2013 Oscar Nominees: ‘Lincoln’ Leads the Way With 12 Nominations

2013 Oscar nomination predictions
Photo: RopeofSilicon / AMPAS

This morning, at 5:38 AM PST the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 2013 Oscar nominations. Making the announcement will be the show’s host, Seth MacFarlane, and Emma Stone and there were certainly a few surprises.

I’m sure the one that will have people scratching their heads more than any other is the nomination for Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild) over both Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) and Ben Affleck (Argo) for Best Director. If you ask me, it’s a travesty of an oversight, but I’ll get into that a bit more in my reaction piece, which will also be touching on the fact The Intouchables somehow misses out on a Foreign Language nomination.

Looking over my predictions, I went 80 for 107 (74.7%) and only got the Visual Effects category 100% correct. My worst category, surprisingly (to me at least), was Best Director where I only got two of the five nominees correct as the Academy went with Michael Haneke, Zeitlin and David O. Russell instead of Bigelow, Affleck and Tom Hooper (Les Miserables). I’ll have a little more on that, however, in my reaction piece, which I am working on right now.

Lincoln led the way with 12 nominations, followed closely by Life of Pi with 11. Here’s the nomination count breakdown:

  1. Lincoln – 12 nominations
  2. Life of Pi – 11 nominations
  3. Les Mis̩rables Р8 nominations
  4. Silver Linings Playbook – 8 nominations
  5. Argo – 7 nominations
  6. Amour – 5 nominations
  7. Django Unchained – 5 nominations
  8. Skyfall – 5 nominations
  9. Zero Dark Thirty – 5 nominations
  10. Anna Karenina – 4 nominations
  11. Beasts of the Southern Wild – 4 nominations
  12. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – 3 nominations
  13. The Master – 3 nominations
  14. Flight – 2 nominations
  15. Snow White and the Huntsman – 2 nominations

I’ll be adding more information to this article, but for now, the complete list of 2013 Oscar nominees is directly below.

Best Picture
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Director
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Writing (Original Screenplay)
Animated Feature Film
Documentary (Feature)
Foreign Language Film
Film Editing
Music (Original Score)
Music (Original Song)
Sound Mixing
Sound Editing
Production Design
Visual Effects
Makeup and Hairstyling
Best Documentary Short Subject
  • Inocente
  • Kings Point
  • Mondays at Racine
  • Open Heart
  • Redemption
Best Short Film (Animated)
  • Adam and Dog
  • Fresh Guacamole
  • Head over Heels
  • Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”
  • Paperman
Best Short Film (Live Action)
  • Asad
  • Buzkashi Boys
  • Curfew
  • Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)
  • Henry

I will have my reaction piece written soon, but for now let your opinion known in the comments and in the poll below.

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The Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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