Thursday, January 10, 2013

Full List of 2012's Oscar Nominations

So here they are: the Academy Award nominations in full!

This year threw up a few surprises, not least of which was "Beasts of the Southern Wild" managing to snag a nomination for Best Director for Benh Zeitlin, as well as its inclusion in Best Picture and Best Actress. The Directors' Guild nominations proved to be a bad indicator for the equivalent Oscar category this year, with only Ang Lee and Steven Spielberg surviving the reshuffle. Their films, "Life of Pi" and "Lincoln," lead the nomination tally with 12 and 11 respectively.

Personally, I'm thrilled to see 'Beasts' recognised in so many categories, and that the Best Actress lineup will ensure completists of the future get an interesting set of nominees to engage with. The late Eiko Ishioka's nomination for the costumes in "Mirror, Mirror" is an unexpected delight, as is Adele's song nod, and thankfully Joaquin Phoenix has made it into the Best Actor lineup.

Some minor quibbles: the Academy went with the modest performances of Amy Adams and Jacki Weaver in Supporting Actress, rather than the daring ones of Nicole Kidman and Ann Dowd. They also left out "The Master" in production design, cinematography, and score.

My prediction score was 74/107. Nominations as follows:

Best Picture

"Beasts Of The Southern Wild"
"Django Unchained"
"Les Miserables"
"Life Of Pi"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Director

Ang Lee - "Life Of Pi"
Michael Haneke - "Amour"
David O. Russell - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Steven Spielberg - "Lincoln"
Benh Zeitlin - "Beasts Of The Southern Wild"

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Bradley Cooper - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Daniel Day-Lewis - "Lincoln"
Hugh Jackman - "Les Miserables"
Joaquin Phoenix - "The Master"
Denzel Washington - "Flight"

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Jessica Chastain - "Zero Dark Thirty"
Jennifer Lawrence - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Emmanuelle Riva - "Amour"
Quvenzhane Wallis - "Beasts Of The Southern Wild"
Naomi Watts - "The Impossible"

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

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

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

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

Best Original Screenplay

Michael Haneke - "Amour"
Quentin Tarantino - "Django Unchained"
John Gatlin - "Flight"
Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola - "Moonrise Kingdom"
Mark Boal - "Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Adapted Screenplay

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

Best Foreign Language Film

"A Royal Affair"
"War Witch"

Best Animated Feature Film

"The Pirates! Band Of Misfits"
"Wreck-It Ralph"

Best Original Song

"Before My Time" - "Chasing Ice"
"Pi's Lullaby" - "Life Of Pi"
"Suddenly" - "Les Miserables"
"Skyfall" - "Skyfall"
"Everybody Needs A Best Friend" - "Ted"

Best Cinematography

Seamus McGarvey - "Anna Karenina"
Robert Richardson - "Django Unchained"
Claudio Miranda - "Life Of Pi"
Janusz Kaminski - "Lincoln"
Roger Deakins - "Skyfall"

Best Film Editing

William Goldenberg - "Argo"
Tim Squyres - "Life Of Pi"
Michael Kahn - "Lincoln"
Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers - "Silver Linings Playbook"
William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor - Zero Dark Thirty

Best Costume Design

Jacqueline Durran - "Anna Karenina"
Paco Delgado - "Les Miserables"
Joanna Johnston - "Lincoln"
Eiko Ishioka - "Mirror Mirror"
Colleen Atwood - "Snow White and the Huntsman"

Best Documentary Feature

"5 Broken Cameras"
"The Gatekeepers"
"How To Survive A Plague"
"The Invisible War"
"Searching For Sugar Man"

Best Visual Effects

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
"Life Of Pi"
"Marvel's The Avengers"
"Snow White And The Huntsman"

Best Production Design

Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer - "Anna Karenina"
Dan Hennah, Ra Vincent, Simon Bright - "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
Eve Stewart - "Les Miserables"
David Gropman, Anna Pinnock - "Life Of Pi"
Rick Carter, Jim Erickson, Peter T Frank - "Lincoln"

Best Original Score

Dario Marianelli - "Anna Karenina"
Alexandre Desplat - "Argo"
Mychael Danna - "Life Of Pi"
John Williams - "Lincoln"
Thomas Newman - "Skyfall"

Best Make Up

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
"Les Miserables"

Best Sound Editing

"Django Unchained"
"Life Of Pi"
"Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Sound Mixing

"Les Miserables"
"Life Of Pi"

Best Documentary Short Film

"Kings Point"
"Mondays At Racine"
"Open Heart"

Best Animated Short

"Adam And Dog"
"Fresh Guacamole"
"Head Over Heels"
"Maggie Simpson In The Longest Daycare"

Best Live-Action Short Film

"Buzkashi Boys"
"Death Of A Shadow"

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