Oscar Nominations 2013: Lincoln Leads With 12, Les Miz Gets 8

Lincoln leads the Oscar nominations
Lincoln leads the Oscar nominations

Lincoln leads with 12 Oscar nominations, including best adapted screenplay by Tony Kushner (playwright of “Angels in America”). Les Miserables, the movie of the stage musical, snagged eight nominations (the fourth highest number of nominations).

Here’s the list


  • Life of Pi
    Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers
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  • Lincoln
    Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
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  • Silver Linings Playbook
    Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
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  • Zero Dark Thirty
    Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers
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    • 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, Zero Dark Thirty
    • Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
    • Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
    • Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
    • Naomi Watts, The Impossible

    • Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
    • Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
    • Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
    • Alan Arkin, Argo
    • Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln


      Sally Field, Lincoln

      Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

      Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

      Helen Hunt, The Sessions

      Amy Adams, The Master


      David O’Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

      Ang Lee, Life of Pi

      Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

      Michael Haneke, Amour

      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. RussellBEST 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

  • Best animated feature film of the year
    The Pirates! Band of Misfits
    Wreck-It RalphAchievement in cinematography
    Anna Karenina Seamus McGarvey
    Django Unchained Robert Richardson
    Life of Pi Claudio Miranda
    Lincoln Janusz Kaminski
    Skyfall Roger DeakinsAchievement in costume design
    Anna Karenina Jacqueline Durran
    Les Misérables Paco Delgado
    Lincoln Joanna Johnston
    Mirror Mirror Eiko Ishioka
    Snow White and the Huntsman Colleen AtwoodBest documentary feature
    5 Broken Cameras
    The Gatekeepers
    How to Survive a Plague
    The Invisible War
    Searching for Sugar ManBest documentary short subject
    Kings Point
    Mondays at Racine
    Open Heart

    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 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

    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

    Achievement in music written for motion pictures (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

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

    Best animated short film
    Adam and Dog
    Fresh Guacamole
    Head over Heels
    Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”

    Best live action short film
    Buzkashi Boys
    Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)

    Achievement in 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

    Achievement in 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
    SkyfallScott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

    Achievement in visual effects
    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 animated short nominee Fresh Guacamole

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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