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Oscar Nominations 2013 Announced!
Lincoln leads the charge with 12

10 January 2013  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Oscar.org

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Oscar 2013 Nominations hosted by Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone

It's the big one! The 2013 Academy Awards nominations have been announced in LA, and Lincoln leads the pack with 12 nominations. Emma Stone and Seth McFarlane, this year's Oscar host, made an atypically funny and entertaining announcement this morning in LA, ahead of the ceremony on February 24 this year.

Life Of Pi came close behind with 11 awards, while Les Misérables and Silver Linings Playbook both picked up 8 (the latter did exceptionally well in the Acting categories, with nods in all four fields). Argo managed 7 nods, while there were 5 for Amour, Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained and Skyfall.

The Best Picture nominees are a respectable and eclectic bunch. The big, obvious Oscar contenders like Lincoln, Les Misérables, Argo and Zero Dark Thirty are rubbing shoulders with smaller films like Beasts Of The Southern Wild and Amour, with slightly left-field choices like the super-violent Django Unchained and the quirkily romantic Silver Linings Playbook.

For Best Actor, frontrunner Daniel Day-Lewis goes up against Denzel Washington for Flight, Hugh Jackman for Les Misérables, Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook and Joaquin Phoenix for The Master. We can't help wondering if there's any point those four guys showing up but best of luck to them.

Best Actress is a category that's harder to call. Jessica Chastain's intense turn in Zero Dark Thirty is nominated, as is Naomi Watts for her desperate straits in The Impossible, while Jennifer Lawrence is up for her simmering anger in Silver Linings Playbook. But what's most interesting is the extreme age range added by the other two nominees: Emmanuelle Riva, at 85, gets the nod for her heartbreaking work in Amour, while 9 year-old Quvenzhane Wallis is up for Beasts Of The Southern Wild.

Best Director is perhaps the most surprising category of all. Previous nominees Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee and David O. Russell go against arthouse giant Michael Haneke and absolute newcomer Benh Zeitlin. It's the most interesting selection in that category in ages, and one that we find a lot more interesting than the equivalent BAFTA line-up this year. Could it be Haneke's year? Probably not, but it's nice to see the Palme d'Or winner up there.

Best Supporting Actor shows nominations for Christoph Waltz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Alan Arkin and Tommy Lee Jones - all previous winners of an Acting award. Best Supporting Actress sees Sally Field, Anne Hathaway, Jackie Weaver, Helen Hunt and Amy Adams duke it out - all previous nominees, although only two have won before (Hunt and Field).

 Best Animated nominees are Frankenweenie, Paranorman, Brave, The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists and Wreck-It-Ralph. Always nice to see five films up for that award, and it's interesting that three of them are stop-motion rather than CG this year. 

Best Original Song saw love for Chasing Ice, Life Of PiLes Miserables, Ted and Skyfall - one of five nominations for the Bond film. Best Foreign Film sees Haneke's Amour pick up another nod, up against Chile's No, Canada's War Witch, Denmark's A Royal Affair and Norway's Kon-Tiki.

As an aside, Best Picture winners have all, since about 1980, had a Best Editing nomination to match. The nominees in that category are Argo, Life Of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty - so consider those five the front-runners for Best Picture. Combine it with Best Director, another strong indicator, and the front-runners become Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook and Life Of Pi - all of which also get a Screenplay nod. Make your predictions accordingly.

The full list of nominees is below:

BEST PICTURE
Amour
Argo
Django Unchained
Les Misérables
Life Of Pi
Lincoln
Zero Dark Thirty
Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Silver Linings Playbook

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

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

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

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams - The Master
Anne Hathaway - Les Misérables
Helen Hunt - The Sessions
Sally Field - Lincoln
Jacki Weaver - Silver Linings Playbook

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Brave
Frankenweenie
Paranorman
The Pirates! In An Adventure WIth Scientists
Wreck-it-Ralph

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

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

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
The Gatekeepers
How To Survive A Plague
The Invisible War
Searching For Sugar Man

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Inocente
Kings Point
Mondays At Racine
Open Heart
Redemption

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

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Amour - Austria
Kon-Tiki - Norway
No - Chile
A Royal Affair - Denmark
War Witch - Canada

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
Hitchcock - Julie Hewett, Martin Samuel, Howard Berger
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rick Findlater
Les Misérables - Lisa Westcott

