Thursday, 10 January 2013

The Oscar Nominations: Snubs and Shoe-ins

The Oscar Nominations: Snubs and Shoe-ins

The 2012 Oscar nominations were announced this morning by Emma Stone and host Seth McFarlane, whose on-stage banter and jokes about Hollywood were more entertaining than the last five Oscar ceremonies combined. Lincoln leads the Oscar nominations after being named in 12 categories. The film is followed closely by Life of Pi, which is nomiated for 11 honours. Both movies are up for the prestigious Best Picture Oscar, but will face competition from Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Silver Livings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty to take home the statuette.

The Best Actress nominees are Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty, Silver Linings Playbook star Jennifer Lawrence, Amour actress Emmanuelle Riva, Quvenzhane Wallis from Beasts of the Southern Wild and The Impossible actress Naomi Watts. As well as Spielberg, Life of Pi’s Ang Lee, Silver Linings Playbook filmmaker David O. Russell , Michael Haneke, who made Amour, and Beasts of the Southern Wild helmer Benh Zeitlin are up for Best Director.

Despite being hotly tipped, James Bond film Skyfall was not nominated in any major category, but is up for five awards, including Best Original Song for Adele’s Skyfall. The Oscars will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane and take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on February 24.

So let’s take a closer look at these nominations. First off, who got robbed? I think the most obvious name to pop up first is the very deserving Ben Affleck, who was shut out of Best Actor and Best Director for his film Argo. Leonardo DiCaprio was ignored by the Academy for the millionth time for his role in Django Unchained and in my personal opinion, the Academy as per usual failed to give any credit to young adult films worthy of a statue, namely Stephen Chbosky and The Perks of Being A Wallflower for Best Adapted screenplay.

Surprisingly, former Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow was not nominated in the Best Director category for her film Zero Dark Thirty, and neither was Les Miserables director Tom Hooper, despite the film picking up a nomination for Best Picture.

Check out the full list below to see what films you still need to watch before the Oscars are announced on Sunday, February 24.

Academy Awards 2013 selected list of nominees:

Performance by an actor in a leading role:
Bradley Cooper in ‘Silver Linings Playbook’
Daniel Day-Lewis in ‘Lincoln’
Hugh Jackman in ‘Les Misérables’
Joaquin Phoenix in ‘The Master’
Denzel Washington in ‘Flight’

Performance by an actor in a supporting role:
Alan Arkin in ‘Argo’
Robert De Niro in ‘Silver Linings Playbook’
Philip Seymour Hoffman in ‘The Master’
Tommy Lee Jones in ‘Lincoln’
Christoph Waltz in ‘Django Unchained’

Performance by an actress in a leading role:
Jessica Chastain in ‘Zero Dark Thirty’
Jennifer Lawrence in ‘Silver Linings Playbook’
Emmanuelle Riva in ‘Amour’
Quvenzhané Wallis in ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’
Naomi Watts in ‘The Impossible’

Performance by an actress in a supporting role:
Amy Adams in ‘The Master’
Sally Field in ‘Lincoln’
Anne Hathaway in ‘Les Misérables’
Helen Hunt in ‘The Sessions’
Jacki Weaver in ‘Silver Linings Playbook’

Best animated feature film of the year:
‘Brave’ Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
‘Frankenweenie’ Tim Burton
‘ParaNorman’ Sam Fell and Chris Butler
‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits’ Peter Lord
‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Rich Moore

Achievement in cinematography:
‘Anna Karenina’ Seamus McGarvey
‘Django Unchained’ Robert Richardson
‘Life of Pi’ Claudio Miranda
‘Lincoln’ Janusz Kaminski
‘Skyfall’ Roger Deakins

Achievement in directing:
‘Amour’ Michael Haneke
‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ Benh Zeitlin
‘Life of Pi’ Ang Lee
‘Lincoln’ Steven Spielberg
‘Silver Linings Playbook’ David O. Russell

Best documentary feature:
’5 Broken Cameras’
Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
‘The Gatekeepers’
Nominees to be determined
‘How to Survive a Plague’
Nominees to be determined
‘The Invisible War’
Nominees to be determined
‘Searching for Sugar Man’
Nominees to be determined

Best documentary short subject:
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
Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill

Achievement in film editing:
‘Argo’ William Goldenberg
‘Life of Pi’ Tim Squyres
‘Lincoln’ Michael Kahn
‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

Best foreign language film of the year:
‘Amour’ Austria
‘Kon-Tiki’ Norway
‘No’ Chile
‘A Royal Affair’ Denmark
‘War Witch’ Canada

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling:
Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’
Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
‘Les Misérables’
Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score):
‘Anna Karenina’ Dario Marianelli
‘Argo’ Alexandre Desplat
‘Life of Pi’ Mychael Danna
‘Lincoln’ John Williams
‘Skyfall’ Thomas Newman

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (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

Best motion picture of the year:
‘Amour’ Nominees to be determined
‘Argo’ Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers
‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers
‘Django Unchained’ Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers
‘Les Misérables’ Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers
‘Life of Pi’ Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers
‘Lincoln’ Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers

Best animated short film:
‘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 film:
‘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

Adapted screenplay:
‘Argo’ Screenplay by Chris Terrio
‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
‘Life of Pi’ Screenplay by David Magee
‘Lincoln’ Screenplay by Tony Kushner
‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Screenplay by David O. Russell

Original screenplay:
‘Amour’ Written by Michael Haneke
‘Django Unchained’ Written by Quentin Tarantino
‘Flight’ Written by John Gatins
‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Written by Mark Boal

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