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Hi Oscar-Interested chewers! Below you’ll find the nominees highlight from among the lists of potential nominees. These lists are not absolutely exhaustive, but they’re damned close. I poured over a couple dozen predictions lists from people who know what they’re talking about, so if anyone anywhere has predicted it might end up with a nod, you’ll find it below. It would take something WAY left-field for it not to be included here. I also think it will be nice to have an immediate reference of what films were in play in each category, so the ones that miss out will stay after I’ve highlighted the nominees.

I’ll be adding commentary and other rundowns over the next little while, so keep refreshing!

The Snubs, Upsets, Trivia (still updating):

• No Ben Affleck or Kathryn Bigelow in the Directing category
• John Hawkes missed out on Best Actor
• Marion Cotillard absent from Best Actress
The Master left out of the Cinematography category
Django Unchained misses both costume and Original Song
• No nominations for Cloud Atlas

• The oldest and youngest Best Actress nominees ever! Emmanuelle Riva and Quvenzanhé Wallis respectively
• With his Argo producing nod, George Clooney has now broken the record for nominations in the most categories with 6 (Best Pic, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay)
• Daniel Day Lewis is 5th person nominated for portraying a president
• All 5 Supporting Actor nominees are former winners (for the first time ever)
• Alan Arkin’s first nomination was in 1966, making him the person with the longest span of time between 1st and last nominations
Silver Linings Playbook is the first film since Reds (’81) to get nominations in all four acting categories, and only the 14th film to do so.
• Spielberg’s films have now accumulated 122 nominations. Only William Wyler has more with 127.
Life Of Pi is among only four films to ever get nods in all 7 tech categories (along with Titanic, Master & Commander, and Hugo)

Winner Rundowns (still updating):

Lincoln (12) – Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, Actress, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Score, Costume Design, Production Design, Editing, Sound Mixing

Life Of Pi (11) - Best Picture, Directing, Cinematography, Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Score, Song, Production Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects

Silver Linings Playbook (8) – Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, Actress, Supporting Actress, Editing, Adapted Screenplay

Les Misérables (8) - Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, MUAH, Costumes, Production Design, Sound Mixing,

Argo (7) - Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Editing, Adapted Screenplay, Score, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing

Amour (5) – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Original Screenplay, Best Foreign Language Film,

Zero Dark Thirty (5) – Best Picture, Actress, Original Screenplay, Editing, Sound Editing

Django Unchained (5) – Best Picture, Supporting Actor, Cinematography, Original Screenplay, Sound Editing

Skyfall (5) – Cinematography, Score, Song, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing

Beasts Of The Southern Wild (4) – Best Picture, Actress, Directing, Adapted Screenplay

Here we go!

Best Picture

• Amour Anna Karenina
• Argo
• Beasts of the Southern Wild
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
• Django Unchained
The Impossible
• Lincoln
• Life of Pi
• Les Misérables
The Master
Moonrise Kingdom
• Silver Linings Playbook
Skyfall
• Zero Dark Thirty

Best Directing

Ben Affleck, Argo
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Michael Haneke, Amour
Tom Hooper, Les Miserables
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts Of The Southern Wild

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Jean Louis Trintigant, Amour
Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Alan Arkin, Argo
Javier Bardem, Skyfall
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Dwight Henry, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Eddie Redmayne, Les Miserables
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Actress in a Supporting Role


• Amy Adams, The Master

Blythe Danner, Hello I Must Be Going
Judi Dench, Skyfall
Ann Dowd, Compliance
• Sally Field, Lincoln

• Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
• Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy
Maggie Smith, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
• Jackie Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Original Screenplay

• Amour
• Django Unchained
• Flight
Looper
The Master
Middle Of Nowhere
• Moonrise Kingdom
Promised Land
To Rome With Love
• Zero Dark Thirty

Best Adapted Screenplay

• Argo
• Beasts of the Southern Wild
Bernie
Les Misérables
• Life of Pi
• Lincoln
Perks Of Being A Wallflower
• Silver Linings Playbook

