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Oscar Nominations 2013: Lincoln Leads with 12 Nominations

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The 2013 Oscar nominations are in, and the “Lincoln” biopic heads the race with 12 nominations, one ahead of the visually spectacular “Life of Pi.” Other popular movies are “ Silver Linings Playbook” and “Les Miserables” each taking eight nominations in what is also more properly called the 85th Academy Awards.

“Argo” trails a little on seven nominations. “Django Unchained” and “Zero Dark Thirty” may be disappointed with their five Oscar nominations each, “Amour” must surely be happy to gain the same number of nominations.

“Lincoln,” Steven Spielberg’s biopic of the 16th president of the United States continues its apparently unstoppable progress towards Oscars glory with an impressive dozen nominations.

It was closely followed by “Life of Pi,” Ang Lee’s adaptation of the Yann Martel Booker winner came which got eleven nominations, four of them in major categories, while David O Russell’s screwball rom-com “Silver Linings Playbook” won nominations in eight categories, seven of them major, including surprise nods for supporting actors Jacki Weaver and Robert De Niro.

“Les Miserables,” Tom Hooper’s epic adaptation of the musical phenomenon, also won eight, one ahead of Ben Affleck’s “Argo.”

Britain’s Working Title did very well indeed with a surprise four nominations for Joe Wright’s “Anna Karenina,” while “Skyfall,” the 23rd James Bond film, picked up five nominations. You won’t be surprised to learn that “Best Picture” is not among them, but Bond makers and fans a like must be thrilled this uncharacteristically strong award nomination showing from the franchise.

Quentin Tarantino’s controversial “Django Unchained” and Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, did nowhere near as well as expected, but still they each picked up five nominations, as did “Amour,” Michael Haneke’s austere drama about an elderly couple coping after one of them suffers a stroke. As well as a predicted nomination for best foreign film, Haneke’s Palme d’Or winner is up for best picture, best director, best original screenplay and best actress.

Emmanuelle Riva (85) is the oldest ever contender in this category; she’s up against the youngest ever, Quvenzhané Wallis (9) who starred in “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” which also surprisingly bagged four nominations – including one for best picture (and others for adapted screenplay and best director).

“Lincoln” is hotly tipped to take most of the Oscars home, as well as being the frontrunner for both the Bafta (where it’s ahead on 10 nominations) and the Golden Globes, nominations for which will be announced on Sunday.

Here is the full list of nominations for the 85th Academy Awards

Best Picture
“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 Director
“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 Actor
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”

Best Supporting Actor
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”

Best Actress
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”

Best Supporting Actress
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
“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

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

Best 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

Best 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

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

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

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
“Amour” Austria
“Kon-Tiki” Norway
“No” Chile
“A Royal Affair” Denmark
“War Witch” Canada

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

Best Original Score
“Anna Karenina” Dario Marianelli
“Argo” Alexandre Desplat
“Life of Pi” Mychael Danna
“Lincoln” John Williams
“Skyfall” Thomas Newma


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