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

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
'Before My Time' from Chasing Ice
'Everybody Needs A Best Friend' from Ted
'Pi's Lullaby' from Life Of Pi
'Skyfall' from Skyfall
'Suddenly' from Les Miserables

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Anna Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables
Life Of Pi
Lincoln

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head Over Heels
Maggie Simpson In "The Longest Daycare"
Paperman

BEST LIVE FILM SHORT
Asad
Buzkashi Boys
Curfew
Death Of A Shadow
Henry

BEST SOUND EDITING
Argo
Django Unchained
Life Of Pi
Skyfall
Zero Dark Thirty

BEST SOUND MIXING
Argo
Les Miserables
Life Of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life Of Pi
Marvel Avengers Assemble
Prometheus 
Snow White And The Huntsman

NOMINEES TALLY
Lincoln 12
Life Of Pi 11
Les Miserables 8
Silver Linings Playbook 8
Argo 7
Amour 5
Django Unchained 5
Zero Dark Thirty 5
Skyfall 5
Anna Karenina 4
Beasts Of The Southern Wild 4
The Master 3
The Hobbit 3
Flight 2
Snow White And The Huntsman 2


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Best Score?!?!
Why is Beasts of the Southern Wild not included in this category? Of the list I've only seen Skyfall and Life of Pi and while those are both great scores (Skyfall beats Life of Pi in my opinion) neither are better than Beasts. I downloaded it as soon as I saw the film and it instantly brings back the feelings while watching it. I can only think it must not have been eligible. For me the best score of the year by far. More

Posted by seven28uk at 14:15 on 16 January 2013 | Report This Post

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Oh never knew that. Wonder if it's because they get dvds before they make their noms is the reason that Beasts & Amour got nods? which is a good thing as they probably didn't get seen by what 80-90% of the voters when they were released at the Cinema & hopefully will open up the paths for similar productions to have more of a wider release. On another note find it hillarious that Affleck walked away with Critics Choice Best Director day after he got snubbed at The Oscars heard he made a jok More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 09:33 on 12 January 2013 | Report This Post

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L: Wild about Wilder Wonder why neither Bond or Batman's films got nominated as there was still an open spot left in the best film catagory? (they only chose 9 as opposed to the 10 they could have) ecause that's not how they're nominated. Every Academy voter gets to list their favourite five (think they've reduced it to five now, even though there's up to 10 slots) films of the year. They have to rank their ballots in order. So a ballot could look like 1. The Master 2. Lincoln More

Posted by rawlinson at 17:38 on 11 January 2013 | Report This Post

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Wonder why neither Bond or Batman's films got nominated as there was still an open spot left in the best film catagory? (they only chose 9 as opposed to the 10 they could have) More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 17:15 on 11 January 2013 | Report This Post

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L: Chronicle Again the films are almost entirely from the end of the year.. hat's more to do with scheduling than anything else. Studios usually push Oscar potential films to late in the year. More

Posted by rawlinson at 17:04 on 11 January 2013 | Report This Post

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The Impossible has been mostly bummed. shame More

Posted by Dannybohy at 15:44 on 11 January 2013 | Report This Post

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Again the films are almost entirely from the end of the year.. More

Posted by Chronicle at 14:11 on 11 January 2013 | Report This Post

agreed with below, again no cinematography or score nomination for the master, which is a bit of a travesty really, if you ask me. a real oversight. More

Posted by staypuft2 at 11:56 on 11 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Forget Dark Knight Rises, The Master should have earned Best Picture, Best Director, Screenplay noms
L: pete_traynor L: atom_band The Master is the finest film ever made. But its understandable it didn't earn best picture, best director or screenplay nominations. Its a bit extreme for Academy voters. At least there's 3 acting nominations which were to too magnificent to ignore as I really rate PTA (and I really do!) I wasn’t ] enamored with The Master, so I’m not too surprised at it getting overlooked for Best Picture either. It did however deserve recognition in the Cinematog More

Posted by OPEN YOUR EYES at 11:55 on 11 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Forget Dark Knight Rises, The Master should have earned Best Picture, Best Director, Screenplay noms
L: atom_band The Master is the finest film ever made. But its understandable it didn't earn best picture, best director or screenplay nominations. Its a bit extreme for Academy voters. At least there's 3 acting nominations which were to too magnificent to ignore sp; as I really rate PTA (and I really do!) I wasn’t ] enamored with The Master, so I’m not too surprised at it getting overlooked for Best Picture either. It did however deserve recognition in the Cinematography and Score cat More

