2012 OSCAR Nominaions


#1

OK here the nomination we tend to look for:

[b]Best animated feature film of the year
[ul]
[li]Brave[/li][li]Frankenweenie[/li][li]ParaNorman[/li][li]The Pirates! Band of Misfits[/li][li]Wreck-It Ralph[/li][/ul]Best animated short film
[ul]
[li]Adam and Dog[/li][li]Fresh Guacamole[/li][li]Head over Heels[/li][li]Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”[/li][li]Paperman[/li][/ul]Achievement in visual effects
[ul]
[li]The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White[/li][li]Life of Pi Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott[/li][li]Marvel’s The Avengers Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick[/li][li]Prometheus Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill[/li][li]Snow White and the Huntsman Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson[/li][/ul]

and here are the rest of the nominations:

Best motion picture of the year[/b]
[ul]
[li]Amour[/li][li]Argo[/li][li]Beasts of the Southern Wild[/li][li]Django Unchained[/li][li]Les Misérables[/li][li]Life of Pi[/li][li]Lincoln[/li][li]Silver Linings Playbook[/li][li]Zero Dark Thirty[/li][li] [/li][/ul]Performance by an actor in a leading role
[ul]
[li]Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook[/li][li]Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln[/li][li]Hugh Jackman in Les Misérables[/li][li]Joaquin Phoenix in The Master[/li][li]Denzel Washington in Flight[/li][/ul]
Performance by an actress in a leading role
[ul]
[li]Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty[/li][li]Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook[/li][li]Emmanuelle Riva in Amour[/li][li]Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild[/li][li]Naomi Watts in The Impossible[/li][li] [/li][/ul]Performance by an actor in a supporting role
[ul]
[li]Alan Arkin in Argo[/li][li]Robert De Niro in Silver Linings Playbook[/li][li]Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master[/li][li]Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln[/li][li]Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained[/li][/ul]
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
[ul]
[li]Amy Adams in The Master[/li][li]Sally Field in Lincoln[/li][li]Anne Hathaway in Les Misérables[/li][li]Helen Hunt in The Sessions[/li][li]Jacki Weaver in Silver Linings Playbook[/li][/ul]
Achievement in directing
[ul]
[li]Amour Michael Haneke[/li][li]Beasts of the Southern Wild Benh Zeitlin[/li][li]Life of Pi Ang Lee[/li][li]Lincoln Steven Spielberg[/li][li]Silver Linings Playbook David O. Russell[/li][/ul]
Achievement in cinematography
[ul]
[li]Anna Karenina Seamus McGarvey[/li][li]Django Unchained Robert Richardson[/li][li]Life of Pi Claudio Miranda[/li][li]Lincoln Janusz Kaminski[/li][li]Skyfall Roger Deakins[/li][/ul]
Achievement in costume design
[ul]
[li]Anna Karenina Jacqueline Durran[/li][li]Les Misérables Paco Delgado[/li][li]Lincoln Joanna Johnston[/li][li]Mirror Mirror Eiko Ishioka[/li][li]Snow White and the Huntsman Colleen Atwood[/li][/ul]
Best documentary feature
[ul]
[li]5 Broken Cameras[/li][li]The Gatekeepers[/li][li]How to Survive a Plague[/li][li]The Invisible War[/li][li]Searching for Sugar Man[/li][li] [/li][/ul]Best documentary short subject
[ul]
[li]Inocente[/li][li]Kings Point[/li][li]Mondays at Racine[/li][li]Open Heart[/li][li]Redemption[/li][/ul]
Achievement in film editing
[ul]
[li]Argo William Goldenberg[/li][li]Life of Pi Tim Squyres[/li][li]Lincoln Michael Kahn[/li][li]Silver Linings Playbook Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers[/li][li]Zero Dark Thirty Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg[/li][/ul]
Best foreign language film of the year
[ul]
[li]Amour (Austria)[/li][li]Kon-Tiki (Norway)[/li][li]No (Chile)[/li][li]A Royal Affair (Denmark)[/li][li]War Witch (Canada)[/li][/ul]
Achievement in makeup and hairstyling
[ul]
[li]Hitchcock Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel[/li][li]The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane[/li][li]Les Misérables Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell[/li][/ul]
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
[ul]
[li]Anna Karenina Dario Marianelli[/li][li]Argo Alexandre Desplat[/li][li]Life of Pi Mychael Danna[/li][li]Lincoln John Williams[/li][li]Skyfall Thomas Newman[/li][/ul]
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
[ul]
[li]Before My Time from Chasing Ice[/li][li]Music and Lyric by J. Ralph[/li][li]Everybody Needs A Best Friend from Ted[/li][li]Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane[/li][li]Pi’s Lullaby from Life of Pi[/li][li]Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri[/li][li]Skyfall from Skyfall[/li][li]Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth[/li][li]Suddenly from Les Misérables[/li][li]Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil[/li][/ul]
Achievement in production design
[ul]
[li]Anna Karenina[/li][li]Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer[/li][li]The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey[/li][li]Production Design: Dan Hennah; Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright[/li][li]Les Misérables[/li][li]Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson[/li][li]Life of Pi[/li][li]Production Design: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock[/li][li]Lincoln[/li][li]Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson[/li][li] [/li][/ul]Best live action short film
[ul]
[li]Asad[/li][li]Buzkashi Boys[/li][li]Curfew[/li][li]Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)[/li][li]Henry[/li][li] [/li][/ul]Achievement in sound editing
[ul]
[li]Argo Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn[/li][li]Django Unchained Wylie Stateman[/li][li]Life of Pi Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton[/li][li]Skyfall Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers[/li][li]Zero Dark Thirty Paul N.J. Ottosson[/li][li] [/li][/ul]Achievement in sound mixing
[ul]
[li]Argo John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia[/li][li]Les Misérables Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes[/li][li]Life of Pi Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin[/li][li]Lincoln Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins[/li][li]SkyfallScott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson[/li][/ul]

