Thursday, 10 January 2013

The 85th Annual Academy Awards Nominations

by
Julien Faddoul



Happy Christmas morning everyone! I hope everybody enjoys their presents!





BEST PICTURE


Like last year, they decided to go with 9. I missed Amour and Beasts of the Southern Wild, neither of which were shockers. I had decided to predict an almost shut-out for Beasts. Big mistake.


·         Amour – TBD

·         Argo – Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney

·         Beasts of the Southern Wild – Dan Janvey, Josh Penn, Michael Gottwald

·         Django Unchained – Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin, Pilar Savone

·         Les Miserables – Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh

·         Life of Pi – Gil Netter, Ang Lee, David Womark

·         Lincoln – Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy

·         Silver Linings Playbook – Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen, Jonathan Gordon

·         Zero Dark Thirty – Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, Megan Ellison





BEST DIRECTOR


3/5. The most shocking category of the morning. I missed Haneke and Zeitlin for Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow. Bigelow's exclusion I can understand due to the negative reaction many people are having to the politics in the movie, but Affleck's snub is completely baffling to me. It's got to be the biggest surprise in this category in at least a decade. At least I called Russell.


·         Amour – Michael Haneke

·         Beasts of the Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin

·         Life of Pi – Ang Lee

·         Lincoln – Steven Spielberg

·         Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell





BEST ACTOR


4/5. I missed Phoenix for John Hawkes. As I said last time, 7 were thrown in the air and 5 came down.


·         Flight – Denzel Washington

·         Lincoln – Daniel Day-Lewis

·         The Master – Joaquin Phoenix

·         Les Miserables – Hugh Jackman

·         Silver Linings Playbook – Bradley Cooper





BEST ACTRESS


3/5. I missed Riva and Wallis for Helen Mirren and Marion Cotillard. This is much more interesting.


·         Amour – Emmanuelle Riva

·         Beasts of the Southern Wild – Quvenzhane Wallis

·         The Impossible – Naomi Watts

·         Silver Linings Playbook – Jennifer Lawrence

·         Zero Dark Thirty – Jessica Chastain





BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR


4/5. I missed Waltz for Leonardo DiCaprio. Nothing shocking.


·         Argo – Alan Arkin

·         Django Unchained – Christoph Waltz

·         Lincoln – Tommy Lee Jones

·         The Master – Philip Seymour Hoffman

·         Silver Linings Playbook – Robert de Niro





BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS


3/5. I missed Adams and Weaver (wow!) for Ann Dowd and Maggie Smith. The Academy certainly loved Silver Linings Playbook, it's the first film to receive a nomination in every acting category in I don't know how long.


·         Lincoln – Sally Field

·         The Master – Amy Adams

·         Les Miserables – Anne Hathaway

·         The Sessions – Helen Hunt

·         Silver Linings Playbook – Jacki Weaver





BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY


4/5. I missed Gatins for Paul Thomas Anderson. It's strange that they nominated The Master for three acting but nothing else.


·         Amour – Michael Haneke

·         Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino

·         Flight – John Gatins

·         Moonrise Kingdom – Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola

·         Zero Dark Thirty – Mark Boal





BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY


4/5. I missed Zeitlin, Alibar and Magee for Stephen Chbosky and Ben Lewin.


·         Argo – Chris Terrio

·         Beasts of the Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin, Lucy Alibar

·         Life of Pi – David Magee

·         Lincoln – Tony Kushner

·         Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell





BEST ANIMATED FILM


4/5. I missed The Pirates for Le Tableau.


·         Brave – Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman

·         Frankenweenie – Tim Burton

·         ParaNorman – Chris Butler, Sam Fell

·         The Pirates! Band of Misfits – Peter Lord

·         Wreck-it-Ralph – Rich Moore





BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY


3/5. I missed both McGarvey and Richardson for Danny Cohen (Les Miserables) and Mihai Malaimare (The Master).


·         Anna Karenina – Seamus McGarvey

·         Django Unchained – Robert Richardson

·         Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda

·         Lincoln – Janusz Kaminski

·         Skyfall – Roger Deakins





BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN


4/5. I missed The Hobbit for Django Unchained


·         Anna Karenina – Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer

·         The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Dan Hennah, Ra Vincent, Simon Bright

·         Les Miserables – Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson

·         Life of Pi – David Gropman, Anna Pinnock

·         Lincoln – Rick Carter, Jim Erickson





BEST COSTUME


3/5. I missed the two Snow White movies for A Royal Affair and Cloud Atlas, which by the way was completely shut-out. 


