So How About Those 2012 Oscar Nominations?

Well I just got word that the Oscar nominations have been announced, and boy are they….something! I’m actually just reading through them now as I’m writing this, and so far, there don’t seem to be a terribly large amount of surprises. Though I am surprised I’ve never heard of two of the best picture nominees.

My mind is racing to think of what exactly got snubbed this year, but I do understand that “shit that I liked” does not necessarily equate to “shit that deserves to be Academy Award nominated.” As in, no Dark Knight Rises or Avengers to be found almost anywhere. All I have to say is that Wreck-It Ralph had better win best animated feature.

I know I’m late on my “best films of 2012” list I do every year, but I didn’t want to make the same mistake last year where I didn’t see my true #1 (The Artist) until after I wrote the list. Therefore, once I see Zero Dark Thirty this weekend, I’ll be ready. And now I suppose I have to see “Amour” and “Beasts of the Southern Wild” too, but that may take a while as I don’t remember those being released anywhere within a 100 mile radius of me.

Check out all the nominees below, and I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Best Picture
‘Les Miserables‘
‘Zero Dark Thirty‘
‘Silver Linings Playbook‘
‘Life of Pi‘
‘Django Unchained‘
‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

Best Actor
Daniel Day Lewis, ‘Lincoln’
Joaquin Phoenix, ‘The Master’
Denzel Washington, ‘Flight‘
Hugh Jackman, ‘Les Miserables’
Bradley Cooper, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’

Best Actress
Jennifer Lawrence, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’
Jessica Chastain, ‘Zero Dark Thirty’
Quvenzhané Wallis, ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’
Naomi Watts, ‘The Impossible’
Emmanuelle Riva, ‘Amour’

Best Supporting Actor
Tommy Lee Jones, ‘Lincoln’
Philip Seymour Hoffman, ‘The Master‘
Robert De Niro, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’
Alan Arkin, ‘Argo’
Christoph Waltz, ‘Django Unchained’

Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway, ‘Les Miserables’
Amy Adams, ‘The Master’
Sally Field, ‘Lincoln’
Helen Hunt, ‘The Sessions’
Jacki Weaver, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’

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

Best Original Screenplay
‘Zero Dark Thirty’
‘Moonrise Kingdom’
‘Django Unchained’

Best Adapted Screenplay
‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’
‘Life of Pi’
‘Silver Linings Playbook’

Best Animated Feature
‘The Pirates: Band of Misfits’
‘Wreck-It Ralph’

Best Foreign Film
‘A Royal Affair’
‘War Witch’

Best Documentary Feature
’5 Broken Cameras’
‘The Gatekeepers’
‘How to Survive a Plague’
‘The Invisible War’
‘Searching for Sugar Man’

Best Cinematography
‘Anna Karenina’
‘Django Unchained’
‘Life of Pi’

Best Production Design
‘Anna Karenina’
‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’
‘Les Misérables’
‘Life of Pi’

Best Original Song
“Before My Time,” ‘Chasing Ice’
“Pi’s Lullaby, ‘Life of Pi’
“Suddenly,” ‘Les Miserables’
“Everybody Needs a Best Fried,” ‘Ted’
“Skyfall,” ‘Skyfall’

Best Documentary Short
‘Kings Point’
‘Mondays at Racine’
‘Open Heart’

Best Live Action Short
‘Buzkashi Boys’
‘Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)’

Best Costume Design
‘Anna Karenina’
‘Les Miserables’
‘Mirror Mirror’
‘Snow White and the Huntsman’

Best Editing
‘Life of Pi’
‘Silver Linings Playbook’
‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’
‘Les Misérables’

Best Score
‘Anna Karenina’
‘Life of Pi’

Best Sound Editing
‘Django Unchained’
‘Life of Pi’
‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Best Sound Mixing
‘Les Misérables’
‘Life of Pi’

Best Visual Effects
‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’
‘Life of Pi’
‘The Avengers’
‘Snow White and the Huntsman’

Best Animated Short
‘Adam and Dog’
‘Fresh Guacamole’
‘Head over Heels’
‘Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”‘


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