Thursday, January 10, 2013

Oscar Nominations (And My Snap Judgments)

Check 'em out!

Best Picture (Great List but sadly no Moonrise Kingdom)

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

Best Actor (No surprise here)

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

Best Actress (Good surprises with Wallis and Riva)

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

Best Supporting Actor (Arkin sneaks in, not a bad thing)

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

Best Supporting Actress (Jacki Weaver sneaks in, again not a bad surprise)

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

Best Original Song (Congrats to Seth MacFarlane & Adele!!)

Before My Time- Chasing Ice
Pi's Lullaby- Life of Pi
Suddenly- Les Miserables
Everybody Needs a Best Friend- Ted
Skyfall- Skyfall

Best Original Score (Interesting addition of Newman here, sad to see Johnny Greenwood get snubbed again)

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

Animated Film (Pirates! beats Rise of the Guardians)

Wreck-It Ralph
Pirates! Band of Misfits

Foreign Film

Amour- Austria
No- Chile
War Witch- Canada
A Royal Affair- Denmark
Kontikki- Norway

Adapted Screenplay

Ben Zeitlin- Beasts of the Southern Wild
Chris Terrio- Argo
Tony Kushner- Lincoln
David O. Russell- Silver Linings Playbook
David Magee- Life of Pi

Original Screenplay (Biggest snub in my opinion- No Rian Johnson for Looper)

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


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

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