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Oscar Notes 2: The Fact Sheet

By Rich Heldenfels Published: January 10, 2013

Here's the basic info from the Academy about the major nominees:

Best Motion Picture of the Year:


Best Motion Picture of the Year:
Amour (Sony Pictures Classics) [Nominees to be determined]
Argo (Warner Bros.) [Produced by Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney.] - This is the second nomination for Grant
Heslov in this category. He received Best Picture and Original Screenplay nominations for Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
and an Adapted Screenplay nomination for The Ides of March (2011).
This is the first nomination for Ben Affleck in this category. He won an Oscar for the original screenplay for Good Will Hunting
(1997).
This is the first nomination for George Clooney in this category. He won an Oscar for his supporting role in Syriana (2005) and
was also nominated for his leading roles in Michael Clayton (2007), Up in the Air (2009) and The Descendants (2011). He also
received Directing and Original Screenplay nominations for Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) and an Adapted Screenplay
nomination for The Ides of March (2011).
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight) [Produced by Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald.] - This is the first
nomination for all three.
Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company) [Produced by Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone.] - This is the second
nomination for Stacey Sher. Her previous Best Picture nomination was for Erin Brockovich (2000).
This is the first nomination for both Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone.
Les Misérables (Universal) [Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh.] - This is the third
nomination for Tim Bevan. His previous Best Picture nominations were for Elizabeth (1998) and Atonement (2007).
This is the fourth nomination for Eric Fellner. His previous Best Picture nominations were for Elizabeth (1998), Atonement
(2007) and Frost/Nixon (2008).
This is the first nomination for both Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh.
Life of Pi (20th Century Fox) [Produced by Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark.] - This is the second nomination for Gil Netter.
His previous Best Picture nomination was for The Blind Side (2009).
This is the second nomination for Ang Lee in this category. His previous Best Picture nomination was for Crouching Tiger,
Hidden Dragon (2000), for which he also received a Directing nomination. He won an Oscar in the Directing category for
Brokeback Mountain (2005) and is nominated in the Directing category again this year.
This is the first nomination for David Womark.
Lincoln (Walt Disney/20th Century Fox) [Produced by Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy.] - This is the eighth nomination in
this category for Steven Spielberg, who won the award in 1993 for Schindler's List. His other Best Picture nominations were for
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), The Color Purple (1985), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Munich (2005), Letters from Iwo Jima
(2006) and War Horse (2011). He has seven Directing nominations, for Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Raiders of
the Lost Ark (1981), E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, Munich and this year for Lincoln. He won
Oscars for Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan. He also received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1986.
This is the eighth nomination in this category for Kathleen Kennedy. Her previous nominations were for E.T. The Extra-
Terrestrial (1982), The Color Purple (1985), The Sixth Sense (1999), Seabiscuit (2003), Munich (2005), The Curious Case of
Benjamin Button (2008) and War Horse (2011).
Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company) [Produced by Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon.] - This is the
third nomination for Donna Gigliotti, who won the award in 1998 for Shakespeare in Love. Her other Best Picture nomination
was for The Reader (2008).
This is the third nomination for Bruce Cohen, who won the award in 1999 for American Beauty. His other Best Picture
nomination was for Milk (2008).
This is the first nomination for Jonathan Gordon.
Zero Dark Thirty (Sony Pictures Releasing) [Produced by Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison.] - This is the second
nomination in this category for Mark Boal. He won Oscars for Best Picture and Original Screenplay for The Hurt Locker (2009).
He is also nominated in the Original Screenplay category this year.
This is the second nomination in this category for Kathryn Bigelow. She won Oscars for Best Picture and Directing for The Hurt
Locker (2009).
This is the first nomination for Megan Ellison.


Achievement in Directing:
Amour - Michael Haneke - This is his first nomination in this category. He is also nominated in the Original Screenplay category this
year.
Beasts of the Southern Wild - Benh Zeitlin - This is his first nomination in this category. He is also nominated in the Adapted
Screenplay category this year.
Life of Pi - Ang Lee - This is the third nomination in this category for Ang Lee, who won the award for Brokeback Mountain (2005).
He received Directing and Best Picture nominations for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) and is also nominated for Best
Picture this year.
Lincoln - Steven Spielberg - This is the seventh nomination in this category for Steven Spielberg, who won the award for Schindler's List
(1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). His other Directing nominations were for Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Raiders
of the Lost Ark (1981), E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and Munich (2005). He won a Best Picture Oscar for Schindler's List and
received Best Picture nominations for E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, The Color Purple (1985), Saving Private Ryan, Munich, Letters from
Iwo Jima (2006), War Horse (2011) and again this year for Lincoln. He also received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1986.
Silver Linings Playbook - David O. Russell - This is his second nomination in this category. His previous nomination was for The
Fighter (2010). He is also nominated in the Adapted Screenplay category this year.


Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role:
Bradley Cooper ("Pat" in Silver Linings Playbook) - This is his first nomination.
Daniel Day-Lewis ("Abraham Lincoln" in Lincoln) - This is his fifth nomination in this category. He won Oscars for his
performances in My Left Foot (1989) and There Will Be Blood (2007). He was also nominated for his leading roles in In the
Name of the Father (1993) and Gangs of New York (2002).
Hugh Jackman ("Jean Valjean" in Les Misérables) - This is his first nomination.
Joaquin Phoenix ("Freddie Quell" in The Master) - This is his third nomination and the second in this category. His previous
nominations were for his leading role in Walk the Line (2005) and his supporting role in Gladiator (2000).
Denzel Washington ("Whip Whitaker" in Flight) - This is his sixth nomination and the fourth in this category. He won Oscars for his
supporting role in Glory (1989) and his leading role in Training Day (2001). His other nominations were for his supporting role
in Cry Freedom (1987) and his leading roles in Malcolm X (1992) and The Hurricane (1999).


Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role:
Alan Arkin ("Lester Siegel" in Argo) - This is his fourth nomination and the second in this category. He won an Oscar for his
supporting role in Little Miss Sunshine (2006). His other nominations were for his leading roles in The Russians Are Coming The
Russians Are Coming (1966) and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968).
Robert De Niro ("Pat Sr." in Silver Linings Playbook) - This is his seventh nomination and the second in this category. He won
Oscars for his supporting role in The Godfather Part II (1974) and for his leading role in Raging Bull (1980). He was also
nominated for his leading roles in Taxi Driver (1976), The Deer Hunter (1978), Awakenings (1990) and Cape Fear (1991).
Philip Seymour Hoffman ("Lancaster Dodd" in The Master) - This is his fourth nomination and the third in this category. He won an
Oscar for his leading role in Capote (2005) and was nominated for his supporting roles in Charlie Wilson's War (2007) and Doubt
(2008).
Tommy Lee Jones ("Thaddeus Stevens" in Lincoln) - This is his fourth nomination and the third in this category. He won an Oscar
for his supporting role in The Fugitive (1993). His other nominations were for his supporting role in JFK (1991) and his leading
role in In the Valley of Elah (2007).
Christoph Waltz ("Dr. King Schultz" in Django Unchained) - This is his second nomination in this category. He won an Oscar for
his supporting role in Inglourious Basterds (2009).


Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role:
Jessica Chastain ("Maya" in Zero Dark Thirty) - This is her second nomination and the first in this category. She was nominated for
her supporting role in The Help (2011).
Jennifer Lawrence ("Tiffany" in Silver Linings Playbook) - This is her second nomination in this category. She was previously
nominated for Winter's Bone (2010).
Emmanuelle Riva ("Anne" in Amour) - This is her first nomination.
Quvenzhané Wallis ("Hushpuppy" in Beasts of the Southern Wild) - This is her first nomination.
Naomi Watts ("Maria" in The Impossible) - This is her second nomination in this category. Her previous nomination was for 21
Grams (2003).

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role:
Amy Adams ("Peggy Dodd" in The Master) - This is her fourth nomination in this category. Her previous nominations were for
Junebug (2005), Doubt (2008) and The Fighter (2010).
Sally Field ("Mary Todd Lincoln" in Lincoln) - This is her third nomination and the first in this category. She won Oscars for her
leading roles in Norma Rae (1979) and Places in the Heart (1984).
Anne Hathaway ("Fantine" in Les Misérables) - This is her second nomination and the first in this category. She was nominated for
her leading role in Rachel Getting Married (2008).
Helen Hunt ("Cheryl" in The Sessions) - This is her second nomination and the first in this category. She won an Oscar for her
leading role in As Good as It Gets (1997).
Jacki Weaver ("Dolores" in Silver Linings Playbook) - This is her second nomination in this category. She was nominated for her
supporting role in Animal Kingdom (2010).


