Academy Awards Nominations Announced – Who Got Snubbed?

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Well movie fans, the 2013 Academy Awards nominations were announced in the terribly early hours of this morning, but there were some notable films, actors and directors that got a very noticeable Oscar snub. There are tons of categories – but I’ve included the really important ones that we like to make guesses and wager on. Best Picture, Actor, Suporting, Director, Music and More. Read the nominees and then check out my list of snubs at the bottom and see if you agree or spot other snubs for actors, directors and films you would have liked to see nominated.

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

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

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

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbooks
Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts – The Impossible

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

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

Animated Feature
The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Anna Karenina
Django Unchained
Life of Pi

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

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook

Original Song
Before My Time from Chasing Ice – J Ralph
Everybody Needs a Best Friend from Ted – Walter Murphy & Seth MacFarlance
Pi’s Lullaby from Life of Pi – Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri
Skyfall from Skyfall – Adele and Paul Epworth
Suddenly from Les Miserables – Claude-Michel Schonberg, Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Best Adapted Screenplay
Argo – Chris Terrio
Beasts of the Southern Wild – Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi – David Magee
Lincoln – Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playback – David O. Russell

Best Original Screenplay
Amour – Michael Haneke
Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino
Flight – John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom – Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty – Mark Boal

My first question is where is Kathryn Bigelow‘s nod for the amazing Zero Dark Thirty. This should have been her second win – the first was a triumph when she bested ex-hubby James Cameron when she won for The Hurt Locker. No one seems to do terror quite like this woman. Shame on the academy for not nominating her. And speaking of directors, where is Ben Affleck‘s nomination for the sharp drama Argo? How did Argo and Zero Dark Thirty make it to best picture without taking along their directors? I also wish John Hawkes had garnered a Best Actor nod. I’m looking forward to the show and am already sharpening my number two pencil to mark up my official Academy Awards ballot!

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