    (1 nomination)
Original song - Everybody Needs A Best Friend

 

“War Witch,” an Item 7 Production (Tribeca Film)                                                   (1 nomination)
Best foreign language film (Canada)

 

“Wreck-It Ralph,” a Walt Disney Animation Studios Production (Walt Disney)                                                   (1 nomination)
Best animated feature film

 

“Zero Dark Thirty,” a Columbia Pictures Production (Sony Pictures Releasing)                                                  (5 nominations)
Jessica Chastain - Performance by an actress in a leading role
Film editing
Best picture
Sound editing
Original screenplay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- MOTION PICTURE NOMINATIONS - 85TH AWARDS –

- FEATURE FILMS WITH TWO OR MORE NOMINATIONS –

 

(This list does not include Short Films or Documentary Short Subjects.)

Picture Distribution Company Nominations
“Lincoln” Walt Disney/20th Century Fox 12

 

“Life of Pi” 20th Century Fox 11

 

“Les Misérables” Universal 8

 

“Silver Linings Playbook” The Weinstein Company 8

 

“Argo” Warner Bros. 7

 

“Amour” Sony Pictures Classics 5

 

“Django Unchained” The Weinstein Company 5

 

“Skyfall” Sony Pictures Releasing and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 5
“Zero Dark Thirty” Sony Pictures Releasing 5

 

“Anna Karenina” Focus Features 4

 

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Fox Searchlight 4

 

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 3
“The Master” The Weinstein Company 3

 

“Flight” Paramount 2

 

“Snow White and the Huntsman” Universal 2

 

 

 
  • Flame

    Go Michael Haneke, go Christoph Waltz!

  • Max

    bradley cooper what a joke. wallis for best actress. the academy
    isnt what it used to be. this is sad. congrats to denzel and waltz.

  • CenterGravity

    It’s about time that Joaquin Phoenix wan an Oscar. He should’ve won one for Gladiator.

  • CP

    As usual I haven’t heard half of the best picture nominees. And of all the nominees, Skyfall is the only movie I’ve seen. I guess I must be a simpleton. ;)

  • Ricky

    What is sad is that TDKR got nothing. Zippo, zilch, nada, NOTHING?!?!?!?!?!? Seriously, whoever runs the bloody Academy must really hate Nolan. By rights this one deserved at least all the technical nominations, and Best Picture, Best Director, and all four acting nominations. These people put in so much time, money and energy to create one of the most stunning movies of all time, and the Academy clearly doesn’t care. I was really hoping for a rare turn-around on the apparent anti-genre sentiment (which might explain how the final LOTR movie got so many wins back in ’04), but NOOOOOOOO. This is just more of a suggestion that the Oscars are a joke, designed to reward pretentiousness and overall inability to connect with the general public.

  • David

    TDKR was pretty much a big FU to the ‘Occupy Wall Street movement, so there was no way the libtards at the Academy would nominate this movie for anything.

  • Justin

    PARANORMAN!!!!!!??? Why did that snooze-fest get nominated. Madagascar 3 was 100% better.

    Shame that Avengers and Dark Knight Rises didn’t get more recognition. Guess the Academy doesn’t care that they made over a billion dollars (Like Avatar, Titanic, Toy Story 3, Return of the King) anymore.

  • Chmarin

    ABC must be furious right now. No Skyfall, no Hobbit, no Dark Knight in ANY of the major categories.

    I’m a movie buff so I’ve heard of all these movies, but I don’t think you can find ten people outside of LA who’ve heard of Amour, Beasts of the Southern Wild and The Master.

  • Rebecca

    Oscar Night is my Super Bowl…I watch even if I haven’t seen most of the nominated films – it’s always enjoyable. I liked everything I saw from this round and it would be hard to pick a winner, so good luck to Les Mis, Argo (I love everything Alan Arkin does), Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook (I’ll see it a second time soon), Brave, Skyfall, and Wreck It Ralph (surprisingly good). I should see Django and Flight some time soon…I can wait to rent The Hobbit. Pirates Band of Misfits?!? Madagascar 3 should have had a nod…it was waaaaaay better. I didn’t see Paranorman or Frankenweenie; had no interest in either.

  • Antonio

    Wow. Ben Afleck didn’t get nominated. A couple months ago He was the greatest thing since sliced bread.

  • Networkman

    I really satisfied with many of the nominations. I am surprised that Dark Knight Rises didn’t get more recognition in the technical categories. I was also hoping that Samuel L. Jackson would get the nomination in the best supporting actor category. I feel that his role had to be extremely challenging and requires brilliant acting to pull that off. Silver Linings Playbook ended up getting an acting nod for each of the categories. Along with Lincoln, this film looks to be one of the front runners. I really would like to see Life of Pi.

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