2013 Oscar Nominations

2013 Oscar Nominations

The Oscar nominations for 2013 are being released this morning. As well as linking to all of the noms when it is available*, we’ll note some of the geek-friendly ones here.

Best Picture

  • Gravity
  • Her

Left out

  • Frozen
  • Saving Mr. Banks

Best Director

  • Alfonso Cuaron for Gravity

Left out

  • Spike Jonze for Her
  • John Lee Hancock for Saving Mr. Banks

Best Actor

Left out

  • Joaquin Phoenix for Her

Best Actress

  • Sandra Bullock for Gravity

Left out

  • Emma Thompson for Saving Mr. Banks

Best Supporting Actor

Left out

  • Tom Hanks for Saving Mr. Banks
  • Paul Giamatti for Saving Mr. Banks
  • Colin Farrell for Saving Mr. Banks
  • George Clooney for Gravity

Best Supporting Actress

Left out

  • Scarlett Johansson for Her

Best Original Screenplay

  • Her

Left out

  • Saving Mr. Banks

Animated Feature Film

  • The Croods
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Ernest & Celestine
  • Frozen
  • The Wind Rises

Cinematography

  • The Grandmaster
  • Gravity

Costume Design

  • The Grandmaster

Film Editing

  • Gravity

Makeup & Hairstyling

  • The Lone Ranger

Original Score

  • Gravity
  • Her
  • Saving Mr. Banks

Left out

  • Frozen

Original Song

  • Happy from Despicable Me 2
  • Let It Go from Frozen
  • The Moon Song from Her

Production Design

  • Gravity
  • Her

Sound Editing

  • Gravity
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Sound Mixing

  • Gravity
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Visual Effects

  • Gravity
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Iron Man 3
  • The Lone Ranger
  • Star Trek Into Darkness

Full list:

* http://oscar.go.com/nominees

Observations:

  • No nom for Tom Hanks (with two strong possibilities)? Saving Mr. Banks was also shut out in acting noms
  • The Lone Ranger was nominated…twice
  • Not much love for Her, the purest science fiction movie we’ve seen in some time: no acting or directing noms (although it did get a song nom and a deserved Production Design nom…and original screenplay)
  • Not even technical noms for the highest domestic grossing movie of the year, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire?
  • Pixar: not nominated for Animated Feature
  • No nominations at all for Lee Daniels’ The Butler
  • The nominated movie you haven’t seen yet, but that you’ll have to see to be a  completest: Alone Yet Not Alone

We also track movie box office. What 2013 Oscar nominated movies were also box office successes? Here are the results for the top ten (at time of writing…some movies are still growing their domestic grosses):

  • Iron Man 3 (#2, behind The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) got one nomination (Visual Effects)
  • Despicable Me 2 (#3) got two (Animated Feature, Original Song)
  • Frozen (#4) got two (Animated Feature, Original Song)
  • Gravity (#7) got  ten (Best Picture, Best Actress, Cinematography, Directing, Film Editing, Music – Original Score, Production Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects)
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (#8) got three (Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects)

Shut out: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (#1); Man of Steel (#5); Monsters University (#6); Fast & Furious 6 (#9); and Oz the Great and Powerful (#10)

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