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1/10/2013 (2 years ago)

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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.

Emma Stone and Seth McFarlane announced the nominees for this year's Oscars in a ceremony today.


By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (

1/10/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in Movies

Keywords: Oscar nominations, Seth McFarlane, eclecticism, awards, movies

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Nothing was more indicative than the nominees for Best Actress this year. Eighty-five-year old Emmanuelle Riva, who plays a woman battling Alzheimer's in "Amour," is the oldest actress to be nominated in the category, and 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis, who plays a young girl in "Beasts of the Southern Wild," is the youngest-ever nominee in the category.

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
"The Gatekeepers,"
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

"Amour," Austria
"Kon-Tiki," Norway
"No," Chile
"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 and Julie Dartnell

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

"Anna Karenina," Dario Marianelli
"Argo," Alexandre Desplat
"Life of Pi," Mychael Danna
"Lincoln," John Williams
"Skyfall," Thomas Newman

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

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

Best motion picture of the year

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

Achievement in production design

"Anna Karenina," Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," Production Design: Dan Hennah; Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright
"Les Miserables," Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson
"Life of Pi," Production Design: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
"Lincoln," Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

Best animated short film

"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 film

"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

Achievement in 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

Achievement in sound mixing

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

Achievement in visual effects

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
"Life of Pi," Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
"Marvel's The Avengers," Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
"Prometheus," Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
"Snow White and the Huntsman," Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

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

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


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