The Academy Award nominations for 2013 are in with a few surprises and a few snubs. The nominations were announced this morning at by Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone.
The biggest snubs, in my opinion, is the lack of an nomination for "Moonrise Kingdom" in the Best Motion Picture of the Year category and Ben Affleck in the Best Achievement in Directing category. I'm positive that others will express their outrage over the lack of a nomination for "Zero Dark Thirty" in the latter category mentioned above as well.
The biggest surprise nominations from this morning were for Emmanuelle Riva for "Amour" and Quvenzhané Wallis for "Beasts of the Southern Wild." The most interesting tidbit of the aforementioned news is how the two have managed to create a new record for the oldest and youngest best actress nominees.
The potential Big Five nominees are as follows:
Best Motion Picture of the Year
- Amour (2012): To Be Determined
- Argo (2012): Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney
- Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012): Dan Janvey, Josh Penn, Michael Gottwald
- Django Unchained (2012): Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin, Pilar Savone
- Les Misérables (2012): Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh
- Life of Pi (2012): Gil Netter, Ang Lee, David Womark
- Lincoln (2012): Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy
- Silver Linings Playbook (2012): Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen, Jonathan Gordon
- Zero Dark Thirty (2012): Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, Megan Ellison
Best Achievement in Directing
- Michael Haneke for Amour (2012)
- Ang Lee for Life of Pi (2012)
- David O. Russell for Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
- Steven Spielberg for Lincoln (2012)
- Benh Zeitlin for Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
- Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
- Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln (2012)
- Hugh Jackman for Les Misérables (2012)
- Joaquin Phoenix for The Master (2012)
- Denzel Washington for Flight (2012/I)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
- Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
- Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
- Emmanuelle Riva for Amour (2012)
- Quvenzhané Wallis for Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
- Naomi Watts for The Impossible (2012)
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
- Amour (2012): Michael Haneke
- Django Unchained (2012): Quentin Tarantino
- Flight (2012/I): John Gatins
- Moonrise Kingdom (2012): Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
- Zero Dark Thirty (2012): Mark Boal
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
- Argo (2012): Chris Terrio
- Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012): Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin
- Life of Pi (2012): David Magee
- Lincoln (2012): Tony Kushner
- Silver Linings Playbook (2012): David O. Russell
For all other nominations please click here.
The 85th Annual Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 and will air on ABC at 7e/4p this year.
For those interested in viewing the aforementioned features in Austell the safe bets are always Carmike Cinemas Movies 14 and Regal Stadium 22 in Austell. If there is a film not showing at one of those locations, please click here for other various locations.
Also remember, some of those films are currently available for rental. If you are interested in renting any of the films mentioned from last year, make sure to check your local Austell Blockbuster, Videodrome, Netflix, or movie channels based upon your cable or satellite provider for availability.