The Oscar Nominations Are Here!

The Oscar Nominations Are Here!

0 By Zach Kircher

The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards have been announced.


One might say that Oscar season began months ago, but now it is officially here because the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards have been announced. Whether or not you should care all depends on your opinion of the Academy, but even so it’s always interesting to see what surprises – good and bad – the world’s most widely known and controversial film organization has in store each year.


Without further ado, here are the nominations for some of the most prestigious awards in the annual ceremony:


Les Miserables Anne Hathaway 85th Academy Awards



Best Picture

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

Best Director

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


Lincoln Daniel Day Lewis 85th Academy Awards



Best Actor

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

Best Actress

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

Best Supporting Actor

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

Best Supporting Actress

  • Amy Adams for The Master
  • Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables
  • Helen Hunt for The Sessions
  • Jacki Weaver for Silver Linings Playbook
  • Sally Field for Lincoln

Best Original Screenplay

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


Argo Ben Affleck 85th Academy Awards



Best Adapted Screenplay

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

Best Animated Film

  • Brave by Brenda Chapman and Mark Andrews (Pixar)
  • Frankenweenie by Tim Burton (Tim Burton Productions)
  • ParaNorman by Chris Butler and Sam Fell (Laika)
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits by Peter Lord (Aardman)
  • Wreck-It Ralph by Rich Moore (Disney)

Best Original Score

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


For a full list of the nominees, click here. So, are you happy with these nominations? Do you think anyone was snubbed this year?


The 85th Academy Awards ceremony will air live on ABC on February 24. Seth MacFarlane, well known for creating Family Guy along with writing, directing and co-starring in Ted, will be hosting the ceremony.


If you can’t wait that long though, trust me, I will soon be announcing my favorite films of the past year. Stay tuned!