2013 Oscar nominations: Hathaway, DeNiro, Chastain, DDL and no Affleck?

Wow, these snuck up on me! I wasn’t expecting them until later this morning. Alright, no need to jazz this up any more than necessary, although I am going to do something new this time around – I’m going to do one category at a time and discuss it as we go.

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

No surprises here, really. Unless you were genuinely expecting Matthew McConaughey to get an Oscar nom for Magic Mike (which wasn’t completely unreasonable, but it was unlikely). I love PSH so much, but I get the feeling that it will probably come down to Tommy Lee and DeNiro. Oh, and there’s no Leonardo DiCaprio for Django, but I always thought his support might be soft anyway. And no Ewan McGregor for The Impossible, which is sad for him (and me).

Supporting Actress:
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Mis
Jackie Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Amy Adams, The Master

Again, no major surprises unless you were genuinely expecting to see Nicole Kidman’s peeing-on-Zac-Efron role rewarded. Yay for Annie Hathaway! Ha. Oh, and Dame Judi Dench got shafted – I would have loved to see her get nominated for Skyfall.

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

CONTROVERSIES!! No Marion Cotillard, who was considered a shoo-in for a nomination. Nobody really thought they would give little Quvenzhané Wallis a nomination, considering she’s only 9 years old. And no Rachel Weisz, who is picking up lots of critic’s awards for The Deep Blue Sea (although a nom for her was probably a pipe dream).

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

Bradley Cooper can finally stop looking so stressed out. I guess. I don’t think he has a shot in hell to win, but maybe his victory is just the nomination. I’m surprised to see Joaquin there, considering he was bitching and moaning about the awards just a few months ago, but I guess the Academy forgave him. GO HUGH!! And go DDL! Snubs: John Hawkes (for The Sessions) and Bill Murray (Hyde Park on Hudson).

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

CONTROVERSIES! First of all, no Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty? Bigelow was the first woman to ever win Best Director (for The Hurt Locker) and this is her first film since that win. And she doesn’t even get a nom?! But the real snub is NO BEN AFFLECK!! I think Affleck’s Oscar campaign (“Happy family, I’m such a good, hands-on father!!”) really backfired. Because everyone remembered that Ben is kind of a jackass. And Ang Lee, really? Sure. I mean, I like Ang Lee a lot, but I think the Academy might be trying to make up for giving Crash the Best Picture Oscar instead of Brokeback Mountain.

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

Well, at least Argo and ZDT got noms for Best Picture! No Skyfall, which is disappointing because that was a really a good movie overall.

You can see the full list of Oscar nominations here and here. Quentin Tarantino got nominated for Original Screenplay, just in case you thought Django got shafted.

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  1. fabgrrl says:

    Lincoln is going to sweep everything.

    • Rachel says:

      I don’t know if it’s going to sweep everything. My gut tells me there are going to be some surprises. However, DDL has that locked down. I knew it the moment I saw him onscreen.

      I would love to see Sally Field win because I think she was phenomenal in that role. I remember reading here that Kaiser was unimpressed, but I think she did an amazing job of portraying the psychological effects of losing a child and how you have to hide who you really are and how you feel when you’re the First Lady.

      • Esmom says:

        Sally Field is just awesome. Although I can’t help think of her infamous Oscar speech from way back when…”you like me…” :)

      • Curegirl0421 says:

        I agree; I’ll be totally shocked if DDL doesn’t snag it. He WAS Lincoln.

      • Mira says:

        I’m a DDL apologist. I love his detailed acting although he annoys the hell out of some people with his supposed scenery chewing. However, this year, his Lincoln is not the best performance. This year belongs to Joaquin Phoenix and Denis Lavant for Holy Motors. Denis didn’t get a nomination, which is a shame. To nominate Cooper over him is stupid. I hope the Academy has balls to give the Best Actor to Joaquin over DDL. Get over their DDL halo for once (can’t believe I’m saying this) and just give it to the Phoenix.

      • Ranunculus says:

        @ Mira, I agree that the omission of Holy Motors and Denis Lavant is a big stinker. As is Joaquins omission. Holy Motors and The Master were such special movies and had BRILLIANT performances. Unfortunately the academy is mostly about money. I am glad Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams made the list, though. PTA and Leos Carax should have made it to the list as well. Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper, Naomie Watts are mediocre actors at best – just stupid!

      • Mira says:

        @ Ranunculus – Joaquin has been nominated for the Best Actor, which is great. I still hate it that Denis Lavant hasn’t been nominated. I want the Academy to give the Best Actor to Joaquin over DDL, however.

        As for PTA and Leos Carax, it’s such a shame, really!! Silver Linings Playbook has received Best Director and Best Picture nominations over PTA and The Master, and Leos Carax and Holy Motors. Damn the Academy. Hell, PTA is not even nominated for Original Screenplay and John Greenwood’s music for the movie has been left out too!

