Here is the complete list of nominees for the 85th Academy Awards. Herald movie critic Rene Rodriguez’s predictions are in red.

Best Motion Picture



Beasts of the Southern Wild

Django Unchained

Les Misérables

Life of Pi


Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

Achievement in Directing

Ang Lee, Life of P i

Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Michael Haneke, Amour

Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Actor in a Leading Role

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Denzel Washington, Flight

Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Actress in a Leading Role

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Actor in a Supporting Role

Alan Arkin, Argo

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams, The Master

Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

Sally Field, Lincoln

Best Animated Feature Film




The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Wreck-It Ralph

Original Screenplay

Amour, Michael Haneke

Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino

Flight, John Gatins

Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola

Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal

Adapted Screenplay

Argo, Chris Terrio

Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin

Life of Pi, David Magee

Lincoln, Tony Kushner

Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell

Best Foreign-Language Film

A Royal Affair (Denmark)

Amour (Austria)

No (Chile)

War Witch (Canada)

Kontiki (Norway)

Original Score

Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli

Argo, Alexandre Desplat

Life of Pi, Mychael Danna

Lincoln, John Williams

Skyfall, Thomas Newman

Original Song

Before My Time, J. Ralph; Chasing Ice

Everybody Needs a Best Friend,Walter Murphy and Seth McFarlane; Ted

Pi’s Lullaby, Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri; Life of Pi

Skyfall, Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth; Skyfall

Suddenly, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boulil; Les Misérables

Achievement in Production Design

Anna Karenina

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Misérables

Life of Pi


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

Best Documentary Feature

5 Broken Cameras

The Gatekeepers

How to Survive a Plague

The Invisible War

Searching for Sugar Man

Best Documentary Short Subject


Kings Point

Mondays at Racine

Open Heart


Achievement in Film Editing


Life of Pi


Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

Achievement in Makeup & Hairstyling


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Misérables

Best Animated Short Film

Adam and Dog

Fresh Guacamole

Head Over Heels

Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare"


Best Live-Action Short Film


Buzkashi Boys


Death of a Shadow


Achievement in Sound Editing


Django Unchained

Life of Pi


Zero Dark Thirty

Achievement in Sound Mixing


Les Misérables

Life of Pi



Achievement in Visual Effects

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Life of Pi

Marvel’s The Avengers


Snow White and the Huntsman

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