Oscar Nominees Revealed, Led By Lincoln And Silver Linings Playbook

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They are here, and boy, what a list of nominees.

With many predictions leading up to the announcement of this year’s nominees for the Academy Awards looking at most awards going with the grain that’s been put into place by various precursor awards, the number of shocking choices by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences proves that while they aren’t beloved by many, they sure as hell know how to go their own way.

The big stunners here come in the form of the Best Director category where names like Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) and Tom Hooper (Les Miserables) were denied in place of names like Michael Haneke (Amour) and even Benh Zeitlin for Beasts Of The Southern Wild, a film that found nominations in Best Actress, Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. It’s a startling support of a young filmmaker here that was easily the most unexpected announcement here. Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook found nominations across the board, while Argo had some tough ground to cover getting shunned by the Best Director category, but squeaking in for a Best Picture nomination.

With Lincoln all but walking up the stage for its award, this season has been an interesting and competitive one, but if these nominations hint at anything, it’s the fact that we are going to have a definitively Steven Spielberg evening come Oscar night.

Here are the nominees:

Best Picture

Amour
Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings

Best Director

David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook
Ang Lee – Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg – Lincoln
Michael Haneke – Amour
Benh Zeitlin – Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Actor

Daniel Day-Lewis
Denzel Washington
Hugh Jackman
Bradley Cooper
Joaquin Phoenix

Best Actress

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

Best Supporting Actor

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

Best Supporting Actress

Sally Field – Lincoln
Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Hunt – The Sessions
Amy Adams – The Master

Best Animated Feature

Frankenweenie
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph
ParaNorman
Brave

Best Foreign Language Feature

Amour
No
War Witch
A Royal Affair
Kon-Tiki

Best Adapted Screenplay

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Argo
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Life of Pi

Best Original Screenplay

Flight
Zero Dark Thirty
Django Unchained
Amour
Moonrise Kingdom

Best Documentary

5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching For Sugar Man

Best Cinematography

Anna Karenina
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall

Best Costume Design

Anna Karenina
Les Miserables
Lincoln
Mirror Mirror
Snow White and the Huntsman

Best Film Editing

Argo
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Makeup

Hitchcock
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables

Best Original Score

Anna Karenina
Argo
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall

Best Original Song

Before My Time – Chasing Ice
Pi’s Lullaby – Life of Pi
Suddenly – Les Misérables
Everybody Needs a Best Friend – Ted
Skyfall – Skyfall

Best Short Film (Animated)

Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head Over Heels
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”
Paperman

Best Short Film (Live Action)

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’s The Avengers
Prometheus
Snow White and the Huntsman