Best Animated Feature

• Brave
• Frankenweenie
Hotel Transylvania
Madagascar 3
The Painting
• The Pirates! Band Of Misfits
• Paranorman
Rise Of The Guardians
• Wreck-it Ralph

Best Foreign Language Film

• Amour
Beyond the Hills
The Deep
The Intouchables
• Kon-Tiki
• No
• A Royal Affair
Sister
• War Witch

Best Documentary Feature

• 5 Broken Cameras
Ai Weiwei Never Sorry
Bully
Chasing Ice
Detropia
Ethel
• The Gatekeepers
The House I Live In
• How to Survive a Plague
The Imposter
• The Invisible War
Mea Maxima Culpa Silence In The House Of God
• Searching for Sugarman
This Is Not A Film

Best Score

• Argo
• Anna Karenina
The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Cloud Atlas
The Hobbit
Hitchcock
• Life of Pi
• Lincoln
The Master
On The Road
Rise Of The Guardians
• Skyfall

Best Song

• Before My Time, Chasing Ice
• Everybody Needs A Best Friend, Ted
For You, Act Of Valor
Learn Me Right, Brave
• Pi’s Lullaby, Life Of Pi
• Skyfall, Skyfall
Song of the Lonely Mountain, The Hobbit
Still Alive, Paul Williams: Still Alive
• Suddenly, Les Misérables
Touch The Sky, Brave
Who Did That To You?, Django Unchained

Best Film Editing

• Argo
The Avengers
Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Cloud Atlas
The Dark Knight Rises
Django Unchained
The Hunger Games
Les Misérables
• Life of Pi
• Lincoln
The Master
• Silver Linings Playbook
• Zero Dark Thirty

Best Cinematography

• Anna Karenina
Argo
Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Cloud Atlas
• Django Unchained
Les Misérables
• Life of Pi
• Lincoln
The Master
• Skyfall
To The Wonder
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Production Design

• Anna Karenina
Cloud Atlas
The Dark Knight Rises
• Django Unchained
• The Hobbit
Les Misérables
• Life of Pi
• Lincoln
The Master
Skyfall

Best Costume Design

• Anna Karenina
Cloud Atlas
Django Unchained
Great Expectations
Hitchcock
• Les Misérables
Life Of Pi
• Lincoln
• Mirror Mirror
Moonrise Kingdom
A Royal Affair
• Snow White & The Huntsman

Best Makeup

Cloud Atlas
• Les Misérables
Lincoln
Men In Black III
• Hitchcock
• The Hobbit

Best Sound Mixing

• Argo
The Avengers
Battleship
Brave
The Dark Knight Rises
Django Unchained
Flight
The Hobbit
The Impossible
• Les Misérables
• Life Of Pi
• Lincoln
Prometheus
• Skyfall
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Sound Editing

• Argo
The Avengers
Battleship
Brave
The Dark Knight Rises
• Django Unchained
Flight
The Hobbit
The Impossible
Les Misérables
• Life Of Pi
Lincoln
Prometheus
• Skyfall
• Zero Dark Thirty

Best Visual Effects

• The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
Cloud Atlas
John Carter
• Life of Pi
• Prometheus
• The Hobbit
Skyfall
• Snow White & The Hunstman

Best Animated Short

• Adam & Dog
Combustible
Dripped
The Eagleman Stag
Fall Of The House Of Usher
• Fresh Guacamole
• Head Over Heels
• Maggie Simpson In “The Longest Daycareæ
• Paperman Tram

Best Documentary Short

Education Of Mohammed Hussien
• Mondays At Racine
• Inocente
• Kings Point
• Open Heart
Paraiso
The Perfect Fit
• Redemption

Best Live-Action Short

9meter
• Asad
• Buzkashi Boys
• Curfew
• Death of a Shadow
• Henry
The Night Shift Belongs To The Stars
Salar
When You Find Me