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:


Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook”

Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln”

Hugh Jackman in “Les Misérables”

Joaquin Phoenix in “The Master”

Denzel Washington in “Flight”



Jessica Chastain in “Zero Dark Thirty”

Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook”

Emmanuelle Riva in “Amour”

Quvenzhané Wallis in “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Naomi Watts in “The Impossible”



Alan Arkin in “Argo”

Robert De Niro in “Silver Linings Playbook”

Philip Seymour Hoffman in “The Master”

Tommy Lee Jones in “Lincoln”

Christoph Waltz in “Django Unchained”



Amy Adams in “The Master”

Sally Field in “Lincoln”

Anne Hathaway in “Les Misérables”

Helen Hunt in “The Sessions”

Jacki Weaver in “Silver Linings Playbook”



“Amour” Michael Haneke

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Benh Zeitlin

“Life of Pi” Ang Lee

“Lincoln” Steven Spielberg

“Silver Linings Playbook” David O. Russell



“Amour” Written by Michael Haneke

“Django Unchained” Written by Quentin Tarantino

“Flight” Written by John Gatins

“Moonrise Kingdom” Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola

“Zero Dark Thirty” Written by Mark Boal

PHOTOGRAPHY BY GETTY IMAGES via The Hollywood Reporter


“Argo” Screenplay by Chris Terrio

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin

“Life of Pi” Screenplay by David Magee

“Lincoln” Screenplay by Tony Kushner

“Silver Linings Playbook” Screenplay by David O. Russell



“Amour” Nominees to be determined

“Argo” Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers

“Django Unchained” Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers

“Les Misérables” Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers

“Life of Pi” Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers

“Lincoln” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers

“Silver Linings Playbook” Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers

“Zero Dark Thirty” Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers

PAULA PURYEAR is a Lawyer, Film & Television writer, HuffPoster and Founder of Revel In It Mag.

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