Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards®


It’s late where I am. I’m understandably tired. And my words will likely read like a mesh of rejected dialogue from “Smokey Bites the Dust” and my Year 12 Graduation speech alas…as I said earlier this evening on the social nets, I haven’t much cared for the Oscars since RoboCop and Chevy Chase stopped presenting Awards. I joke, but that’s also not far from the truth. I think it’s just that the Awards have become increasingly more predictable, an, well, less exciting (Bo Derek’s responsible for many damp briefs back in the day), as the years have ticked on. And lets admit it, RoboCop looked sweet in a tux (Betcha Ed-209 was willing to give up his arm-wear for just one night for a nice oil down with Murphy, wearing that garb and all. Or Chevy Chase) and brought spice to any sluggish awards ceremony.

Alas, the Oscars are here again – with Seth MacFarlane hosting, which should be interesting! – and this year’s Nominees have been unveiled by Oscar faves, erm, ‘Stewie’ the snooty bub and ‘Gwen Stacy’ from the “The Unnecessary Spider-Man”. The list? Predictable as a ‘Grease’ castie around a sauna but I do welcome the addition of to the register. Yahoo for Amy Adams! Christoph Waltz! Wreck-it Ralph! Django Unchained! Argo!

Here’s who the patrons of Musso & Frank’s have nominated this year :

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

Original Song
Before My Time (Chasing Ice)
Pie’s Lullaby (Live of Pie)
Suddenly (Les Miserables)
Everybody Needs a Best Friend (Ted)
Skyfall (Skyfall)

Supporting Actress
Sally Field
Anne Hathaway
Jackie Weaver
Helen Hunt
Amy Adams

Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck It Ralph

Foreign Language
A Royal Affair

Adapted Screenplay
Bests of the Southern Wild
Silver Linings Playbook
Life of Pi

Best Original Screenplay
Zero Dark Thirty
D’jango Unchained
Moonrise Kingdom

David O. Russell
Ang Lee
Steven Spielberg
Michael Haneke
Beasts of the Southern Wild

Daniel Day-Lewis
Denzel Washington
Hugh Jackman
Bradley Cooper
Joaquin Phoenix

Naomi Watts
Jessica Chastain
Jennifer Lawrence
Emmanuelle Riva
Quvenzhane Wallace

Best Picture
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Zero Dark Thirty
Silver Linings Playbook
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
D’jango Unchained