Oscars! – 85th Academy Award Nominations Announced Today

UPDATE: Lincoln leads nominations with 12, Life of Pi earns 11.

With Ben Affleck being snubbed for Best Director (he was considered a lock by most – there was an audible gasp at the end of the Director`s nominee annoucements – was it because his name was missingÉ), that likely leads Lincoln taking most of the awards this year. Tom Hooper was also not nominated for Best Director hurting Les Misérables chances (although Anne seems a lock), but a lot of people were predicting that. Bests of the Southern Wild and Amour did better than generally predicted.

Today, the 85th Academy Award Nominations are going to be announced. MJ’s always does a wonderful live blog of the event, so let’s get the excitement started early. And it is early for us West Coasters. The announcements will be made live HERE at 8:30 am EST/5:30 am PST (all the better to catch the news cycle). Come and discuss who you think should win, who will win and who was SNUBBED.

Nobody from a reality show we cover is likely to be up for anything this year, but “Les Mis” is likely to get a lot of nominations and it has recently been a hot topic around here. It’s being touted for the two biggies (Best Picture and Director), acting awards (as has been pointed out, they are actors – most likely Anne Hathway in Supporting Actress and possibly Hugh Jackman in Actor) and a slew of technical awards. Blog favourite Adele sang “Skyfall” which is likely to be nominated.

The big nominees will likely be “Lincoln” and “Zero Dark Thirty”. “Argo” will probably get a lot of big nominations. “Django Unchained” seems to be headed for some “THEY WERE ROBBED” articles. Let’s see how things turn out in a few short minutes.

Best Picture
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

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

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

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Jackie Weavers, Silver Linings Playbook

Animated Feature Film
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

Anna Karenina
Django Uchanined
Life of Pi

Costume Design
Anna Karenina
Les Misérables
Mirror Mirror
Snow White and the Huntsman

Amour – Michael Haneke
Beasts of the Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi – Ang Lee
Lincoln – Steven Spielberg
Silver Linings Playbook – David O’Russell

Documentary Feature
5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching for the Sugar Man

Documentary Short
Kings of Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart

Film Editing
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Foreign Langue Film
Amour – Austria
Kon-Tiki – Norway
No – Chile
A Royal Affair – Denmark
War Witch – Canada

Makeup and Hairstyling
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Misérables

Music – Original Socre
Anna Karenina
Life of Pi

Music – Original Song
Before My Time – Chasing Ice
Everybody Needs a Best Friend – Ted
Pi’s Lullaby – Life of Pi
Skyfall – Skyfall
Suddenly – Les Misérables

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

Short Film – Animated
Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head over Heels
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”

Short Film – Live Action
Buzkashi Boys
Death of a Shadow

Sound Editing
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

Sound Mixing
Les Misérables
Life of Pi

Visual Effects
The Hobitt: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi
Marvel`s The Avengers
Snow White and the Huntsman

Writing – Adapted Screenplay
Arg – Chris Terrio
Beasts of the Southern Wild – Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi – David Magee
Lincoln – Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook – David O`Russell

Writing – Original Screenplay
Amour – Michael Haneke
Django Unchained – quentin Tarantino
Flight – John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom – Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty – Mark Boal

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