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Oscar Nominees 2013

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Here is the list of the announced Oscar nominees for 2013

Best Picture
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
Lincoln
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Amour
Django Unchained
Argo

Best Director
David O Russell – Silver Linings Playbook
Ang Lee – Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg – Lincoln
Michael Haneke – Amour
Behn Zeitlin – Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Naomi Watts – The Impossible
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Daniel Day Lewis – Lincoln
Denzel Washington – Flight
Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
Joaquin Phoenix – The Master

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained
Phillip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
Robert deNiro – Silver Linings Playbook
Alan Arkin – Argo
Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Sally Field – Lincoln
Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Hunt – The Sessions
Amy Adams – The Master

Best Original Song
Before My Time – from Chasing Ice
Pi’s Lullaby – from Life of Pi
Suddenly – from Les Miserables
Everybody Needs a Best Friend – Ted
Skyfall – from Skyfall

Best Animated Film
Frankenweenie
Pirates: In an Adventure with Scientists
ParaNorman
Wreck-It Ralph
Brave

Best Foreign Language Film
Amour
War Witch
No
A Royal Affair
Kon-Tiki

Best Original Screenplay
Flight
Zero Dark Thirty
Django Unchained
Amour
Moonrise Kingdom

Best Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Argo
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Life of Pi

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Anna Karenina – Seamus McGarvey
Django Unchained – Robert Richardson
Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda
Lincoln – Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall – Roger Deakins

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching for Sugar Man

VISUAL EFFECTS
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi
Marvel’s The Avengers
Prometheus
Snow White and the Huntsman

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Anna Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln

COSTUME DESIGN
Anna Karenina
Les Miserables
Lincoln
Mirror Mirror
Snow White and the Huntsman

MAKE-UP & HAIR
Hitchcock
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables

FILM EDITING
Argo
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

SOUND MIXING
Argo
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall

SOUND EDITING
Argo
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Skyfall
Zero Dark Thirty

ORIGINAL SCORE
Anna Karenina – Dario Marianelli
Argo – Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi – Mychael Danna
Lincoln – John Williams
Skyfall – Thomas Newman

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Inocente
Kings Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart
Redemption

ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head over Heels
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”
Paperman

LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM
Asad
Buzkashi Boys
Curfew
Death of a Shadow
Henry

The Master: Review

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This year has seen a huge number of films hailed as ‘the movie of the year’, and The Master is a title central to this year long debate.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film centres around a Naval veteran, who returns from war uncertain of his future and finds himself tantalised by the charismatic leader of ‘The Cause’.

Known for his striking, high quality and powerful work, Anderson consistently produces films that leave a real impression, and The Master is no different.

Not without it’s quirks this film really does take a look at people, the inevitable differences met in life and the way people seek acceptance.

While the script, exceptionally developed characters and the cinematography are all nothing short of faultless, the power of this film for me really rested with the actors and the stellar performances.

What really hits home as you watch The Master is the charismatic characters and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, a long time favourite of Anderson, delivers a spellbinding performance as Lancaster Dodd, that will leave you mesmerised. Phoenix too is outstanding, and his character’s troubled and lost persona is crafted and delivered with a sense of tension that puts you on edge, never really letting you know what to expect from his troubled character, Freddie Quell. Amy Adams is not to be forgotten, portraying the devoted wife of the The Cause’s leader she lurks ominously in the background, always casting a shadow, and commanding attention with a subtle yet startling performance.

Cinematically the film is a thing of beauty, Paul Thomas Anderson, director of Magnolia and more recently There Will Be Blood, takes his very unique approach to film making and stamps it all over this stunning piece of cinema. Commanding the best from his actors his also captures seemingly small details and throws light onto them. This combined with soaring shots creates a world on screen that you can’t fail to be sucked into.

The Master will have you departing the cinema questioning some key things in life, such as can people really change, and should you ever really try to change them.

Paul Thomas-Anderson’s latest offering is a non-conventional yet truly outstanding work that will leave an impression on you long after the credits have rolled.

The Master is on general release from 16th November

Vicky Hinault

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