Posted by pete_traynor at 11:50 on 11 January 2013 | Report This Post

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L: Deviation Wasn't This Must be the Place have a middling reception? I haven't heard that much good things about it. retty much. In terms of matching critical reception, judging by the Metacritic list compiled from critics end of year top 10s, 7 of the top 10 most critically acclaimed films of the year made the Oscar best picture list - ZDT, Lincoln, Amour, Argo, Beasts, SLP, Django. Out of the remaining two Oscar noms, Life of Pi came 12th, Les Mis 25th. The films with most ri More

Posted by rawlinson at 10:41 on 11 January 2013 | Report This Post

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No, it's misguided semi-Chilean pride. More

Posted by Deviation at 03:02 on 11 January 2013 | Report This Post

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Deviation, did you like No? You're sending me mixed vibes. More

Posted by SadFace at 00:40 on 11 January 2013 | Report This Post

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Screw 'em - it's probably still my best film released last year.  More

Posted by elab49 at 00:35 on 11 January 2013 | Report This Post

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Wasn't This Must be the Place have a middling reception? I haven't heard that much good things about it. However, No got a nom so this is the best Oscars ever. More

Posted by Deviation at 00:24 on 11 January 2013 | Report This Post

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This Must be the Place was eligible this year. The idiocy increases. Wish I hadn't looked at that link now. I was enjoying being amused at the director list before that More

Posted by elab49 at 00:14 on 11 January 2013 | Report This Post

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Lavant not being there is sad. But No got a nomination so they're cool by me. More

Posted by Deviation at 00:10 on 11 January 2013 | Report This Post

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From Up on Poppy Hill and Children Who Chase Lost Voices were eligible. Oscar are idiots. Edit. And so was Denis Lavant. Ditto. More

Posted by elab49 at 23:13 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

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L: directorscut L: scarface666brooksy!! Also if Django wins Best Picture, it'll probably give Spike Lee an aneurysm. e's more likely to die of over-inflated self-importance as only three films in the history of the Oscars have won without a Best Director nomination, and only one of those was in the past eighty years. his is true. Then again crazier things have happened, like Lee thinking it was a good idea to remake Oldboy. More

Posted by scarface666brooksy!! at 23:08 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

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L: elab49 Is it rare for Oscar to diverge to much from the DGA noms?  he DGA was always a better predictor for the best picture line-up. They'd usually miss one or two for the actual director list. More

Posted by rawlinson at 23:04 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

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L: scarface666brooksy!! Also if Django wins Best Picture, it'll probably give Spike Lee an aneurysm. e's more likely to die of over-inflated self-importance as only three films in the history of the Oscars have won without a Best Director nomination, and only one of those was in the past eighty years. More

Posted by directorscut at 23:00 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

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Is it rare for Oscar to diverge to much from the DGA noms?  More

Posted by elab49 at 22:57 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

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I haven't even seen Amour and I'm delighted it got nommed for Best Picture. Same for Haneke for Best Director as well! If Jessica Chastain wins Best Actress, my life is nearly complete. She should have won for Tree Of Life so this should make up for that nicely. Deakins for Skyfall, HELL YES. And I have seen absolutely none of the Best Picture nominees, though I've been wanting to see them for ages lly seeing Lincoln, ZDT and Django very soon though. Also if Django wins Be More

Posted by scarface666brooksy!! at 22:33 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

The Dark Knight Rises hasn't been nominated for anything, I can't believe it. Were's Ben Affleck, Christopher Nolan and Katherine Bigelow for best director, were's all the other nominations The Master deserved. The Academy really do work in mysterious ways. More

Posted by the film man at 22:09 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Hm.
L: elab49 L: rawlinson L: elab49 Was Berberian eligible for the US awards? o. Not on the eligible list. hanks. I wondered if that was a factor but hadn't had a chance to find/double-check it. /quote] http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/rules/remind erlist.html I doubt it would have got nominated anyway, tbh. More

Posted by rawlinson at 22:07 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Hm.
L: rawlinson L: elab49 Was Berberian eligible for the US awards? o. Not on the eligible list. hanks. I wondered if that was a factor but hadn't had a chance to find/double-check it. More

Posted by elab49 at 21:58 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

Bullshit!
How can west of Memphis not be in the best documentary category. More

Posted by Wozza1984 at 21:56 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

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L: elab49 Was Berberian eligible for the US awards? o. Not on the eligible list. More

Posted by rawlinson at 21:55 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Hm.
Avengers did have a nomination, didn't it? Visual effects. Was Berberian eligible for the US awards? More