      • Ranunculus says:

        @ Mira, OH yes I completely missed Joaquins name – hope he wins over DDL too. I think the academy makes decisions favouring mostly the Hollywood players unfortunately. It is a multi million dollar INDUSTRY after all. So many nominations in the last years were very questionable if you consider talent to be the main factor to be awarded.

    • Amelia says:

      I haven’t seen Lincoln, but the massive bitch in me wants Sally to win so Anne doesn’t :p
      SO annoyed Rust and Bone got ignored in Best Foreign Film. Marion Cotillard was incredible, that film seriously left me in pieces.
      Good to see my family’s country Norway get a nod, though :)
      And our friendly neighbourhood serial killer. I don’t think he’ll win, but I certainly believe he deserves that nom after Silver Linings Playbook.

      • momoftwo says:

        You know when I first saw Les Mis, and all of Anne Hathaway’s appearances I felt very eye-rolly too cuz she bug me in interviews.

        But after I saw Les Mis I really understood the hype. I thought she was awesome and I balled my eyes out during all of her scenes!

  2. Post-Its says:

    Poor Ben. Think all those hours he had to spend with his family just to get an Oscar nomination…

    Argo was a great movie. But the biggest problem Ben Affleck had was casting a boring and dull actor named…Ben Affleck.

  3. Lizzie says:

    I am super shocked about Affleck. He was on every list of predictions, every list for awards and ended up with no nomination.
    I mean, I guess maybe the academy thought it was too soon for him?
    Strange stuff.

    • Eileen says:

      Me too! I just watched Argo last weekend and I thought it was excellent! He really did an amazing job on all fronts. How disappointing!

    • Lucinda says:

      I think he got robbed. I loved Argo and he made some excellent choices with the dialogue and the way scenes were presented. He should have at least gotten a nomination. Personal life aside, he’s proving to be a better director than actor and really, he wasn’t bad as an actor in Argo. Maybe he’ll get his due when he steps out of the camera completely.

    • Stellax2 says:

      Not a Affleck fan whatsoever; however I do believe he was snubbed for a director nomination. This is what? His 3rd film directing=Gone, Baby, Gone, The Town and Argo. All three were above average movies showcasing what I think might be Affleck’s niche. I realize it was not historically accurate when I viewed the film but it was good. I’m happy to see Arkin receive a nom.
      I also think Bigelow was robbed too.

      I’m in the camp of I hope Field wins, she did an awesome job. Hathaway’s performance was excellent but the constant droll of Oscar campaigning is a turn off. I realize that it’s part of the job but I have an eye roll too.

      I did love SLP but I think I’m biased but happy to see all of the main actor’s nominations.

      I was bit disappointed to see Marion, Rachel and Leo snubbed but not really surprised.

      I thought Chastain did an awesome job in Zero. I’m still stewing over the Bigelow snub.

  4. Vivian says:

    Bummed for Rachel Weisz and Marion C. but at least they have won major in the past and is acknowledged. Also annoyed that Ann H campaign got her the nom

    • SpunkyPR says:

      I thought I was the only one really annoyed with all the “Aw shucks” interviews. I’ve never been a fan of Anne and even though I do hear her performance is great, it won’t change my mind.

    • Zoid says:

      I personally don’t have an opinion of Anne at all, I went to see Les Mis for Hugh Jackman (hot!!) but she completely blew me away. When I first heard she’d be in the movie I had no idea she could sing. She honestly blew me away. They sang those songs live on set, not recorded in the studio, and had to act at the same time. She managed to sound angelic honestly. I’m not sure she’ll get it, but I enjoyed her performance as much as, if not more than, Hugh’s. Which is saying something.

  5. Kiwi123 says:

    Wonder if Ben will now go MIA again in Jen’s DAILY photo ops for the paps??? It was just too obvious that he was campaigning.

    • sirsnarksalot says:

      I know, right?! Since when is Ben’s casual out with the kids style an outfit straight out of GQ? And that Paris trip with the wife where she actually bothered with heels for a mid day stroll…they fooled no one. I actually expect to hear they’ve separated soon now that the Oscar charade is almost over.

  6. Anna says:

    Trivia ;)

    Every actor nominated for Supporting Actor category is already an Oscar winner.

    BTW-pimping your kids and family is clearly not enough to get a nod, dear Ben Affleck.

  7. Jenna says:

    Meh. The only surprise for me was Ben’s snubs. I still hope Anne loses. Her campaign annoyed the hell out of me. As for the Lead Actress noms, I guess Jessica Chastain is going to win this year?

  8. JustaGirl says:

    I’m so happy Beasts of the Southern Wild got so many noms. That movie was awesome, and the little girl who played Hushpuppy was incredible in her role.

  9. brin says:

    Seth McFarlane was hilarious (Emma Stone, too)!
    Anne Hathaways’campaign won (ugh) but Ben Afflecks’ didn’t.

