2013 Academy Award Nominees: Denzel Washington Leads (See Full Nominations)

2013 academy awards nominees

Jan 10, 2013 – 2013 Academy Award Nominees: Denzel Washington Leads (See Full Nominees’ List)

The race towards Hollywood’s biggest night is officially on. The nominees for the 85th Academy Awards which would air on Sunday, February 24 were announced today, with some expected nominations and shocking snubs.

Flight star and two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington will be back for another shot at the Best Actor prize. This will be Washington’s sixth nomination, and his first time back at the Academy Awards as a nominee in nearly 10 years. He was last recognized for the gritty cop drama Training Day.

Unfortunately, none of the Black actors from Django Unchained received nominations. Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington and Oscar winner Jamie Foxx were all unrecognized for their critically acclaimed performances — they were also snubbed at the Golden Globes. Leonardo DiCaprio was not nominated for his performance as slave-master Calvin Candie, nor did Quentin Tarantino receive a nod for Best Director. However, the antebellum drama was nominated for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Christoph Waltz.

The controversy surrounding Django hasn’t stopped its rise either critically or commercially. Django has grossed over $120 million since its Christmas Day release, making it Tarantino’s top-grossing film to date. Analysts credit much of Django’s success to its support from the Black community.

Beasts of the Southern Wild received four nominations including Best Director and Best Picture. The film’s 9-year-old star, Quvenzhané Wallis, is the year’s youngest Oscar nominee, with a nod in the Best Actress category.

Lincoln received the most nominations with 12, including Best Picture, Best Director (Steven Spielberg) and Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis).

See the full list of 2013 Oscar Nominations Below


Best Picture

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

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
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role
  • Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
  • Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Naomi Watts – The Impossible
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Alan Arkin – Argo
  • Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
  • Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
  • Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams – The Master
Sally Field – Lincoln
Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables
Helen Hunt  – The Sessions
Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook

Animated Feature Film

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


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

Costume Design

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


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

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

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

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

Foreign Language Film

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

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

Music – Best Original Score

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

Music – 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 HerbertKretzmer and Alain Boublil

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)

Short Film – Animated

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

Short Film – Live Action

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

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

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

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

Writing – 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

Writing – 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

[Source: BET & Oscar.go.com]