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Movie Nerdery: You Desire It, Film Nerds, So Chew On This

Movie Nerdery: You Desire It, Film Nerds, So Chew On This

Movie Nerdery: You Desire It, So Here is Some Information You Can Eat Up

Nerds rule the world. This is something that seems to be a common refrain lately and perhaps, if nothing else, has some significant merit to coming to fruition. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were no doubt nerds. As such, the world demands more nerdery with regards to the coverage of things that they are interested in. Whether it is sports (Bill Simmons’ NBA nerdery), politics (I don’t know, Rachel Maddow maybe?) or movies (countless), readers want those that are at a minimum significantly invested in the topics they discuss and at an extreme, nerded out beyond belief on the topics. This is a conundrum for me. (Ed. Note: The pic of Michael Cera could not be more apropos..he is a quintessential nerd actor, yet still largely embraced and even I am coming around on him.)

I am against the term, I grew up mocking “nerds” and still lean that way, consider myself pretty far away from what I deem a nerd and have never found the idea particularly appealing. Nerd to me growing up, meant :weakling and bookworm,” today it means “smart.” Perhaps doing away with the term itself would help me overcome my aversion to the idea. That being said, I suppose the ideology behind being a nerd on a global scale no longer has a negative connotation to it and in fact, is largely embraced. So, when it comes to movies and this site, I figured I should pass on some information pertaining to the idea. In this case, I read a piece that talks about Predicting the Oscars through data (a somewhat nerdy thing to do) and the challenges surrounding doing so on a site developed by statistician (read: nerd) du jour Nate Silver. I like numbers and while there use in the article is more of an abstract thought I figured I would pass it along to our readers. Nerd out on them as you please.

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2014 Oscar Winners List from 86th Annual Academy Awards

2014 Oscar Winners List from 86th Annual Academy Awards

2014 Oscar Winners List from 86th Annual Academy Awards

Tonight at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, the 86th Annual Academy Awards were distributed during the 2014 Oscar ceremony, just a few miles from here. The show itself, as per the norm, tends to be pretty boring and corporate, with horrible gags like passing out pizza, but perhaps those are the trappings of an awards show in almost any capacity. The rare Pharrell performance a noted exception.

There are always snubs and disappointments. This time around, my favorite film of 2013, Spike Jonze’s Her, which was also the most poignant (with the possible exception of 12 Years A Slave) released this past year, went without the big victory but took home one writing award. Still, there were notable and deserved winners in many categories. Have a look at the complete winners list below. Check out the Academy’s website for more.

Best Motion Picture: 12 Years A Slave

Achievement in Directing: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave

Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years A Slave, John Ridley

Original Screenplay: Her, Spike Jonze

Original Score: Gravity, Steven Price

Original Song: “Let It Go,” Lopez’s; Frozen

Best Animated Feature Film: Frozen

Best Animated Short Film: Mr. Hublot

Achievement in Cinematography: Gravity, Emmanuel Lubezki

Achievement in Visual Effects: Gravity

Achievement in Costume Design: The Great Gatsby, Catherine Martin

Achievement in Makeup & Hairstyling: Dallas Buyers Club

Best Live-Action Short Film: Helium

Best Documentary Short Subject: The Lady In Number 6

Best Documentary Feature: 20 Feet From Stardom

Best Foreign-Language Film: The Great Beauty (Italy)

Achievement in Sound Mixing: Gravity

Achievement in Sound Editing: Gravity

Achievement in Film Editing: Gravity

Achievement in Production Design: The Great Gatsby

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2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards Winners List

2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards Winners List

2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards Winners List

There was no real surprise at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, the ceremony which aired last night. For a list of all the 2014 Spirit Awards nominees, look here. The big winner of the night was 12 Years A Slave as it took home several statues. Both lead actors and Oscar faves from Dallas Buyers Club cashed in as well. This of course serves as the final precursor to today’s potentially rain-soaked Academy Awards here in LA. It is March after all, so why not be celebrating films that came out up to 14 months ago? Sweet. For the full list of the winners, have a look below. Cred: Film Independent

Full list of winners below:

BEST FEATURE:
12 Years a Slave

BEST DIRECTOR
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

BEST SCREENPLAY
John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave

BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer)
Fruitvale Station

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Bob Nelson, Nebraska

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD – Given to the best feature made for under $500,000.  Award given to the writer, director, and producer.  Executive Producers are not awarded.
This Is Martin Bonner

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

BEST MALE LEAD
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
12 Years a Slave

BEST EDITING
Short Term 12

BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director and producer)
20 Feet From Stardom

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM (Award given to the director)
Blue is the Warmest Color

PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD – The Piaget Producers Award honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources demonstrate the creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce quality, independent films.  The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Piaget.
Toby Halbrooks and James M. Johnston

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD – (Given to one film’s director, casting director, and its ensemble cast)
Mud
Director: Jeff Nichols
Casting Director: Francine Maisler
Ensemble Cast: Joe Don Baker / Jacob Lofland / Matthew McConaughey / Ray McKinnon / Sarah Paulson / Michael Shannon / Sam Shepard / Tye Sheridan / Paul Sparks / Bonnie Sturdivant / Reese Witherspoon

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The 86th Annual Academy Awards Nominees List for 2014 Oscars

The 86th Annual Academy Awards Nominees List for 2014 Oscars

The 86th Annual Academy Awards Nominees List for 2014 Oscars

Below is the list for the 86th Academy Awards, which will air live on ABC on March 2, starting at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The 2014 Oscar Noms List sees notable snubs in the Best Actor category with Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips) and Joaquin Phoenix (Her), missing out on a chance to win. Some surprises include the red-hot Nebraska loading up and Dallas Buyers Club with key noms as well. Check the full list here. Thanks to CNN for the info.

Best picture
“12 Years a Slave”
“The Wolf of Wall Street”
“Captain Phillips”
“Her”
“American Hustle”
“Gravity”
“Dallas Buyers Club”
“Nebraska”
“Philomena”

Best director
Steve McQueen — “12 Years a Slave”
David O. Russell — “American Hustle”
Alfonso Cuaron — “Gravity”
Alexander Payne — “Nebraska”
Martin Scorsese — “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Best actor
Bruce Dern — “Nebraska”
Chiwetel Ejiofor — “12 Years a Slave”
Matthew McConaughey — “Dallas Buyers Club”
Leonardo DiCaprio — “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Christian Bale — “American Hustle”

Best actress
Amy Adams — “American Hustle”
Cate Blanchett — “Blue Jasmine”
Judi Dench — “Philomena”
Sandra Bullock — “Gravity”
Meryl Streep — “August: Osage County”

Best supporting actor
Barkhad Abdi — “Captain Phillips”
Bradley Cooper — “American Hustle”
Jonah Hill — “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Jared Leto — “Dallas Buyers Club”
Michael Fassbender — “12 Years a Slave”

Best supporting actress
Jennifer Lawrence — “American Hustle”
Lupita Nyong’o — “12 Years a Slave”
June Squibb — “Nebraska”
Julia Roberts — “August: Osage County”
Sally Hawkins — “Blue Jasmine”

Best original screenplay
“American Hustle” — David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer
“Blue Jasmine” — Woody Allen
“Her” — Spike Jonze
“Nebraska” — Bob Nelson
“Dallas Buyers Club” — Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack

Best adapted screenplay
“12 Years a Slave” — John Ridley
“Before Midnight” — Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater
“The Wolf of Wall Street” — Terence Winter
“Captain Phillips” — Billy Ray
“Philomena” — Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope

Best animated feature
“The Wind Rises”
“Frozen”
“Despicable Me 2″
“Ernest & Celestine”
“The Croods”

Best foreign feature
“The Hunt” (Denmark)
“The Broken Circle Breakdown” (Belgium)
“The Great Beauty” (Italy)
“Omar” (Palestinian territories)
“The Missing Picture” (Cambodia)

Best music (original song)
“Frozen”: “Let it Go” — Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez
“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”: “Ordinary Love” — U2, Paul Hewson
“Her”: “The Moon Song” — Karen O, Spike Jonze
“Despicable Me 2″: “Happy” — Pharrell Williams
“Alone Yet Not Alone”: “Alone Yet Not Alone” — Bruce Broughton, Dennis Spiegel

Best music (original score)
“Gravity” — Steven Price
“Philomena” — Alexandre Desplat
“The Book Thief” — John Williams
“Saving Mr. Banks” — Thomas Newman
“Her” — William Butler and Owen Pallett

Best cinematography
“Gravity” — Emmanuel Lubezki
“Inside Llewyn Davis” — Bruno Delbonnel
“Nebraska” — Phedon Papamichael
“Prisoners” — Roger Deakins
“The Grandmaster” — Phillippe Le Sourd

Best costume design
“The Great Gatsby” — Catherine Martin
“12 Years a Slave” — Patricia Norris
“The Grandmaster” — William Chang Suk Ping
“American Hustle” — Michael Wilkinson
“The Invisible Woman” — Michael O’Connor

