“You ladies never have to pretend to be attracted to Harry Weinstein again.” ~~ Seth MacFarlane, American actor, comedian, producer, director, and singer, quoted during Oscar 2013 announcements (January 10, 2013)
Amazingly, all 5 best actor nominees have won Oscars before. Also worth mentioning is that best actress nominee, Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook," is the youngest actress to have 2 Oscar nominations by age 22. Silver Linings is the only movie to have all 4 acting category nominations., the last time this occurred was 39 years ago with the 1981 film "Reds."
"Lincoln" received the most Oscar nominations including best director category, and this film will most likely win “best picture” as it is very difficult for a film to receive that without also receiving a nomination for best director, and this epic film leads the pack.
A few surprises were that past film director Oscar winners, Catherine Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty," Ben Affleck for “Argo,” and Tom Hooper for “Les Miserables,” did not get best director nominations. Also, Affleck did not get nominated in the “Best Actor” category. No director nomination for Quentin Tarantino for "Django Unchanged;" however, this controversial movie did receive nominations for best picture and original screenplay. "Silver Linings Playbook" received nominations for just about every popular category. Quvenshane' Wallis for "Beast of the Southern Wild" is the youngest actress at 9 years young (6 at the time of filming), to receive an Oscar nomination for best actress. The oldest nominee, Emmanuelle Riva, 85, for "Amour" will turn 86 years on Oscar night.
The Oscars are voted on by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. More information on the voting process is available at the Academy's website. A total of 5,656 members voted.
The Golden Globes will take place Sunday, January 13th and is voted by the Hollywood Foreign Press.
Many notable correspondents and critics were disappointed that Catherine Bigelow, Ben Affleck, and Tom Hooper did not receive nominations for best director. What do you think? Should the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences do a recall for this category?
Oscar night this year will be Sunday, February 24th.
For FULL COVERAGE: The 85th Annual Academy Awards visit the “Oscar Nominee.” Website.
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
David O'Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Michael Haneke, Amour
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln
Denzel Washington, Flight
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
Life of Pi
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