2013 Academy Award Nominations: Surprises and Snubs


As always, the Academy Award Nominations for the 2013 awards are full of some surprises and of course some snubs. Spielberg’s biopic of America’s 16th President “Lincoln” led all films with a total of 12 nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Daniel Day-Lewis), and Best Director. Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” stood out as well, receiving a total of 11 Oscar nominations (second most noms). The Audio Dope picked out a few surprises and snubs of the 2013 nominations that stood out to us. Check out the full list of the 2013 nominations below.

Surprises:

“Silver Linings Playbook”: If you’ve seen David O’Russell’s newest film starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and silverlinings4Rober De Niro, you know how great “Silver Linings Playbook” is. That being said, it was definitely surprising to see an indie/dramedy kinda film finish with the third most nominations among all movies this year (8 noms).

“Skyfall”: The Academy Awards has never been kind to James Bond films throughout the franchise’s 40+ year run. As a result, it’s great to see Sam Mendes’ 007 flick pick up two noteworthy nominations with Best Cinematography and Best Original Score (Adele).

Snubs:

“Django Unchained”: In my humble opinion, no film got raped by the Academy this year like “Django Unchained”. I don’t know if it was a racial sensitivity thing, but the fact that Django didn’t receive  Best Director nominations is straight malarkey (shouts to Chappelle). “Django Unchained” was masterfully shot and made the audience feel like they were right there in the deep south battling evil plantation owners with Jamie and Christoph. While there is some consolation in the fact that Tarantino nabbed a Best Original Screenplay nom, it’s almost a guarantee that QT gets that nomination since he won it in 1994-1995 with “Pulp Fiction”.

The Entire Best Director List: No Tarantino. No Kathryn. No Ben Affleck. Honestly, gimme a break. We haven’t seen “Zero Dark Thirty” yet, but we expect it to be one of our favorite three movies, along with ‘Django’ and “Argo”.

Leonardo DiCaprio: If you’ve followed our blog at all, you know we have man-crushes on Leo. I’ll be honest, I was a little Calvin Candieunderwhelmed with DiCaprio’s character and performance in “Django Unchained”. Christoph Waltz definitely stood out as a stronger Best Supporting Actor, but we feel Leo was well-deserving of the nomination compared to those who received the noms (cough Alan Arkin cough).

Best Picture:

“Beasts of the Southern Wild”

“Silver Linings Playbook”

“Zero Dark Thirty”

“Lincoln”

“Les Miserables”

“Life of Pi”

“Amour”

“Django Unchained”

“Argo”

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 Actor:

Daniel Day Lewis, “Lincoln”

Denzel Washington, “Flight”

Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”

Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”

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 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 Original Screenplay:

“Zero Dark Thirty”

“Django Unchained”

“Moonrise Kingdom”

“Amour”

“Flight”

Best Adapted Screenplay:

“Lincoln”

“Silver Linings Playbook”

“Argo”

“Life of Pi”

“Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Best Animated Feature:

“Frankenweenie”

“The Pirates! Band of Misfits”

“Wreck-It Ralph”

“Paranorman”

“Brave”

Best Foreign Feature:

“Amour”

“A Royal Affair”

“Kon-Tiki”

“No”

“War Witch”

Best Visual Effects:

“Life of Pi”

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

“The Avengers”

“Prometheus”

“Snow White and the Huntsman”

Best Cinematography:

“Skyfall”

“Anna Karenina”

“Django Unchained”

“Life of Pi”

“Lincoln”

Best Costume Design:

“Anna Karenina”

“Les Miserables”

“Lincoln”

“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”

“Inocente”

“Redemption”

“Kings Point”

“Mondays at Racine”

“Snow White and the Huntsman”

Best Film Editing:

“Lincoln”

“Silver Linings Playbook”

“Life of Pi”

“Argo”

“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:

“Hitchcock”

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

“Les Miserables”

Best Music (Original Score):

“Anna Karenina”

“Argo”

“Life of Pi”

“Lincoln”

“Skyfall”

Best Music (Original Song):

 

“Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice”

“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from “Ted”

“Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi”

“Skyfall” from “Skyfall”

“Suddenly” from “Les Misérables”

Best Production Design:

“Anna Karenina”

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

“Les Misérables”

“Life of Pi”

“Lincoln”

Best Short Film, Animated:

“Adam and Dog”

“Fresh Guacamole”

“Head over Heels”

“Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare'”

“Paperman”

Best Short Film, Live Action:

“Asad”

“Buzkashi Boys”

“Curfew”

“Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)”

“Henry”

Best Sound Editing:

“Argo”

“Django Unchained”

“Life of Pi”

“Skyfall”

“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Sound Mixing:

“Argo”

“Les Misérables”

“Life of Pi”

“Lincoln”

“Skyfall”

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