Best documentary feature
“The Act of Killing”
“20 Feet From Stardom”
“The Square”
“Cutie and the Boxer”
“Dirty Wars”

Best film editing
“Gravity” — Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Sanger
“12 Years a Slave”– Joe Walker
“Captain Phillips” — Christopher Rouse
“American Hustle” — Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
“Dallas Buyers Club” — John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa

Best makeup and hairstyling
“The Lone Ranger” — Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny
“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” — Stephen Prouty
“Dallas Buyers Club” — Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews

Best production design
“12 Years a Slave” — Adam Stockhausen and Alice Baker
“The Great Gatsby” — Catherine Martin and Beverley Dunn
“American Hustle” — Judy Becker and Heather Loeffler
“Gravity” — Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard
“Her” — K.K. Barrett and Gene Serdena

Best visual effects
“Gravity”
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
“Star Trek Into Darkness”
“Iron Man 3″
“The Lone Ranger”

Best sound mixing
“Gravity”
“Captain Phillips”
“Lone Survivor”
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Best sound editing
“Gravity”
“All Is Lost”
“Captain Phillips”
“Lone Survivor”
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Best short film, live action
“Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)”
“Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)”
“Helium”
“Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)”
“The Voorman Problem”

Best short film, animated
“Feral”
“Get a Horse!”
“Mr. Hublot”
“Possessions”
“Room on the Broom”

Best documentary short
“CaveDigger”
“Facing Fear”
“Karama Has No Walls”
“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life”
“Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall”

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2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominees List

2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominees List

2014 FILM INDEPENDENT Spirit Award Nominees Announced

The full list is here. You can read more about the announcement and catch a video on Film Independent’s website. Enjoy.

Best Feature
12 Years a Slave, All Is Lost, Francis Ha, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska

Best Director
Shane Carruth, Upstream Color; J.C. Chandor; All Is Lost; Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave; Jeff Nichols, Mud; Alexander Payne, Nebraska

Best Screenplay
Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine; Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke & Richard Linklater Before Midnight;Nicole Holofcener Enough Said; Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, The Spectacular Now;John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave

Best First Feature
Blue Caprice, Director/Producer: Alexandre Moors; Producers: Kim Jackson, Brian O’Carroll, Isen Robbins, Will Rowbotham, Ron Simons, Aimee Schoof, Stephen Tedeschi; Concussion,Director: Stacie Passon, Producer: Rose Troche; Fruitvale Station, Director: Ryan Coogler; Producers: Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker; Una Noche, Director/Producer: Lucy Mulloy, Producers: Sandy Pérez Aguila, Maite Artieda, Daniel Mulloy, Yunior Santiago; Wadjda,Director: Haifaa Al Mansour, Producers: Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul

Best First Screenplay
Lake Bell, In A World; Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Don Jon; Bob Nelson, Nebraska; Jill Soloway,Afternoon Delight; Michael Starrbury, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete

John Cassavetes Award (best feature made for under $500,000)
Computer Chess, Writer/Director: Andrew Bujalski, Producers: Houston King & Alex Lipschultz;Crystal Fairy, Writer/Director: Sebastiàn Silva, Producers: Juan de Dios Larraín & Pablo Larraín; Museum Hours, Writer/Director: Jem CohenProducers: Paolo Calamita & Gabriele Kranzelbinder; Pit Stop, Writer/Director: Yen Tan, Writer: David Lowery, Producers: Jonathan Duffy, James M. Johnston, Eric Steele, Kelly WilliamsThis is Martin Bonner, Writer/Director: Chad Hartigan, Producer: Cherie Saulter

Best Female Lead
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine; Julie Delpy, Before Midnight; Gaby Hoffmann, Crystal Fairy;Brie Larson, Short Term 12; Shailene Woodley, The Spectacular Now

Best Male Lead
Bruce Dern, Nebraska; Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave; Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis;Michael B. Jordan, Fruitvale Station; Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club; Robert Redford, All Is Lost

Best Supporting Female
Melonie Diaz, Fruitvale Station; Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine; Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave; Yolonda Ross, Go For Sisters; June Squibb, Nebraska 

Best Supporting Male
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave; Will Forte, Nebraska; James Gandolfini, Enough Said;Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club; Keith Stanfield, Short Term 12

Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt, 12 Years a Slave; Benoit Debie, Spring Breakers; Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis; Frank G. DeMarco, All Is Lost; Matthias Grunsky, Computer Chess

