Oscars Announce 2013 Nominations

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Oscars Announce 2013 Nominations

Read by hosts Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone, the contenders for Oscars in 2013 were released this morning from Los Angeles. Notably, Beasts of the Southern Wild surprised audiences with a best picture nomination, and Benh Zeitlin got a nomination for best director. Amour also surprised with five nominations, including best director and best picture.

Contenders for best picture also included Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln, Les Miserables; our personal favorite film of the year, Life of Pi, Django Unchained and Argo. Check out the full list of nominations below, where you can also watch the video of the live nominations.

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

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

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

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

Best Original Screenplay
Zero Dark Thirty
_Django Unchained
Moonrise Kingdom 

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

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

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

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

Best Foreign Feature
A Royal Affair
War Witch_

Best Original Song
“Before My Time” from Chasing Ice
“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from Ted
“Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi
Skyfall” (Adele) from Skyfall
“Suddenly” from Les Misérables

Best Visual Effects
Life of Pi
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Avengers
Snow White and the Huntsman

Best Cinematography
Anna Karenina
Django Unchained
Life of Pi

Best Costume Design
Anna Karenina
Les Miserables
Mirror Mirror
Snow White and the Huntsman

Best Documentary Feature
Searching for Sugar Man
How to Survive a Plague
The Gatekeepers
5 Broken Cameras
The Invisible War

Best Documentary Short
Open Heart
Kings Point
Mondays at Racine

Best Film Editing
Silver Linings Playbook
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty