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The 2013 Oscar Nominations (A Pajiba Prediction)

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | October 9, 2012 |

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | October 9, 2012 |

(LOS ANGELES) January 10, 2013 — Nominations were announced for the 86th Annual Academy Awards this morning, presented by Octavia Spencer and Jon Hamm. Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master leads all films in nominations, landing a nom in each major category for which it was eligible. Meanwhile, Ben Affleck’s Argo is perhaps the surprise of the Oscars, meriting the second most nominations including the former’s actors first nomination as a director. Quvenzhané Wallis became the youngest Academy Award nominee ever for her role in Beasts of the Southern Wild, while Meryl Streep picked up her record-holding 18th Oscar Nomination. On the other side of the equation, after two decades in the business, Matthew McConaughey landed his first Oscar nom.

Among the snubs, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was left out in the cold in the major categories, though it did land several in the technical categories, the Wachowski’s Cloud Atlas was also shut out in the major categories along with The Dark Knight Rises. Ang Lee’s Life of Pi was completely ignored by the Academy, which has already sparked controversy because of the Academy’s failure to acknowledge a film dominated by actors of color.

Here’s a complete list of nominations in all the major categories.

Best Picture

Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Master
Zero Dark Thirty
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Anna Karenina
The Silver Linings Playbook

Best Director

Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Ben Affleck, Argo
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln
Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Best Actress

Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Kiera Knightley, Anna Karenina
Laura Linney, Hyde Park on Hudson
Jennifer Lawrence, The Silver Linings Playbook
Meryl Streep, Hope Springs

Best Supporting Actor
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Alan Arkin, Argo
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, The Master
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard, Rust & Bone
Sally Field, Lincoln

Best Original Screenplay

Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master
Martin McDonagh, Seven Psychopaths
Rian Johnson, Looper

Best Adapted Screenplay

Chris Terrio, Argo
Paul Thomas Anderson, Silver Linings Playbook
Tom Stoppard, Anna Karenina
Tony Kushner, John Logan and Paul Webb, Lincoln
William Nicholson, Les Miserables

Best Animated Film