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As exciting as the nominations, are the snubs. Photo: 2013 85th Oscar Nominations

BEIJING, January 10, 2013 ― The nominations for the 85th Oscar awards are in and nine Hollywood films vie for the golden statue. Those include: Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, which leads all nominees with twelve nominations, the French foreign favorite Amour and the formerly French (kind of like Gerard Depardieu) Les Miserables, indie superstar Beasts of the Southern Wild, Ben Affleck’s Argo,Tarantino’s controversial Django Unchained, Ang Li’s The Life of Pi, Silver Linings Playbook and Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty.

Notable snubs include The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyCloud AtlasThe Dark Night RisesSkyfall and Magic Mike for best picture. Ben Affleck, Quentin Tarantino and Kathryn Bigelow for best director. John Hawkes for best actor,Helen Mirren for best actress and the highway robbery of Leonardo DiCaprio’s best supporting performance in Django Unchained.

It is always interesting to watch how movies, and the actors within, that are “snubbed” grab extra views as critics cry foul.  

Oscars had 2013 Host Seth McFarlane announce this years nominees, and as expected he took the spotlight and created controversary. 


Stay tuned for more news as well as a full list of nominees and snubs of this year’s Oscars.

Here is a full list of the nominees:

Performance by an actor in a leading role

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”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

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”

Performance by an actress in a leading role

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”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

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”

Best animated feature film of the year

“Brave” Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
“Frankenweenie” Tim Burton
“ParaNorman” Sam Fell and Chris Butler
“The Pirates! Band of Misfits” Peter Lord
“Wreck-It Ralph” Rich Moore

Achievement in cinematography

“Anna Karenina” Seamus McGarvey
“Django Unchained” Robert Richardson
“Life of Pi” Claudio Miranda
“Lincoln” Janusz Kaminski
“Skyfall” Roger Deakins

Achievement in costume design

“Anna Karenina” Jacqueline Durran
“Les Misérables” Paco Delgado
“Lincoln” Joanna Johnston
“Mirror Mirror” Eiko Ishioka
“Snow White and the Huntsman” Colleen Atwood 

Achievement in directing

“Amour” Michael Haneke
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Benh Zeitlin
“Life of Pi” Ang Lee
“Lincoln” Steven Spielberg
“Silver Linings Playbook” David O. Russell

Best documentary feature

“5 Broken Cameras”  Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
“The Gatekeepers”  
“How to Survive a Plague” 
“The Invisible War”    
“Searching for Sugar Man”

Best documentary short subject

“Inocente”  Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
“Kings Point”  Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
“Mondays at Racine”  Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
 “Open Heart”  Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
 “Redemption”  Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill

Achievement in film editing

“Argo” William Goldenberg
“Life of Pi” Tim Squyres
“Lincoln” Michael Kahn
“Silver Linings Playbook” Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
“Zero Dark Thirty” Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

Best foreign language film of the year

“Amour” Austria
“Kon-Tiki” Norway
“No” Chile
“A Royal Affair” Denmark
“War Witch” Canada

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

“Hitchcock” Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater, Tami Lane
“Les Misérables” Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

“Anna Karenina” Dario Marianelli
“Argo” Alexandre Desplat
“Life of Pi” Mychael Danna
“Lincoln” John Williams
“Skyfall” Thomas Newman

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