The 85th Oscar Nominees Are …


It is that time of year again, film awards season and the biggest one of them all the Oscars have just announced their nominations.

We will go more in-depth in our upcoming annual Pre-Oscars Podcast, but for me personally it just seems very tired and predictable with some exceptions.

Check out the list of nominees, and see if there are any films you need to add to your ‘Must See List’.

Best Picture
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Actor in a Leading Role
Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln View Trailer)
Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables)
Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
Denzel Washington (Flight)

Actress in a Leading Role

Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)
Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
Naomi Watts (The Impossible)

Actor in a Supporting Role
Alan Arkin (Argo)
Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams (The Master)
Sally Field (Lincoln)
Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)
Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook)

Michael Haneke (Amour)
Beats Of The Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin)
Life Of Pi (Ang Lee)
Lincoln (Steven Spielberg)
Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell)

Animated Feature Film
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

Seamus McGarvey (Anna Karenina)
Robert Richardson (Django Unchained)
Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi)
Janusz Kaminski (Lincoln)
Roger Deakins (Skyfall)

Costume Design
Jacqueline Durran (Anna Karenina)
Paco Delgado (Les Misérables)
Joanna Johnston (Lincoln)
Eiko Ishioka (Mirror Mirror)
Colleen Atwood (Snow White and the Huntsman)

Documentary Feature

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

Documentary Short

Kings Point
Mondays At Racine
Open Heart

Film Editing
William Goldenberg (Argo)
Tim Squyres (Life Of Pi)
Michael Kahn (Lincoln)
Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers (Silver Linings Playbook)
Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg (Zero Dark Thirty)

Foreign Language Film
Amour (Austria)
Kon-Tiki (Norway)
No (Chile)
A Royal Affair (Denmark)
War Witch (Canada)

Makeup and Hairstyling
Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel (Hitchcock)
Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)
Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell (Les Misérables)

Music Original Score
Dario Marianelli (Anna Karenina)
Alexandre Desplat (Argo)
Mychael Danna (Life Of Pi)
John Williams (Lincoln)
Thomas Newman (Skyfall)

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

Production Design
Sarah Greenwood (Production Design); Katie Spencer (Set Decoration) (Anna Karenina)
Dan Hennah (Production Design); Ra Vincent and Simon Bright (Set Decoration) (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)
Eve Stewart (Production Design); Anna Lynch-Robinson (Set Decoration) (Les Misérables)
David Gropman (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration) (Life Of Pi)
Rick Carter (Production Design); Jim Erickson (Set Decoration) (Lincoln)

Short Film Animated
Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head over Heels
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”

Short Film Live Action

Buzkashi Boys
Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)

Sound Editing
Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn (Argo)
Wylie Stateman (Django Unchained)
Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton (Life Of Pi)
Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers (Skyfall)
Paul N.J. Ottosson (Zero Dark Thirty)

Sound Mixing
John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia (Argo)
Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes (Les Misérables)
Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin (Life Of Pi)
Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins (Lincoln)
Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson (Skyfall)

Visual Effects
Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)
Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott (Life of Pi)
Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick (Marvel’s The Avengers)
Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill (Prometheus)
Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson (Snow White and the Huntsman)

Writing 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)

Writing Original Screenplay
Michael Haneke (Amour)
Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)
John Gatins (Flight)
Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom)
Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty)


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