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2013 Oscar Awards
Nominations were announced early on 10 January 2013; polls closed Tuesday 19 February;
the 85th Academy Awards show was televised Sunday 24 February 2013 on ABC-TV,
hosted from Hollywood's Dolby Theatre by Seth MacFarlane

complete listings of 2013 Academy Awards for films of 2012
A.M.P.A.S. site  •   Internet Movie Database

A.M.P.A.S. announced in October 2012 that they had received a record 71 submissions in the Foreign Language category.

nine nominations for Best Motion Picture of the Year
"Amour" from Austria; "Argo"; "Beasts of The Southern Wild"; "Django Unchained" by Quentin Tarantino; musical "Les Miserables";
"Life of Pi" from Ang Lee; "Lincoln" from Steven Spielberg; "Silver Linings Playbook"; and "Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Achievement in Directing
Michael Haneke for "Amour"; Ang Lee for "Life of Pi"; David O. Russell for "Silver Linings Playbook";
Steven Spielberg for "Lincoln"; and Benh Zeitlin for "Beasts of The Southern Wild"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Bradley Cooper in "Silver Linings Playbook"; Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln"; Hugh Jackman in "Les Miserables";
Joaquin Phoenix in "The Master"; and Denzel Washington in "Flight"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Jessica Chastain in "Zero Dark Thirty"; Jennifer Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook"; Emmanuelle Riva in "Amour";
Naomi Watts in "The Impossible"; and Quvenzhané Wallis in "Beasts of The Southern Wild"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Alan Arkin in "Argo"; Robert DeNiro in "Silver Linings Playbook"; Philip Seymour Hoffman in "The Master";
Tommy Lee Jones in "Lincoln"; and Christoph Waltz in "Django Unchained"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams in "The Master"; Sally Field in "Lincoln"; Anne Hathaway in "Les Miserables";
Helen Hunt in "The Sessions"; and Jacki Weaver in "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
"Amour" [Austria]; "Kon-Tiki" [Norway]; "No" [Chile]; "A Royal Affair" [Denmark]; and "War Witch" [Canada]

Best Original Screenplay
Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola for "Moonrise Kingdom"; Mark Boal for "Zero Dark Thirty"; John Gatins for "Flight";
Michael Haneke for "Amour"; and Quentin Tarantino for "Django Unchained"

Best Adapted Screenplay
Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin for "Beasts of The Southern Wild"; Tony Kushner for "Lincoln";
David Magee for "Life of Pi"; David O. Russell for "Silver Linings Playbook"; and Chris Terrio for "Argo"

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
"Brave" http://disney.go.com/brave/; "Frankenweenie"; "ParaNorman"; "The Pirates! Band of Misfits"; and "Wreck-It Ralph"

And the winner is . . .
"Life of Pi" won 4 Oscars; "Argo" won 3 Oscars, including Best Picture; "Les Misérables" also won 3 Oscars;
and "Django Unchained", "Lincoln", and "Skyfall" won 2 Oscars each.

      "Argo" [2012]
full credits from IMDb

      "Les Misérables" [2012]
full credits from IMDb

"Amour (Love)" [Sony Pictures Classics Dec 2012?]
Won Palme d’Or Award at Cannes in May, much buzz there about Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film;
written & directed by Michael Haneke; starring Jean-Louis Trintignant & Emmanuelle Riva as an 80-ish married
couple, and Isabelle Huppert as their daughter • full credits from IMDb

"Arbitrage" [LionsGate/Roadside Sept 2012]
Arbitrage movie starring Richard Gere  PREDICTION 9/2012: Lots of early Oscar buzz for Richard Gere, such as 'best acting of his career', so definitely a candidate for an Oscar nom. "Power is the best alibi"; a hedge fund magnate approaching his 60th birthday is in over his head financially and on the brink of collapse; his marriage is a lie and a car accident while he is driving kills his mistress . . . Written & directed by Nicholas Jarecki; starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth, Brit Marling, Monica Raymund, Laetitia Casta, Nate Parker, Stuart Margolin, Chris Eigeman, Graydon Carter, Bruce Altman & Larry Pine
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch trailer [2:29] at IMDb

"Beasts of the Southern Wild" [2012]