Posted by elab49 at 21:54 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

Hm.
Nothing for TDKR, Avengers (technically brilliant) nor 'The Impossible' which was astonishing in Direction, Acting, Sound and Visuals... robbed. 'The Imposter'? 'The Raid' 'Marley' 'Berberian Sound Studio' Thought The Hobbit would amount more, but very happy for 'Silver Linings' More

Posted by Wagg at 21:21 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

hobbit???
even though the review was quite accurate for the hobbit and it didnt recapture the glory of the lotr movies, the hobbit should have some more nominations such as: cinematography, costume design, music and especialy best song! More

Posted by paxosway at 21:09 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

Not as disappointed with the nominations this year as I was last year. Surprised like Tim Bevan that Tom Hooper wasn't nominated. It's the like the same thing as the lack of Spielberg in the BAFTA noms! I actually want watch this year, but as ever it's on a school night. Damn. More

Posted by polkadotty5 at 20:35 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

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L: theoriginalcynic L: ravagee L: directorscut L: theoriginalcynic There were loose ends / things that were silly / things that didn't make sense, but I've only seen it once, so I can't quote them to you. Well, if he can't see the film has plot holes, he has the blinders on = fanboy. I didn't hate the DKR's but I wouldn't award it five stars - like Empire did. Shouting "plotholes!" over and over again will not make a film less good. y More

Posted by ravagee at 20:29 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: ravagee L: directorscut L: theoriginalcynic There were loose ends / things that were silly / things that didn't make sense, but I've only seen it once, so I can't quote them to you. Well, if he can't see the film has plot holes, he has the blinders on = fanboy. I didn't hate the DKR's but I wouldn't award it five stars - like Empire did. Shouting "plotholes!" over and over again will not make a film less good. y Northwestads of them and it i More

Posted by theoriginalcynic at 20:26 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: directorscut L: theoriginalcynic There were loose ends / things that were silly / things that didn't make sense, but I've only seen it once, so I can't quote them to you. Well, if he can't see the film has plot holes, he has the blinders on = fanboy. I didn't hate the DKR's but I wouldn't award it five stars - like Empire did. houting "plotholes!" over and over again will not make a film less good. y Northwestads of them and it is a masterpiece. greed. More

Posted by ravagee at 20:20 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: directorscut L: theoriginalcynic There were loose ends / things that were silly / things that didn't make sense, but I've only seen it once, so I can't quote them to you. Well, if he can't see the film has plot holes, he has the blinders on = fanboy. I didn't hate the DKR's but I wouldn't award it five stars - like Empire did. houting "plotholes!" over and over again will not make a film less good. y Northwestads of them and it is a masterpiece. t doesn More

Posted by theoriginalcynic at 20:19 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

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L: theoriginalcynic There were loose ends / things that were silly / things that didn't make sense, but I've only seen it once, so I can't quote them to you. Well, if he can't see the film has plot holes, he has the blinders on = fanboy. I didn't hate the DKR's but I wouldn't award it five stars - like Empire did. houting "plotholes!" over and over again will not make a film less good. y Northwestads of them and it is a masterpiece. More

Posted by directorscut at 20:17 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

I though Samuel L Jackson deserved the best supporting nomination for Django ahead of Waltz but It looks like a pretty fierce category this year. More

Posted by billypunk at 20:12 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: theoriginalcynic L: ravagee L: theoriginalcynic There were so many loose ends / things that were silly / didn't make sense but I've only seen it once, so I can't quote them to you. Well, if he can't see the film has plot holes, he has the blinders on = fanboy. een it once? Then watch it again because believe me when you watch a film a few times you pick up things that you didn't notice before. It's a long film, it needs more than one watch. :/ ut i More

Posted by ravagee at 20:09 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: ravagee L: theoriginalcynic There were so many loose ends / things that were silly / didn't make sense but I've only seen it once, so I can't quote them to you. Well, if he can't see the film has plot holes, he has the blinders on = fanboy. een it once? Then watch it again because believe me when you watch a film a few times you pick up things that you didn't notice before. It's a long film, it needs more than one watch. :/ ut it's not that good, and there are More

Posted by theoriginalcynic at 20:07 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: theoriginalcynic There were so many loose ends / things that were silly / didn't make sense but I've only seen it once, so I can't quote them to you. Well, if he can't see the film has plot holes, he has the blinders on = fanboy. een it once? Then watch it again because believe me when you watch a film a few times you pick up things that you didn't notice before. It's a long film, it needs more than one watch. :/ Also, it's easy not to spot plot holes unless you're More