  10. GoodCapon says:

    I’m so out of the loop. I haven’t seen any of the movies listed here yet :(

  11. Annie says:

    And none for Kristen Stewart. You can sit down now, please. That campaign was embarrassing. Absolutely cringeworthy how she thought she could get a nomination just for taking her clothes off, out of everyone in that movie, who did a much better job than her, especially the two leads who did not even campaign at all, is beyond me.

    I wonder how all the actresses of her generation react to Jennifer Lawrence. Emma Stone is charming but vastly overrated as an actress. Emma Watson can’t land jobs. Kristen is such a tryhard but has nothing lined up right now. And here comes Jennifer with her second nomination in what? Two years? Awesome. I do hope she learns to speak and leaves the “I’m so funny please like me!” bit to CW actresses.

    • Michele says:

      wow. Your obsessive hatred for Kristen Stewart is really getting out of hand if you’re attacking her in a piece that doesn’t even mention her. Take a couple of deep breaths and try to enjoy the list of nominees instead.

      • A says:

        @Michelle. Ditto. Plus, a) IFC backed a small campaign for both her and Hedlund so it’s not like either went and pulled a Timberlake and b) she and Hedlund didn’t really campaign in the first place….I think IFC had some mild hopes for some lesser awards noms for both (satellites or LACC)…I think Stewart and Hedlund both just took advantage to mingle and schmooze with the right people at a few events and enjoy the very minor buzz…Both are best known for Tron and Twilight, so to even be invited to a few events and be considered a very very long shot (like 15) on a few lists was probably exciting enough for them.

        What’s shocking is that Vantage threw a ton of money at Not Fade Away, which had zero, not even very minor, buzz.

      • Zoid says:

        I think Annie was just pointing out that KS lost her nomination run, something a lot of people would be doing if Anne Hathaway had been snubbed. No big deal.
        I think it’s great JLaw is into her second one, but her personality in interviews has made me less of a fan. However, I try not to decide whether or not they deserve to win based on my opinion. If they acted well, and I dislike them, good for them.

      • aquarius64 says:

        I think what she’s saying that Kristen has been pushing hard for being taken seriously as an actress now that Twilight is over. Her fans were willing to bet the farm and their life savings on her being nominated for an Oscar for On The Road. You know they are disappointed and we have to brace ourselves for the ugliness that is sure to follow. Kristen didn’t win her categories in the People’s Choice Awards last night. (I shudder to think what her fans are saying on social media.) Frankly I think her “momentary indiscretion” is a big factor, resulting in a dent in her popularity and sustained damage to her professional reputation. (Politics operates evein in Hollywood.) Women are judged and punished more harshly than men, and they can ding a career. Chris Brown beat Rihanna and jerks her and that Tran girl, but he still racks up awards. Rob taking her back and Breaking Dawn 2 raking in the bucks didn’t fully restore her standing. It’s going to be a long while before she will live down that mess, if ever.

    • Cat says:

      According to Lainey it’s just a matter of time for K Stew lolz. I spit out my coffee because I thought she was being sarcastic then I remembered she’s on the payroll for a reason (also nice of her to distract from Jennifer Lawrence AGAIN by dragging Kristen to the party so to speak).

    • mel says:

      The thing is, Jennifer is not THAT great of an actress like Hollywood says. It’s just that she is overhyped and people like her personality so they are betting on her to be the second coming of Jesus.
      Acting wise, she is not Saorise Ronan or Mia Wasikowska but, whatever, those two girls are not interested in being movie stars like Jennifer wants to be so I agree with your selection of basic white females trying HARD to be the new Angelinas.

    • Angie says:

      Your are right for Saorise Ronan and Mia Wasikowska, I love them both. And Carey Mulligan, too. I can’t wait to see Mia co starring with Cate Blanchett in Carol or with Tilda Tilda swinton. She has so much potential, I’m really curious for her next movie Stoker, it looks good.

      Hum, Emma Watson can land jobs (for now, at least). Her two next films are directed by Darren Aronofsky and Sofia Coppola, and scored the lead role in Guillermo Deltoro’s next movie, not bad for someone whorecently only played a character in her career.
      I don’t think she is good actress, but she seems to have options thank to harry potter’s success and I can see her as the new Natalie Portman: a limited actress overrated thanks to a good PR, a former child actress with clean reputation who went to college and managed to work with the right directors and doing acceptable to solid work in independent movies….

  12. Jenna says:

    I would kind of feel bad for Ben if he hadn’t been using his kids for attention.

    You can’t complain about the paps when you knowingly take them to all the pap hangouts rather than drive an extra block to the many pap free areas of LA!

    Maybe they’ll also stop calling the paps now and give their kids a more normal life where they are not photographed EVERY SINGLE DAY.

  13. The Original Mia says:

    Not too chuffed about Ben. He is a jackass & looked pissed to be spending time with his family.

    Yay for Anne! Not sure if she will win, but her performance in Les Mis was deserving of the nom.

