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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.

Seth MacFarlane To Host the 2013 Oscars?

Oh, HEY Guys!

Wow.  Seth MacFarlane hosting the 2013 Oscars?

I don’t know how this will go over with the audience at the Old Fart and Biddy Theater where the Oscars are broadcast in living color on your black and white television set.  I’m assuming the voting members of the Academy (super-old white dudes and their significant others/escorts) tend not to tune into to Stewie and the gang on Family Guy.  Nor have said old whiteys seen Seth’s hit film movie Ted which made a gazillion dollars all over the world.

Seth has released a statement regarding his excitement and mentioned Charlie Sheen:

“It’s truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars,” MacFarlane said in the release. “My thoughts upon hearing the news were, one, I will do my utmost to live up to the high standards set forth by my predecessors; and two, I hope they don’t find out I hosted the Charlie Sheen roast.”

HA! Listen, I’m the first to admit to a tiny crush on tiny Seth.  Cute and funny go a long way up in here. But he was just okay hosting SNL and relied too heavily on his voices-schtick.  (Of course, if he didn’t “do Stewie” I’d be all mad about that, too…there’s no winning with my fat ass, apparently.)

Gaaah.  Whatever.  What do you all think?  I will say that I never cared much for Billy Crystal, except for when he first started hosting back in the what, 1930’s?  Of course I’d love to see mean, mean, FUNNY-mean Ricky Gervais host the Oscars but that will never happen.  He’s not even doing the Golden Globes again, so we’ve heard.

Stick with this look, Seth. You’ll like the way you look.

Photo: GettyImages

I have one bit of advice for Seth about hosting: Even though you’ve already worn this look, STICK WITH THE WHITE DINNER JACKET.  It draws the eye upwards and makes you appear TALLER. I know of what I speak. I guaran-effing-tee it.

Oscars 2012 – Complete List of Winners (Honk Shoooo…)

Meryl Streep and that hideous dress.

Honestly.  You know it.  I know it. Say it with me: VIOLA DAVIS WAS ROBBED.

Billy Crystal was well, Billy Crystal. Corn-ball, old-fashioned (and not in a good way) and painfully dull.

If it hadn’t been for Angelina Jolie and Her Leg, what on earth would have been the point of watching tonight’s awards, forpitysake?

So.  Here is the list of the winners:

  • Best Picture: The Artist
  • Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
  • Best Actress: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
  • Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
  • Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
  • Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
  • Best Animated Short: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
  • Best Short Documentary: Saving Face
  • Best Live Action Short: The Shore
  • Best Original Screenplay: Midnight In Paris
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: The Descendants
  • Best Original Song: “Man Or Muppet,” The Muppets
  • Best Original Score: The Artist
  • Best Visual Effects: Hugo
  • Best Animated Feature: Rango
  • Best Documentary Feature: Undefeated
  • Best Sound Mixing: Hugo
  • Best Sound Editing: Hugo
  • Best Film Editing: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Best Makeup: The Iron Lady
  • Best Costume Design: The Artist
  • Best Art Direction: Hugo
  • Best Cinematography: Hugo