2013 Oscar Nominees: 'Lincoln,' 'Les Mis,' 'Django' and Some Major Surprises

2013 Oscar Nominees: 'Lincoln,' 'Les Mis,' 'Django' and Some Major Surprises

Jan 10, 2013

It was an extremely difficult year to predict ahead of time, and that's primarily because the movies were just that good. Who got the invite to Hollywood's biggest party of the year, and who had a really awkward early morning? 

Definitely an interesting and somewhat unexpected list of nominees below. The big surprises came in the form of multiple nominations for both Amour and Beasts of the Southern Wild, with each film's lead actress -- Emmanuelle Riva for Amour and Quvenzhané Wallis for Beasts of the Southern Wild -- coming away with nominations, representing both the youngest and oldest people to ever be nominated for a lead actress Academy Award. The raunchy film Ted wound up with a best song nomination, and there are plenty of people happy to see Roger Deakins walk away with a cinematography nod for his outstanding work on Skyfall, even though the film didn't get a Best Picture nomination.

And about those snubs. Ben Affleck, anyone? He did not receive a nomination for best director for Argo, nor did Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty or Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained. In fact, that best director category is perhaps the most talked-about this year, with newcomer and first-time director Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild) shocking Hollywood with his nomination. Also snubbed were Leonardo DiCaprio for Django Unchained, John Hawkes for The Sessions, Marion Cotillard for Rust and Bone, and Anthony Hopkins for Hitchcock, with many fans upset that neither Looper nor The Perks of Being a Wallflower were nominated for Best Original and Adapted Screenplay, respectively.

Check out our complete list of 2013 Oscar nominees below, then match them up with our predictions. How did we do?

The 85th Academy Awards will air on ABC on February 24. Let us know what you think of the nominations. Did all your favorite movies make it in?

 

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

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 ACTOR
 
Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln
Denzel Washington, Flight
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
 
BEST ACTRESS
 
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Alan Arkin, Argo
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
 
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Amy Adams, The Master
 
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
 
Argo, Screenplay by Chris Terrio
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi, Screenplay by David Magee
Lincoln, Screenplay by Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook, Screenplay by David O. Russell
 
WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
 
Amour, Written by Michael Haneke
Django Unchained, Written by Quentin Tarantino
Flight, Written by John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom, Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty, Written by Mark Boal
 
BEST ANIMATED FILM
 
Frankenweenie
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph
Paranorman
Brave
 
BEST FOREIGN FEATURE
 
Amour (Austria)
No (Chile)
War Witch (Canada)
A Royal Affair (Denmark)
Kon Tiki (Norway)
 
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
 
Life of Pi
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Avengers
Prometheus
Snow White and the Huntsman
 
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
 
Seamus McGarvey, Anna Karenina
Robert Richardson, Django Unchained
Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi
Janusz Kaminski, Lincoln
Roger Deakins, Skyfall
 
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
 
Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina
Paco Delgado, Les Misérables
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
 
Inocente
Kings Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart
Redemption
 
BEST 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
 
BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
 
Hitchcock, Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
Les Miserables, Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell
 
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, Minkyu Lee
Fresh Guacamole, PES
Head over Heels, Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”, David Silverman
Paperman, John Kahrs
 
BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT
 
Asad, Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
Buzkashi Boys, Sam French and Ariel Nasr
Curfew, Shawn Christensen
Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw), Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
Henry, Yan England
 
BEST SOUND EDITING
 
Argo, Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
Django Unchained, Wylie Stateman
Life of Pi, Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
Skyfall, Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
Zero Dark Thirty, Paul N.J. Ottosson
 
BEST SOUND MIXING
 
Argo, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
Les Misérables, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
Life of Pi, Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
Lincoln, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
Skyfall, Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson
 
 

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