    Bummed about Kathryn Bigelow. Boo!

    That said, ZDT for best picture, Spielberg for director, DDL for best actor. Those are the only ones I’m sure of.

  14. Gine says:

    Kind of glad Ben got snubbed. His desperate campaigning was so obvious, and he’s been coming across like such a pompous ass lately.

    Mostly these noms made me realize that I’ve seen hardly any movies this year (well, last year) even though a lot of good stuff came out. I need to get caught up.

  15. Tig says:

    I am so happy that Alan Arkin was nominated- really enjoyed his performance in Argo. J Phoenix- just no. He did the same thing he did in Walk the Line- just did it better in that movie. Also glad to see Pi get some love- a fabulous movie and what a director Ang Lee is!

  16. Miss Kiki says:

    Oh Benny must pissed. I actually thought he was a shoe-in for a best director nomination. Well this is awkward…

  17. hoya_chick says:

    Let’s here some predictions!

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Best Supporting Actor

    Sally Fields (but I really want Amy

    Adams to win NOT Anne), Best Supporting Actress

    Jessica Chastain, Best Actress

    Joaquin Phoenix (But Daniel or Hugh will probably get it), Best Actor

    Steven Spielberg, Best Director

    Les Miserables for Best Picture but I really want Zero DARK Thirty To Win.

    Lol at Ben not getting a Best Director nod serves his ass right. His campaign was so transparent. I guess he can go back to ignoring his wife and kids now.

    No Kathryn Bigelow pisses me off. That’s a total disappointment and over sight in my opinion!

    • MaiGirl says:

      Agree completely. I’m not an easy moviegoer to please, and I LOVED ZDT. This story could have gone belly up in so many different ways under less capable hands, because it is complex, dense, difficult material. Even choosing to begin the film with actual excerpts from 9-11 911 calls was freakin’ brilliant. The whole movie was riveting, from start to finish, and that had everything to do with Katherine. ROBBED, she was!

    • JulieM says:

      Completely agree with you about Amy Adams. She’s my favorite; 4 nominations in 8 years. But sadly, I just don’t think she stands a chance. I believe Anne Hathaway’s begging will be rewarded. It worked for Kate Winslet, who is actually a good actress and deserved the gold.

  18. mia girl says:

    Hugh, Hugh, Hugh, Hugh, Hugh, Hugh, Hugh!

  19. La Calabaza says:

    Ok. There you are my bets:

    Best actor: DDL
    Best actress: Noami Watts
    Best sup actor: De Niro
    Best sup actress: Anne Hathaway (not because she really deserves it)
    Best picture: Les Miserables???

  20. Billie says:

    Oh Ben, maybe he will see that parading your kids for the paps will not get you an Oscar nomination!

    Do people not realize how easy it is to avoid the paps in LA? So many high profile celebs manage to live normal lives in LA without seeing the paps everyday.

  21. Crack Fox says:

    Because I’m a mean girl, I want Anne to lose SO BADLY. Her campaign was too much; just let the work speak for itself.

    Anne has never blown me away in her films. I never get lost in her character. I always think, “This is Anne Hathoway acting”. She will never be forgiven for Havok, then again, no one in that film will be.

    I hope Ben gets his time(again). Argo was phenomenal. Why does Kaiser call him a jackass? I’m sure he was one when he first came out, but I think he’s grown since then.

    • Andrew says:

      Why all the hate for Anne? I understand why some may be annoyed by her campaigning, but at least she’s not acting like a bitch, and her acting was superb (people clapped and cheered for her twice) and it really was moving and deserving of her award. She’s a great actress.

      • HK9 says:

        First let me say I really like Anne, but love musicals, and I’ve heard many versions of Les Mis. Anne was good-not great. And while I realize that the Academy doesn’t always give an actor an Oscar for the “right” film, I don’t think this performance was good enough to be nominated. (but I think she has a really good chance of winning)

        Look, I saw dreamgirls original cast live , and then I saw Jennifer Hudson do the role and when she was done it was clear to everyone in the room exactly why she got that oscar. Anne….not so much.

    • Gm says:

      Yup. I hope Hugh wins and Anne gets snobbed.

  22. Maria says:

    must suck to waste your time with your cute children and lovely wife and not get rewarded for that.

  23. annabelle says:

    Oh my. Poor Jen. Ben is likely going to pout a bit and boys can act out when their little feelers are hurt.

  24. marie says:

    let me just say, I have seen none of these movies. The Oscars always make me feel like a cheap-a$s, mostly because I am, but I always wait for the dvd release so I have no clue who should win. And I know this is petty and mean but I find it funny that Ben allowed (posed) for all those family photos and he got nada, apparently Joaquin giving the Academy the finger is still preferrable to Ben giving them the dimple..

  25. serena says:

    Oh god, Ben is gonna be pissed. Big time.