·         Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Duran

·         Les Miserables – Paco Delgado

·         Lincoln – Joanna Johnston

·         Mirror Mirror – Eiko Ishioka

·         Snow White and the Huntsman – Colleen Atwood





BEST FILM EDITING


4/5. I missed Silver Linings Playbook for Les Miserables.


·         Argo – William Goldenberg

·         Life of Pi – Tim Squyres

·         Lincoln – Michael Kahn

·         Silver Linings Playbook – Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers

·         Zero Dark Thirty – William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor





BEST SOUND MIXING


3/5. I missed Argo and Lincoln for The Avengers and Zero Dark Thirty.


·         Argo – John T. Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, Jose Antonio Garcia

·         Les Miserables – Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Simon Hayes

·         Life of Pi – Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, Drew Kunin

·         Lincoln – Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom, Ron Judkins

·         Skyfall – Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell, Stuart Wilson





BEST SOUND EDITING


3/5.I missed Argo and Life of Pi for The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises, another shut-out.


·         Argo – Erik Aadahl, Ethan van der Ryn

·         Django Unchained – Wylie Stateman

·         Life of Pi – Eugene Gearty, Philip Stockton

·         Skyfall – Per Hallberg, Karen M. Baker

·         Zero Dark Thirty – Paul N.J. Ottosson





BEST VISUAL EFFECTS


4/5. I missed Snow White for Batman.


·         The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White

·         Life of Pi – Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik De Boer, Donald Elliott

·         Marvel’s The Avengers – Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, Daniel Sudick

·         Prometheus – Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley, Martin Hill

·         Snow White and the Huntsman – Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Phil Brennan, Neil Corbould, Michael Dawson





BEST MAKEUP


2/3. I missed Hitchcock for Lincoln.


·         Hitchcock – Howard Berger, Peter Montagna, Martin Samuel

·         The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Peter King, Rick Findlater, Tami Lane

·         Les Miserables – Lisa Westcott, Julie Dartnell





BEST ORIGINAL SCORE


3/5. I missed Marianelli and Newman for Beasts and Cloud Atlas.


·         Anna Karenina – Dario Marianelli

·         Argo – Alexandre Desplat

·         Life of Pi – Mychael Danna

·         Lincoln – John Williams

·         Skyfall – Thomas Newman





BEST ORIGINAL SONG


3/5. Always a difficult category to predict, I missed Chasing Ice and Ted for.....well.....who cares?


·         Chasing Ice – J. Ralph “Before My Time”

·         Life of Pi – Mychael Danna, Bombay Jayshree “Pi’s Lullaby”

·         Les Miserables – Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Herbert Kretzmer “Suddenly”

·         Skyfall – Adele Adkins, Paul Epworth “Skyfall”

·         Ted – Walter Murphy, Seth MacFarlane “Everybody Needs a Best Friend”





BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM


4/5. I missed No for The Intouchables, which I still can't believe missed it. I guess Amour has this in the bag now.


·         Amour – Austria

·         No – Chile

·         Kon-Tiki – Norway

·         A Royal Affair – Denmark

·         War Witch - Canada





BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE


4/5. I missed 5 Broken Cameras for  Mea Maxima Culpa.


·         5 Broken Cameras – Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi

·         The Gatekeepers – TBD

·         How to Survive a Plague – TBD

·         The Invisible War – TBD

·         Searching for Sugar Man – TBD





DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT



·         Inocente – Sean Fine, Andrea Nix

·         Kings Point – Sari Gilman, Jedd Wider

·         Mondays at Racine – Cynthia Wade, Robin Honan

·         Open Heart – Kief Davidson, Cori Shepherd Stern

·         Redemption – Jon Alpert, Matthew O'Neill





LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM



·         Asad – Bryan Buckley, Mino Jarjoura

·         Buzkashi Boys – Sam French, Ariel Nasr

·         Curfew – Shawn Christensen

·         Death of a Shadow – Tom van Avermaet, Ellen de Waele

·         Henry – Yan England





ANIMATED SHORT FILM



·         Adam and Dog – Minkyu Lee

·         Fresh Guacamole – PES

·         Head over Heals – Timothy Reckart, Fodhla Cronin, O’Reilly

·         Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare – David Silverman

·         Paperman – John Kahrs





Nominations Tally

12    Lincoln 
11    Life of Pi 
8    Les Miserables, Silver Linings Playbook 
7    Argo 
5    Amour, Django Unchained, Skyfall, Zero Dark Thirty 
4    Anna Karenina, Beasts of the Southern Wild 
3    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Master 
2    Flight, Snow White and the Huntsman

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