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‘Lincoln’ Leads 2013 Oscar Nominations; Bigelow Snubbed

'Lincoln' Leads 2013 Oscar Nominations; Bigelow Snubbed

The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards have been announced, and Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” leads the way with 12 nominations, including nods for best picture, best director and Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones for acting.

“Lincoln” was joined by 8 other films in the best picture race: Michael Haneke’s “Amour,” Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” Benh Zeitlin’s “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” Tom Hooper’s “Les Miserables,” Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi,” David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook” and Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty.” The most notable snubs in the category were “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Skyfall” and “The Master,” though none are huge surprises.

The huge surprises came in the best director category, where Bigelow, Affleck and Hooper — all DGA nominees — were passed over in favor of Haneke, Russell and, most shockingly, Zeitlin.

READ MORE: The 10 Biggest Surprises of the Oscar Nominations

The acting races show quite a few notable nominees (and non-nominees) as well. John Hawkes, Marion Cotillard, Helen Mirren, Javier Bardem, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench are among those that had reasonable chances of making Oscar’s list but were ultimately left off, while Jacki Weaver, Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix, Christoph Waltz, Emmanuelle Riva and Quvenzhané Wallis made it despite not having a single SAG nomination among them. Also of note: All but three actors nominated are former nominees (Bradley Cooper, Riva and Wallis — the latter two being the oldest and youngest nominees in their category ever, respectively), while 9 of 20 have already won (including 3 two-timers).

Full list of nominations below. Check out a list of the 10 biggest surprises here.

Best motion picture of the year
“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

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

Performance by an actor in a leading role
Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln”
Hugh Jackman in “Les Misérables”
Joaquin Phoenix in “The Master”
Denzel Washington in “Flight”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Alan Arkin in “Argo”
Robert De Niro in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Philip Seymour Hoffman in “The Master”
Tommy Lee Jones in “Lincoln”
Christoph Waltz in “Django Unchained”

Performance by an 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”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
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”

Best animated feature film of the year
“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

Achievement in cinematography
“Anna Karenina” Seamus McGarvey
“Django Unchained” Robert Richardson
“Life of Pi” Claudio Miranda
“Lincoln” Janusz Kaminski
“Skyfall” Roger Deakins

Achievement in costume design
“Anna Karenina” Jacqueline Durran
“Les Misérables” Paco Delgado
“Lincoln” Joanna Johnston
“Mirror Mirror” Eiko Ishioka
“Snow White and the Huntsman” Colleen Atwood

Best documentary feature
“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

Best documentary short subject
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
Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill

Achievement in film editing
“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

Best foreign language film of the year
“Amour” Austria
“Kon-Tiki” Norway
“No” Chile
“A Royal Affair” Denmark
“War Witch” Canada

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling
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

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
“Anna Karenina” Dario Marianelli
“Argo” Alexandre Desplat
“Life of Pi” Mychael Danna
“Lincoln” John Williams
“Skyfall” Thomas Newman

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (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

Achievement in production design
“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
Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

Best animated short film
“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

Best live action short film
“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

Achievement in sound editing
“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

Achievement in sound mixing
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
Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

Achievement in visual effects
“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
Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
“Snow White and the Huntsman”
Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

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
“Silver Linings Playbook” Screenplay by David O. Russell

Original screenplay
“Amour” Written by Michael Haneke
“Django Unchained” Written by Quentin Tarantino
“Flight” Written by John Gatins
“Moonrise Kingdom” Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
“Zero Dark Thirty” Written by Mark Boal


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why there is no nomination for TDKR.? n why no nominations to kathryn bigelow n ben affleck especially k.bigelow has won lot of other awards n affleck won annuel critics choice awards..? n how many voters r included in voting process ?

Ignatius Albert

Hugh Jackman is also receiving his first nomination, along with Cooper, Wallis & Riva.

Best Directing was definitely the most shocking of all announced yesterday. You can even hear the gasps of disbelief among the audience in the studio. Kathryn Bigelow & Ben Affleck (whom many had thought to be locks) should have been nominated instead, while Quentin Tarantino had a very strong case.
No offence to Ben Zeitlin, but I think he came out of nowhere to snatch a nomination. And I don't think his name would have been mentioned as a strong contender by most observers.
Nonetheless, there is no denying all the 5 listed nominees are accomplished filmmakers so congrats to them.
Michael Haneke won Palme d'Or and now an Oscar nomination with 'Amour', a pinnacle moment to his career; while Ang Lee and David O Russell's nominations had been widely expected.
I feel there is not much stopping Spielberg from winning now though.

My picks, or rather the 6 most likely winners in the major categories
Best Picture: Lincoln – Best Director: Steven Spielberg – Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis – Best Actress: Jessica Chastain – Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones – Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway

Michael M.

This year's nominations proved to be eclectic and quite contrasting to say the least. I'm glad the Academy voter's recognized an opportunity to commemorate smaller features for once (Ex. Drive Snub). Overall the choices are def. worthy of their recognition. Sad to see directorial snubs for Bigelow, Affleck, and both Andersons!) I'm predicting Phoenix for a Best Actor win, Riva for actress, Jones or Hoffman for Supporting actor, Hathaway for support. actress respectfully, and lastly Lee for Picture/Director (He's definitely an overdue recipient for Best Picture). Although I could be wrong and indeed Lincoln will sweep every major category haha!

GASP! a Denis Lavant snub is PREPOSTEROUS! (Can you say Fassbender again).


Marion Cotillard had to be nominated not Wallis


I've watched it here and i like lincoln moovie a lot. and I think Amy Adams should have been left out!


Really surprised PTA didnt at least get an original screenplay nom. Bigalows snub sortof makes sense but PTAs annoys me to no end. Also, i think they have something against leo, how he didnt at least get a nomination is beyond me.


John Hawkes definitely should be nominated. They really gave the indie representive Beasts of the Southern Wild a big face. But by all means the Academy never finds a real balance, just dominates the shallow mainstream, so it's just boring. Needless to say they always miss out something valuable for real potentially on purpose.


Doesn't the Bigelow snub just show that the academy has problems nominating female directors. It's bullshit. It's some of the best direction of the year and better than her deserving win for the Hurt Locker.


No nomination for PTA? Not even for The Master's beautiful cinematography? Bullshit.


the best list

Michael M.

Michael Haneke is going to shit on everyone, and Phoenix. Finally the awards season got a little more interesting.


Bigelow snubbed…. ahahahah yeah! I'm glad Academy is not pro-torture!


All but 4 actually… it is also Hugh Jackman's first Oscar nomination


Where is Marion Cotillard? please the Academy ruins everything like always


Academy supporting again child exploitation, fuck yourself!


This is the worst academy awards nominations ever!


Yeah, I doubt "Zero Dark" is winning best picture if it's not even nominated for director.

Juha Hovilainen

Fuck the academy….Where is Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman and Kathryn Bigelow…?
Assholes !


Oh my, I feel so happy and relieved. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the Best Director nominations and noticed Bigelow was nowhere to be found. This is a miracle. I haven't been this happy in quite some time.


Thank christ Phoenix is nominated. Yahoo had an error and replaced Phoenix with John Hawkes (who is great, btw). I nearly lost my shit after I read it. But you have the right one. Good.


Flight screenplay over Looper…the Academy truly does hate actual originality.


Amy Adams should have been left out!


How the hell did Snow White get two, and Cloud Atlas and The Dark Knight Rises get zero?

JW Dant

8:42 and i see nothing here.

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