    Anyway I’m kind of sad for Ewan McGregor.. he deserved to make it at least in the nominations.

    But..go Hugh, win it!! I’m really crossing my fingers for him..
    On the other hand.. I’d like to see Sally Field win, she’s awesome. No Anne please.

  26. Leen says:

    So happy to see 5 Broken Cameras on the list! Amazing.

  27. Jess says:

    Bigelow, DiCaprio, Affleck… SNUBBED.

  28. LadyMTL says:

    Ok, I have to make my picks but to be honest, I haven’t seen most of these movies yet so…yeah. It’s just guessing on my part. (ZDT is only out tomorrow here in Canadaland and I can’t wait to see it!)

    Picture: Lincoln
    Actor: DDL
    Actress: Jessica Chastain
    Supporting Actor: Robert DeNiro
    Supporting Actress: Sally Field

    TBH I think the nostalgia factor will be one of the big reasons why DeNiro and Field might win. Never forget: the Academy members are oooooold, lol.

  29. mln76 says:

    Sad for John Hawkes he was amazing in the Sessions, out of the rest ive only seen SLP (which I loved but I doubt it will win anything but Screenplay)
    And Django which is the worst Tarrentino IMO

  30. Marianne says:

    Marion Cotillard ws NOT a shoo in. The only shoo ins were Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain. For me, I wasn’t really surprised. Those names have been tossed around a lot.

    I am kind of miffed that Cloud Atlas did not get a nomination for Best Score though.

  31. lucy2 says:

    Really surprised Bigelow didn’t get a nomination, but Russell did. I liked Silver Linings Playbook, but never would have looked at it and said Best Director. Glad to see DeNiro up there though, he was so good in it.
    I predict Lincoln wins for picture and DDL and Tommy Lee Jones.
    I think Anne Hathaway might win, but either way, her campaigning was too much.

    Did Katy Perry get one for the song (please say no.)

  32. Andrew says:

    ANG LEE DESERVES THE DIRECTING NOMINATION. Why are you acting surprised? Did you see life of pi? It was amazing directing. Wth? He deserves it and its not a surprise.

  33. sasa says:

    Best S Actor- whoever wins that category I’m cool with it. A really great bunch of dudes there.
    Best S Actress- Sally Field? I dunno. I don’t think Anne will get it.
    Best Actress- could be a dark horse win
    Best Actor- probably between Hugh and DDL (although I do love me some Joaquin)
    Best director- Ang Lee should have gotten it for Brokeback Mountain but I don’t think he should get it for Life of Pi. I’m thinking one of the three lesser known directors, perhaps young Zeitlin.
    Best picture- Beasts of the Southern Wild could get it but I think it’s a really strong competition. Lots of good movies happening right now.

  34. Madpoe says:

    These noms only prove to me what a lackluster year in films its been.

    Either I didn’t want to see it or I’ve never heard of the film.

    I’ve got my fingers crossed for Hugh, even tho’ I’m not going to watch his film. And Waltz cos he’s very intriquing, again prob no gonna watch the film he’s in either. Can’t bear watching the Oscars anymore, maybe just the arrivals.

  35. cs says:

    Does that mean Clooney smoozed harder since it’s nominated for Best Picture?? and I believe he’s a producer for the film.
    I truly don’t believe you have to prove you’re a good father/husband to be nominated/or win an Oscar.
    Sean Penn, Jamie Foxx, Adrian Brody, Mickey Rourke, Daniel Day Lewis. Just the opposite, you can’t be a very handsome man that seems to have it all.
    Ben will have to wait until he’s in his 50′s or 60′s to win any kind of Oscar just like Cary Grant, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and mostly likely Brad Pitt.

  36. Miss M says:

    Quvenzhané Wallis: yay!!!

    I think the best actress category is really tough. Considering the Marion C. was not even nominated, I would placed her int he list and taken Jennifer L. from it.

    I also think Leo was great in Django.

    Ben did not get a nomination, wow…Bigelow didn’t get it either, bummer!

    I think Ang Lee did a great job with Life of Pi, he really got the best parts of the movie in the big screen.

    I am dying to see Amour.

  37. Esmom says:

    ” I mean, I like Ang Lee a lot, but I think the Academy might be trying to make up for giving Crash the Best Picture Oscar instead of Brokeback Mountain.”

    I think I’m the only person in the world who didn’t think BBM was Oscar worthy. I thought it verged into Lifetime movie territory. Life of Pi seems to be a more worthy contender.

  38. MG says:

    It’s definitely a bitchy thing for me to say/think…but I took a little pleasure in the fact Ben didn’t get nominated. I dont know why…he has always just really rubbed me the wrong way. I have not a seen ANY of these movies! I have been dying to see Lincoln. We moved to a new city recently…don’t have any friends yet or a babysitter for my husband and I to go to the movies…sigh. My mom is coming for a visit soon and I think I’m going to go to the theater like ALL day and catch up on a bunch of movies while she babysits!!!

