The American film “Lincoln,” directed by Steven Spielberg, the favorite of the next crop of Oscar nominations with twelve just before “The Odyssey of Pi”, Ang Lee, quoted eleven times.
“Love” by Michael Haneke, Palme d’Or at Cannes last year, they will play the title of best film and Emmanuelle Riva, 85, will compete for the Oscar for best actress, announced Thursday the organizers of the ceremony on February 24 in Hollywood.
Other works shortlisted for best film are “Les Miserables”, American version of the musical based on Victor Hugo, “Argo” which returns to the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979, “Zero Dark Thirty” on the tracking of Osama bin Laden, the comedy “Happiness Therapy,” the Quentin Tarantino western “Django unchained” and the American film “Beasts of Southern Wild.”
“There are so many great films this year that the ceremony looks great. There is not a film that is well above the other,” he told Reuters the president of the Academy of Arts and Sciences film, Hawk Koch, after the announcement of nominations.
Daniel Day-Lewis plays Abraham Lincoln in the Spielberg film that traces the struggle of the 16th President of the United States against slavery. It is favorite for the best actor trophy, the Australian Hugh Jackman, Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables”, also try to win.
9 TO 85 YEARS
Oscar for best actress, the French Emmanuelle Riva, which makes a noticeable performance in “Love,” will face a girl of nine years Quvenzhane Wallis, the youngest actress ever nominated for his performance in “The wild beasts of the South. ”
Emmanuelle Riva, it is the oldest actress ever nominated for best actress in Oscar history.
More conventionally, Jessica Chastain for her role as CIA agent in “Zero Dark Thirty” by Kathryn Bigelow and Jennifer Lawrence who plays a widow in “Happiness Therapy” are also on the list of nominees for best actress.
“Love”, which features a couple of octogenarians facing illness and death, Michael Haneke is to be nominated in the category for best director alongside Steven Spielberg and Ang Lee. Benh Zeitlin, director of “Beasts of Southern Wild” is also nominated in this category for his first feature film.
In a list without surprises, “Lincoln” is also nominated for the statuette of the best actors in a supporting role, Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field – Best Adapted or the best costumes.
The latest James Bond film, “Skyfall”, which was nominated in five categories including the Best Original Score and Best Cinematography, spleen walking for the best film.
The adaptation of “Les Miserables” won eight nominations, including Best Actress for Anne Hathaway in the role of Fancine.
Its director, Tom Hooper, as Ben Affleck for “Argo” and Quentin Tarantino for his western “Django unchained” were not selected to compete for Best Director.