… and the long wait is over as the 85th Academy Awards were announced by Seth MacFarlane, and actress Emma Stone as hosts of the show.

            The Academy Awards for Outstanding Film Achievements will be presented on Munday, February 25, 2013, (Philippine time) (10:AM on Velvet Channel and Studio 23) at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, which will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

                     The nominees are…

BEST PICTURE

Amour

Argo

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Django Unchained

Les Misrables

 

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

 

Actor in a Leading Role

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

    Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
  1. Joaquin Phoenix, The MasterDenzel Washington, Flight

Actor in a Suporting Role

Alan Arkin, Argo

Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

 

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

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Actres in a Leading Role

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Jennifer Lawrence,Silver Linings Playbook

    Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
  1. Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern WildNaomi Watts, The Impossible

 

Actres in a Suporting Role

 Amy Adams, The Master

Sally Field, Lincoln

    Anne Hathaway, LES MISERABLES

 

Helen Hunt, The Sesions

Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

 

 

Animated Feature Film

    Brave

Frankenweenie

ParaNorman

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Wreck-It Ralph

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Anna Karenina, Seamus McGarvey

Django Unchained,Robert Richardson

Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda

Lincoln, Janusz Kaminski

    Skyfall, Roger Deakins

 

COSTUME DESIGN

 Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran

Les Miserables, Paco Delgado

Lincoln, Joanna Johnston

    Mirror Mirror, Eiko Ishioka,

Snow White and the Huntsman, Colleen Atwood

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

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

5 Broken Cameras

The Gatekeepers

    How to Survive a Plague

 

The Invisible War

Searching for Sugar Man

Documentary Short Subject

 Inocente, Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

Kings Point, Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider

Mondays at Racine, Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan

    Open Heart

  • , Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern

Redemption, Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill

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

 Foreign Language Film

     Amour

  • , Austria

Kon-Tiki, Norway

No, Chile

A Royal Affair, Denmark

War Witch, Canada

Make-Up and Hairstyling

Hitchcock – Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel

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

 

Les Miserables – Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Music (Original Score)

 Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli

Argo, Alexandre Desplat

Life of Pi, Mychael Danna

Lincoln, John Williams

Skyfall,Thomas Newman

Music (Original Song)

 Before My Time – Chasing Ice

Everybody Needs A Best Friend – Ted

Pi’s Lullaby – Life of Pi

    Skyfall – Skyfall

Suddenly – Les Miserables

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 Miserables – 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

 Short Film (Animated)

 Adam and Dog, Minkyu Lee

Fresh Guacamole, PES

Head over Heels, Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly

Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”

    David Silverman, Paperman

John Kahrs

Short Film (Live Action)

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

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

    SOUND MIXING

    Argo, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia

      Les Miserables, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes

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

Lincoln, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins

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

 VISUAL EFFECTS

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

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

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

Prometheus – Richard Stammers, Trev

or Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill

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

Writing (Adapted Screnplay )

    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

 Writing (Original Screnplay )

    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

 

N.B.

Highlighted TEXTS are my PREDICTIONS as to who will REIGN SUPREME this year at OSCARS.