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The Oscar Nominations

The brightly lit and cheery faces of Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone were on hand this morning to read off the names of this years’ Oscar nominees, of which the winners will be announced on Feb 24 at 7 PM EST/6 PM CST.

With Lincoln leading the nominations with 12 , followed by Life of Pi with 11 and 8 each for Les Miserables and Silver Linings Playbook, it appears the gap is widening among the Academy Voters – proving that either Voters are becoming more open to Independent and non-traditional films or the number of Voters are growing in terms of younger votes.  Surprises were also felt as the two critical favorites, Argo and Zero Dark Thirty got fewer nominations than expected, along with snubs from the likes of PT Anderson’s film The Master, and Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow, who were shut out of the best Director category.

One film that did surprisingly well with four nominations was the indie favorite Beasts of the Southern Wild. The film’s leading actress Quvenzhane Wallis, received a best actress nod, making her the youngest nominee ever (today she is 9 but at time of filming was 6). She will be competing against the oldest best actress nominee in Oscar history, Amour star Emmanuelle Riva, who is 85.

Without further trying adieu, here are the nominees:

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Beasts of the southern Wild

DjAngo Unchained

Les Misérables

Life of Pi


Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty



Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Hugh Jackman,  Les Misérables

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Denzel Washington, Flight



Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Lining Playbook

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Naomi Watts, The Impossible



Alan Arkin, Argo

Robert De Niro, Silver Lining Playbook

Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained



Amy Adams, The Master

Sally Filed, Lincoln

Anne Hathaway,  Les Misérables

Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook



Amour , Michael Haneke

Beasts of the Southern Wild , Benh Zeitlin

Life of Pi, Ang Lee

Lincoln, Steven Spielberg

Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell



5 Broken Cameras

The Gatekeepers

How to Survive A PlAgue

The Invisible War

Searching For Sugar Man



Brave,  Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

Frankenweenie, Tim Burton

Paranorman, Sam Fell and Chris Butler

The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Peter Lord

Wreck-it Ralph, Rich Moore



Amour, Austria

Kon-Tiki, Norway

No, Chile

A Royal Affair , Denmark

War Witch, Canada


In case you missed the announcement or would like to watch again – check out the video below:


So, there’s the big nine. 24/7 will be updating our site in plenty of time to get your picks in for any kind of polls you may be taking part so stay tuned here through all of awards season to be up on the latest information and we will see you come the Academy Awards Ceremony on Feb 24!

~ Matt Miles, Producer of Fresh Roasted Films


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