Best Editing
Shane Carruth & David Lowery, Upstream Color; Jem Cohen & Marc Vives, Museum Hours;Jennifer Lame, Frances Ha; Cindy Lee, Una Noche; Nat Sanders, Short Term 12

Best Documentary
20 Feet From Stardom, Director/Producer: Morgan Neville, Producers: Gil Friesen & Caitrin Rogers; After Tiller, Directors/Producers: Martha Shane & Lana Wilson; Gideon’s Army,Director/Producer: Dawn Porter, Producer: Julie Goldman; The Act of Killing,Director/Producer: Joshua Oppenheimer, Producers: Joram Ten Brink, Christine Cynn, Anne Köhncke, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Michael Uwemedimo, The Square, Director: Jehane Noujaim, Producer: Karim Amer

Best International Film
A Touch of Sin, (China), Director: Jia Zhang-Ke; Blue is the Warmest Color, (France), Director: Abdellatif Kechiche; Gloria, (Chile), Director: Sebastián Lelio; The Great Beauty,(Italy), Director: Paolo Sorrentino; The Hunt, (Denmark), Director: Thomas Vinterberg

17th Annual Piaget Producers Award 
Toby Halbrooks & James M. JohnstonJacob JaffkeAndrea RoaFrederick Thornton

20th Annual Someone To Watch Award 
My Sister’s Quinceañera, Director: Aaron Douglas Johnston; Newlyweeds, Director: Shaka King; The Foxy Merkins, Director: Madeline Olnek

19th Annual Stella Artois Truer Than Fiction Award 
Kalyanee Mam, A River Changes Course; Jason Osder, Let the Fire Burn; Stephanie Spray & Pacho Velez, Manakamana

Robert Altman Award 
Mud, Director: Jeff Nichols, Casting Director: Francine Maisler, Ensemble Cast:  Joe Don Baker, Jacob Lofland, Matthew McConaughey, Ray McKinnon, Sarah Paulson, Michael Shannon, Sam Shepard, Tye Sheridan, Paul Sparks, Bonnie Sturdivant, Reese Witherspoon

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The Film Nest’s 2012 Platinum Nest Movie Awards

The Film Nest’s 2012 Platinum Nest Movie Awards

The Film Nest’s Platinum Nest Awards For 2012 Movie Year

In what has actually been a fairly decent movie year, at least as far as the top films of the year goes, I struggled to conclude what would win the overall big prize of Platinum Nest Best Picture. I continually, even as I write this list, flip flop between Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master. Both are wholly original works and both are completely different movies and thus difficult to compare. Ultimately, the primacy-recency theory is also at play with Django having been released half a year after The Master. Still, in the slightest of edges, as I write today, I am going with PTA’s completely genius opus. Top to bottom, from acting to originality, I give it the very slightest of edges. I can accept either as the award winner in any category though, essentially. Read on for the rest of the winners and losers of The Film Nest’s Platinum Nest 2012 Movie Awards.

Best Picture

The Master

Best Director

Paul Thomas Anderson – The Master

Best Actor

Joaquin Phoenix –The Master

Best Actress

Naomi Watts – The Impossible

Best Supporting Actor

Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master

Best Supporting Actress

N/A

Worst Actor

Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained

Worst Actress

Cody Horn – Magic Mike

Best Comedy

Ted

Best Action Movie

The Dark Knight Rises

Best Science Fiction Movie

Looper

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted)

Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained

Best Scene

“Processing Scene” – The Master

Runner-Up

“Bruce Wayne Climbs Out Of Hell” – The Dark Knight Rises

Funniest Moment

“Flash Gordon Party Scene” – Ted

Runner-Up

“Joaquin Phoenix Sex With Sand Figure” – The Master/”Tiger Woods” Extra Scene – The Dictator

Movie You Missed But Shouldn’t Have

Moonrise Kingdom

Most Underrated Movie

Looper

Most Overrated Movie

The Avengers

Runner-Up

Lincoln

Worst Movie

Tower Heist

Top 5 Movies

The Master

Django Unchained

Looper

The Silver Linings Playbook

The Dark Knight Rises

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2013 Golden Globes Winners List (70th Annual Golden Globe Awards)

2013 Golden Globes Winners List (70th Annual Golden Globe Awards)

2013 – 70th Annual Golden Globe Winners List (Movie Categories Only)

