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February 04, 2013

The 85th Oscars Nominees

“One of the more noble things the Oscars can do
is pay attention to movies no one knows about.
Blockbusters don’t need much help.”
Jeff Daniels

Do you know about all the films nominated for the 85th Academy Awards? Surely you don’t. Let’s pay attention to those films with multiple nominations, the box office, and then we’ll some nominations by category.

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The nominations

The Box Office, by Mojo


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

Performance by an actress in a leading role
• Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
• Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
• Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
• Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
• Naomi Watts – The Impossible

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

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
• Amy Adams – The Master
• Sally Field – Lincoln
• Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables
• Helen Hunt – The Sessions
• Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook

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

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

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

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 – J. Ralph
• "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from Ted – Walter Murphy and Seth MacFarlane
• "Pi's Lullaby" from Life of Pi – Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri
• "Skyfall" from Skyfall – Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
• "Suddenly" from Les Misérables – Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer, and Alain Boublil

Best motion picture of the year
• Amour (Sony Pictures Classics) – Nominees to be determined
• Argo (Warner Bros.) – Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers
• Beasts of the Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight) – Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers
• Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company) – Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers
• Les Misérables (Universal) – Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers
• Life of Pi (20th Century Fox) – Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers
• Lincoln (Walt Disney/20th Century Fox) – Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
• Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company) – Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
• Zero Dark Thirty (Sony Pictures Releasing) – Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers

Already have your favorites? Vote for them! Go to the Oscar Ballot. Read the review in The New York Times, and vote!

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