Posted by ravagee at 20:06 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
There were loose ends / things that were silly / things that didn't make sense, but I've only seen it once, so I can't quote them to you. Well, if he can't see the film has plot holes, he has the blinders on = fanboy. I didn't hate the DKR's but I wouldn't award it five stars - like Empire did. More

Posted by theoriginalcynic at 20:04 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

I though Samuel L Jackson deserved the best supporting nomination for Django ahead of Waltz but It looks like a pretty fierce category this year. More

Posted by billypunk at 20:02 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

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L: theoriginalcynic L: ravagee L: theoriginalcynic L: AxlReznor L: theoriginalcynic L: AxlReznor Their plots were only full of holes if you weren't paying attention/willing to do a little thinking for yourself. o DKR was full of plot holes. o. It wasn't. This has been discussed many times at length... there's not one "plot hole" that can't be explained using the internal logic of the movies, or in some cases are right there on screen. eep More

Posted by ravagee at 20:00 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

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L: ravagee L: theoriginalcynic L: AxlReznor L: theoriginalcynic L: AxlReznor Their plots were only full of holes if you weren't paying attention/willing to do a little thinking for yourself. o DKR was full of plot holes. o. It wasn't. This has been discussed many times at length... there's not one "plot hole" that can't be explained using the internal logic of the movies, or in some cases are right there on screen. eep telling yourself that - fanb More

Posted by theoriginalcynic at 19:57 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

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L: theoriginalcynic L: AxlReznor L: theoriginalcynic L: AxlReznor Their plots were only full of holes if you weren't paying attention/willing to do a little thinking for yourself. o DKR was full of plot holes. o. It wasn't. This has been discussed many times at length... there's not one "plot hole" that can't be explained using the internal logic of the movies, or in some cases are right there on screen. eep telling yourself that - fanboy. ilarious. I More

Posted by ravagee at 19:45 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Django Song
L: rawlinson e please explain to me how TDKR has not been nominated for best visual effects (considering they tried their best to not use CGI where ever possible) or score? ecause the professionals who work in visual effects and film music didn't like it. o that blatantly just confirms we're gonna be forgetting how to be old school and authentic in visual effects. Next they'll be praising 3D. More

Posted by ravagee at 19:43 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Best score for Skyfall??!
L: directorscut L: Whistler L: Harry Tuttle L: Rod Hull And why in the name of Cubby R Brocolli did the insipid and barely understandable theme song from Skyfall get a nod as well? Worst. Bond. Theme. Ever. And yes, I'm including The Living Daylights and License To Kill. I'd rather here that Christmas tree one from OHMSS than this bland toss on toast. gree with this. The way Adele mangles the English language to try and get the lyrics to scan makes me More

Posted by Whistler at 19:35 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Best score for Skyfall??!
L: Whistler L: Harry Tuttle L: Rod Hull And why in the name of Cubby R Brocolli did the insipid and barely understandable theme song from Skyfall get a nod as well? Worst. Bond. Theme. Ever. And yes, I'm including The Living Daylights and License To Kill. I'd rather here that Christmas tree one from OHMSS than this bland toss on toast. gree with this. The way Adele mangles the English language to try and get the lyrics to scan makes me angry enough to club bab More

Posted by directorscut at 19:31 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Django Song
Also, I absolutely love that something quite unknown like No (Chilean pride FUCK YES IT'S HERE) got nommed over that incredibly huge behemoth that was The Intouchables. More

Posted by Deviation at 19:28 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Best score for Skyfall??!
L: Harry Tuttle L: Rod Hull And why in the name of Cubby R Brocolli did the insipid and barely understandable theme song from Skyfall get a nod as well? Worst. Bond. Theme. Ever. And yes, I'm including The Living Daylights and License To Kill. I'd rather here that Christmas tree one from OHMSS than this bland toss on toast. gree with this. The way Adele mangles the English language to try and get the lyrics to scan makes me angry enough to club baby seals. What the fuc More

Posted by Whistler at 19:26 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Django Song
L: owenyunfat But Les Mis gets nod for Original song - its taken from stage show right? It may be original for the film perhaps... ou've answered your own question there. Yes, 'Suddenly' was written for the film. L: buffmychicken Tom Hardy did a great job as Bane only being able to use his eyes to convey emotion, ad ODed no doubt he would be up there.uote] Oh come on now. More

