Thursday, January 10, 2013

85th Annual Academy Awards Nominations

Disney fared extremely well this morning when the Academy Awards nominations were announced. Not only did Brave, Frankenweenie and Wreck-It Ralph get their expected Best Animated Feature nominations, but Lincoln (which was distributed by Touchstone) became this year's Oscar juggernaut, leading the way with 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Director (Steven Spielberg) and Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis).

My favorite Disney nom, though, was for Paperman, John Kahrs' whimsical and sweet story nominated for Best Animated Short Film. It combines a gentle romance with a lovely blend of black and white CG and hand-drawn animation. It was my favorite Disney film of 2012 and the one I'll be rooting for the most on Oscar night (February 24).

Here are the major award nominees for the 85th Academy Awards:

Best Picture
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director
Michael Haneke, Amour
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
David O. Russell, Silver Linings PlaybookSteven Spielberg, Lincoln
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

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

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, Argo
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook

Best Original Screenplay
Django Unchained
Moonrise Kingdom
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Animated Feature
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

Complete list of Oscar nominees:

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