Oscar host Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone unveiled the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards.
Lincoln garned 12 nominations including Best Picture following by Ang Lee’s Pi which received 11 nominations.
Aside from Lincoln and Pi, the Best Picture nominees include Argo, Django Unchained, Zero Dark Thirty, Silver Linings Playbook, Les Miserables and Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Of the eight movies nominated, I have only seen Lincoln. Naturally, Daniel Day-Lewis was nominated for Best Actor while Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field and Steven Spielberg recevied Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress and Director nominations.
I don’t plan on seeing any of the other nominated films unless someone asks me. Actually, my roomie Christopher asked me to see Django Unchained on Christmas Day. I had no desire to see copious amounts of blood and guts nor did I have any desire to see a movie starring Obama’s donor list. Instead, I went to the Brattle to see Singin’ in the Rain.
I was glad to see Helen Hunt receive a Best Supporting Actress nomination for The Sessions. Let’s just say she has an impressive body of work. It’s too bad that John Hawkes did not receive a Best Actor nod because he had the far more difficult role. Hawkes also appears in Lincoln.
The Oscars air on ABC on Sunday, February 24th.