Achievement in Writing (Adapted Screenplay):
Argo - Screenplay by Chris Terrio (based on a selection from The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired magazine
article "The Great Escape" by Joshuah Bearman). - This is his first nomination.
Beasts of the Southern Wild - Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin (based on the play Juicy and Delicious by Lucy Alibar). -
This is the first nomination for Lucy Alibar.
This is the first nomination in this category for Benh Zeitlin, who is also nominated in the Directing category this year.
Life of Pi - Screenplay by David Magee (based on the novel by Yann Martel). - This is his second nomination. He also was nominated
for the adapted screenplay for Finding Neverland (2004).
Lincoln - Screenplay by Tony Kushner (based in part on the book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris
Kearns Goodwin). - This is his second nomination. He also was nominated for the adapted screenplay for Munich (2005).
Silver Linings Playbook - Screenplay by David O. Russell (based on the novel by Matthew Quick). - This is his first nomination in
this category. He was nominated in the Directing category for The Fighter (2010) and is nominated again this year for Silver
Linings Playbook.


Achievement in Writing (Original Screenplay):
Amour - Written by Michael Haneke. - This is his first nomination in this category. He is also nominated in the Directing category
this year.
Django Unchained - Written by Quentin Tarantino. - This is his third nomination in this category. He won an Oscar for the original
screenplay for Pulp Fiction (1994), for which he also received a Directing nomination. He also received Directing and Original
Screenplay nominations for Inglourious Basterds (2009).
Flight - Written by John Gatins. - This is his first nomination.
Moonrise Kingdom - Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola. - This is the second nomination for Wes Anderson in this
category. He received an Original Screenplay nomination for The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and was nominated in the Animated
Feature Film category for Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009).
This is the first nomination for Roman Coppola.
Zero Dark Thirty - Written by Mark Boal. - This is the second nomination in this category for Mark Boal. He won Oscars for Best
Picture and Original Screenplay for The Hurt Locker (2009). He is also nominated in the Best Picture category this year

 

Best Foreign Language Film:
Amour (Austria) [Directed by Michael Haneke.] - This is the fourth nomination for Austria. Previous nominations were for "38"
(1986), The Counterfeiters, which won the Oscar for 2007, and Revanche (2008).
Kon-Tiki (Norway) [Directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg.] - This is the fifth nomination for Norway. Previous
nominations were for Nine Lives (1957), Pathfinder (1987), The Other Side of Sunday (1996) and Elling (2001).
No (Chile) [Directed by Pablo Larraín.] - This is the first nomination for Chile.
A Royal Affair (Denmark) [Directed by Nikolaj Arcel.] - This is the ninth nomination for Denmark. It won back-to-back Oscars for
Babette's Feast (1987) and Pelle the Conqueror (1988), and won again for In a Better World (2010). Other nominations were for
Qivitoq (1956), Paw (1959), Harry and the Butler (1961), Waltzing Regitze (1989) and After the Wedding (2006).
War Witch (Canada) [Directed by Kim Nguyen.] - This is the seventh nomination for Canada. Previous nominations were for The
Decline of the American Empire (1986), Jesus of Montreal (1989), The Barbarian Invasions, which won the Oscar for 2003,
Water (2006), Incendies (2010) and Monsieur Lazhar (2011).


Best Animated Feature Film:
Brave (Walt Disney) - Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman - This is the second nomination for Mark Andrews and the first in this
category. He was nominated for the animated short film One Man Band (2005).
This is the first nomination for Brenda Chapman.
Frankenweenie (Walt Disney) - Tim Burton - This is his second nomination in this category. His first nomination was for Tim
Burton's Corpse Bride (2005).
ParaNorman (Focus Features) - Sam Fell and Chris Butler - This is the first nomination for both.
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (Sony Pictures Releasing) - Peter Lord - This is his third nomination and the first in this category. He
was nominated for the animated short films Adam (1992) and Wat's Pig (1996).
Wreck-It Ralph (Walt Disney) - Rich Moore - This is his first nomination.

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