The moment that you’ve been waiting for is here. It’s time for the 2013 Academy Awards aka Oscar nominations. Selected by a ballot of 6,000 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the contenders were revealed two weeks earlier than usual this year

For weeks leading to this announcement, rumours were rife about Adele possibly performing “Skyfall” live at the star-studded event. And now, producers of the Oscars show, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have confirmed that the event will include a special sequence saluting the James Bond movie franchise on their 50th birthday.

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As suspected, rumours about Adele’s original song for “Skyfall” (of the same name) cinching a “Best Original Song” nomination was absolutely true!

The main contenders in the world-class quality films shortlist are Steven Spielberg’s  “Lincoln” with 12 nominations, Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” with 11 nominations, and Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables with 8 nominations. One can agree that the competition is stiff, considering the fact that these works of art will be coming head on for several awards such as “Best Picture” and “Production Design”.

Full list of nominees as follows:

Best Picture

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty



Les Misérables

Life of Pi


Django Unchained


Best Actor in a Leading Role

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Denzel Washington, Flight

Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Joaquin Pheonix, The Master

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Phillip Seymor Hoffman, The Master

Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook

Alan Arkin, Argo

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts Of The Southern Wild

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Sally Field, Lincoln

Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Jackie Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Amy Adams, The Master

Best Animated Feature Film


The Pirates

Wreck-It Ralph



Best Foreign Language Film

Austria: Amor

Chile: No

Canada: War Witch

Denmark: A Royal Affair

Norway: Kon Tiki

Best Original Song

“Before My Time,” Chasing Ice

“Pi’s Lullaby,” Life Of Pi

“Suddenly,” Les Misérables

“Everybody Needs A Best Friend”, Ted

“Skyfall,” Skyfall

Best Original Score

Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina

Alexandre Desplat, Argo

Mychael Danna, Life of Pi

John Williams, Lincoln

Thomas Newman, Skyfall

Best Original Screenplay

John Gatins, Flight

Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty

Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Michael Haneke, Amour

Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, Moonrise Kingdom

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

Best Documentary Feature

5 Broken Cameras

The Gatekeepers

How To Survive A Plague

The Invisible War

Searching For Sugar Man

Best Documentary Short


Open Heart

Kings Point


Mondays at Racine


David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Steven Speilberg, Lincoln

Michael Haneke, Amor

Benh Zeitlin, Beasts Of The Southern Wild


Seamus McGarvey, Anna Karenina

Robert Richardson, Django Unchained

Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi

Janusz Kaminski, Lincoln

Roger Deakins, Skyfall

Costume Design

Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina

Paco Delgado, Les Misérables

Joanna Johnston, Lincoln

Eiko Ishioka, Mirror Mirror

Colleen Atwood, Snow White and the Huntsman

Production Design

Sarah Greenwood (Production Design); Katie Spencer (Set Decoration), Anna Karenina

Dan Hennah (Production Design); Ra Vincent and Simon Bright (Set Decoration), The Hobbit

Eve Stewart (Production Design); Anna Lynch-Robinson (Set Decoration), Les Misérables

David Gropman (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration), Life of Pi

Rick Carter (Production Design); Jim Erickson (Set Decoration), Lincoln

Makeup And Hairstyling

Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel, Hitchcock

Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane, The Hobbit

Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell, Les Misérables

Film Editing

William Goldenberg, Argo

Tim Squyres, Life Of Pi

Michael Kahn, Lincoln

Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers, Silver Linings Playbook

Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg, Zero Dark Thirty

Sound Editing

Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn, Argo

Wylie Stateman, Django Unchained

Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton, Life of Pi

Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers, Skyfall

Paul N.J. Ottosson, Zero Dark Thirty

Sound Mixing

John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia, Argo

Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes, Les Misérables

Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin, Life Of Pi

Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins, Lincoln

Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson, Skyfall

Visual Effects

Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White, The Hobbit

Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer & Donald R. Elliott, Life of Pi

Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick, The Avengers

Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill, Prometheus

Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson, Snow White and the Huntsman

No prizes for guessing which films we’re rooting for. The 2013 Academy Awards gala event is slated to happen at the Dolby Theatre on 24th February 2013 (Sunday). For more information, visit their official website.

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