The 2013 Oscar Nominees: Beasts and Masters

By  · Published on January 10th, 2013

Editor’s Note: We’ll be updating this in real-time as the nominees are announced. Make sure to refresh for the complete list.

Will killing Osama Bin Laden mean more Oscar gold for Kathryn Bigelow? Was taking on Scientology Definitely Not Scientology enough for the Academy to recognize Paul Thomas Anderson this year? Does Oogieloves have a shot at all?

These are the questions that Awards Season devotees have swirling around inside their heads, but with Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane announcing the nominees in the wee hours this morning…all of those questions still haven’t been definitively answered. Except the Oogieloves one.

Get to ready to smile, ball your fists with snubbed rage, or be generally unsurprised.

Here they are. The 2013 Oscar nominees:


Beasts of the Southern Wild

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty


Les Miserables

Life of Pi


Django Unchained



Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook

Joaquin Phoenix – The Master

Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln

Denzel Washington – Flight

Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables


Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty

Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild

Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook

Naomi Watts – The Impossible

Emmanuelle Riva – Amou


Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained

Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master

Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook

Alan Arkin – Argo

Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln


Sally Field – Lincoln

Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables

Jacki Weaver – The Silver Linings Playbook

Helen Hunt – The Sessions

Amy Adams – The Master




Wreck-It Ralph


The Pirates! Band of Misfits


David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook

Michael Haneke – Amour

Ang Lee – Life of Pi

Benh Zeitlin – Beasts of the Southern Wild

Steven Spielberg – Lincoln

Adapted Screenplay

Chris Terrio – Argo

Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin – Beasts of the Southern Wild

David Magee – Life of Pi

Tony Kushner – Lincoln

David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook

Original Screenplay


Zero Dark Thirty

Django Unchained


Moonrise Kingdom

Best Foreign Language Film

Amour, Austria

Kon-Tiki, Norway

No, Chile

A Royal Affair, Denmark

The War Witch, Canada

Production Design

Sarah Greenwood (Production Design); Katie Spencer (Set Decoration) – Anna Karenina

Dan Hennah (Production Design); Ra Vincent and Simon Bright (Set Decoration) – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Eve Stewart (Production Design); Anna Lynch-Robinson (Set Decoration) – Les Miserables

David Gropman (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration) – Life of Pi

Rick Carter (Production Design); Jim Erickson (Set Decoration) – Lincoln

Achievement in Cinematography

Seamus McGarvey – Anna Karenina

Robert Richardson – Django Unchained

Claudio Miranda – Life of Pi

Janusz Kaminski – Lincoln

Roger Deakins – Skyfall

Achievement in Costume Design

Jacqueline Durran – Anna Karenina

Paco Delgado – Les Miserables

Joanna Johnston – Lincoln

Eiko Ishioka – Mirror Mirror

Colleen Atwood – Snow White and the Huntsman

Best Documentary Feature

Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi – 5 Broken Cameras

The Gatekeepers

How to Survive a Plague

The Invisible War

Searching for Sugar Man

Best Documentary Short Subject


Kings Point

Mondays at Racine

Open Heart


Achievement in Film Editing

William Goldenberg – Argo

Tim Squyres – Life of Pi

Michael Kahn – Lincoln

Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers – Silver Linings Playbook

Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg – Zero Dark Thirty

Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel – Hitchcock

Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell – Les Miserables

Best Original Score

Dario Marianelli – Anna Karenina

Alexandre Desplat – Argo

Mychael Danna – Life of Pi

John Williams – Lincoln

Thomas Newman – Skyfall

Best Original Song

“Before My Time” from Chasing Ice

“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from Ted

“Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi

“Skyfall” from Skyfall

“Suddenly” from Les Miserables

Best Animated Short Film

Adam and Dog

Fresh Guacamole

Head Over Heels

Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”


Best Live Action Short Film


Buzkashi Boys


Death of a Shadow


Achievement in Sound Editing

Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn – Argo

Wylie Stateman – Django Unchained

Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton – Life of Pi

Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers – Skyfall

Paul N.J. Ottosson – Zero Dark Thirty

Achievement in Sound Mixing

John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia – Argo

Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes – Les Miserables

Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin – Life of Pi

Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins – Lincoln

Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson – Skyfall

Achievement in Visual Effects

Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott – Life of Pi

Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick – The Avengers

Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill – Prometheus

Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson – Snow White and the Huntsman

Source: AMPAS

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