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Movie fans, what do you think of the Oscar nominations?

The 85th Annual Academy Awards nominations were announced this morning. I still have time to check out the Best Movie nominations I haven’t seen yet, Zero Dark Thirty, Amour and Les Misérables, before the February 24 broadcast. Here’s a list of the nominees:

Best Motion Picture

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

Achievement in Directing

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

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

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

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

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

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Amy Adams, The Master

Best Animated Feature Film

Frankenweenie
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph
ParaNorman
Brave

Original Screenplay

Flight, John Gatins
Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
Amour, Michael Haneke
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola

Adapted Screenplay

Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
Argo, Chris Terrio
Lincoln, Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell
Life of Pi, David Magee

Best Foreign-Language Film

Amour (Austria)
No (Chile)
War Witch (Canada)
A Royal Affair (Den)
Kontiki (Norway)

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4 Responses »

  1. I’m rooting for Django Unchained for best picture. I love Quentin Tarentino

  2. Hi Gluten Free… I loved that movie, too. Saw it twice within four days. Bummed Quentin was overlooked with a director’s nod. But, he did receive a nomination for his original screenplay (brilliant), and as fellow writers, let’s cheer him on!

  3. I am hoping that Silver Lining Playbook gets some love. Bradley Cooper is a great young actor. Loved him in The Words. I believe it will be the year of Lincoln. I enjoyed the movie. I think that having Abe Lincoln moving, talking and alive is going to give the movie great momentum in the voting. He is just to loved and respected figure in our history. And the movie is well done. Plus Steven Spielberg. Just my humble opinion.

    • Mindofshoo,
      I thought Bradley Cooper stood out for his performance in SLP. I’m a fan of both Joaquin Phoenix and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, but did not see the movie, The Master. The trailer shows what looks like dynamic performances on both their parts. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ1O1vb9AUU). And I agree with you on Lincoln; Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis also deserve wins in their categories. It was a GREAT movie season!

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