Lincoln leads Oscar nominations

Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln has come out on top with 12 Oscar nominations.
The historical drama starring Daniel Day-Lewis was acknowledged in the best picture, cinematography, costume design, film editing, music, production design, sound mixing and writing categories.
Day-Lewis is up for a best actor prize, while his co-stars Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field have received nods for best actor and best actress in a supporting role.
Hot on the tail of Lincoln is Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, which scored an impressive 11 nominations.
Lee and Spielberg are both up for the best director gong, alongside Michael Haneke for Amour, Benh Zeitlin for Beasts of the Southern Wild and David O. Russell for Silver Linings Playbook.
Life of Pi was also acknowledged in the best picture category, along with Lincoln, Django Unchained, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, Les Misérables, Amour, Beasts of the Southern Wild and Silver Linings Playbook.
Battling it out against Daniel for best actor are Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook, Hugh Jackman for Les Misérables, Joaquin Phoenix for The Master and Denzel Washington for Flight.
Jessica Chastain made the list for best actress for her role in Zero Dark Thirty, as well as Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook, Naomi Watts for The Impossible, Quvenzhané Wallis for Beasts of the Southern Wild and Emmanuelle Riva for Amour.
Quvenzhané caused a stir for being the youngest to ever win an Oscar nomination, at the tender age of nine.
Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane announced those who had made the shortcut and who are in with a chance of being presented with the prizes at the ceremony on February 24.

2013 Academy Awards nomination main categories:

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

Actor in a Leading Role:
Denzel Washington – Flight
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Hugh Jackman – Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix – The Master

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

Actress in a Leading Role:
Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Naomi Watts – The Impossible
Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild

Actress in a Supporting Role:
Amy Adams – The Master
Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables
Helen Hunt – The Sessions
Sally Field – Lincoln
Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook

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

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

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

Best Original Score:
Anna Karenina – Dario Marianelli
Argo – Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi – Mychael Danna
Lincoln – John Williams
Skyfall – Thomas Newman

Best Foreign Language:
Amour – Austria
Kon-Tiki – Norway
No – Chile
A Royal Affair – Denmark
War Witch- Canada

Best Animated Feature:
Frankenweenie – Tim Burton
Brave – Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
ParaNorman – Sam Fell and Chris Butler
The Pirates! Band of Misfits – Peter Lord
Wreck-It Ralph – Rich Moore
Copyright: Cover Media 2013

Thursday, 10. January 2013