Here are the nominees for the 85th Academy Awards. Look over the list and let me know what you think in the comments!
Actor in a Leading Role
- Bradley Cooper in "Silver Linings Playbook"
- Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln" (Not to say that he was a little too "Method" in the part, but he emancipated the interns. He's the guy who makes everyone else a long shot.)
- Hugh Jackman in "Les Misérables"
- Joaquin Phoenix in "The Master"
- Denzel Washington in "Flight"
Actor in a Supporting Role
- Alan Arkin in "Argo"
- Robert De Niro in "Silver Linings Playbook"
- Philip Seymour Hoffman in "The Master" (Will be the only winner from The Master as a sop to the filmmakers.)
- Tommy Lee Jones in "Lincoln"
- Christoph Waltz in "Django Unchained"
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"
Actress in a Supporting Role
Hollywood loves a comeback, so I think it's between Field and Hunt with Field having the edge in actual viewers.
- Amy Adams in "The Master"
- Sally Field in "Lincoln"
- Anne Hathaway in "Les Misérables"
- Helen Hunt in "The Sessions"
- Jacki Weaver in "Silver Linings Playbook"
Animated Feature Film
- "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
- "Anna Karenina" Seamus McGarvey
- "Django Unchained" Robert Richardson
- "Life of Pi" Claudio Miranda
- "Lincoln" Janusz Kaminski
- "Skyfall" Roger Deakins (Might win as a nod to the 50th anniversary of the Bond series.)
- "Anna Karenina" Jacqueline Durran
- "Les Misérables" Paco Delgado (Most likely the winner)
- "Lincoln" Joanna Johnston
- "Mirror Mirror" Eiko Ishioka
- "Snow White and the Huntsman" Colleen Atwood
- "Amour" Michael Haneke (Hollywood loves a foreigner.)
- "Beasts of the Southern Wild" Benh Zeitlin
- "Life of Pi" Ang Lee
- "Lincoln" Steven Spielberg
- "Silver Linings Playbook" David O. Russell
Kathryn Bigelow was shut out, possibly because of allegations of the film being "pro-torture." Ben Affleck was also shut out because the Academy still resents him for Gigli.
- "5 Broken Cameras"Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
- "The Gatekeepers"Nominees to be determined
- "How to Survive a Plague"Nominees to be determined
- "The Invisible War"Nominees to be determined
- "Searching for Sugar Man"Nominees to be determined
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
- "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
- "Amour" Austria
- "Kon-Tiki" Norway
- "No" Chile
- "A Royal Affair" Denmark
- "War Witch" Canada
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 Misérables"Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell
Music (Original Score)
- "Anna Karenina" Dario Marianelli
- "Argo" Alexandre Desplat
- "Life of Pi" Mychael Danna
- "Lincoln" John Williams
- "Skyfall" Thomas Newman
Music (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 Misérables"Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil
- "Amour" Nominees to be determined
- "Argo" Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers
- "Beasts of the Southern Wild" Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers
- "Django Unchained" Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers
- "Les Misérables" Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers
- "Life of Pi" Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers
- "Lincoln" Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
- "Silver Linings Playbook" Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
- "Zero Dark Thirty" Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers
- "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 Misérables"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
Short Film (Animated)
- "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
Short Film (Live Action)
- "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
- "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
- "Argo"John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
- "Les Misérables"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
- "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
Writing (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 (The most likely winner in my book, they love a historical epic.)
- "Silver Linings Playbook" Screenplay by David O. Russell
Writing (Original Screenplay)
- "Amour" Written by Michael Haneke
- "Django Unchained" Written by Quentin Tarantino (They'll nominate him but I don't think they'll let him win, because people find Tarantino personally annoying.)
- "Flight" Written by John Gatins
- "Moonrise Kingdom" Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola (Most likely winner)
- "Zero Dark Thirty" Written by Mark Boal