Oscars 2013: Where to Watch in Silicon Valley

The contenders have been announced and on Feb. 24 we'll find out who wins. Which films, stars and directors get your vote? Where is the best local Oscars party to attend? Tell us in the comments.

Want to know what the Oscars will look like this year? We've got a rundown of all the 2013 Oscar nominations below.

As for this year's awards, director Steven Spielberg's historical drama "Lincoln" earned a leading 12 nominations for the 85th Annua Academy
Awards, followed by Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" with 11, while the musical, 
"Les Miserables,"
 directed by Tom Hooper, and David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" tied with eight nods each.

Spielberg his eighth best director nomination for "Lincoln," also nominated for best picture. A win would be his third in the director category. It's the eighth film Spielberg has had in the running for best picture (''Schindler's List'' won in 1994).

What films and actors are you rooting for? Let us know in the comments!

"Lincoln" also garnered a best acting nod for two-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln and supporting acting nominations for Sally Field—a two-time best actress winner who played Lincoln's wife Mary Todd—and Tommy Lee Jones as a radical antislavery legislator.

"Lincoln" also received nominations for cinematography, costume design, film editing, original score, production design, sound mixing and adapted screenplay.

The dream-like fantasy adventure "Life of Pi" was nominated for best
picture, best director, original song —"Pi's Lullaby"—adapted screenplay, cinematography, film editing, original score, production design, sound editing and mixing and visual effects.

"Les Miserables," a film adaptation of the long-running musical set in 19th century France, got acting nods for lead Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean and Anne Hathaway in her supporting role as Fantine, as well as nominations for costume design, makeup, original song—"Suddenly"—production design and sound mixing.

The Weinstein Company's "Silver Linings Playbook" has eight nominations
included best picture and across-the-board nods for its actors: Bradley Cooper—who played a man recently released from a psychiatric institution, and Jennifer Lawrence, his romantic foil—as leads and Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver in supporting roles.

Today's nominations set records for the oldest and youngest nominees.
French actress Emanuelle Riva, 85, received a nomination for best actress for her role in "Amour,'' nominated for both best picture and best foreign film.

And 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis became the youngest-ever best actress nominee for her portrayal of Hushpuppy in "Beasts of the Southern Wild."

Both Riva and Wallis are first-time nominees, along with Cooper and Jackman.

The youngest acting nominee in all categories is still Justin Henry, who was eight when he was nominated for "Kramer vs. Kramer" (1979) and the oldest remains Gloria Stuart, 87 when she received a supporting nomination for "Titanic."

"Silver Linings Playbook" is the first film to take nominations for best picture, directing, writing and all four acting categories since "Reds'' (1981).

The Academy Awards ceremony is scheduled for Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center. It will be televised live domestically on ABC and in more than 225 foreign countries.

We can't all make it down to Hollywood Feb. 24, so let's start our list of great local Oscar-watching parties, often for a good cause.

Here is the complete nominations lists and where it's playing locally, including over at Century Cinema here in Mountain View:

Best Motion Picture

Argo (Century Cinema, AMC Mercado 20 in Santa Clara)
Amour (Landmark Guild Theatre in Menlo Park)
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained (Century Cinema, AMC Mercado 20 in Santa Clara)
Les Misérables (Century Cinema, AMC Mercado 20 in Santa Clara)
Life of Pi (CineArts in Palo Alto, AMC Mercado 20 in Santa Clara)
Lincoln (Century Cinema, AMC Mercado 20 in Santa Clara)
Silver Linings Playbook (Century Cinema)
Zero Dark Thirty (Century Cinema, AMC Mercado 20 in Santa Clara)

Achievement in Directing

Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Michael Haneke, Amour
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Denzel Washington, Flight (BlueLight Cinemas 5 in Cupertino)
Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Naomi Watts, The Impossible (AMC Mercado 20 in Santa Clara, AMC Cupertino Square 16)
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

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

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams, The Master
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables 
Helen Hunt, The Sessions (BlueLight Cinemas 5 in Cupertino)
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
Sally Field, Lincoln

Best Animated Feature Film

The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph (AMC Cupertino Square 16)

Original Screenplay

Amour, Michael Haneke
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
Flight, John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal

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

Best Foreign-Language Film

A Royal Affair (Denmark)
Amour (Austria)
No (Chile)
War Witch (Canada)
Kontiki (Norway)

Original Score

Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli (BlueLight Cinemas 5 in Cupertino)
Argo, Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi, Mychael Danna
Lincoln, John Williams
Skyfall, Thomas Newman (Century Cinema, AMC Mercado 20 in Santa Clara)

Original Song

"Before My Time," J. Ralph; Chasing Ice
"Everybody Needs a Best Friend," Walter Murphy and Seth McFarlane; Ted
"Pi's Lullaby," Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri; Life of Pi
"Skyfall," Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth; Skyfall
"Suddenly," Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boulil; Les Misérables 

Achievement in Production Direction

Anna Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Century Cinema, AMC Mercado 20 in Santa Clara)
Les Misérables
Life of Pi

Achievement in Cinematography

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

Achievement in 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 Feature

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

Best Documentary Short Subject

Kings Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart

Achievement in Film Editing

Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Achievement in Makeup & Hairstyling

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Misérables

Best Animated Short Film

Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head Over Heels
Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare"

Best Live-Action Short Film

Buzkashi Boys
Death of a Shadow

Achievement in Sound Editing

Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

Achievement in Sound Mixing

Les Misérables
Life of Pi

Achievement in Visual Effects

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi
Marvel's The Avengers
Snow White and the Huntsman

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randy albin January 17, 2013 at 06:57 PM
how about remembering the academy awards from ages past. there were participants such as bob hope, johnny carson, sid ganis and others. these are good shows to watch and keep track of your favorites. get into this action and behold the success stories


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