Full List of Nominations For the 85th Academy Awards

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Morning early risers, today’s the day we find out who will have a chance at winning the most prestigious awards in all of Hollywood. Here are the full list of nominees.

 

 

 

Best Picture:

Beats of the Southern Wild

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

Lincoln 

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Amour

Django Unchained

Argo

Nothing too shocking here besides maybe Amour, as films not in English rarely get nominated. But buzz was still surrounding it. Nine films, just like last year. No clear frontrunner, unlike last year.

 

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

Some interesting omissions and inclusions here. No Kathryn Bigelow or Ben Affleck could really hurt their films Zero Dark Thirty and Argo from beating Lincoln for the gold. I’m glad to see Zeitlin nominated for Beasts, a film I thought had been forgotten since its cruel omissions at the Golden Globes.

 

Best Actor:

Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln 

Denzel Washington, Flight

Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

No surprises here. Glad to see Joaquin Phoenix recognized for his incredible work in The Master as not everyone had him pegged in the five.

 

Best Actress:

Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Quvenzhane Wallis was recognized! I was nervous after the Golden Globes! This race gets tighter every day and doesn’t quite have a clear winner yet.

 

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

Christoph Waltz instead of Leonardo DiCaprio for Django Unchained? Alright Academy…

 

Best Supporting Actress:

Sally Field, Lincoln 

Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Amy Adams, The Master 

Jacki Weaver likely surprised many and Amy Adams wasn’t a shoe-in, but this category belongs to Anne Hathaway anyhow.

 

Best Original Screenplay:

Flight

Zero Dark Thirty

Django Unchained

Amour

Moonrise Kingdom

Another category that went on as planned.

 

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Argo

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

Life of Pi

Both writing categories, in fact, were quite easy to predict this year. Though I was pulling for Perks of Being a Wallflower.

 

Best Animated Feature:

Frankenweenie

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Wreck-It Ralph

ParaNorman

Brave

ParaNorman sneaking in instead of Rise of the Guardians is nice, otherwise this is a category full of animated winners of the year.

 

Best Original Song:

“Before My Time”, Chasing Ice

“Everybody Needs a Best Friend”, Ted

“Pi’s Lullaby”, Life of Pi

“Skyfall”, Skyfall

“Suddenly”, Les Miserables

Anyone else watching the announcements this morning holding their breath for Skyfall? They said it last! Also I kind of think the Academy was making fun of Seth McFarlane by nominating Ted here, but alas, it happened.

 

Best Foreign Film:

Amour

Kon-Tiki

No

A Royal Affair 

War Witch

Amour is going to win everything. Well, at least this category. Guess I should see it.

 

Best Cinematography:

Anna Karenina 

Django Unchained

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Skyfall

Great picks. These films were all beautifully shot. Life of Pi should probably win.

 

Best Costume Design:

Anna Karenina 

Les Miserables

Lincoln

Mirror Mirror

Snow White and the Huntsman 

So both Snow White movies got nominated? Doesn’t matter, this category seems to be the entire reason Anna Karenina was made.

 

Best Documentary Feature:

5 Broken Cameras

The Gatekeepers

How to Survive a Plague

The Invisible War

Searching for Sugar Man

Expect How to Survive a Plague to take home the award as the most buzz worthy feature.

 

Best Documentary Short:

Inocente 

Kings Point

Monday at Recine

Open Heart 

Redemption 

This category is when I take my pee break.

 

Best Editing:

Argo

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

Ah, the infamous editing category, the supposed best guess of what film will win Best Picture. No shocker then that all five films were nominated for both categories.

 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:

Hitchcock

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 

Les Miserables

Give this to Les Mis. The 13 dwarves and Anthony Hopkins weren’t quite as convincing as they should have been.

 

Best Original Score:

Anna Karenina 

Argo 

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Skyfall

These wouldn’t be my picks, but I’ll root for Skyfall here.

 

Best Production Design:

Anna Karenina 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

All five films were so beautifully crafted. Though it is hard to imagine a world where Life of Pi isn’t recognized for its visual mastery.

 

Best Animated Short Film:

Adam and Dog

Fresh Guacamole

Head Over Heels

Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”

Paperman

Maggie Simpson?! As in from The Simpsons?! To YouTube! (Or wherever you find these things.)

 

Best Short Film:

Asad

Buzkashi Boys

Curfew

Death of a Shadow

Henry

My second pee break.

 

Best Sound Editing:

Argo 

Django Unchained

Life of Pi

Skyfall

Zero Dark Thirty 

Four of the five nominees were nominated for Best Picture, unusual for such a technical award. Especially since such blockbuster hits as The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises were left out.

 

Best Sound Mixing:

Argo

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Skyfall

See above.

 

Best Visual Effects:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Life of Pi

The Avengers

Prometheus

Snow White and the Huntsman 

The Avengers snags its only nomination in the last category on the list. But now I have to wonder, The Hobbit and Prometheus featured some pretty terrible CGI in spots. Wonder if the Goblin King’s chin is what they’ll show on the “Oscar Jumbotron” when they announce the nominees.

 

And there you have it! Which films will take home all the gold in February? What is your favorite film nominated? Sound off below!

One Response to Full List of Nominations For the 85th Academy Awards

  1. Declan says:

    I’m just mad Rust and Bone didn’t get a nod for Best Foreign. It was so much better than any of those other titles nominated. I feel like no one went to see it.

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