Posted by SadFace at 19:24 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Django Song
Biggest snub: Prometheus for production design. Not sure why Thomas Newman keeps getting nominated for ven't seen the film but as a score by itself it's one of his weakest. Really bizarre and pleasantly surprised to see psonsminated for an Oscar after all this time. More

Posted by directorscut at 18:30 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Django Song
L: rawlinson L: Harry Tuttle L: owenyunfat for the Django theme songone of my new gym tracks - love it! I can't stop singing "Djangooooo... doo doo doo... Djangooooo...." I am yet to learn the words... But Les Mis gets nod for Original song - its taken from stage show right? It may be original for the film perhaps... robably because it's 46 years old. eat you to it, biatch. ote] That'll teach me not to refresh the page before posting 'd love to see Django win More

Posted by Harry Tuttle at 18:02 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

You missed Django off the nominees tally... More

Posted by CU@theOscars at 17:59 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

FLASHMAN
There is what you want to win, and what you expect to win, and, taking everything on board, I have an overpowering sensation in my digestive tract that Silver Linings Playbook is going to give Jennifer Lawrence a good night & also nab Best Picture. The spy films are too controversial, Beasts and Amour too specialist, Lincoln, too wordy, Pi, too tricksy, Les Mis, too British and Django, too naughtily subversive........................ More

Posted by Frank Comiskey at 17:50 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Django Song
L: Harry Tuttle L: owenyunfat for the Django theme songone of my new gym tracks - love it! I can't stop singing "Djangooooo... doo doo doo... Djangooooo...." I am yet to learn the words... But Les Mis gets nod for Original song - its taken from stage show right? It may be original for the film perhaps... robably because it's 46 years old. eat you to it, biatch. More

Posted by rawlinson at 17:48 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

Forget Dark Knight Rises, The Master should have earned Best Picture, Best Director, Screenplay noms
The Master is the finest film ever made. But its understandable it didn't earn best picture, best director or screenplay nominations. Its a bit extreme for Academy voters. At least there's 3 acting nominations which were to too magnificent to ignore More

Posted by atom_band at 17:47 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Django Song
L: owenyunfat for the Django theme songone of my new gym tracks - love it! I can't stop singing "Djangooooo... doo doo doo... Djangooooo...." I am yet to learn the words... But Les Mis gets nod for Original song - its taken from stage show right? It may be original for the film perhaps... robably because it's 46 years old. More

Posted by Harry Tuttle at 17:47 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Django Song
L: owenyunfat No nod for the Django theme song - its one of my new gym tracks - love it! I can't stop singing "Djangooooo... doo doo doo... Djangooooo...." he song is an old one, from the original 66 Django. It was never eligible. e please explain to me how TDKR has not been nominated for best visual effects (considering they tried their best to not use CGI where ever possible) or score? ecause the professionals who work in visual effects and film music didn't like it. More

Posted by rawlinson at 17:45 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Best score for Skyfall??!
L: Rod Hull And why in the name of Cubby R Brocolli did the insipid and barely understandable theme song from Skyfall get a nod as well? Worst. Bond. Theme. Ever. And yes, I'm including The Living Daylights and License To Kill. I'd rather here that Christmas tree one from OHMSS than this bland toss on toast. gree with this. The way Adele mangles the English language to try and get the lyrics to scan makes me angry enough to club baby seals. What the fuck does crum-ball mean and More

Posted by Harry Tuttle at 17:42 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

Someone please explain to me how TDKR has not been nominated for best visual effects (considering they tried their best to not use CGI where ever possible) or score? Even Tom Hardy's Bane should have at least a nomination for supporting. Ugh, I'm starting to loath the Oscars to be honest, they're becoming predictable! More

Posted by ravagee at 17:39 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

Django Song
No nod for the Django theme song - its one of my new gym tracks - love it! I can't stop singing "Djangooooo... doo doo doo... Djangooooo...." I am yet to learn the words... But Les Mis gets nod for Original song - its taken from stage show right? It may be original for the film perhaps... More

Posted by owenyunfat at 17:36 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Best score for Skyfall??!
And why in the name of Cubby R Brocolli did the insipid and barely understandable theme song from Skyfall get a nod as well? Worst. Bond. Theme. Ever. And yes, I'm including The Living Daylights and License To Kill. I'd rather here that Christmas tree one from OHMSS than this bland toss on toast. More

Posted by Rod Hull at 17:31 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