"Moonrise Kingdom" [Focus Features May 2012]
Moonrise Kingdom feature film by Wes Anderson  PREDICTION 10/2012: Hard to say which award this movie will get, but it should get some Oscar or maybe two because it is such a special film. Filmed in Rhode Island; difficult to describe without using the word 'precious'; essentially a fairy tale about a preteen boy & girl who run away from home on an island off the New England coast; the characters are written as strange (the kids act like adults, the adults act like children), the direction and camera work are full of surprises, and the more-or-less happy ending is as strange as the events of the film. Co-produced by Scott Rudin, Wes Anderson & others; directed & co-written by Wes Anderson; co-written by Roman Coppola; music by Alexandre Desplat; starring Jared Gilman {as the boy}, Kara Hayward {as the girl}, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Harvey Keitel & Bob Balaban
Universal Studios color Blu-ray/DVD combo [10/2012] 2 disks for $19.99
Universal Studios color DVD [10/2012] for $19.96
ABKCo. soundtrack CD [5/2012] 21 tracks for $9.99
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Queen of Versailles" documentary [2012]

"Samsara" documentary [2012]
http://barakasamsara.com/ shot in 70mm >> oscar for docu

"The Story of Film: An Odyssey"
[U.K. Sept-Nov 2011, USA Nov 2012]
The Story of Film 15-episode TV series  PREDICTION 10/2012: Entirely qualified for nomination at minimum, and the kind of project much admired by AMPAS voters. Fifteen hour-long documentary episodes originally broadcast on U.K. Channel Four's More4 network; Music Box Films will release the epic documentary in Nov 2012 on VOD, digital download, and in a 5-disc deluxe DVD box set; written & directed by Mark Cousins, based on his 2004 book; interviewees include Bernardo Bertolucci, Youssef Chahine, Terence Davies, Claire Denis, Stanley Donen, Bill Forsyth, Kyôko Kagawa, Norman Lloyd, Baz Luhrmann, Donald Richie, Paul Schrader, Aleksandr Sokurov, Robert Towne, Gus Van Sant, Lars von Trier, Haskell Wexler & Woo-ping Yuen
Music Box Films Region 1 widescreen color DVD [12/2012] 5 disks for $37.79
PAL/Region 2 import widescreen color DVD [undated] 5 disks - out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediawatch 10/2012 official trailer [1:34] at YouTube
official movie siteU.S.distributor movie site
Story of Film Worldwide History book by Mark Cousins  
"The Story of Film: A Worldwide History of Film From The Host of the BBC's Scene By Scene" [2004]
by Mark Cousins

Thunder's Mouth Press 9x6¼ pb [9/2006] out of print/used
Thunder's Mouth Press 9½x6¾ hardcover [8/2004] out of print/used

"To Rome With Love" [Sony Pictures Classics June 2012?]
To Rome With Love from Woody Allen  Announced 4/2011 as filming in Rome, Italy in Summer as "Bop Decameron", then renamed "Nero Fiddled", then changed again 3/2012; modelled after the classic "Decameron" anthology form, tales of several families and individuals from America and Italy "and the romances and adventures and predicaments that they get into". Written, directed by & starring Woody Allen; also starring Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Alison Pill, Greta Gerwig, Ornella Muti & Carol Alt
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb
5/2012 trailer [2:01] for "To Rome With Love" at IMDb

"Zero Dark Thirty: The Greatest Manhunt In History"
[Columbia/Sony Dec 2012]
Zero Dark Thirty movie poster  Working title "Killing bin Laden"; follows 'the capture of the world’s most wanted terrorist'; scheduled for Oct 2012 release; announced 11/2011: The film was originally going to shoot in Pakistan, where bin Laden was captured; after being denied access by the Pakistani government, Bigelow moved production to the Indian town of Chandigarh, where local Hindus protested making the set area appear Pakistani! A docudrama about the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, from the 9/11 attacks to his death at the hands of U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow; written by Mark Boal; starring Taylor Kinney, Jessica Chastain, Scott Adkins, Chris Pratt, Joel Edgerton, Ricky Sekhon; five Oscar noms for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing & Best Sound {won} – with an outcry about Bigelow not being nominated for Best Director
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"--" [201?]
full credits from IMDb

"--" [201?]
full credits from IMDb


Screen World Volume 64 / Films of 2012 book edited by Barry Monush  
"Screen World Volume 64: The Films of 2012" [2013]
Edited by Barry Monush

Theatre World Media 9½x7¾ hardcover [11/2013] for $54.99
Theatre World Media hardcover [11/2013] out of print/used

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