  39. LaLa2 says:

    My money is on ‘Lincoln’ for Best Picture.

  40. Anaya says:

    Who do you all think is more upset over Ben ‘s Oscar snub, Jennifer Garner or Ben? Probably both. Ben has been quite the campaigner this award season. I expect him and Jennifer to show up at the Oscar ‘s because his film is a best picture nominee. All the family photo ops and bad hair in the film didn’t help win over the academy at all. He must be really upset right now however he is still kind of young so I’m sure he will be nominated more as he gets older.

  41. Cecada says:

    I don’t even know why, really, but the only emotion I can summon for any of this is Anne Hathaway. I hope beyond hope that she DOESN’T win and I am kinda annoyed she got nominated.

    Now why is that?

  42. rtms says:

    Ironically I think the most anticipated and interesting category will be Supporting Actress. Way more recognizable names, especially in the public’s mind. Best Actress is a snooze this year, no ones going to remember them.

  43. Melymori says:

    Where is Kristen Stewart Nom for “On The Road” or “BD” or “Mini Coopering”???????
    She got robbed!

  44. videli says:

    I’d love if Miss Riva gets the Oscar, it would be a message for all those who camp out in LA for three months for campaigning. Also, writers, can you assign Bedhead instead of Kaiser for this type of overviews? For instance, Ang Lee already has a Best Director prize for Brokeback Mountain, so another one for Life of Pi wouldn’t be a consolation prize. That movie deserved Best Picture though, Crash was embarrassing.

  45. Rux says:

    Pissed about Bigelow. I trecked my freezing a$$ all the way to Manhattan to see 0Dark30 and I was dumbfounded by how great this movie is; and Bigelow brought it home more so then the Hurt Locker.

    However, I really, really, really want Django or Lincoln to win. My mom begged me to go to Lincoln, I thought it would a be a great nap movie. I even ate a huge burger and fries (PMS) and I could not pass out I was that engrossed in the movie & DDL.

    Django took me by surprise at how truly good this movie is. I love Quentin and Waltz is a guaranteed great performance. I had a good feeling it would be pretty good but not this GOOD. I think Leo got robbed, if you have seen this movie, you know what I mean. His entire persona leading up to the dinner and then his turn from Southern Gentleman to PSYCHO was OUTFREAKING standing.

  46. Anon says:

    I will go see “Armour” tomorrow; plan to PVR the Oscars because of Miss Wallis and ignore the rest of the awards season until the Gemmini(s) and Juno.

  47. lower-case deb says:

    Life. of. Pi!
    I’m never a big reader of books. Partly because I thought that sooner or later it’ll be on screen anyway. I’m a watcher, not a reader. I always find reading difficult.

    But this book, I read. Because I thought it’d never be filmed, and because the book was so engaging. And then I began to worry if it’ll ever be filmed in a crappy way.

    But then it got filmed. And it’s every bit as glorious as the book.

    I hope Ang Lee wins.

    If not, I hope AMOUR wins everything it’s nominated for.
    it stays with you and resonates for DAYS! damn you hanneke. in a good way.

    • Miss Kiki says:

      Me and Mr Kiki have been umming and ahhing about watching the film, we’ve both read the book and we just couldn’t see how it could translate to film. Did you watch it in 3D? That’s another issue you say, I resent having to watch anything in 3D if I can avoid it.

      • argirl says:

        I saw it in 3D. I normally don’t think 3D adds value but heard it did for Life of Pi so I made an exception. I really loved it! I think this is the only film I’ve seen in 3D where I felt it added to the experience. Ang Lee films are visually stunning and 3D was made for this one.

    • Miss M says:


      I don’t recall any movie based on a book that it was as good as the book. The book is amazing! I haven’t seen Amour yet. I haven’t seen it played in theaters over here yet.

  48. bokchoi says:

    Marion Cotillard is hugely overrated.

  49. A says:

    Shocked at John Hawkes getting snubbed :( Yeah for Joaquin!!! Love the Beasts lovefest. Seriously, as much as I loved Weaver and Coop, their noms over Dame Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, and Hawkes (who was nominated for way more critics awards than Coop) screams Harvey. Plus, Bigelow being snubbed is a disgrace.

  50. Emma says:

    Sad Marion Cotillard wasn’t nominated – I thought her performance was brilliant and deserving of recognition. I was also hoping Rachel Weisz would be nominated, so the BA category disappointed me, to say the least. I haven’t seen all movies so I can’t comment on who’s more deserving, but I like Jessica Chastain’s work a lot and would be happy if she won.

  51. taxi says:

    Joaquin just does Joaquin, over and over. PSH was good but the movie was too long. Amy Adams is too young for the part she played & it was distracting throughout, imo.