Best score for Skyfall??!
So, David Arnold composes some of the best pieces of action music for any film made with the scores for Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Casino Royale and receives naff all attention from the Academy of Cloth Eared Nincompoops. David Newman pops along and produces the most forgettable score in Bond history and gets a nod. Mind you, they seem to rate any old faff that Desplat puffs out, so I guess there's no accounting for taste. More

Posted by Rod Hull at 17:26 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Whistler Oh look, another TDKR argument. Is there a Biting lip smiley? More

Posted by Dannybohy at 17:25 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Perhaps I should've said poor plots rather than plot holes. I rather liked the films (Well acted and thematically interesting) but they were seriously flawed. More

Posted by Davross at 17:19 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
In neither case is having an overly-complicated plot a plot hole. It's a hallmark of the type of villain that both Bond and Batman have always had to face. Nor is the knee brace... but you at least get points for not saying "how did Batman get back into Gotham?" More

Posted by AxlReznor at 17:15 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Skyfall was the bigger culprit. Completely over elaborate plot when all he had to do was dress up as a cop and shoot his victim. And if you're being hunted by a killer at night it's not a good idea to wave a torch about. Heads of intelligence agencies ought to know that. TDKR-Knee Brace. Villains overly complicated plot. More

Posted by Davross at 17:14 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

Django
Why is it not in the tally? More

Posted by chinstroker at 17:06 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Hey... someone else brought it up. More

Posted by AxlReznor at 17:00 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Oh look, another TDKR argument. More

Posted by Whistler at 16:59 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: AxlReznor Ah... someone else who resorts to the word "fanboy". How refreshing. ou're welcome. More

Posted by theoriginalcynic at 16:59 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Ah... someone else who resorts to the word "fanboy". How refreshing. More

Posted by AxlReznor at 16:57 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Not much of a mixture, is it?
L: Nicky C There's only a handful of pictures that seem to have a lot of nominations. Not very interesting for the viewer because it's likely that one or two will clean up and that's never an accurate account of 12 months. If I could add any I'd add Chris Nolan for TDKR just because the movie is so epic in size (not many directors can handle that David Lean-size scope), I'd add MacFarlane, Sulkin and Wild for Ted's original screenplay because that was the funniest movie I've seen since More

Posted by theoriginalcynic at 16:57 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: theoriginalcynic L: AxlReznor Their plots were only full of holes if you weren't paying attention/willing to do a little thinking for yourself. o DKR was full of plot holes. sp; mind numbingly dull to boot. More

Posted by pete_traynor at 16:56 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: AxlReznor L: theoriginalcynic L: AxlReznor Their plots were only full of holes if you weren't paying attention/willing to do a little thinking for yourself. o DKR was full of plot holes. o. It wasn't. This has been discussed many times at length... there's not one "plot hole" that can't be explained using the internal logic of the movies, or in some cases are right there on screen. eep telling yourself that - fanboy. More

Posted by theoriginalcynic at 16:56 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

TDKR
Once again the noms make no sense. Django could be best picture but then no nom for QT? and the snub to Chris Nolan as usual is a shocker not even nominated for cinematography or score is utter rubbish. People can moan that it wasn't the dark knight but that was the point. Tom Hardy did a great job as Bane only being able to use his eyes to convey emotion, if he had ODed no doubt he would be up there. More

Posted by buffmychicken at 16:56 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: theoriginalcynic L: AxlReznor Their plots were only full of holes if you weren't paying attention/willing to do a little thinking for yourself. o DKR was full of plot holes. o. It wasn't. This has been discussed many times at length... there's not one "plot hole" that can't be explained using the internal logic of the movies, or in some cases are right there on screen. More

Posted by AxlReznor at 16:56 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

Not much of a mixture, is it?
There's only a handful of pictures that seem to have a lot of nominations. Not very interesting for the viewer because it's likely that one or two will clean up and that's never an accurate account of 12 months. If I could add any I'd add Chris Nolan for TDKR just because the movie is so epic in size (not many directors can handle that David Lean-size scope), I'd add MacFarlane, Sulkin and Wild for Ted's original screenplay because that was the funniest movie I've seen since Anchorman and I'd ad More

Posted by Nicky C at 16:55 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Amy Adams better win this time! Fourth time lucky? More

Posted by theoriginalcynic at 16:51 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: AxlReznor Their plots were only full of holes if you weren't paying attention/willing to do a little thinking for yourself. o DKR was full of plot holes. More

