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2013 Oscars: Amour and Beasts Of The Southern Wild In; The Master Out

Palme d’Or winner Amour & Sundance sensation Beasts Of The Southern Wild are in. Venice & TIFF shown The Master is out. Lincoln (12 noms) and Life Of Pi (11 noms) were tops in number of noms gathered across the board while Silver Linings Playbook will own the red carpet as well with noms in all four acting categories, editing, screenwriting, directing and Best Picture.

In the Best Picture category (this year’s total is nine out of ten), Amour and Beasts Of The Southern Wild are generally considered as the “nice surprise” nominations (these extends itself the Best Director category as well where Haneke and Zeitlin received nods), while Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master is mysteriously snubbed from the batch. Was it too avant-garde or did it simply peak too early? Regardless, the Weinsteins have two horses for the final race with SLP and Django Unchained.

Best Actor category it looks as if Fox Searchlight didn’t have the strenth to push John Hawkes perf in The Sessions being edged out by Denzel Washington for Flight, but they have a pair in Quvenzhane Wallis and Helen Hunt in the Best Actress category. Below is the complete scorecard for February 24th.

Best Picture
“Beasts Of The Southern Wild”
“Django Unchained”
“Les Miserables”
“Life Of Pi”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“Zero Dark Thirty”
* Major Snub: The Master
** Will win: Lincoln
*** Would like to see win: Silver Linings Playbook

Best Director
Michael Haneke – “Amour”
Benh Zeitlin – “Beasts Of The Southern Wild”
Ang Lee – “Life Of Pi”
Steven Spielberg – “Lincoln”
David O. Russell – “Silver Linings Playbook”
* Major Snub: Kathryn Bigelow
** Will win: Steven Spielberg
*** Would like to see win: Michael Haneke

Best Actor In A Leading Role
Denzel Washington – “Flight”
Hugh Jackman – “Les Miserables”
Daniel Day-Lewis – “Lincoln”
Joaquin Phoenix – “The Master”
Bradley Cooper – “Silver Linings Playbook”
* Major Snub: John Hawkes
** Will win: Daniel Day-Lewis
*** Would like to see win: Joaquin Phoenix

Best Actress In A Leading Role
Emmanuelle Riva – “Amour”
Quvenzhane Wallis – “Beasts Of The Southern Wild”
Naomi Watts – “The Impossible”
Jennifer Lawrence – “Silver Linings Playbook”
Jessica Chastain – “Zero Dark Thirty”
* Major Snub: Rachel Weisz – The Deep Blue Sea
** Will win: Jennifer Lawrence
*** Would like to see win: Jessica Chastain

Best Actor In A Supporting Role
Alan Arkin – “Argo”
Christoph Waltz – “Django Unchained”
Tommy Lee Jones – “Lincoln”
Philip Seymour Hoffman – “The Master”
Robert De Niro – “Silver Linings Playbook”
* Major Snub: Leonardo DiCaprio – “Django Unchained”
** Will win: Philip Seymour Hoffman
*** Would like to see win: Philip Seymour Hoffman

Best Actress In A Supporting Role
Anne Hathaway – “Les Miserables”
Sally Field – “Lincoln”
Amy Adams “The Master”
Helen Hunt – “The Sessions”
Jacki Weaver – “Silver Linings Playbook”
* Major Snub: Nicole Kidman – “The Paperboy”
** Will win: Sally Field
*** Would like to see win: Helen Hunt

Best Original Screenplay
Michael Haneke – “Amour”
Quentin Tarantino – “Django Unchained”
John Gatins – “Flight”
Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola – “Moonrise Kingdom”
Mark Boal – “Zero Dark Thirty”
* Major Snub: Rian Johnson – “Looper”
** Will win: Mark Boal – “Zero Dark Thirty”
*** Would like to see win: Mark Boal – “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Adapted Screenplay
Chris Terrio – “Argo
Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin – “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
David Magee – “Life Of Pi”
Tony Kushner – “Lincoln”
David O. Russell – “Silver Linings Playbook”
* Major Snub: Tracy Letts – “Killer Joe”
** Will win: David O. Russell – “Silver Linings Playbook”
*** Would like to see win: David O. Russell – “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Foreign Language Film
“A Royal Affair”
“War Witch”
* Major Snub: Beyond the Hills
** Will win: “Amour”
*** Would like to see win: “Amour”

Best Animated Feature Film
“The Pirates! Band Of Misfits”
“Wreck-It Ralph”

Best Original Song
“Before My Time” – “Chasing Ice”
“Pi’s Lullaby” – “Life Of Pi”
“Suddenly” – “Les Miserables”
“Skyfall” – “Skyfall”
“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” – “Ted”

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

Best Film Editing
William Goldenberg – “Argo”
Tim Squyres – “Life Of Pi”
Michael Kahn – Lincoln
Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers – “Silver Linings Playbook”
William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor – Zero Dark Thirty

Best Costume Design
Jacqueline Durran – “Anna Karenina”
Paco Delgado – “Les Miserables”
Joanna Johnston – “Lincoln”
Eiko Ishioka – “Mirror Mirror”
Colleen Atwood – “Snow White and the Huntsman”

Best Documentary Feature
“5 Broken Cameras”
“The Gatekeepers”
“How To Survive A Plague”
“The Invisible War”
“Searching For Sugar Man”

Best Visual Effects
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
“Life Of Pi”
“Marvel’s The Avengers”
“Snow White And The Huntsman”

Best Production Design
Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer – “Anna Karenina”
Dan Hennah, Ra Vincent, Simon Bright – “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
Eve Stewart – “Les Miserables”
David Gropman, Anna Pinnock – “Life Of Pi”
Rick Carter, Jim Erickson, Peter T Frank – “Lincoln”

Best Original Score
Dario Marianelli – “Anna Karenina”
Alexandre Desplat – “Argo”
Mychael Danna – “Life Of Pi”
John Williams – “Lincoln”
Thomas Newman – “Skyfall”

Best Make Up
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
“Les Miserables”

Best Sound Editing
“Django Unchained”
“Life Of Pi”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Sound Mixing
“Les Miserables”
“Life Of Pi”

Best Documentary Short Film
“Kings Point”
“Mondays At Racine”
“Open Heart”

Best Animated Short
“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”

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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