  52. ernie says:

    I really enjoy how the Academy keeps some of the veterans always in rotation but the statue just out of reach all the time. I mean Clooney, DiCaprio, Pitt and now Affleck. It feels as if they enjoy toying with them because they know how badly they want it and act so deserving of it. It’s become a dance of sorts and the best part is they can’t show a hint of annoyance for every new snub. And they keep behaving and courting the Academy and then BAM! Joaquin gets the nom, the guy who openly rejects the whole charade. This is how I interpret it, anyway.

  53. skuddles says:

    Watch…. all those “we’re SUCH a happy family” pics with Ben and Jen will dry right up now. Bet he’s pissed that his ploy of using the fam to promote a nomination didn’t pan out. Oh well Ben, there’s always the strippers and the casinos.

  54. Diana says:

    I’m really happy about HUGH! PSH, Joaquin and Amy Adams’ nominations. I think best supporting actor should go to tommy Lee, he was just so good on Lincoln! I would also love if Jessica C win best actress although we will see. And Helen H for supporting actress, OMG can’t wait for the show!

  55. YuYa says:

    Naomi Watts had like three lines in that movie. The rest of the time she was either coughing or passed out…I am not getting how she got an Oscar nomination for that??

  56. FirstTimer says:

    I think I was only shocked with Kathryn’s snub. I was happy that Seth made a poke at Weinstein during the nomination announcement. LOL!

  57. Amanda G says:

    I know I’m alone, but I’m so happy for Cooper! Love him! He doesn’t have a shot in hell of winning, but I’m sure he’s thrilled with a nom.

    I’m also estatic for Jackman! I’d love for him to win! Maybe then he can finally give up those Wolverine movies *eyeroll*

    • Sam x says:

      I’m happy for Bradley Cooper too! Have a soft spot for him. I agree he won’t win it but this is huge for his career. I think Hugh might get it. Maybe it will help BC shake off the douchebag tag he often plays and is associated with. I was really surprised by his performance as Pat Solitano. So glad Jackie Weaver & Robert DeNiro picked up a nomination aswell they were terrific as Pat’s parents. Besides SLP I have not seen any of these movies, hearing about Django Unchained and it has me intruiged to watch it. x

  58. Kaboom says:

    Why anyone would nominate Alan Arkin for basically playing the same role for the last 15 years is beyond me.

  59. valleymiss says:

    though Bradley Cooper is annoying to me (and not cute at all, IMO), I’m glad he got a nom. His acting in Silver Linings Playbook was a revelation. I’m really glad Joaquin was nominated…he was amazing. I think Affleck choosing to a) cast himself and b) do all the family outings shot him in the foot. But, I think he’ll win in the future. He’s proven to be quite adept.

  60. F5 says:

    Poor Afleck.. lol
    Glad to see they didn’t reward Bigelow for her regime work.
    Christoph Waltz was awesome, makes it up for no-screen-presence-Foxx

  61. Claudia says:

    Anyone but Anne Hathaway! When I saw her picture at the top of this post, I wanted to punch my screen reflexively. It’s funny because I used to LIKE her and root for her, but goddamn is she everywhere! I am so ridiculously tired of her and her stupid smile and her stupid haircut and her stupid…whatever.

    This is what overexposure does folks. Turns a once-fan into a I-don’t-want-to-touch-her-projects-with-a-ten-foot-pole-can-she-wear-a-Guy-Fawkes-mask?.

    Also, WHAT ABOUT TOM HOLLAND??? Seriously. He was the stand-out of The Impossible even more so than Watts. He’s the one whose performance stays with you. Did anyone else here see The Impossible and think this? Anyone?

  62. Tiamet says:

    I really liked Argo – right up the the throwaway line about the British and New Zealand embassies refusing to help.

    This is historically inaccurate (the 6 were originally hidden at the British embassy but were moved for safety reasons) and a massive insult to the British and New Zealand embassy staff who risked their lives trying to protect the Americans. In reality, it was a Kiwi who drove the 6 to the airport and there is no doubt he would have been at risk of being executed if caught.

    I know this was based on a true story and not true to life, but it wasn’t necessary to mention it at all – it was a nasty slur that is likely to be believed by a lot of people. Telling the truth wouldn’t have diminished the bravery of the Canadians at all.

    It seems to show Ben Affleck’s attitude – it makes for a good story. Who cares if it isn’t true. Similar to the way he plays happy families to the press?

  63. KellyinSeattle says:

    I just have to say I still won’t watch the awards, but I hope DDL wins.

  64. Would Vincent Cassel Wear This? says:

    Good to see Michael Haneke and Amour get nominated for Best Director and Picture respectively. The Best Picture nominations look a lot stronger this year. Also it’d also be awesome if Sally Field won her category.

  65. Julie says:

    Ok I might be missing something because I’ve only seen Jennifer Lawrence in Hunger Games but I think she’s a bad actress. I might have to see her in another movie but she was awful in HG. I just didn’t believe her character at all.

  66. Ms Kay says:

    Really didn’t see that one coming : Denzel for best actor. Awesomeness, all in the substance he doesn’t need to whore his a$$ out for Oscars campaigns.

