Entries in Oscar Nominations (6)


"Lincoln" Leads Oscar Nominations with 12 Nods

ABC(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- Lincoln is the leading nominee for the 85th annual Academy Awards.  The Steven Spielberg-directed film starring Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role picked up 12 nominations Thursday morning. 

The next most-nominated film is Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, with 11, followed by Les Miserables and Silver Linings Playbook, each of which received eight nominations.  

The nominations were revealed by Emma Stone and Oscar host Seth MacFarlane, who received a nomination himself in the Best Original Song category for co-writing “Everybody Needs a Best Friend,” from his movie Ted.

Nine films in all will compete for the Best Picture award; there could have been as many as 10 nominated.  Beasts of the Southern Wild, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Amour, Django Unchained and Argo all received nods. 

In a surprising omission, Ben Affleck, Quentin Tarantino and Kathryn Bigelow, the directors of Best Picture nominees Argo, Django Unchained and Zero Dark Thirty, respectively, were shut out of the Best Director category.

The Best Actress category features both the oldest-ever and youngest-ever Oscar nominee.  Emmanuelle Riva, the star of the film Amour, is 85; tiny Quvenzhané Wallis, star of Beasts of the Southern Wild, is just 9 years old.

The 85th annual Academy Awards will air live on ABC Sunday, Feb. 24.  Here are the nominees in the categories announced Thursday morning:

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

Best Actor

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

Best Actress

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

Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Robert DeNiro, Silver Linings Playbook
Alan Arkin, Argo
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

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

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

Best Animated Feature Film
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Foreign Language Film
Amour, Austria
No, Chile
War Witch, Canada
A Royal Affair, Denmark
Kon Tiki, Denmark

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Silver Linings Playbook
Life of Pi

Writing (Original Screenplay)
Zero Dark Thirty
Django Unchained
Moonrise Kingdom

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 Miserables; music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Best Cinematography
Anna Karenina
Django Unchained
Life of Pi

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

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

Best Documentary Short Subject
Kings Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart

Best Editing
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables

Best Original Score
Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli
Argo, Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi, Mychael Danna
Lincoln, John Williams
Skyfall, Thomas Newman

Best Production Design
Anna Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables
Life of Pi

Best Animated Short Film
Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head over Heels
Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare

Best Live Action Short Film

Buzkashi Boys
Death of a Shadow

Best Sound Editing
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Sound Mixing
Les Miserables
Life of Pi

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

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Oscars Luncheon Will Be Held Monday

Jamie McCarthy/WireImage(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- This year's Academy Award nominees will have the opportunity to mingle with one another on Monday afternoon at the annual Oscars luncheon. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will host the event at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

Eighteen of the 20 acting and directing nominees are expected to attend the luncheon, which will be an opportunity to mingle with others from the industry.

As Academy President Tom Sherak explains, "We separate all the nominees, so that if, let's say there are four people from a movie nominated, they're not sitting together.  They're sitting with other people nominated."

He also notes that the luncheon will not be televised, so it will be a relaxed atmosphere.

Also, the nominees won't pick up much swag while at the luncheon.

Sherak says, "They walk out with a beautiful plaque, signed by me, and a sweatshirt, and that's it.  A sweatshirt, and a plaque signed by me."

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


New Roles for 'The Help' 

Steve Granitz/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Three Oscar-nominated actresses from The Help have landed new roles. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Viola Davis has been cast in Beautiful Creatures, about a teen boy drawn to a mysterious girl in a Southern town. The project is based on the book series of the same name by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. According to Variety, Davis will also star in a futuristic alien-invasion drama titled Ender's Game.

The Hollywood Reporter says Octavia Spencer will appear in a sci-fi flick titled Snow Piercer, about a revolution on a train in a futuristic world where a new Ice Age has destroyed virtually all life on the planet. Tilda Swinton and Chris Evans will also star in the film.

Finally, Jessica Chastain will join Warrior actor Joel Edgerton in a double feature, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers, exploring the lives of a New York City couple as they struggle with their marriage. Each film will tell the story from a different perspective.

Davis is a strong contender in the best-actress Oscar race for her performance in The Help, while Spencer and Chastain will oppose one another in the best-supporting-actress category.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Hollywood Expands Theater Screenings for Oscar Contenders

Ryan McVay/Photodisc(LOS ANGELES) -- Good news for moviegoers who haven’t seen many of the films nominated for an Academy Award.  The Hollywood Reporter says several studios have announced plans to expand the number of theaters showing their Oscar contenders. 

The Fox Searchlight film The Descendants, will move into 1,700 theaters on Friday, up from the current 650. Paramount, the studio behind Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, will add nearly 300 theaters Friday, upping the total to 944.

The Artist had been screening in 216 theaters before being boosted to 662 on the eve of the Golden Globes ceremony.  In the wake of its Oscar nominations, several hundred more theaters will be added this Friday.

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'Hugo' Earns a Leading 11 Oscar Nominations

Jamie McCarthy/WireImage(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- Director Martin Scorsese has said he made Hugo so he could make a film he and his daughter could enjoy together.  That sentiment has clearly resonated with Oscar voters, who rewarded Scorsese's adaptation of the Brian Selznick children's book with a leading 11 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Nominations were announced Tuesday morning in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The black-and-white critical favorite The Artist follows close behind Hugo, with 10 nominations including Best Director and Best Picture, as well as Best Actor for Jean Dujardin and Best Supporting Actress for Bérénice Bejo.

The critically-acclaimed comedy-drama The Descendants won just five nominations but they're in all the right categories, including Best Picture, Best Director for Alexander Payne, and Best Actor for George Clooney.  Clooney's joined in the Best Actor category by his pal Brad Pitt, who earned a nod for Moneyball, which itself has a total of six nominations, including Best Picture.

Rounding out the Best Picture category are Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Midnight in Paris, Tree of Life, and War Horse.

The 84th annual Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 26, live on ABC.  Billy Crystal returns as host.

For a complete list of nominees, visit  Here are the nominees in the major categories:

Best Picture
The Descendants
The Artist
The Help
Midnight in Paris
War Horse
The Tree of Life
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Best Actor
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
George Clooney, The Descendants
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Demian Bichir, A Better Life

Best Actress
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Viola Davis, The Help
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer, The Beginners
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Max Von Sydow, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Best Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Bernice Bejo, The Artist
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs

Best Director
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life

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'The King's Speech' Leads Oscar Nominations

Colin Firth as King George VI in "The King's Speech." Photo Courtesy - The Weinstein Company/Momentum Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- It'll be a showdown between the veddy British and the very American at this year's Oscars.

The King's Speech, the true story of how England's King George VI overcame his stutter, leads all nominees for the Academy Award with 12 nods, but True Grit, the Coen Brothers' re-imagining of the classic Western, is close behind with 10 nods.  Inception and The Social Network each have eight nods, and The Fighter earned seven.

Here are the nominations in the top categories:

Best Picture
The Fighter
The King's Speech
Black Swan
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
The Kids Are All Right
127 Hours
Winter's Bone

Best Actor
Colin Firth, The King's Speech
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
James Franco, 127 Hours
Javier Bardem, Biutiful
Jeff Bridges, True Grit

Best Actress
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Fighter
John Hawks, Winter's Bone
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech

Best Supporting Actress
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Jackie Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Director
Tom Hooper, The King's Speech
David Fincher, The Social Network
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Coen Brothers, True Grit
David O. Russell, The Fighter

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