Oscar 2013: Main Contenders and Nominees

The Oscar nominations for the 85th Academy Award is over.  Everybody is patiently waiting for the golden day that  is February 24 when the award ceremony will be telecasted.Oscar 2013: Main Contenders and Nominees

The maximum number of nominations was received by Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’. The movie Lincoln has got the maximum recognition with 12 Oscar nominations in the category of  best director, best actor, and  best supporting actress.

The second position  in term of Oscar nominations is received by Life of Pi  with 11 nominations. The film Life of Pi is directed by Ang Lee. The film has Indian connections in cast, music and locations.

Oscar Best Picture Nominations


Total nine films has been selected for best picture nominations. These films are ‘Lincoln’, ‘Amour’, ‘Argo’, ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’, ‘Django Unchained’, ‘Les Miserable’s, ‘Life of Pi’, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’,  and ‘Zero dark thirty’.

All the film in the best category narrates different unique stories. The lead film Lincoln show how a president fights with civil war. Life of Pi narrates about ship, its destruction in the ocean, and a tiger. The movie Silver Linings Playbook  is combination of mental abnormalities and comedy. The film Les Miserable discussed about the conditions of oppressed and suppressed sections of the society. One can see the political detention in the film Argo. In the film Amour, death conditions has been depicted. The movie Django Unchained revolves around slavery and vengeance. Beasts of the southern Wild discussed how a child faces the high tide water in the ocean. The film  Zero Dark Thirty  revolves around Osama Bin laden.

Oscar Best  Director Nominations

  • Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
  • Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
  • Michael Haneke (Amour)
  • Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
  • David O Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)

Oscar Best Actor Category Nominations

  • Bradely Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook )
  • Denzel Washington (Flight)
  • Dabiel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
  • Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)
  • JoaquinPhonenix (The Master)

Oscar Best Actress Nominations

  • Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
  • Emmamuelle Riva (Amour)
  • Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
  • Naomi Watts (The Impossible)

Oscar Supporting Actor Nominations

  • Alan Arkin (Argo)
  • Phillip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
  • Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
  • Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)

Oscar Best Supporting Actress Nominations

  • Amy Adams (The Master)
  • Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
  • Sally Field (Lincoln)
  • Helen Hunt ( The Sessions)
  • Jacki Weaver (Silver linings Playbook)

Best Foreign Language Film Nominations

  • Amour (Austria)
  • No (Chile)
  • Kon Tiki (Norway)
  • War Witch ( Canada)
  • A Royal Affair (Denmark)