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Oscar 2013 – nominations for the gala event

February 18, 2013

The race for 2013 Oscar Awards has begun and the actual incident is just round the corner. The ceremony will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California on February 24, 2013. The host of this 85th Academy Awards is going to be Seth MacFarlane. Film lovers may be very eager to know as to which film(s) has received the highest number of nominations in the Best Film category this year. It’s a joy to let the readers inform that Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln and Ang Lee’s Life of Pi received the highest number of nominations in 2013. Lincoln is likely to steal the stars at Oscars with as much as twelve nominations. The movie has also been nominated for the Best Picture as well the Best Director category in 2013 Oscars. Lincoln’s leading actor, Daniel Day-Lewis has been nominated for the Best Actor category. Other nominations in this same category are Joaquin Phoenix (The Master) and John Hawkes (The Sessions). Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) and Denzel Washington (Flight) have also been nominated by critics in the Best Actor category. Some other contenders in the same category are Hugh Jackman for the movie Les Miserables, Anthony Hopkins for Hitchcock, Christoph Waltz and Jamie Fox for the movie Django Unchained. The race of the Best Actor category has gone too far this year as a lot of good and competent actors have been nominated for the 85th Academy Awards. The nominees for the Best Picture category have gone to the movies — Django Unchained, Amour, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables, Argo, and Life of Pi.

Lincoln’s Daniel Day-Lewis has done a great job in the movie by beautifully portraying the man Abraham Lincoln besides, the actual political leader (the President) of the United States. His onscreen presence, his acting as the President Lincoln never make the viewers feel that he is an actor who has adopted certain effective skills for portraying the picture of the person, Lincoln. Rather the viewers got the notion that Daniel is Lincoln’s reincarnation, who has taken birth only to show the world how the person Lincoln was: his aspirations, his gains, his achievements and his feelings for the United States. Day-Lewis brought the legendary figure of the United States close to the common men’s hearts and makes them feel what the former late President of the United States actually did for the emancipation of serfs.

Joaquin Phoenix’s acting in the movie The Master deserves mention. He is successful in bringing up a kind of animalistic quality from the character named as Freddie Quell in the movie. Phoenix is definitely one of the talented actors we have in the filmmaking industry today. John Hawkes mesmerized the viewers with his acting in The Sessions. He is able to do justice with his role of a polio affected person wanting to seek out sex surrogate in the movie. Bradley Cooper has also performed gracefully in Silver Linings Playbook. His performance in this film can be considered as the best task in his career. The film has even been nominated for Best Picture category for the sake of Cooper’s acting in the movie. Denzel Washington has been able to portray Bohemianism aptly in his role of flight captain William in the movie Flight. Anthony Hopkins can also be considered as a competent actor for his worthy performance in Hitchcock.

Michael Haneke has been nominated in the Best Director category for his wonderful work Amour. Amour is the first film in the history of cinema and filmmaking that managed to receive nominations in two different categories – one for the Best Picture category and the other for the Best Foreign Language Film category. The film also received nominations for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress categories.  Silver Linings Playbook grabbed all the four nominations in acting categories of Oscar. The nominees for best directors are David O. Russell for his Silver Linings Playbook, Ang Lee for his Life of Pi, Benh Zeitlin for Beasts of the Southern Wild and Michael Haneke for Amour. Amour as well as Beasts of the Southern Wild are receiving good acclamation by critics and are likely to win at least one Oscar each.

The bold and beautiful Jennifer Lawrence has been nominated for Best Actress category for her outstanding performance in Silver Linings Playbook. She has been able to bring out the complex psychological mindset of Tiffany Maxwell, a character in the movie who is addicted to sex and trying to come out of this mental illness. The other nominees in the Best Actress category are Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty, Emmanuelle Riva for Amour, Quvenzhané Wallis for Beasts of the Southern Wild and Naomi Watts for The Impossible. Wallis, an American child actress is the youngest one to be nominated for Oscar while Amour‘s Riva happened to be the oldest to achieve Oscar nomination. Jessica Chastain’s role in her movie Zero Dark Thirty has received great acclamation and with the role of a CIA analyst in the movie she has proved herself as a very potential actress.

The nominees for the Best Actor in Supporting Role are Alan Arkin (Argo), Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook), Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master), Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln) and Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained). The nominees for Best Actress in Supporting Role are Amy Adams for The Master, Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables, Helen Hunt for The Sessions, Sally Field for Lincoln and Jacki Weaver for Silver Linings Playbook. The costume design of Anna Karenina (Seamus McGarvey), Les Misérables (Paco Delgado), Lincoln (Joanna Johnston), Mirror Mirror (Eiko Ishioka) and Snow White and the Huntsman (Colleen Atwood) has received acclamation by the critics and has also been nominated for the Oscars.

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