No Surprises Here… Lincoln Leads the 2013 Oscar Nominees

Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone took the stage at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills this morning to announce this year’s Academy Award nominations, and they played out almost exactly as everyone expected. Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln led the way with 12 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director and another Best Actor nod for Daniel Day-Lewis. Ang Lee’s Life of Pi was up for 11 awards, while David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook and Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables received 8 nominations apiece.

There were a total of 9 Best Picture nominees this year, and if there were any surprises they would probably be Beasts of the Southern Wild and Amour. Django Unchained was also in the mix, although Quentin Tarantino was ignored for Best Director. On the bright side, Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams were all recognized for their performances in The Master, although the movie itself received no love. Are you on board with this year’s nominees? Are there any major oversights? Check out the full list after the jump.


Best Picture

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • Lincoln
  • Les Miserables
  • Life of Pi
  • Amour
  • Django Unchained
  • Argo

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, Lincoln
  • Denzel Washington, Flight
  • Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
  • Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Best Actress

  • Naomi Watts, The Impossible
  • Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Emmanuelle 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 Original Song

  • “Before My Time,” Chasing Ice
  • “Pi’s Lullaby,” Life of Pi
  • “Suddenly,” Les Miserables
  • “Everybody Needs A Best Friend,” Ted
  • “Skyfall,” Skyfall

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Frankenweenie
  • Pirates! Band of Misfits
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • Paranorman
  • Brave

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Austria: Amour
  • Chile: No
  • Canada: War Witch
  • Denmark: A Royal Affair
  • Norway: Kontiki

Best Original Screenplay

  • John Gatins, Flight
  • Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
  • Michael Haneke, Amour
  • Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, Moonrise Kingdom

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Chris Terrio, Argo
  • Tony Kushner, Lincoln
  • David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
  • David Magee, Life of Pi

Best Cinematography

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

Best 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

  • “Inocente,” Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
  • “Kings Point,” Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
  • “Mondays at Racine,” Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
  • “Open Heart,” Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
  • “Redemption,” Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill

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

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel, Hitcock
  • Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell, Les Miserables

Best Original Score

  • Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina
  • Alexandre Desplat, Argo
  • Mychael Danna, Life of Pi
  • John Williams, Lincoln
  • Thomas Newman, Skyfall

Best Production Design

  • Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer, Anna Karenina
  • Dan Hennah, Ra Vincent and Simon Bright, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Eve Stewart and Anna Lynch-Robinson, Les Miserables
  • David Gropman and Anna Pinnock, Life of Pi
  • Rick Carter and Jim Erickson, Lincoln

Best Animated Short

  • “Adam and Dog,” Minkyu Lee
  • “Fresh Guacamole,” PES
  • “Head over Heels,” Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
  • “Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare,’” David Silverman
  • “Paperman,” John Kahrs

Best Live Action Short

  • “Asad,” Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
  • “Buzkashi Boys,” Sam French and Ariel Nasr
  • “Curfew,” Shawn Christensen
  • “Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw),” Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
  • “Henry,” Yan England

Best Sound Editing

  • Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn, Argo
  • Unchained 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

Best 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

Best 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

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  • Steve

    Prometheus was snubbed for best picture!
    In all seriousness though, it amazes me every year how films like The Imposter get 0 recognition. A darn shame.

  • Essie

    Haneke getting nominated over QT is the greatest thing the academy has done.

  • dan

    I was dissapointed that Skyfall didn’t receive much recognition and that The Dark Knight Rises received 0 nominations

  • Flo

    Maybe The Imposter hadn’t been seen by enough Academy members or, eventually more likely, the movie just had too many “fictitious” elements to it due to all those amazing reenactments. Sometimes the most enigmatic and “movie-like” documentaries get overlooked like The Thin Blue Line or Senna before.

    It’s great though that Bigelow was snubbed foreshadowing that the overrated Zero Dark Thirty most likely won’t turn into another The Hurt Locker.

  • http://www.absencepresence.com Jed

    Wow, can’t believe Leo wasn’t nominated for Django. Cloud Atlas should’ve gotten some technical nods as well.

  • http://www.seandwyer.net Sean

    The Imposter was on the shortlist, but I guess it just didn’t make the cut. Searching for Sugar Man seems to be the only non-”issue-based” doc to get nominated this year.

  • Brendan

    Sean, you make a good point about the “issue based” docs. I’ve been noticing that about the Oscar’s docs category, that it’s more about the issue than how good the filmmaking and storytelling are. Sugarman is one that’s not about issues, but it has one of those real life stories that have broad appeal, so that helps it.

  • rjdelight

    Flight??? Flight????

  • Lior

    And nothing for Cloud Atlas, the most audacious film of the year. Not even tech awards.

    What a boring, predictable list.

  • Henrik

    Lol @ John Williams nomination…

    Pulling for Amour in almost all categories, but back-to-back danish oscars would be great!

  • Gerry

    Shame the song at the end of The Hobbit wasn’t nominated. I really like it.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/ripplesdip James

    It seems like more of a yawn than usual this year?

  • mark

    Fuck lincoln, that movie sucked shit

  • http://twitter.com/ndf piggystardust

    Tommy Lee Jones sucked in Lincoln.

  • Theman

    Wes Anderson will win for moonrise. Denkins will win for bond. And Lincoln will get everything else

  • Henrik

    Tommy Lee Jones didn’t do anything in Lincoln, but it’s such an oscarpart… A terrible one at that.

    I rewatched Ed Wood recently, and there’s an oscarpart in there for an aging actor as Bela Lugosi, and it’s such a better part. Spielberg doesn’t know where it’s at man.

  • Antho42

    So no Leo…[:

  • cronenfly

    Once again Jonny Greenwood gets snubbed for best score.

  • MrHorse

    ..no leo!
    shame on them.

    i want naomi. to win and otherwise

  • tucker

    Cloud Atlas should have been nominated in virtually every category…

    District 9 should have gotten more noms in 2009 (Copley Snub is glaring oversight)

    Academy Awards suck…

  • http://twitter.com/ndf piggystardust

    Here’s Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln: “Slavery is bad! And you’re a nincompoop!”
    Audience: “Hahahahahhahaha He’s old!”

  • Jonny Ashley

    django ftw! denzel being on the list for best actor for flight is predictable dogshit though

  • MrHorse

    flight, the accident: why would the stabilators heal themselves. why would the engines catch fire.. german flak?

    it also has a very stupid ending. cringing.

    also, religion.. rears its ulgy head, like a benevolent slimey worm entering your otherwise healthy brain. the horror

    denzel did pull a rabbit out of zemeckis’s ass, but the credit is his alone

    2.5/4, 6+/10

  • Steve

    Ah Fassbender…Never go full android.

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