The 2013 Oscar Nominations Are Out!


Aghhh! So excited! So pumped! Soooo getting a t-shirt that says ‘F-ck Yeah Quvenzhané Wallis!‘ This morning Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane announced the  nominations for the 2013 Academy Awards  and I’m quite pleased by what I’m seeing… although, I’m also HUGELY disappointed by one glaring snub. But still, it’s gonna be a good show. Lincoln, Argo, Django, Zero Dark Thirty, and Silver Linings Playbook are all getting lots of love (Lincoln leads the way with 12 nominations). Click inside to see all the nominees!




Beasts of the Southern Wild

Django Unchained

Les Misérables

Life of Pi


Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty


Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables

Denzel Washington, Flight



Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Naomi Watts, The Impossible



Alan Arkin, Argo

Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook

Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained



Amy Adams, The Master

Sally Field, Lincoln

Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook





The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Wreck-It Ralph



Amour, Michael Haneke

Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin

Life of Pi, Ang Lee

Lincoln, Steven Spielberg

Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell



Amour, Austria

Kon-Tiki, Norway

No, Chile

A Royal Affair, Denmark

War Witch, Canada


WRITING Adapted Screenplay:

Argo, Written by Chris Terrio

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

Life of Pi, Written by David Magee

Lincoln, Written by Tony Kushner

Silver Linings Playbook, Written by David O. Russell


WRITING 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


MUSIC Original Song:

“Before My Time” from Chasing Ice, Music and Lyric by J. Ralph

“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from Ted, Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane

“Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi, Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri

“Skyfall” from Skyfall, Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

“Suddenly” from Les Misérables, Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

You can see all the nominees here.

I don’t know where THE F— the Oscar nomination is for Marion Cotillard and/or Rust and Bone, but whatever. I’ll get past that in my own time/no I WON’T.

I’m craaaaaaaAAAAAZZZZZYYYYY excited to see Quvenzhané Wallis become the YOUNGEST PERSON EVER (at 9 years old) to get nominated for an Oscar. I mean, yeeessss! I loved her in Beasts Of The Southern Wild  (so did Trent) and her props sorta, kinda consoles me over the snub of my my absolute favorite film of the year. Rust and Bone. Rust and Bone. Rust and Bone. Go see it. F— the Academy. LMAO.

Oh, and in that same category (Supporting Actress), we also have the oldest actor ever nominated in that category, Emmanuelle Riva, 85. I have to see Amour; I’ve only heard good things about this film.

Having gotten my entire life changed last night, when I saw Django Unchained (Trent’s favorite movie of the year), I was a little surprised to see that Quentin wasn’t nominated in the Best Director category, but Django got lots of lurve elsewhere, so I’m okay with that. I still haven’t seen soooo many of these films so it’s difficult to comment, but I’m looking forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts!

Who got snubbed? Any of these films totally overrated?

Okay. I’m just gonna say it. DID NOT LIKE ZERO DARK THIRTY. LOOOOVE Jessica Chastain! Haaaaated her performance in this film! There. I said it. Judge me if you will! I think it was a very interesting story that was delivered in a pretty wack way. There were def some good scenes, but as a whole film, I think it was weak. Just my opinion!

Did I say Django changed my life? Okay. Django. Yeah.


  • Erica Croce

    Shannon, did you see Silver Linings Playbook? I didn’t but I was surprised to see it EVERYWHERE.

    My only other surprise was with Best Director. No Tom Hooper? No Ben Affleck? That one struck me as being odd.

    • Meghan

      @Erica. Not surprised about Tom Hooper. Lots of problems with Les Miz.

    • Shannon

      Erica Croce, No! I haven’t! But it’s next on my list. HAD to see Django and saw Zero Dark Thirty this week. The director of Silver Linings made ‘The Fighter’ ‘Three Kings’ and ‘I Heart Huckabees’ so I’m expecting good things.

