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“Silver Linings Playbook” Dominates List of 2013 Oscar Nominations

Anne-Hathaway-Fantine-Les-miserablesThe granddaddy of all awards shows is finally nigh, as nominations for the 85th annual Academy Awards were announced this morning.

And if you’re a betting person, Silver Linings Playbook, Les Misérables and Lincoln are leading the pack.

It’s slim pickings for LGBT films and representations, though queer folk did get honors: activist/journalist David France’s seminal AIDS doc How to Survive a Plague  is up for  Best Documentary, out playwright Tony Kushner scored a Best Adapted Screenplay nom for Lincoln, and gay filmmaker Chris Butler’s  ParaNorman, is up for Best Animated Feature.

And, of course, gay-fave Adele might add an Oscar to her mantle with the theme from Skyfall (called it).

And the nominees are:

Best Picture

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Silver Linings Playbook
Les Misérables
Life Of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor in a Leading Role

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


Best Actress in a Leading Role

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


Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Robert DeNiro, Silver Linings Playbook
Alan Arkin, Argo
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln


Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Hunt, Sessions
Amy Adams, The Master


Best Director

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

Best Animated Film

The Pirates! Band Of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Foreign-Language Film

War Witch
A Royal Affair

Best Original Screenplay

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

Best Adapted Screenplay

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

Best Documentary

Searching for Sugar Man,
The Gatekeepers,
5 Broken Cameras
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War

Best Original Song

“Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi
“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from Ted
“Before My Time” from Chasing Ice
“Skyfall” from Skyfall
“Suddenly” from Les Misérables

For a full list of nominees, visit Oscar.com. You can see who snatches the trophies when the Oscars air February 24 at 7 pm on ABC.

    • Ronbo

      Who selected this pathetic lot? Argo and Life of Pi are the only movies that I enjoyed. I want to see great moviemaking honored. Lincoln? Dear God, save us from sloooow movies that flourish on pretense end schitck.

      Jan 10, 2013 at 9:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PrettyLittleLiar

      I’m so happy to see that Beasts of a Southern Wild was not forgotten! It is a phenomenal piece of film making. It’ll lose to Silver Linings Playbook, but I’m glad it was nominated at least.

      Jan 10, 2013 at 5:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ncman

      Who writes your headlines? Lincoln received 12 nominations. Life of Pi received 11. Le Miz and Silver Linings Playbook each receive 8 and your headline claims that Silver Linings Playbook “dominates”. Just how does receiving 4 fewer nominations than the leader qualify you to be described as “dominating”?

      Jan 10, 2013 at 5:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • boring

      This is a solid list, but totally unremarkable.

      And 100 Black Bibles from the Django soundtrack should have gotten a best song nod. That shit is WILD.

      Jan 10, 2013 at 7:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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