The nominations for the 2013 Academy Awards have been announced. Ceremony host Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone revealed 11 of the 24 categories live this morning in the US. As it stands, Lincoln, Life of Pi, Les Misérables and Silver Linings Playbook have the most nominations.

Steven Spielberg’s presidential biopic Lincoln is currently in the lead with 12 nominations, followed by Life of Pi (11), Les Misérables (8), Silver Linings Playbook (8), and Argo (7), while Django Unchained, Zero Dark Thirty and – surprisingly but nonetheless encouraging – Amour trail with five apiece. A predictable list, in that the biggest hits of the last four months are the ones that have received nominations – and what’s an Oscars ceremony if Spielberg isn’t being nominated for something? -, but it’s extremely pleasing to see Amour and Beasts of the Southern Wild being nominated in the prestigious categories of Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress – two stunning films that absolutely deserve to win.

The Best Actor category has rarely been this competitive, with surprise nomination Bradley Cooper duking it out against titans like Daniel Day Lewis and Denzel Washington, but then either could lose it to Joaquin Phoenix for his chilling performance in The Master (sorry, Hugh Jackman. I’m not convinced). It’s interesting to note that, while Life of Pi may have more nominations, the majority are in technical categories, whereas Silver Linings Playbook is mostly being pipped for its actors.

Naturally, there are some seemingly glaring omissions, such as Quentin Tarantino, Kathryn Bigelow, Paul Thomas Anderson and Ben Affleck all being snubbed for Best Director. But who ever said the Oscars would be fair? The full list of nominations can be found below. What are your predictions? Do you have any gripes with the list? Let us know in the comments section!

 

Best Picture:

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

Lincoln

Les Misérables

Life of Pi

Amour

Django Unchained

Argo

 

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

 

Best Supporting Actress:

Sally Field, Lincoln

Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”

Amy Adams, “The Master”

 

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

 

Best Actor:

Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln

Denzel Washington, Flight

Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

 

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

 

Best Original Screenplay:

Zero Dark Thirty

Django Unchained

Moonrise Kingdom

Amour

Flight

 

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

Argo

Life of Pi

Beasts of the Southern Wild

 

Best Animated Feature:

Frankenweenie

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Wreck-It Ralph

Paranorman

Brave

 

Best Foreign Feature:

Amour

A Royal Affair

Kon-Tiki

No

War Witch

 

Best Visual Effects:

Life of Pi

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Avengers

Prometheus

Snow White and the Huntsman

 

Best Cinematography:

Skyfall

Anna Karenina

Django Unchained

Life of Pi

Lincoln

 

Best Costume Design:

Anna Karenina

Les Misérables

Lincoln

Mirror Mirror

Snow White and the Huntsman

 

Best Documentary Feature:

Searching for Sugar Man

How to Survive a Plague

The Gatekeepers

5 Broken Cameras

The Invisible War

 

Best Documentary Short:

Open Heart

Inocente

Redemption

Kings Point

Mondays at Racine

Snow White and the Huntsman

 

Best Film Editing:

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

Life of Pi

Argo

Zero Dark Thirty

 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:

Hitchcock

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Miserébles

 

Best Music (Original Score):

Anna Karenina

Argo

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Skyfall

 

Best Music (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

 

Best Production Design:

Anna Karenina

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Misérables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

 

Best Short Film, Animated:

Adam and Dog

Fresh Guacamole

Head over Heels

Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’

Paperman

 

Best Short Film, Live Action:

Asad

Buzkashi Boys

Curfew

Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)

Henry

 

Best Sound Editing:

Argo

Django Unchained

Life of Pi

Skyfall

Zero Dark Thirty

 

Best Sound Mixing:

Argo

Les Misérables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Skyfall

Josh Franks

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