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Live coverage of the 2013 Academy Awards nominations

Actress Emma Stone and Oscar host Seth McFarlane announce the nominees

By DannyMiller Jan 10, 2013 7:31AM
All eyes were focused on the Wilshire Boulevard headquarters of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences at 5:40 am this morning in pre-dawn Los Angeles to hear the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards. This year the nominees were announced by Emma Stone and Seth McFarlane. McFarlane will be hosting the 85th Academy Awards presentation on February 24, 2013. 

Joking that the only people up at that hour were either flying or having surgery, McFarlane introduced Stone as the star of the new film "Gangster Squad." "Wait, wasn't that more of an ensemble piece?" he asked. "Keep reading!" Stone deadpanned, and McFarlane continued with the description of Stone off the TelePrompter that claimed she was the "brightest talent of her generation, some say more talented than Meryl Streep!" The irreverent pair added commentary throughout the brief announcements. After reading the supporting actor nominees, McFarlane said that the rest of the contenders could now stop doing interviews pretending how much they enjoyed making the film. After the supporting actresses were cited, he added that they no longer had to pretend that they were attracted to Harvey Weinstein. With 12 nominations, "Lincoln" was the most honored film, with "Life of Pi" getting 11 and "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Les Misérables" each receiving eight. Surprises this year included the omission of Kathryn Bigelow and Quentin Tarantino from the directing category (some also expected Ben Affleck to get nominated)—and firsts such as the presence of both the oldest and youngest people ever to get nominated for best actress (Emmanuelle Riva and Quvenzhane Wallis). McFarlane and Stone announced the major categories but the Academy simultaneously released its complete list of nominations which you can find below.

The nominees for the 85th Academy Awards are:

Best Picture
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
"Django Unchained"
"Les Misérables"
"Life of Pi"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
Denzel Washington, "Flight"
Hugh Jackman, "Les Misérables"
Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Naomi Watts, "The Impossible"
Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour"
Quvenzhane Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"
Robert De Niro, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Alan Arkin, "Argo"
Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Sally Field, "Lincoln"
Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables"
Jacki Weaver, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Helen Hunt, "The Sessions"
Amy Adams, "The Master"

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"

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

Best Original Screenplay
John Gatins, "Flight"
Mark Boal, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained"
Michael Haneke, "Amour"
Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, "Moonrise Kingdom"

Best Foreign Language Film
"Amour" (Austria)
"No" (Chile)
"War Witch" (Canada)
"A Royal Affair" (Denmark)
"Kon-Tiki" (Denmark)

Best Animated Film
"The Pirates! Band of Misfits"
"Wreck-It Ralph"

Best Original Song
"Before My Time" from "Chasing Ice" (Music and Lyric by J. Ralph)
"Pi's Lullaby" from "Life of Pi" (Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri)
"Suddenly" from "Les Misérables" (Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil)
"Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from "Ted" (Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane)
"Skyfall" from "Skyfall" (Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth)

The rest of the nominations released by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences are after the break:

Original Score

Dario Marianelli, “Anna Karenina"

Alexandre Desplat, “Argo"

Mychael Danna, “Life of Pi"

John Williams, “Lincoln”

Thomas Newman, “Skyfall”

Visual Effects

Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, and R. Christopher White, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer, and Donald R. Elliott, “Life of Pi”

Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, and Dan Sudick, “Marvel's The Avengers”

Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley, and Martin Hill, “Prometheus”

Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould, and Michael Dawson, “Snow White and the Huntsman”

Makeup and Hairstyling

Howard Berger, Peter Montagna, and Martin Samuel, “Hitchcock”

Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater, and Tami Lane, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell, “Les Misérables”


Seamus McGarvey, “Anna Karenina”

Robert Richardson, “Django Unchained”

Claudio Miranda, “Life of Pi”

Janusz Kaminski, “Lincoln”

Roger Deakins, “Skyfall”

Production Design

Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer, "Anna Karenina"

Dan Hennah, Ra Vincent, and Simon Bright, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"

Eve Stewart and Anna Lynch-Robinson, "Les Misérables"

David Gropman and Anna Pinnock, "Life of Pi"

Rick Carter and Jim Erickson, "Lincoln"

Costume Design

Jacqueline Durran, “Anna Karenina”

Paco Delgado, “Les Misérables”

Joanna Johnston, “Lincoln”

Eiko Ishioka, “Mirror Mirror”

Colleen Atwood, “Snow White and the Huntsman”

Documentary Feature

“5 Broken Cameras”

“The Gatekeepers”

“How to Survive a Plague”

“The Invisible War”

“Searching for Sugar Man”

Documentary Short Subject


“Kings Point”

“Mondays at Racine”

“Open Heart”


Animated Short

“Adam and Dog”

“Fresh Guacamole”

“Head over Heels”

“Maggie Simpson in 'The Longest Daycare'"


Live Action Short


“Buzkashi Boys”


“Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)”


Film Editing

William Goldenberg, "Argo"

Tim Squyres, "Life of Pi"

Michael Kahn, "Lincoln"

Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers, "Silver Linings Playbook"

Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg, "Zero Dark Thirty"

Sound Editing

Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn, "Argo"

Wylie Stateman, "Django Unchained"

Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton, "Life of Pi"

Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers, "Skyfall"

Paul N.J. Ottosson, "Zero Dark Thirty"

Sound Mixing

John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, and Jose Antonio Garcia, "Argo"

Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, and Simon Hayes, "Les Misérables"

Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill, and Drew Kunin, "Life of Pi"

Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom, and Ronald Judkins, "Lincoln"

Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell, and Stuart Wilson, "Skyfall"

Jan 10, 2013 8:40AM
explain to me how some of these can be nominated when they have not even been released yet or it has been so recent no one has had a chance to see them? someone has a mystic ball!!!!!
Jan 10, 2013 8:41AM
WTF!? No supporting actor for Leo? :(
Jan 10, 2013 8:21AM

Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for "Silver Linings Playbook" not "Amour".  Please correct.


Nice support for the little film that could, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"!

Jan 10, 2013 8:28AM
Jennifer Lawrence was in Amour too?? Wow, she's even more amazing than I thought; I didn't even recognize her!
Jan 10, 2013 9:21AM
Another night of Hollywood patting itself on the back. How (Yawn) exciting.
Jan 10, 2013 8:25AM
Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for Silver Linings Playbook. She is not in Amour.
Jan 10, 2013 8:48AM
Les Mis gets screwed in many of the technical categories.
Jan 10, 2013 10:28AM

I was totally looking forward to seeing Lincoln, but actually went to sleep in it.  My husband, son, and I came out wondering why we went.  Boring!  On the other hand, Les Mis was thrilling.  Outstanding music!  Loved it!


Jan 10, 2013 9:29AM

Doesnt Zero Dark Thirty come out this weekend?how can it be nominated for last years award?

Jan 10, 2013 8:32AM

Another error - The name is Roman Coppola not Roman Cappola.

Jan 10, 2013 2:54PM
To be considered a film has to be released in a theater in Westwood, California prior to the end of the year. That's why you see new movies stating they are in limited release. Academy members now get most of the films on DVD to view at home.
Jan 10, 2013 9:52AM
Surprises....failure to nominate Bigelow and Afleck.  Otherwise..pretty much as expected.....
Jan 10, 2013 8:50AM
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