Where would the cold winter months be without a spot of light-hearted, jovial disagreements between friends about what the Academy got wrong with the Academy Award Nominations each year? This year's Oscar nominations list, announced by a schtick-heavy Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane, showed that French-Austrian films were big, the Academy love mental health rom-coms, and The Dark Knight doesn't Rise very far for them.

Here's the list.

Best Film



Beasts of the Southern Wild

Django Unchained

Les Misérables


Life of Pi

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actress

Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty

Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook

Emmanuelle Riva - Amour

Quvenzhane Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild

Naomi Watts - The Impossible


Best Actor

Daniel Day Lewis - Lincoln

Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook

Hugh Jackman - Les Misérables

Joaquin Phoenix - The Master

Denzel Washington - Flight


Best Director

Michael Haneke - Amour

Ang Lee - Life of Pi

David O Russell - Silver Linings Playbook

Steven Spielberg - Lincoln

Benh Zeitlin - Beasts of the Southern Wild


Best Supporting Actor

Alan Arkin - Argo

Robert De Niro - Silver Linings Playbook

Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln

Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained

Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master


Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams - The Master

Sally Field - Lincoln

Anne Hathaway - Les Misérables

Helen Hunt - The Sessions

Jacki Weaver - Silver Linings Playbook


Best Foreign Film



War Witch

A Royal Affair



Best Animated Film




The Pirates! Band of Misfits (The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists)

Wreck-it Ralph


Best Documentary Film

5 Broken Cameras

The Gatekeepers

How To Survive A Plague

The Invisible War

Searching For Sugarman


Music (Original Song)

Before My Time (Chasing Ice) - Music and Lyric by J. Ralph

Everybody Needs A Best Friend (ted) - Music by Walter Murphy, Lyric by Seth MacFarlane

Pi's lullaby (Life of Pi) - Music by Mychael Danna, Lyric by Bombay Jayashri

Skyfall (Skyfall) - Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

Suddenly (Les Misérables) - Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil


Music (Original Score)

Anna Karenina - Dario Marianelli

Argo - Alexandre Desplat

Life of Pi - Mychael Danna

Lincoln - John Williams

Skyfall - Thomas Newman


Adapted Screenplay

Argo - Chris Terrio

Beasts of the Southern Wild - Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin

Life of Pi - David Magee

Lincoln - Tony Kushner

Silver Linings Playbook - David O Russell


Original Screenplay

Amour - Michael Haneke

Django Unchained - Quentin Tarantino

Flight - John Gatins

Moonrise Kingdom - Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola

Zero Dark Thirty - Mark Boal



Anna Karenina - Seamus McGarvey

Django Unchained - Robert Richardson

Life of Pi - Claudio Miranda

Lincoln - Janusz Kaminski

Skyfall - Roger Deakins


Costume Design

Anna Karenina - Jacqueline Durran

Les Misérables - Paco Delgado

Lincoln - Joanna Johnston

Mirror Mirror - Eiko Ishioka

Snow White and the Huntsman - Colleen Atwood


Best Documentary Short Subject


Kings Point

Mondays at Racine

Open Heart



Film Editing

Argo - William Goldenberg

Life of Pi - Tim Squyres

Lincoln - Michael Kahn

Silver Linings Playbook - Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers

Zero Dark Thirty - Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg


Make-up and Hairstyling

Hitchcock - Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane

Les Misérables - Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell


Production Design

Anna Karenina - Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Dan Hennah, Ra Vincent and Simon Bright

Les Misérables - Eve Stewart and Anna Lynch-Robinson

Life of Pi - David Gropman and Anna Pinnock

Lincoln - Rick Carter and Jim Erickson


Short Film (Animated)

Adam and the Dog

Fresh Guacamole

Head Over Heels

Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare



Short Film (Live Action)


Buzkashi Boys


Death of a Shadow (Dood Van Een Schaduw)



Sound Editing

Argo - Erik Aadahl and Ethan van der Ryn

Django Unchained - Wylie Stateman

Life of Pi - Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton

Skyfall - Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers

Zero Dark Thirty - Paul NJ Ottosson


Sound Mixing

Argo - John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia

Les Misérables - Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes

Life of Pi - Ron Bartlett, DM Hemphill and Drew Kunin

Lincoln - Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins

Skyfall - Scott Millan, Greg P Russell and Stuart Wilson


Visual Effects

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R Christopher White

Life of Pi - Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R Elliott

Marvel's The Avengers  - Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick

Prometheus - Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill

Snow White and the Huntsman - Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson


On Lincoln's nominations, the team said "We are absolutely thrilled and astonished with the 12 nominations. It is such a tribute to the work of those who joined us in this 12-year journey to bring LINCOLN to the screen. We humbly thank the Academy members who honored so many of us."


Specifically, however, Costume Designer Joanna Johnston said "I’m thrilled and honored to be nominated, it was an extraordinary experience with a remarkable team who are all part of this recognition.  It is my first nomination and I’m so happy to be part of this unique body of talent."


Tony Kushner, who adapted the screenplay of Lincoln, said "I'm tremendously honored to be a nominee in the company of so many writers and filmmakers whose work I admire. I'm very grateful to Steven and Kathy, to Daniel, Sally, Tommy Lee and the whole cast, to Rick, Joanna, Janusz, Mike and John and everyone who made Lincoln happen. I'm overwhelmed by the Academy's response to the film.  I heard that I'd been nominated while waiting to take off on a plane from JFK to LAX. James Gandolfini, who's sitting in front of me, gave me a hug and a kiss, so I'm about as happy as can be."


Sally Field on her Best Actress in a Supporting Role nod "I'm spinning and beyond thrilled on so many levels.  To be included in this amazing group of extraordinary craftsman and exquisite talents has been an honor in itself.  But now for us all  to receive so much recognition from the Academy I'm deeply appreciative and overwhelmed, and basically, I still can't believe I got the role."

Tim Burton on Frankenweenie's Best Animated Feature Film nomination (Of which it is one of three stop-motion films, a rare majority for a classic animation style) "Frankenweenie is a very personal film for me.  The idea of telling a feature length version was in the back of my mind for many years.  Stop Motion was the perfect medium for this project, and one I've always loved for its expressiveness and dimensionality.  I've worked with so many incredible artists: animators, cast members, set builders, and puppet makers, all who have helped bring this film to life one frame at a time.  I'm so honored that the Academy has recognized this film as one of its nominees."

The Academy Awards are held on Sunday February 24th in Los Angeles, hosted by Family Guy creator, ted director and now Oscar nominee Seth MacFarlane.