Posted in movies | music on January 10, 2013


Adele's theme song from Bond flick Skyfall was one of the five nominees for Best Song in the 85th Academy Awards which were announced this morning (1/10). Other nominees include Norah Jones' "Everybody Needs a Friend" from Ted; Scarlett Johanssen and Joshua Bell's "Before My Time" from documentary Chasing Ice; "Pi's Theme" from Life of Pi; and "Suddenly," one of the new songs penned for the new version of Les Misérables. Not the most exciting list (songs by Karen O, Fiona Apple, Arcade Fire, and Rick Ross were on the eligible list) but at least we got five noms this year -- only two songs were nominated in 2012 (they changed the eligibility rules after that happened). Videos and streams for all five are below.

Also nominated was Searching for Sugar Man, the terrific documentary about '70s cult musician Rodriguez. The DVD of that film is out January 22.

Steven Speilberg's Lincoln and Ang Lee's Life of Pie led this year's nominations with 12 and 11 each, respectively. Nine films were nominated for Best Picture this year: Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Misérables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, and Zero Dark Thirty.

The 85th Academy Awards will be given out February 24th in Los Angeles. A full list of nominees are below.


Adele - Skyfall

Norah Jones - Everybody Needs A Best Friend

Pi's Lullaby (Life Of Pi - Mychael Danna)

"Before My Time" by J. Ralph Feat. Scarlett Johansson and Joshua Bell

Les Misérables Soundtrack - Suddenly OST - Hugh Jackman

Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards

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"
Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
"The Gatekeepers"
Nominees to be determined
"How to Survive a Plague"
Nominees to be determined
"The Invisible War"
Nominees to be determined
"Searching for Sugar Man"
Nominees to be determined

Best documentary short subject
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
Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill

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
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"
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

Best motion picture of the year
"Amour" Nominees to be determined
"Argo" Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers
"Django Unchained" Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers
"Les Misérables" Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers
"Life of Pi" Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers
"Lincoln" Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
"Silver Linings Playbook" Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
"Zero Dark Thirty" Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers

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
Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

Best animated short film
"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

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
John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
"Les Misérables"
Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
"Life of Pi"
Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

Achievement in 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
Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
"Snow White and the Huntsman"
Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

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



Comments (26)

Skyfall really????

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 12:16 PM


Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 12:21 PM

Top 40 crap again.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 12:32 PM

Django! Django!

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 12:44 PM

No nomination for Moonrise Kingdom is a travesty.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 12:49 PM

@1249 thanks for your input, bushwick.

Shit that makes no sense:
-Argo for best picture
-Bigelow not nominated for best director
-Dicaprio not nominated for Django
-Les miserables for best picture
-Pirates! band of misfits for animated feature
-Flight for original screenplay
-Argo for adapted screenplay
-Amour nominated as best picture and best foreign film
-Hitchcock nominated for makeup

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 12:53 PM

Moonrise Kingdom is so fucking overrated. Such a sweet and tender, coming-of-age tale about a young boy and young girl who show absolutely no emotion towards one another in the slightest. Oh, and it features yet another long sequence in which you are shown around every room in the fucking house again as if it matters.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 1:03 PM

I'm just glad Joaquin got a nom.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 1:03 PM

Adele is the most overrated artist after GBV and Animal Collective

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 1:13 PM

No nominations for "This Is Not a Film", "Oslo August 31st", "The Turin Horse", "Tabu". Garbage.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 1:14 PM

"Makes no sense: Pirates! band of misfits for animated feature"

Please explain. I thoroughly enjoyed Pirates and thought it was really well done.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 1:19 PM

1:14 - I loved The Turin Horse and it was one of my favs of 2012. But let's be honest. Oscars are about popularity and being PC. 9/10 people who start watching TTH prob can't through the first hour. Those people pay to see Argo.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 1:21 PM

^ "get" through the first hour.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 1:22 PM

Ben Affleck not nominated for best director? Directing is the only thing he DOES do well, give him the nod for cryin' out loud...

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 1:27 PM

^^^agree with the snub on Oslo. Amazing movie

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 1:32 PM

No Ben Affleck? Fucking idiots

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 2:04 PM

1:21, how much money did your parents waste sending you to film school?

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 2:24 PM

>caring about the oscars

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 2:27 PM

I'll be happy as long as Spielberg and Ang Lee both leave empty handed for creating pieces of shit.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 2:27 PM

Yo, how did they make Adele look hot?

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 3:12 PM

Spoiler Alert: Lincoln dies at the end..

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 3:57 PM

Silver Linings Playbook really sucked

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 4:44 PM

Adele is never hot. She's a pig. Get your eyes checked.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 6:22 PM

Best songs are never good. Skyfall? Weak. Suddenly? Decent song, but it does not compare to the rest of the score.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 8:21 PM

I always thought she was really talented and attractive.

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 30, 2013 9:05 PM

this is really the only song I like by Adele because I liked Skyfall and in the movie had an EPIC intro

Posted by Woolsey | September 11, 2014 12:54 PM

Leave a Comment