Nominees for the 85th Academy Awards

This is the list from the prestigious site of The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences, the official one, which is less glamorous as is all business. The nominees have still a lot of work to pimp themselves between them, because often, the Oscars were full of surprises. I present here the complete version, out of respect for all people involved. They deserve our consideration for their tireless efforts to fulfill everybody’s expectations.

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


Christoph Waltz & Jamie Foxx - Django Unchained

Christoph Waltz & Jamie Foxx – Django Unchained

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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

Actress in a Leading Role

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

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

Animated Feature Film

  • 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


Ben Affleck directs Argo

Ben Affleck directs Argo



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

Costume Design

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


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


Ang Lee

Ang Lee


Documentary Feature

  • “5 Broken Cameras” Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
  • “The Gatekeepers” Dror Moreh, Philippa Kowarsky and Estelle Fialon
  • “How to Survive a Plague” David France and Howard Gertler
  • “The Invisible War” Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering
  • “Searching for Sugar Man” Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn

Documentary Short Subject

  • “Inocente” 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
  • “Redemption” Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill

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

Foreign Language Film

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


Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables

Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables


Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Hitchcock 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

Music (Original Score)

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

Music (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


Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook

Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook


Best Picture

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

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
  • Lincoln Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

Short Film (Animated)

  • “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

Short Film (Live Action)

  • “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

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

Sound Mixing

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

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

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

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

Writing (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

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