  • Jennifer Wilson

    i loved beasts of the southern wild and im so happy to see it nominated for best picture, director and actress. quvenzhane was simply enchanting. the whole cast was great. i expected this film to be nothing but a bummer but, in the midst of the horror of katrina, it was somehow magical. ugh. loved it.

    im surprised that ben afleck didnt get a nomination for director of argo. that was a fantastic film too.

    im also thrilled to see christoph waltz nominated for django unchained. he is phenomenal. loved his performance. loved this film!

    now, shannon, let me get this straight…..because i am not quite sure what you are telling me…. did you like rust and bone or not? ahem.

    • Jennifer Wilson

      wait! i forgot to add my joy at the song skyfall being nominated and knowing that adele will be there to sing it. since she co-wrote the song she will be an oscar winner! …well, i hope.

      ps skyfall was one of the best films out this year. bummer it didnt get anything but sound and song though. :(

    • Shannon

      Jennifer Wilson, LMAO! Yeah. Rust and Bone wins all categories in the Oscar ceremony I’ll be having in the privacy of my own soul. It was a [practically] perfect film!!!

  • Meghan

    I was really suprised about the Quentin snub for best director. I loved, loved, loved Django and I will be very upset if Christoph Waltz does not win! He is a phenomenal in the film.

    Very happy to see Beasts of the Southern Wild get love. Ultimately, I think Lincoln will walk away with most of the awards(which is fine because it was a great film), but I was happy to see deserving films get recognized.

  • Daryl Brice

    I loved Django. Christopher Waltz was amazing in Inglorious Bastards but in Django I felt his character though strong reminded me too much of Hans Landa. A wise German, who is almost always two steps ahead of everybody in the room. So for that reason I don’t think he has much of a chance of winning even though he’s nominated. Trent been wanting to watch Rust and Bone, definitely will now.

    • Jennifer Wilson

      on the radio program fresh air christopher waltz said that tarantino wrote the part in django specifically or him. interesting that you liked him in the other role better….

    • Shannon

      Daryl Brice, Quentin played on so many different film tropes and tricks, as well as German folklore and fairy tales (i.e. Broomhilda) so I wonder if Waltz’s character was meant to compare in a way to Hans Landa.

      Oh, and I wrote this post, not Trent. But still– go see Rust and Bone, lol!

  • The subtitle of this post says it all:

    “Quvenzhané Wallis FTW!!!”

    My faith in the Academy has been restored. If that little girl wins, I will LOSE MY MIND. She is so amazingly amazing in ‘Beasts’, she is the only person I’ll be watching for come Oscar night.

  • Alex K

    Am I the only person who haaated Lincoln? Saw it with my whole family, and we were all bored to bits. But maybe that’s because I’m Canadian.
    I seriously could not follow half of the dialogue, and the movie seemed to go on forever.

    • @Alex K — I can see how non-Americans might be bored by the movie. But Lincoln was such a giant in American History, I think we are predisposed to love the film before we even see it.

    • Meghan

      Good point, Trent. Everyone loves Lincoln! You have to love Lincoln if you are an American! So maybe we are a bit biased. However, I thought it was a good film carried by great actors.

    • Alex K

      I do agree that the acting was phenomenal. Maybe I’m just slow, haha, but I found it very difficult to follow the story and decipher the dialogue.

    • Daryl Brice

      I’m Canadian and enjoyed Lincoln. But I knew what type of film it was and was in the mood for it. Watching with my family may have changed the viewing dynamic a bit. Daniel Day was amazing as usual.

  • Rani

    I’m really surprised that there’s zero oscar love for the dark knight rises, not even in the thechical departments. I love that Wes Anderson is nominated for Moonrise Kingdom for original script and Paranorman for animated feature, loved those films.

    • Shannon

      Rani, Moonrise Kingdom was a favorite of mine too. I was hoping to see it in the Best Picture category, but I’m glad it’s getting some love :)

    • Meghan

      I’m afraid the theater shooting tainted The Dark Knight Rises. It’s a shame because I thought it was a really good film.

  • Krissy

    I am really shocked Argo wasn’t nominated for Best Director. Hmm.