Lincoln, Life Of Pi, Silver Linings Playbook Lead Surprising 2013 Oscar Nominations

Snubs for Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow in unpredictable announcements.



The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards have been announced.

Emma Stone and this year’s ceremony host Seth MacFarlane read out the nominations live from Hollywood this morning, cramming in plenty of risqué jokes at 5.30am.

The nominations themselves were full of shocks. Argo was a frontrunner for Oscar success, but Ben Affleck - recently nominated for a DGA award - was not nominated for best director, and neither was Kathryn Bigelow, meaning Argo and Zero Dark Thirty have a slim chance of winning best film.

In a world where Christopher Nolan has never been nominated for an Oscar, David O. Russell receives his second, for Silver Linings Playbook. The film also received nominations in every acting category - Bradley Cooper gets his first nod, Jennifer Lawrence and Jacki Weaver get their second for lead and supporting actress respectively, and Robert De Niro gets yet another, for his first decent performance in years.

The biggest surprise is the amount of Academy love for Beasts of the Southern Wild, with Benh Zeitlin up for director and writer and its young star Quvenzhané Wallis the youngest ever actress nominee.

Michael Haneke’s Amour is up for best foreign language film and is strong in the main categories, up for film, director and lead actress Emmanuelle Riva becoming the oldest ever nominee.

The Master saw its leads Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix up for acting awards, but Paul Thomas Anderson was snubbed for director and best film. The big hitter is Lincoln, with 12 nominations, and Life of Pi with 11.

Elsewhere, we’re excited about Skyfall’s technical nominations, with our support going to Roger Deakins for his incredible cinematography. The Avengers - which in a perfect world would’ve earned Joss Whedon at least a screenwriting nomination - only won a visual effects nomination.

Best song is interesting, with Scarlett Johansson providing vocals for ‘Before my Time’, from the stunning documentary Chasing Ice - will she perform at the Oscars? Chasing Ice wasn’t up for best documentary, and neither was The Imposter. However, DIY favourite Searching for Sugar Man is in the running.

The Oscars take place on Sunday 24th February 2013.

The full list 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

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

ACHIEVEMENT IN 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

ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING
Argo
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Amour
Kon-Tiki
No
A Royal Affair
War Witch

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGN
Hitchcock
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Misérables

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

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

ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
Anna Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Lincoln

ANIMATED SHORT
Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head over Heels
Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’
Paperman

LIVE ACTION SHORT
Asad
Buzkashi Boys
Curfew
Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)
Henry

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING
Argo
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Skyfall
Zero Dark Thirty

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING
Argo
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall

ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi
Marvel’s The Avengers
Prometheus
Snow White and the Huntsman