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Midday Movies: Oscar Nominations Announced

Film Critics React To Academy’s Picks

Above: Emmanuelle Riva received a best actress nomination and Michael Haneke received a surprise best director nomination for "Amour."

Aired 1/10/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.

GUESTS:

Anders Wright, Film Critic for San Diego CityBeat and President of the San Diego Film Critics Society

Beth Accomando, KPBS Arts Reporter and Author of the blog Cinema Junkie

Transcript

The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced this morning with "Lincoln" leading the list with 12 nominations, and three directors (Micahel Haneke for "Amour," David O. Russell for "Silver Linings Playbook," and Benh Zeitlan for "Beasts of the Southern Wild") win nominations after being passed over by the Directors Guild.

The expanded best picture field did what it was supposed to do in terms of bringing in smaller independent films -- like "Beasts," "Amour," "Silver Linings Playbook," and "Django Unchained" -- but it failed to be inclusive of popular mainstream fare such as "The Avengers" and "The Dark Knight Rises."

The Oscars televised show will air on ABC Sunday, February 24th at 4 p.m. Pacific Time.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences describes itself as " the world's preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards–in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners-the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies."

CityBeat's Anders Wright and CInema Junkie's Beth Accomando recently came out with their own picks for the best of the year. Anders Wright’s top picks included: “Argo,” “Django Unchained,” “Killing Them Softly,” “Life of Pi.” “The Master,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Searching For Sugar Man,” “Starlet,” “Take This Waltz,” and “Zero Dark Thirty.” Beth Accomando’s picks were: “Beasts Of The Southern Wild,” “Sleep Tight,” ”The Raid: Redemption,” “Django Unchained,” “American Mary,” “The Avengers,” “Rust And Bone,” “Skyfall,” “Cabin In The Woods,” and “Zero Dark Thirty.”

Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards

Best motion picture of the year

"Amour"

"Argo"

"Beasts of the Southern Wild"

"Django Unchained"

"Les Misérables"

"Life of Pi"

"Lincoln"

"Silver Linings Playbook"

"Zero Dark Thirty"

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Bradley Cooper in "Silver Linings Playbook"

Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln"

Hugh Jackman in "Les Misérables"

Joaquin Phoenix in "The Master"

Denzel Washington in "Flight"

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Alan Arkin in "Argo"

Robert De Niro in "Silver Linings Playbook"

Philip Seymour Hoffman in "The Master"

Tommy Lee Jones in "Lincoln"

Christoph Waltz in "Django Unchained"

Performance by an actress in a leading role

Jessica Chastain in "Zero Dark Thirty"

Jennifer Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook"

Emmanuelle Riva in "Amour"

Quvenzhané Wallis in "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

Naomi Watts in "The Impossible"

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

Amy Adams in "The Master"

Sally Field in "Lincoln"

Anne Hathaway in "Les Misérables"

Helen Hunt in "The Sessions"

Jacki Weaver in "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best animated feature film of the year

"Brave" Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

"Frankenweenie" Tim Burton

"ParaNorman" Sam Fell and Chris Butler

"The Pirates! Band of Misfits" Peter Lord

"Wreck-It Ralph" Rich Moore

Achievement in cinematography

"Anna Karenina" Seamus McGarvey

"Django Unchained" Robert Richardson

"Life of Pi" Claudio Miranda

"Lincoln" Janusz Kaminski

"Skyfall" Roger Deakins

Achievement in costume design

"Anna Karenina" Jacqueline Durran

"Les Misérables" Paco Delgado

"Lincoln" Joanna Johnston

"Mirror Mirror" Eiko Ishioka

"Snow White and the Huntsman" Colleen Atwood

Achievement in directing

"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 documentary feature

"5 Broken Cameras"

"The Gatekeepers"

"How to Survive a Plague"

"The Invisible War"

"Searching for Sugar Man"

Best documentary short subject

"Inocente"

"Kings Point"

"Mondays at Racine"

"Open Heart"

"Redemption"

Achievement in film editing

"Argo" William Goldenberg

"Life of Pi" Tim Squyres

"Lincoln" Michael Kahn

"Silver Linings Playbook" Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers

"Zero Dark Thirty" Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

Best foreign language film of the year

"Amour" Austria

"Kon-Tiki" Norway

"No" Chile

"A Royal Affair" Denmark

"War Witch" Canada

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

"Hitchcock" Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel

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

"Les Misérables" Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

"Anna Karenina" Dario Marianelli

"Argo" Alexandre Desplat

"Life of Pi" Mychael Danna

"Lincoln" John Williams

"Skyfall" Thomas Newman

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (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 Misérables"

Achievement in production design

"Anna Karenina"

Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"

Production Design: Dan Hennah; Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright

"Les Misérables"

Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson

"Life of Pi"

Production Design: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock

"Lincoln"

Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

Best animated short film

"Adam and Dog"

"Fresh Guacamole"

"Head over Heels"

"Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare""

Best live action short film

"Asad" Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura

"Buzkashi Boys" Sam French and Ariel Nasr

"Curfew" Shawn Christensen

"Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)" Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele

"Henry" Yan England

Achievement in sound editing

"Argo" Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn

"Django Unchained" Wylie Stateman

"Life of Pi" Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton

"Skyfall" Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers

"Zero Dark Thirty" Paul N.J. Ottosson

Achievement in sound mixing

"Argo"

"Les Misérables"

"Life of Pi"

"Lincoln"

"Skyfall"

Achievement in visual effects

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"

"Life of Pi"

"Marvel's The Avengers"

"Prometheus"

"Snow White and the Huntsman"

Adapted screenplay

"Argo" Screenplay by Chris Terrio

"Beasts of the Southern Wild" Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin

"Life of Pi" Screenplay by David Magee

"Lincoln" Screenplay by Tony Kushner

"Silver Linings Playbook" Screenplay by David O. Russell

Original screenplay

"Amour" Written by Michael Haneke

"Django Unchained" Written by Quentin Tarantino

"Flight" Written by John Gatins

"Moonrise Kingdom" Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola

"Zero Dark Thirty" Written by Mark Boal

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Avatar for user 'Missionaccomplished'

Missionaccomplished | January 10, 2013 at 9:21 a.m. ― 1 year, 8 months ago

Cain in the Woods and The Avengers. lol

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Missionaccomplished | January 10, 2013 at 9:29 a.m. ― 1 year, 8 months ago

This igoing to be one of thee most predictable Oscar races.

With Affleck and Bigelow surprisingly out of the fray, Corporate man Speilberg is a shoe-in. I knew it was coming. LINCOLN is that hybrid of "lofty" and "popcorn" that Hollywood loves --although in this case, more lofty than popcorn, and with just enough simplistic references (read: bad analogies) to today's political scene.

And was the song "Suddenly" not part of the orginal LES MISERABLES musical? Was it written for the film?

Snubbing Helen Mirren for HITCHCOCK is frankly undpardonable.

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CaliforniaDefender | January 10, 2013 at 2:01 p.m. ― 1 year, 8 months ago

I won't be watching the Oscars and haven't for years. Hollywood's narcissistic self-glorification of their trashy corporate cinema is nothing but repulsive.

Especially films like Lincoln, Argo, and Zero Dark Thirty which hardly have a scrap of historical accuracy between them. Perhaps this year they are giving out an Oscar for Best Truthiness Film?

No wonder viewership is declining.

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Missionaccomplished | January 11, 2013 at 10:03 a.m. ― 1 year, 8 months ago

CA Off, then I would recommend that you support independent filmmaking at Landmark Theatres and alternative sites like MOPA whenever possible.

Of course. the Academy HAS honored independent films in the past.

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