Here is a list of both the nominees and winners at the 70th annual Golden Globes on 1-13-2013 (the winners names are in bold). There were a few surprises, most notably the Oscar snubbed Ben Affleck who won Best Director for Argo, after winning The Critics Choice Award recently. Argo also won Best Picture in the Drama category, further solidifying the most notable Academy Award snub of 2013. In other unworthy and unnotable news, Jodie Foster came out. Next up in the obvious category, Lance Armstrong confesses to using PEDs on Oprah. #Pointless

Movies

Picture

Drama

WINNER: Argo

Django Unchained

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Zero Dark Thirty

Comedy or musical

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

WINNER: Les Misérables

Moonrise Kingdom

Silver Linings Playbook

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Director

WINNER: Ben Affleck, Argo

Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Actor, comedy or musical

Jack Black, Bernie

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

WINNER: Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables

Ewan MacGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson

Actress, comedy or musical

Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

WINNER: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Maggie Smith, Quartet

Meryl Streep, Hope Springs

Actor, drama

WINNER: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Richard Gere, Arbitrage

John Hawkes, The Sessions

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Denzel Washington, Flight

Actress, drama

WINNER: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone

Helen Mirren, Hitchcock

Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea

Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Supporting actor

WINNER: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Alan Arkin, Argo

Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained

Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Supporting actress

Amy Adams, The Master

Sally Field, Lincoln

WINNER: Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

Screenplay

Chris Terrio, Argo

WINNER: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Tony Kushner, Lincoln

David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty

Original score

Alexandre Desplat, Argo

Dario Marianeli, Anna Karenina

Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil, Cloud Atlas

WINNER: Mychael Danna, Life of Pi

John Williams, Lincoln

Best Original Song

Keith Urban, For You (Act of Valor)

Taylor Swift, Safe & Sound (The Hunger Games)

Hugh Jackman, Suddenly (Les Misérables)

WINNER: Adele, Skyfall (Skyfall)

Jon Bon Jovi, Not Running Anymore (Stand Up Guys)

Animated feature film

WINNER: Brave

Frankenweenie

Hotel Transylvania

Rise of the Guardians

Wreck-It Ralph

Foreign film

WINNER: Amour

The Intouchables

Kon-Tiki

A Royal Affair

Rust & Bone

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2013 Oscar Nominations List: Oscar Nominees Revealed by Emma Stone & Seth MacFarlane

2013 Oscar Nominations List: Oscar Nominees Revealed by Emma Stone & Seth MacFarlane

2013 Oscar Nominations List: Oscar Nominees Revealed by Emma Stone & Seth MacFarlane

The announcement of the 2013 Oscar nominations came with more surprises than many expected. Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln received 12 nominations, the most of any film, while Ang Lee’s Life of Pi received 11. Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty received only five nominations, with Bigelow herself a directorial snub. Additionally, Ben Affleck was snubbed from the directing category for his Argo, which received seven nominations. Silver Linings Playbook and Les Miserables each received eight nominations. Perhaps the biggest surprise was the Benh Zeitlin directed indie film Beasts of the Southern Wild, which received four nominations, including one for best picture and director, which helped lead to some of the “snubs.”

Some of my favorite choices are the inclusion of The Master‘s actors in their respective categories, as well as Django Unchained‘s multiple nominations, though Tarantino did not receive a directorial nod. Below is the full list for your perusal. Thoughts?

Best Picture
Amour
Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts, The Impossible

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

Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

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

Best Director
Michael Haneke, Amour
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Original Screenplay
Flight
Zero Dark Thirty
Django Unchained
Amour
Moonrise Kingdom

Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Argo
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Life of Pi

Foreign Feature
Amour
No
War Witch
A Royal Affair
Kon-Tiki

Animated Feature
Frankenweenie
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph
Paranorman
Brave

Music (Original Song)
“Before My Time” from Chasing Ice
“Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi
“Suddenly” from Les Miserables
Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from Ted
Skyfall” from Skyfall

Music (Original Score)
Dario Marianelli - Anna Karenina
Alexandre Desplat - Argo
Mychael Danna - Life of Pi
John Williams - Lincoln
Thomas Newman - Skyfall

Production Design
Anna Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln

Achievement in Cinematography
Seamus McGarvey - Anna Karenina
Robert Richardson - Django Unchained
Claudio Miranda - Life of Pi
Janusz Kaminski - Lincoln
Roger Deakins - Skyfall

Achievement in 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 Documentary Short Subject
Inocente
Kings Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart
Redemption

Achievement in 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

Achievement in 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 Miserables

Achievement in visual effects
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi
The Avengers

Prometheus
Snow White and the Huntsman

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