'Lincoln' leads this year's Oscar nominations (view complete list)
Both oldest and youngest actress ever among Best Actress nominees
Eclectic. That's the only word to describe the films up for top honors at this year's Oscar show, which will be hosted by Set McFarlane live by ABC from Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on February 24. While Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," leads the pack with 12 nominations, there was no sure thing among this year nominees for cinematic excellence.
Emma Stone and Seth McFarlane announced the nominees for this year's Oscars in a ceremony today.
Oddly, although "The Life of Pi," didn't register in any of the acting categories, it still managed to amass the second-highest number of nominations with 11. In addition to Ang Lee's directing nomination, it picked up an adapted screenplay nom for David Magee, song and score nominations and technical nominations ranging from its cinematography to its visual effects.
There were lots of surprises in the Best Picture category, with the French-language drama "Amour," and the indie breakout "Beasts of the Southern Wild," as well as "Argo,," "Django Unchained,," "Les Miserables,," "Life of Pi,," "Silvers Linings Playbook," and "Zero Dark Thirty.,"
There were some clear-cut "snubs," due to the capricious nature of the Hollywood. The musical "Les Miserables," received eight nominations, that film's director Tom Hooper didn't make the cut in the best directing category. "Zero's," Kathryn Bigelow, an Oscar winner three years ago for "The Hurt Locker," was among the missing in that category, in addition to "Argo's," Ben Affleck.
Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone unveiled the nominations at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills this morning. MacFarlane is only the second Oscar host to take part in the nominations announcements, following Charlton Heston in 1972.
A complete list of the nominees follows below.
Performance by an actor in a leading role
Bradley Cooper in "Silver Linings Playbook"
Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln"
Hugh Jackman in "Les Miserables"
Joaquin Phoenix in "The Master"
Denzel Washington in "Flight"
Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Alan Arkin in "Argo"
Robert De Niro in "Silver Linings Playbook"
Philip Seymour Hoffman in "The Master"
Tommy Lee Jones in "Lincoln"
Christoph Waltz in "Django Unchained"
Performance by an actress in a leading role
Jessica Chastain in "Zero Dark Thirty"
Jennifer Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook"
Emmanuelle Riva in "Amour"
Quvenzhané Wallis in "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Naomi Watts in "The Impossible"
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Amy Adams in "The Master"
Sally Field in "Lincoln"
Anne Hathaway in "Les Miserables"
Helen Hunt in "The Sessions"
Jacki Weaver in "Silver Linings Playbook"
Best animated feature film of the year
"Brave," Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
"Frankenweenie," Tim Burton
"ParaNorman," Sam Fell and Chris Butler
"The Pirates! Band of Misfits," Peter Lord
"Wreck-It Ralph," Rich Moore
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 Miserables," Paco Delgado
"Lincoln," Joanna Johnston
"Mirror Mirror," Eiko Ishioka
"Snow White and the Huntsman," Colleen Atwood
Achievement in directing
"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 documentary feature
"5 Broken Cameras," Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
Nominees to be determined:
"How to Survive a Plague," "The Invisible War," "Searching for Sugar Man"
Best documentary short subject
"Inocente," Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
"Kings Point," Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
"Mondays at Racine," Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
"Open Heart," Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
"Redemption," Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill
Achievement in film editing
"Argo," William Goldenberg
"Life of Pi," Tim Squyres
"Lincoln," Michael Kahn
"Silver Linings Playbook," Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
"Zero Dark Thirty," Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg
Best foreign language film of the year
"A Royal Affair," Denmark
"War Witch," Canada
Achievement in 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 ...
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