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The Oscar Noms Are In!

 

Oscar Nominees 2013

 

In what may be the surprise upset of the Oscar season, Kathryn Bigelow and Ben Affleck, who brought us the brilliant Zero Dark Thirty and the very accomplished Argo, respectively (two of the best films of the year), were overlooked in the Best Director category. It would have been nice to see Marion Cotillard receive a nod for her beautiful, heart-wrenching and revelatory performance in Rust & Bone, but you can’t win ‘em all and the Oscar Winner (for Vie en Rose in 2008) will no doubt be nominated again one day, for her remarkable work in some other remarkable role.

I might quibble with a nomination here or there — most notably Ang Lee for Best Director for the exceedingly mediocre Life Of Pi – but with the exception of the Bigelow and Affleck snubs, the list holds up. Tommy Lee Jones received a well-deserved Best Supporting Actor nomination for his performance in Lincoln and, in what may be the most delightful nomination of the year, the adorable, talented Quvenzhané Wallis was nominated in the Best Actress category for her remarkable work in Beasts Of The Southern Wild, becoming, at 9, the youngest actress to ever receive a Best Actress Nominee…and she was only 5 when she landed the role. 

Here is a complete list of nominees in the acting, directing, screenwriting and best picture categories:

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