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Academy Awards Nominees 2013 – Full List


The  2013 Oscar nominees have been announced, and I’m just now getting around to yakking about it.  Honestly.  I do believe some folks are missing from this list?  YOU tell ME:

Quvenzhané Wallis as “Hushpuppy”

The 2013 Academy Award Nominees:

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

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

Best Foreign-Language Film of the Year
Amour” Austria
Kon-Tiki” Norway
No” Chile
A Royal Affair” Denmark
War Witch” Canada

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

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
Lincoln,” Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

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

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

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

Achievement in 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

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

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

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

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

Sound Mixing
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

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
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

So.  No Best Picture nod for “The Master”?  No Best Director nomination for Paul Thomas Anderson?  Honestly.  But how about Quvenzhané Wallis’s nomination for Best Supporting Actress?  You guys.  She’s NINE YEARS OLD.  And you thought you felt like you hadn’t done much with your life already. How d’ya feel now?

I need a nap.  That’s how feel.

‘Hitchcock’ Movie Trailer And Poster


You’ll be getting twice the Alfred Hitchcock fix this year. HBO has it’s movie ‘The Girl‘ premiering later this month, and now we have a look at ‘Hitchcock,’ another biopic starring Anthony Hopkins as the auteur.

ScarJo as Janet Leigh

Hopkins bares an uncanny resemblance to Hitchcock with the help of some well done prosthetics. The movie also stars Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, the star of ‘Psycho‘ and she seems to do the infamous shower scene justice. Toni Collette plays Hitchcock’s assistant and the always amazing Helen Mirren plays his wife, Alma Reville.

Both movies explore his relationships with his leading ladies, some of whom he was obsessed with, and points to the director being something of a sexual deviant. ‘Hitchcock‘ has the bigger cast and is already getting Oscar buzz, but I can’t wait to see and compare both.

Hitchcock’ will be in theaters November 23rd.

‘Flight’ Official Trailer – Denzel Washington, John Goodman and The Rolling Stones’ ‘Gimme Shelter’ — Always A Great Combo

It’s official.  Any movie trailer that uses the Rolling Stones eerie classic ‘Gimme Shelter‘ ALWAYS piques my interest.

Here we have another example with the trailer for the new film Flight, starring Denzel Washington, John Goodman and Don Cheadle.  We also have director Robert Zemeckis who directed the Oscar-winning Forest Gump and Castaway. A quick synopsis barely does the trailer justice: An airline pilot saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals something troubling.

There is an awful lot of Oscar-buzz about Flight already, particularly targeting Denzel.  I wouldn’t be surprised if there are more than just one nomination for this film.  The entire production and cast look superb.

Yes. I want to see this film.  Flight opens November 2, 2012.