2013 Oscar Nominations: 'Lincoln' Rules, 'Les Miserables' Stumbles
2013 Oscar Nominations: 'Lincoln' Rules, 'Les Miserables' Stumbles
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
The 2013 Academy Award nominations were announced today, and the big winners were Steven Spielberg's Lincoln with 12 nominations and Ang Lee's Life of Pi with 11 nominations. But just as prominent might be the somewhat muted showing by acclaimed musical Les Miserables. Expected to score a ton of nominations, its 8 might be viewed as a bit of a letdown.

Les Miserables got in for awards like Best Picture, Best Actor (Hugh Jackman) and Best Supporting Actress (Anne Hathway), but not for director Tom Hooper. In fact, the lavish musical got the same number of nominations as the indie darling Silver Linings Playbook

Instead, smaller films prevailed with Amour and Beasts of the Southern Wild both scoring nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writing and Best Actress, where Amour's Emmanuelle Riva is the oldest nominee ever at 84 and Beasts star Quvenzhane Wallis the youngest ever at 9.

Another big hit was Silver Linings Playbook, which picked up 8 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and acting nominations in all four major categories, the first film to do so since Reds in 1981.

But still, it was Lincoln and Life of Pi that dominated all films with a ton of technical nominations.

Here are a few other fun facts:

-All five of the men nominated for Best Supporting Actor have won Oscars before.

-Host Seth MacFarlane is nominated for writing a song from his movie Ted. And proving that the Family Guy and American Dad creator doesn't get all the FOX animation glory, The Simpsons animated short was nominated as well.

-In spite of Les Miserables less-than-stellar showing, it was still a great year for the 19th century. Les Miserables (8 nominations), Lincoln (12 nominations), Django Unchained (5 nominations) and Anna Karenina (4 nominations) were all set in the 1800s.

-Skyfall became the most-nominated James Bond film ever with 5 nominations.

-In terms of snubs, the biggest ones have to be in the Best Director category for Ben Affleck (Argo), Tom Hooper (Les Miserables) and Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty). For acting, the biggest omission seems to be John Hawkes for The Sessions.

-For the first time ever, three of People's Sexiest Man Alive winners will compete in the same category (Bradley Cooper, Denzel Washington and Hugh Jackman).

-The Dark Knight Rises was completely shut-out, making it the only Batman film (other than George Clooney's Batman and Robin and the Adam West 1966 film) to fail to earn an Oscar nomination.

Here is a complete list of nominees for the 85th Annual Academy Awards.

BEST PICTURE
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
Lincoln
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Amour
Django Unchained
Argo

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
Quvenzhanel Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Alan Arkin, Argo
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Sallu 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 ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Flight
Zero Dark Thirty
Django Unchained
Amour
Moonrise Kingdom

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Argo
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Life of Pi

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Frankenweenie
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph
ParaNorman
Brave

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Amour
No
War Witch
A Royal Affair
Kon-Tiki

BEST DOCUMENTARY - FEATURE
5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching for Sugar Man

BEST DOCUMENTARY - SHORT SUBJECT
Inocente
Kings Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart
Redemption

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head Over Heels
Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare"
Paper Man

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT
Asad
Buzkashi Boys
Curfew
Death of a Shadow
Henry


BEST SCORE
Anna Karenina
Argo
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall

BEST SONG
"Before My Time," Chasing Ice
"Pi's Lullaby," Life of Pi
"Suddenly," Les Miserables
"Everybody Needs a Best Friend," Ted
"Skyfall," Skyfall

BEST ART DIRECTION
Anna Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Anna Karenina
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Anna Karenina
Les Miserables
Lincoln
Mirror Mirror
Snow White and the Huntsman

BEST EDITING
Argo
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

BEST MAKEUP
Hitchcock
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables

BEST SOUND EDITING
Argo
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Skyfall
Zero Dark Thirty

BEST SOUND MIXING
Argo
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Avengers
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi
Prometheus
Snow White and the Huntsman


The 85th Annual Academy Awards, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, airs Sunday, February 24 at 8:30pm ET (5:30pm PT) on ABC.


(Image courtesy of Universal)

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