Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Vern's Complete 2013 Oscar Nomination list.

Over on the site Film Actually there is a contest to see who can accurately predict the nominees for the 2013 Academy Awards. I am very honored to be a part of this and have worked hard at making my choices  This is not going to be an easy task because I have not seen every single movie from last year.  Oh I have seen a lot , but not enough to really know for sure what will be nominated.  However  these are the ones that I fully believe should be nominated.    Here is my complete list, but I am not including any of the shorts.  Sorry.

*  There will be some changes from my previous post in some categories

Best Picture.  (If there are 10 nominees )

The Main 5


Silver Linings Playbook

Les Miserables

Zero Dark Thirty


The Next 5

 From first to last in order.  The Next 5 flicks will be my picks to be the ones nominated.

Django Unchained

Moonrise Kingdom

Cloud Atlas

The Impossible

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Actor

Denzel Washington - Flight

Joaquin Pheonix - The Master

Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook

John Hawkes - The Sessions

Daniel Day Lewis - Lincoln

Best Supporting Actor.

Leonardo DiCaprio - Django Unchained

Phillip Seymour Hoffman - The Master

Robert DeNiro - Silver Linings Playbook

Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln

Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained

* Best Actress.

Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty

Quevenzhane Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild

Naomi Watts - The Impossible

Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook

Emmanuel Riva - Amour

Best Supporting Actress

Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables.

Helen Hunt - The Sessions

Ann Dowd - Compliance

Sally Field - Lincoln

Amy Adams -  The Master

Best Original Screenplay.

Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained

Mark Boal - Zero Dark Thirty

Rian Johnson - Looper

Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola - Moonrise Kingdom

Michael Haneke - Amour

Best Adapted Screenplay

Tony Kushner - Lincoln

Chris Terrio - Argo

David O Russell - Silver Linings Playbook

Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, Tom Tykwer - Cloud Atlas

David Magee - Life of Pi

Best Director

Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained

Steven Spielberg - Lincoln

Ben Affleck - Argo

Kathryn Bigalow - Zero Dark Thirty

Ang Lee - Life of Pi

Best Foreign Language Film


The Intouchables

A Royal Affair

 Kon Tiki


* Best Animated Film


Wreck it Ralph



Rise of the Gaurdians

Best Documentary Feature

The Imposter

Searching for Sugar Man

This Is Not A Film

The Invisible War


Best Cinematography

Roger Deakins - Skyfall

Robert Richardson - Django Unchained

Claudio Miranda - Life of Pi

Mihai Malaimare - The Master

Frank Griebe, John Toll - Cloud Atlas

Best Film Editing

William Goldenberg - Argo

Michael Kahn - Lincoln

Chris Dickens - Les Miserables

Peter McNulty; Leslie Jones - The Master

Dylan Tichenor; William Goldenberg - Zero Dark Thirty

Best Production Design

Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer - Anna Karenina

Dan Hennah; Ra Vincent - The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey

Eve Stewart - Les Miserables

Rick Carter, Jim Erickson; Peter T Frank - Lincoln

J Michael Riva, Leslie A Pope - Django Unchained

Best Costume Design

Paco Delgado - Les Miserables

Jacqueline Durran - Anna Karenina

Eiko Ishioka - Mirror Mirror

Manon Rasmussen - A Royal Affair

Joanna Johnston - Lincoln

Best Orginal Song

"Skyfall" by Adele (Skyfall)

"Strange Love"  byKaren O (Frankenweenie)

"Learn Me Right" by Birdy/Mumford ; Sons ( Brave)

"Suddenly" by Hugh Jackman  (Les Miserables)

"La Casa Di Mi Padre"  by Christina Aguilera (Casa Di Mi Padre)

Best Orginal Score

Howard Shore - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

John Williams - Lincoln

Patrick Doyle - Brave

Johnny Greenwood - The Master

Mychael Danna - Life of Pi

Best Sound Mixing

The Avengers


Django Unchained

Zero Dark Thirty

Les Miserables

Best Sound Editing

The Dark Knight Rises


The Avengers

Django Unchained

Les Miserables

Best Visual Effects

Cloud Atlas

The Avengers

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


Life of Pi

Best Makeup

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey




  1. Hey bud, good choices but just 3 things you need to change:

    - Best Makeup will only have 3 nominees, so you'll have to drop 2 of those. N.B - Holy Motors and Cloud Atlas didn't make the shortlist (

    - Looper isn't eligible for Visual Effects.

    - Holy Motors and The Raid aren't eligible for Best Foreign Film.

    Once you've made those changes, give me a tweet and you'll be all set.

  2. What!!!! The Raid is not Eligble. Bullshit. Oh Well here are my changes

    1. You need to substitute Django in Visual Effects as well.

    2. It's changed. Damn these list of whose eligble and whose not would really piss me off if I made these movies.

  3. After watching Les Mis last night, I really hope it gets as many nods as mentioned as above. Hathaway was fantastic... i dried like a baby on her solo song.

    1. If Hathaway scores an Oscar I will be very happy. She was the best.

  4. Our choices are quite similar. I think the competition will be close.

    1. I will be up bright an early Friday to get the results

  5. Ooops I forgot the nominees were released today. I'm upset Ben Affleck didn't get a best director Nom. What a shame