Adapted screenplay
[ul]
[li]Argo Screenplay by Chris Terrio[/li][li]Beasts of the Southern Wild Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin[/li][li]Life of Pi Screenplay by David Magee[/li][li]Lincoln Screenplay by Tony Kushner[/li][li]Silver Linings Playbook Screenplay by David O. Russell[/li][/ul]
Original screenplay
[ul]
[li]Amour Written by Michael Haneke[/li][li]Django Unchained Written by Quentin Tarantino[/li][li]Flight Written by John Gatins[/li][li]Moonrise Kingdom Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola[/li][li]Zero Dark Thirty Written by Mark Boal[/li][/ul]

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#2

Does anyone know who is nominated for the Technical and Scientific Academy Awards this year?

I’ve tried Googling it, and all I find is info about the SciTech 2011 winners…

Has the list of SciTech nominees been announced yet?


#3

Overrated award.


#4

http://www.oscars.org/press/pressreleases/2013/20130103.html


#5

Interesting how 3 Stop-Motion films are nominated for best animated film nowadays…well deserved though! ParaNorman was amazing! :slight_smile:

It’s probably the first time for me that I actually saw all the films nominated for the VFX Oscars. I think The Hobbit or Life of Pi will get it, though I’m leaning a little bit more towards Life of Pi.

Unfortunately I haven’t seen any of the animated short films :frowning:


#6

Paperman is one the best short I saw last year. I do hope it wins.

And of al lthe movies nominated for best animation I think Paranorman should get it.

[SPOILER]
The scene with Agatha and Norman at the end was amazing,
the scene where norman finds out that the town elders had linched a kid like him packed one hell of an emotional punch. (I loved when he asked “How could you?”)
[/SPOILER]


#7

I agree about Paranorman. It was amazing and I think it deserves plenty of awards.

One question. Who and how do they decide what companies get the award for each movie?
If you look at the credits of any CG heavy movie there are several post production companies involved. How is it determined which company is eligible to get the award? Number of shots? Type of shots? Was it in the contract when they bid for it?

If someone can shed some light on this it would be awesome.


#8

It’s generally not the studios themselves that earn the award, but the VFX supervisors. But basically if you watch the nominations presentation you will even see for one of the best picture nominations it listed the film and said nominees to be determined. That is because the team hasn’t provided who they want to list as their nominees to the academy. it isn’t the academy that makes the decision it is the individual film companies who submit their films for candidacy.


#9

Thanks for that link.

Always interesting to see who wins the Sci-Tech Oscars. :slight_smile:


#10

To Theodore Kim, Nils Thuerey, Markus Gross and Doug James for the invention, publication and dissemination of Wavelet Turbulence software.

This technique allowed for fast, art–directable creation of highly detailed gas simulation, making it easier for the artist to control the appearance these effects in the final image.

On an interesting sidenode: Nils Thuerey is/was a Blender 3D developer who contributed the fluid simulation and the smoke simulation.


#11

The nomination goes to the senior creative crew members in the visual effects department. Companies and producers are not eligible. The nominees should include the senior VFX supervisor and up to three additional names which can include additional VFX supervisors responsible for major pieces of work on the show, the animation director and the special effects supervisor. The list of names put forwards is determined by the overall producers of the movie, usually in consultation with the VFX supervisor. All potential nominees must provide a summary of the work that they did and all long-listed productions must make a presentation to the Academy’s VFX branch at the “bakeoff” event held in early January. You can tell that I’ve done this before :wink:


#12

Yes, for me, ParaNorman was one of the few movies last year that were compelling from every angle; visually, storywise, emotionally, entertainment and also funny in some parts.
Remembering the scene you described actually gave me goosebumps.


#13

In case you haven’t seen any of them:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151224827767807.451898.6363207806&type=1


#14

In case you haven’t seen any of them:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151224827767807.451898.6363207806&type=1


#15

Spielberg vs Ang Lee mostly.

No Christopher Nolan in the mix… hmmm.


#16

“Honest Titles for 2012 Oscar Nominations”

Some gold in there :smiley:


#17

Why do I get the feeling that “Lincoln” will be walking away with Best Picture and Best Actor?


#18

http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/CGSFeatures/CGSFeatureSpecial/oscar_tech_awards


#19

surprised to find the dark knight rises missing in all categories…


#20

Well, we’ll never know how Christopher Nolan reacted to that.

But here for all to see is how Steven Spielberg reacted to being snubbed in 1976 for JAWS:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mgrxvTdl-Q