Tuesday, January 29, 2013


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    Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards® were announced Thursday, January 10, 2013, the Golden Globe nominations on December 13, 2012.

The Golden Globe Awards were presented a month later January 13, 2013. The Oscar® statuettes will be presented Sunday, February 24, 2013. Many think the Globes is a predictor of the Oscars. This is an unproven assumption.

The Golden Globes are sponsored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), or members of foreign press from around the world who converge on Hollywood to vote for winners and participate in the gala television presentations. They tend to reward their personal favorites whom they want to see in person, and want to impress their readers within their home countries.  

However, they do have rules and auditors to make sure all procedures are fair and equal. The members of the HFPA are employed by media, media associations, or media services in countries other than the USA. The Globes honor those who work and perform in Television, and they have two sections to the "Best Of" awards, Comedy or Musical and Drama.

All 70th Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:

The Academy Awards, on the other hand, are presented by the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, made up of members of the various motion picture guilds, e.g., Screen Actors Guild, Writers Guild, Producers Guild and so on. The categories have only to do with Movies, including awarding talents such as makeup, design, sound, etc. Members of the Academy are voting for their peers, and they have a mired of rules, checks and audits, to make sure all procedures are fair and equitable. They only honor motion pictures, and within one "Best of" award which includes comedy, music and drama.

The Academy was founded May 11, 1927, to promote the motion picture industry. However, The Academy depends upon HEPA to promote U.S. movies and the Oscar Ceremony world-wide. HEPA depends upon The Academy to provide their countries with the product about which they write and photograph - - movies.

View the Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards and where you, dear reader, see asterisks ***) you will find a comment relating to the Golden Globes at the bottom of this list of nominees between the decorative separation bars.

Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announced the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominees for an Oscar at a live news conference attended by more than 400 international media representatives, many of whom who voted for the 70th Golden Globes, 5:38 a.m. PT, January 10.

Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards

 Performance by an actor in a leading role

    Bradley Cooper in "Silver Linings Playbook"
    Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln"***
    Hugh Jackman in "Les Misérables"
    Joaquin Phoenix in "The Master"
    Denzel Washington in "Flight"

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

    Alan Arkin in "Argo"
    Robert De Niro in "Silver Linings Playbook"
    Philip Seymour Hoffman in "The Master"
    Tommy Lee Jones in "Lincoln"
    Christoph Waltz in "Django Unchained"

Performance by an actress in a leading role

    Jessica Chastain in "Zero Dark Thirty"*** Drama
    Jennifer Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook"***
    Emmanuelle Riva in "Amour"
    Quvenzhané Wallis in "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
    Naomi Watts in "The Impossible"

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

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

Best animated feature film of the year

    "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

Achievement in cinematography

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

Achievement in costume design

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

Achievement in directing

    "Amour" Michael Haneke
    "Beasts of the Southern Wild" Benh Zeitlin
    "Life of Pi" Ang Lee
    "Lincoln" Steven Spielberg
    "Silver Linings Playbook" David O. Russell
*** went to Ben Affleck for "Argo"

Best documentary feature

    "5 Broken Cameras" - Producers Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi.
    "The Gatekeepers" -
Producers Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka and Michael Katz.
   "How to Survive a Plague" - Producers David France and Howard Gertler.
    "The Invisible War" - Producers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.
   "Searching for Sugar Man" - Producers Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn.

 Best documentary short subject

    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
    Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill

Achievement in 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

Best foreign language film of the year

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

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

    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

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

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

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (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 Herbert       Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Best feature motion picture of the year

    "Amour" -
Producers Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka and Michael Katz.
*** - Producers Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney.
    "Beasts of the Southern Wild" - Producers Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and  Michael Gottwald.
    "Django Unchained"
Producers Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone.
    "Les Misérables" -
Producers Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh.
   "Life of Pi" -Producers Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark.
    "Lincoln" -
Producers Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy.
    "Silver Linings Playbook" -
Producers Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon.
    "Zero Dark Thirty" - Producers Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison.

Achievement in production design

    "Anna Karenina"
    Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
    "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
    Production Design: Dan Hennah; Set Decoration: Ra Vincent   and Simon Bright
    "Les Misérables"
    Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-     Robinson
    "Life of Pi"
    Production Design: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
    Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

Best animated short film

    "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

Best live action short film

    "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

Achievement in 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

Achievement in sound mixing

    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
    Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
    Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

Achievement in 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
    Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
    "Snow White and the Huntsman"
    Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson.

Adapted screenplay

    "Argo" Screenplay by Chris Terrio
    "Beasts of the Southern Wild" Screenplay by Lucy Alibar and     Benh Zeitlin
    "Life of Pi" Screenplay by David Magee
    "Lincoln" Screenplay by Tony Kushner
    "Silver Linings Playbook" Screenplay by David O. Russell

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


Not necessarily in same category as nominated for Oscar.

Academy members from each of the branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.

Monday, January 07, 2013


Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards® will be announced by the show's host Seth MacFarlane, and actress Emma Stone, Thursday, January 10, 2013. MacFarlane and Stone will unveil the nominations at a 5:30 a.m. (PT) at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, where hundreds of media representatives from around the world will be gathered.

85th Academy Awards Oscar host Seth MacFarlane

 This will be the first time since 1972 an Oscar show host has participated in the nominations announcement. Before MacFarlane, the late Charlton Heston was the only host to actively engage in making the nominations announcement.
Since the first nominations announcement in 1964, the Academy president has been joined by one or more co-announcers at the event. This year the Academy will break with tradition when MacFarlane, who was named Oscar show host in October, joins Stone on Oscar nominations morning. 
Emma Stone starred in the 2011 Best Picture nominee "The Help" and the summer release "The Amazing Spider-Man." Her other film credits include "Superbad," "Zombieland," "Easy A" and "Crazy, Stupid, Love." Stone will be seen in "Gangster Squad" later this month and in "The Croods," due out in March.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood and Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.