    I really want Joaquin to win.

    And I stick with Naomi for the Best Actress win.

    And I am utterly delighted that Hushpuppy got a Best Actress nod, takes me back to the joy I felt when Keisha Castle-Hughes got nominated for Whale Rider.

    • Miss M says:

      Ms. Kay, Although I am a fan of DDL…I am with you on the Joaquin and Naomi for the win! I wish Amour wins it(although, I am relying on the reviews I read, haven’t seen myself yet). However, Amour will probably win for Foreign language film. If Amour wins for best film (a stretch in my imagination), then I wish “No” to win for Foreign language film.

      • Ms Kay says:

        DDL is a master of his craft and amazing yadayada but he has already 2 statuettes for frack sake he should leave a piece of cake to the others! Joaquin was robbed once already (love Seymour Hoffman but good grief Joaquin’s Johnny Cash portrayal was stomach-aching to the bones and soul) and for once if the Academy shows that they love him enough to give a pass at the middle finger bitching about them, they might as well go all the way down his a$$ and give him the statuette, then he gets on stage and in his thanking note start rapping and ends it with the middle finger to them all… And that’s a wrap! :-D

        As half French I am so thrilled for Amour, it is heart-breaking and beautiful. I hope Haneke gets the statuette for best director and that it also gets best film. I was very disappointed that Rust and Bones didn’t make it to best foreign film and Cotillard missed out to the likes of Jennifer Lawrence but oh well my little Hushpuppy makes up for it…

  67. Miss M says:

    My question is: Will Adele sing at the Oscar’s? :)

  68. dcypher1 says:

    Im so glad that lil girl q. Wallis got nominated shes so cute. I dont think she will win but im happy she got a nom. I really want to see that movie shes in botsw.

  69. lisa2 says:

    Congrats to all the nominees..

    I fees sad because I really don’t care who wins. Probably won’t watch the show.

  70. Reese says:

    So I know the backlash will come, but I can’t f^cking believe Silver Lingings Playbooks got all those nominations. Look I saw it, and it was a very good film, but not Oscar worthy. DeNiro and Cooper were terrific, Cooper actually shocked me with this one, but Jennifer Lawrence was not all that great. Certainly not Oscar worthy. I would like her alot more if people weren’t always throwing her in our face like “See! See! Look how awesome she is!” and she is cool, but not as great as they try to tell me she is. Not that it matters really because Jessica Chastain all but has it in the bag :)

    Oh and SOOO happy to see Joaquin back!

  71. Nina says:

    I wonder if some of these noms for past performances.

    Jennifer Lawrence was very good in the Bone of winter. Haven’t seen SLP so can’t say what her performance was like there.

    I love Naomi watts, or at least she blew me away in mullholand drive, but haven’t seen her in the impossible.

  72. Jess says:

    I am really hoping Jennifer Lawrence wins the Best Actress category – she’s an amazing raw talent, and I loved her in SLP – she gave an incredible performance.

    For Best Supporting, I really hope Sally Field wins – she was INCREDIBLE in Lincoln! I know Anne Hathaway is a favourite…but am I the only one who found her Les Mis performance underwhelming? She was in it so briefly, and against Samantha Barks, Eddie Redmayne and Hugh Jackman (who I thought were breath-taking) – by the end of the movie I had forgotten all about her part.

    I am really disappointed Ben Affleck didn’t get a look in – Argo was brilliant! He did a really good job with that movie, it’s a complete shame.

  73. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    I never thought I’d have anything good to say about Seth McFarlane but his comment about Harvey Weinstein was brilliant. From one disgusting misogynist to another!

    So you think Bradley Cooper is sleeping with Harvey too? If anyone wonders why Silver Linings Playbook got so many nominations look no farther then Harvey Weinstein. I loved the movie but it did not deserve all that it got today.

  74. A says:

    Still can’t believe that Bigelow was snubbed. Ridiculous. I wonder if this will help Jessica though in a sense…As much as a I love Chastain, I think it would be great if Riva won. All the ladies are talented, but if it comes down to sheer talent Riva takes the cake imo.
    My guesses are:
    Best Actor: DDL
    Best Film: Lincoln
    Best Supporting Actor: De Niro
    Best Supporting Actress: Field
    Best Actress: Chastain or Lawrence
    Best Director: Haneke

  75. Aud says:

    I think Ang Lee will get the director. It wasn’t easy to direct Life of Pi, to adapt it to screen.
    As for Lincoln. This is a standard historical film. What innovative direction is required here?
    Spielberg can do these sorts of films with his eyes closed and besides, he already has a best director award.

  76. Bobby the K says:

    If A.H. wins then expect to see more actresses campaigning like idiots every year to get the nod. She ramped it up pretty well, if it works, it’s going to get exceedingly ugly from now on.
    Why not let the work do the talking?