Posted by theoriginalcynic at 16:51 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: No TDKR
Bardem wasn't that great in Skyfall. Certainly not good enough for an Oscar. More

Posted by Timbzy at 16:44 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Their plots were only full of holes if you weren't paying attention/willing to do a little thinking for yourself. More

Posted by AxlReznor at 16:39 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Davross As for any complaints about R they were not nominated because lots were full of holes a result were not good enough. xplain? More

Posted by Whistler at 16:38 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE:
The Master was the big snub here. Only 3 nominations (all acting ones) I suspect it was a little too 'arty' perhaps? Although it was never seriously in the running I thought Berberian Sound Studio should have been up there as well. Also John Hawkes didn't get a nom. As for any complaints about Skyfall and TDKR they were not nominated because their plots were full of holes and as a result were not good enough. More

Posted by Davross at 16:36 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

I've only just noticed... they have the option for ten bestpic noms but only chose nine. Where. The. Fuck. Is. The Master?! More

Posted by Judge at 16:26 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

Affleck can feel quite hard done by but he will get a nod one day if he keeps up this form. More

Posted by Judge at 16:23 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

No TDKR
HA, TDKR didn't get nominated for anything! I'm so glad. It was such an overrated film. More

Posted by norgizfox at 16:04 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

Skyfail
I don't think Skyfall deserves a Best Score nod - Best Song, maybe, but not best score (though it was fine). More

Posted by garymakin at 15:53 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

Where's The Imposter?
The Imposter gets no nomination for Best Documentary?? Come on, it was one of the best documentaries in years, 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, universally critically acclaimed and highly praised at Sundance, it deserved atleast a nomination, Oh well, atleast the BAFA'S nominated it. More

Posted by Jamie_M at 15:42 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Skyfall snub
L: JimmyThe Saint Being a Scot, I am sorry that Ewan and that beautiful Scottish song from Brave weren’t nominated. But the biggest snub was Skyfall. In the year the Oscars are going to celebrate 50 years of Bond too. So much for Skyfall being the first Bond film to get major nominations. No Picture? No Director? It didn’t get any acting nods ether. Daniel might have been a bit of a push to be honest, as good as he was (No Bond is ever going to be up for Best Actor. Let’s face it). More

Posted by Deviation at 15:39 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

Skyfall snub
Being a Scot, I am sorry that Ewan and that beautiful Scottish song from Brave weren’t nominated. But the biggest snub was Skyfall. In the year the Oscars are going to celebrate 50 years of Bond too. So much for Skyfall being the first Bond film to get major nominations. No Picture? No Director? It didn’t get any acting nods ether. Daniel might have been a bit of a push to be honest, as good as he was (No Bond is ever going to be up for Best Actor. Let’s face it). But no supp More

Posted by JimmyThe Saint at 14:59 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE:
Naomi gets a nod for Impossible!! I'm happy. Day-Lewis , well deserved too, my money is on that for best actor!. More

Posted by Dannybohy at 14:53 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

So much better than the BAFTA nominations! Very strong films overall, especially with the inclusion of BOTSW in three great categories which is unexpected but amazing because it deserves it. No Holy Motors for best foreign film is disappointing, same with The Imposter not getting a nod for documentary. Actually pleasantly surprised with this overall. More

Posted by Coyleone at 14:45 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Disappointed
There's some very good and worthy nominees in there, I just wish Don Hertzfeldt got some recognition for It's Such a Beautiful Day. More

Posted by garvielloken at 14:44 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

Oscars 2013
It's odd that Amour is nominated for Best Picture Best Foreign Film. It can't win both, can it? I would have liked to see Ben Affleck for Best Director as well, and Sam Mendes should have been shown some love, but otherwise it's a pretty solid list of noms. More

Posted by Whistler at 14:43 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

Disappointed
Why is Les Miserables nominated for best picture? There have been made greater movies in 2012 than that movie. Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall, Looper, Moonrise Kingdom are some of the movies which I would have preferred. More

Posted by Hundeboell at 14:42 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

Disappointed
Why is Les Miserables nominated for best picture? There have been made greater movies in 2012 than that movie. Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall, Looper, Moonrise Kingdom are some of the movies which I would have preferred. More

Posted by Hundeboell at 14:40 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Best Actress
Some of it leaves me disappointed, but that is an incredibly strong list of nominations, with Best Director being the slightly disappointing. More

Posted by Deviation at 14:32 on 10 January 2013 | Report This Post

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