Lincoln Tops Them All
Stephen Spielberg’s Lincoln received the highest number of nominations for this year’s Oscar awards. This was expected since the film got a few other prestigious award nominations over the last few days.
Lincoln was nominated in the categories Best Director (Stephen Spielberg), Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), Best Supporting Actor (Tommy Lee Jones), Best Supporting Actress (Sally Field), as well as Best Screenplay (Tony Kusher).
After Lincoln is book adaptation Life of Pi. Ang Lee’s film managed to get 11 Oscar nominations. Another top performer is Silver Linings Playbook which was nominated in 8 different categories. Musical Les Miserables and Ben Affleck’s Argo both took seven Oscar nominations.
There were also some surprised. Django Unchained, directed by Quentin Tarantino, and Zero dark Thirty, a film about Osama Bin Laden, did worse than expected. They received only five nominations. The other surprises were the nominations for Best Supporting Actor of Robert De Niro and Jacque Weaver.
Dark drama Amor, directed by Michael Haneke was also among the nominated including for Best Foreign Film. The film will also race for an Oscar in the categories Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Picture. A curious fact is that the movie’s star Emmanuelle Riva is the oldest nominee for Best Actress. Riva is aged 85. She will fight against the youngest Oscar nominee ever – Quvenzhané Wallis. Willis stars in the film Beasts of the Southern Wild and she is only 9 year old.
Talking of Beast of the Southern Wild, this production also managed to surprise fans with its four nominations. Apart from Best Actress, the film is also nominated in the categories Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay.
The rest of the Best Director spots were taken by Michael Haneke, Benh Zeitlin and David O’Russell. In that way there was no place left for Quentin Tarantino, Top Hooper, and Kathryn Bigelow.
The newest James Bond film Skyfall received only one Oscar nomination. However, it didn’t go to Adele’s theme song, but to the cinematography in the production.
The Oscar nominations were announced today at the Academy’s headquarters in Beverly Hills. The nominations show was hosted by Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane who will also host the 2013 Oscars on February 24.