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    February 25, 2013

    FULL NOMINEES AND WINNERS FOR THE 85TH ACADEMY AWARDS [UPDATE WITH WINNERS]

    [UPDATE]: We have updated the winners list. This morning, Argo scored the top prize of Best Picture, as predicted, while also garnered awards for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing. The Ben Affleck-directed CIA thriller beats other heavyweights like 'Life of Pi', 'Lincoln', 'Zero Dark Thirty' and 'Django Unchained', among others to snatch the night. 'Life of Pi' wins the most award of the night with four, mostly on technical awards and a Best Director nod for Ang Lee. Green Tea Movie would like to congratulate all winners and nominees. As I have mentioned in the top ten last year, both 'Life of Pi' and 'Argo' rank as the top two movies of 2012.


    In the list of nominees below, I have edited the winner with a bold font. Please browse on below to see the winners.

    [ORIGINAL POST]: The nominations for this year's Academy Awards is officially announced by this year's host Seth MacFarlane and actress Emma Stone, just moments ago. The drum-roll begins and the marching troops of the elite vote-goers are here for the nominees to bait. The battle for the highest achievement from Hollywood is only stiffened by the fact that there are plenty of good movies been released over the last few months. Fresh from multiple nominations at the Golden Globe Awards and BAFTA Awards, it is once again the same list of field-players dominating here. Unfortunately, some of the top contenders are not nominated causing some outcry already. In this post I have put my on-spot short analysis. A full analysis and prediction can be expected in the next few days.


    The full nominations can be viewed right after the break.

    Before that, here are some of the interesting facts to go along:

    1. Silver Lining Playbook becomes the first movie in 31 years, since 1981's Reds to receive nomination on each acting categories.
    2. Les Miserables is the first musical to receive a Best Picture nom since 2002's Chicago
    3. Life of Pi's seven technical nominations is one of the only four films to do so, others include Titanic, Master and Commander and Hugo.
    4. Emmanuelle Riva, 86 and Quvenzhane Wallis, 9 are the oldest and youngest nominated actress in the history, respectively.
    5. For the first time in the history, all five nominees in one acting categories are past winners - Best supporting actor has Arkin (last won with 2006's Little Miss Sunshine), De Niro (last won with 1980's Raging Bull), Hoffman (last won with 2005's Capote), Jones (last won with 1993's The Fugitive) and Waltz (last won with 2009's Inglourious Basterds)
    6. Producing partner, Kathleen Kennedy and Steven Spielberg, earns their 8th Best Picture nomination with Lincoln.
    7. Today brought the first Oscar nominations for Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), Michael Haneke (Amour), Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables), Emmanuelle Riva (Amour), Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) and Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild).
    8. Amour is the first movie since Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to receive nominations in both Best Picture and Best Foreign-Language Film in the same year.


    BEST PICTURE
    Amour - Nominees to be determined
    Argo - Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney
    Beasts of the Southern Wild - Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald
    Django Unchained - Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone
    Les Misérables - Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh
    Life of Pi - Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark
    Lincoln - Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy
    Silver Linings Playbook - Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon
    Zero Dark Thirty - Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison

    *On-spot Analysis: Academy is showering 'Beasts' with lots of love which makes this entry a surprise. The absence of Moonrise Kingdom is a little worrying because of the critical appraisal it gets. The absence of Skyfall is a little more pressing as the Producers Guild Award recently honoured that Sam Mendes' 007 film, but that is much expected to happen after all.



    BEST DIRECTOR
    Michael Haneke - Amour
    Ang Lee - Life of Pi
    David O. Russell - Silver Linings Playbook
    Steven Spielberg - Lincoln
    Behn Zeitlin - Beasts of the Southern Wild

    *On-spot Analysis: I understand that this category is filled with many potentials and hopefuls, thus the most crowded one we will see. Indeed I am right. Haneke and Zeitlin are the surprises victor, while Russell is the underdog going into this one. But their entry into this category happens at the expense of Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty - snubbed!), Ben Affleck (Argo - which I believed is one of the biggest snub of the night) and Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained). TWO MAJOR SNUBS DETECTED!


    BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
    Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook
    Daniel Day Lewis - Lincoln
    Hugh Jackman - Les Misérables
    Joaquin Phoenix - The Master
    Denzel Washington – Flight

    *On-spot Analysis: The list looks fine but where is John Hawkes from The Sessions. At least his co-star get the nods on the opposite category. Still, Hawkes is one of the biggest snub!


    BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
    Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
    Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook
    Emmanuelle Riva - Amour
    Quvenzhane Wallis - Beasts of Southern Wild
    Naomi Watts - The Impossible

    *On-spot Analysis: The list looks fine as well, but Marion Cotillard's fine performance in Rust and Bone is missing here. Another major snub! Albeit, the addition Emmanuelle Riva and Quvenzhane Wallis are the most interesting one. Riva is 86 and Wallis is 9, making them both the oldest and youngest nominated actress in the history respectively.


    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
    Alan Arkin - Argo
    Robert De Niro - Silver Lining Playbooks
    Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master
    Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln
    Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained

    *On-spot Analysis: The list looks solid and probably one of these five could have been replaced by another. Potentially also the biggest snub goes to Leonardo DiCaprio. Remember now that Academy has 5 snubs so far!


    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    Amy Adams - The Master
    Sally Field - Lincoln
    Anne Hathaway - Les Misérables
    Helen Hunt - The Sessions
    Jacki Weaver - Silver Linings Playbook

    *On-spot Analysis: Just like Beasts of the Southern Wild, I guess Academy is in love with Silver Linings Playbook too. Jacki Weaver comes unexpected and I guess Helen Mirren's performance in Hitchcock goes unnoticed, at the same time. MINOR SNUB!

    BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
    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

    *On-spot Analysis: Minor snub of Rian Johnson's Looper. And....still do not get how Zero Dark Thirty is in this category.

    BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
    Argo - Written by Chris Terrio
    Beasts of the Southern Wild - Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
    Life of Pi - Written by David Magee
    Lincoln - Written by Tony Kushner
    Silver Linings Playbook - Written by David O. Russell

    *On-spot Analysis: Good choice!

    BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
    Brave - Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
    Frankenweenie - Tim Burton
    Paranorman - Sam Fell and Chris Butler
    The Pirates! Band of Misfits - Peter Lord
    Wrack-It Ralph - Rich Moore

    BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
    Amour (Austria) in French – Michael Haneke
    Kon-Tiki (Norway) in Norwegian
    No (Chile)
    A Royal Affair (Denmark) in Danish
    War Witch (Canada)

    BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
    5 Broken Cameras - Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
    The Gatekeepers - Nominees to be determined
    How to Survive a Plague - Nominees to be determined
    The Invisible War - Nominees to be determined
    Searching for Sugar Man - Nominees to be determined

    BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
    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

    BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
    Asad - Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
    Buzkashi Boys - Sam French and Ariel Nasr
    Curfew - Shawn Christensen
    Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw) - Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
    Henry - Yan England

    BEST ANIMATED SHORT
    Adam and Dog - Minkyu Lee
    Fresh Guacamole - PES
    Head over Heels - Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly
    Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare" - David Silverman
    Paperman - John Kahrs

    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
    Anna Karenina - Dario Marianelli
    Argo - Alexandre Desplat
    Life of Pi - Mychael Danna
    Lincoln - John Williams
    Skyfall - Thomas Newman

    *On-spot Analysis: Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil's fine score in Cloud Atlas - 6th SNUB of the night!

    BEST ORIGINAL SONG
    "Before My Time" from Chasing Ice - Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
    "Everybody Needs A Best Friend" from Ted - Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
    "Pi's Lullaby" from Life of Pi - Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
    "Skyfall" from Skyfall - Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
    "Suddenly" from Les Misérables - Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

    BEST SOUND EDITING
    Argo - Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
    Django Unchained - Wylie Stateman
    Life of Pi - Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
    Skyfall - Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
    Zero Dark Thirty - Paul N.J. Ottosson

    BEST SOUND MIXING
    Argo - John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
    Les Misérables - Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
    Life of Pi - Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
    Lincoln - Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
    Skyfall - Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

    BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
    Anna Karenina - Sarah Greenwood (Production Design); Katie Spencer (Set Decoration)
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Dan Hennah (Production Design); Ra Vincent and Simon Bright (Set Decoration)
    Les Misérables - Eve Stewart (Production Design); Anna Lynch-Robinson (Set Decoration)
    Life of Pi - David Gropman (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration)
    Lincoln - Rick Carter (Production Design); Jim Erickson (Set Decoration)

    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
    Anna Karenina - Seamus McGarvey
    Django Unchained - Robert Richardson
    Life of Pi - Claudio Miranda
    Lincoln - Janusz Kaminski
    Skyfall - Roger Deakins

    BEST COSTUME DESIGN
    Anna Karenina - Jacqueline Durran
    Les Misérables - Paco Delgado
    Lincoln - Joanna Johnston
    Mirror Mirror - Eiko Ishioka
    Snow White and the Huntsman - Colleen Atwood

    BEST 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 VISUAL EFFECT
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
    Life of Pi - Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
    Marvel's The Avengers - Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
    Prometheus - Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
    Snow White and the Huntsman - Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

    BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
    Hitchcock - Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
    Les Misérables - Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell
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