85th Academy Awards Held Feb. 24; "Les MisÚrables," "Lincoln," Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway Among Nominees

By Michael Gioia
and Andrew Gans
24 Feb 2013

Anne Hathaway in "Les MisÚrables."
Anne Hathaway in "Les MisÚrables."
Photo by Universal Pictures

The 85th Academy Awards, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, are presented Feb. 24 at 8:30 PM ET at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and broadcast live on ABC. The star-studded film adaptation of Les Misérables — along with its two stars, Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway — are among the 2013 nominees. 

Red-carpet coverage begins at 7 PM ET.

Topping the list with 12 nominations is Dreamworks' "Lincoln," the Abraham Lincoln biopic from Oscar winner Steven Spielberg and Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner, who received respective nominations for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Also nominated for the film were Daniel Day-Lewis (Best Actor in a Leading Role), Tommy Lee Jones (Best Actor in a Supporting Role), Sally Field (Best Actress in a Supporting Role) and John Williams (Best Original Score). "Lincoln" was also nominated for Best Picture.

"Les Misérables," the starry film adaptation of the award-winning musical of the same name, earned eight nominations, including Best Picture. Jackman (Best Actor in a Leading Role) and Hathaway (Best Actress in a Supporting Role) were nominated for their performances as Valjean and Fantine, respectively, and Tony-winning songwriters Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil were nominated for the new song written for the film, "Suddenly."



"Les Miz" also received nods for Costume Design, Hairstyling, Production Design and Sound Mixing. 

Other front-running films include "Life of Pi," with 11 nominations, and "Argo," with seven nominations, as well as "Zero Dark Thirty," "Django Unchained" and "Amour," which each received five nods. 

Other stage stars who received 2013 nominations for their film work include Philip Seymour HoffmanRobert De NiroHelen Hunt, Amy Adams, Denzel Washington, Naomi Watts, Bradley Cooper and Jessica Chastain, among others. 

The awards program will feature a tribute to the resurgence of movie musicals over the past decade with performances highlighting the film versions of Chicago, Dreamgirls and Les Misérables. Among those scheduled to perform are Academy Award winners Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Russell Crowe and current Oscar nominees Jackman and Hathaway as well as Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks and Helena Bonham Carter.

The evening will also boast performances by Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand.

Presenters include Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas, Jamie Foxx, Paul Rudd, Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson, John Travolta, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Ted and "Marvel's The Avengers" cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo; returning 2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep; "Chicago" cast members Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renée Zellweger and Zeta-Jones; and special guests Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron.

The broadcast will conclude with a performance by Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth and Oscar host McFarlane.

Nominations follow: 

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

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"
Robert De Niro, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Alan Arkin, "Argo"
Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"

Best Original Song
"Before My Time" from "Chasing Ice," music and lyrics by J. Ralph
"Pi's Lullaby" from "Life of Pi," music by Mychael Danna and lyrics by Bombay Jayashri
"Suddenly," from "Les Misérables," music by Claude-Michel Schonberg and lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil
"Everybody Needs a Best Friend," from "Ted," music by Walter Murphy and lyrics by Seth MacFarlane
"Skyfall," from "Skyfall," music and lyrics by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Sally Field, "Lincoln"
Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables"
Jacki Weaver , "Silver Linings Playbook"
Helen Hunt, "The Sessions"
Amy Adams, "The Master"

Adapted Screenplay
Chris Terrio, "Argo"
Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
David Magee, "Life of Pi"
Tony Kushner, "Lincoln"
David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"

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

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
Denzel Washington, "Flight"
Hugh Jackman, "Les Misérables"
Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Naomi Watts, "The Impossible"
Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour"
Quvenzhané Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

Animated Feature Film
"Brave"
"Frankenweenie"
"ParaNorman"
"The Pirates! Band of Misfits"
"Wreck-It Ralph"

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

Costume Design
Jacqueline Durran, "Anna Karenina"
Paco Delgado, "Les Misérables"
Joanna Johnston, "Lincoln"
Eiko Ishioka, "Mirror Mirror"
Colleen Atwood, "Snow White and the Huntsman"

Film Editing
William Goldenberg, "Argo"
Tim Squyres, "Life of Pi"
Michael Kahn, "Lincoln"
Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Dyan Tichenor and William Goldenberg, "Zero Dark Thirty"

Makeup and Hairstyling
Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel, "Hitchcock"
Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell, "Les Misérables"

Music – Original Score
Dario Marianelli, "Anna Karenina"
Alexandre Desplat, "Argo"
Mychael Danna, "Life of Pi"
John Williams, "Lincoln"
Thomas Newman, "Skyfall"

Production Design
Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer, "Anna Karenina"
Dan Hennah, Ra Vincent, Simon Bright, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson, "Les Misérables"
David Gropman, Anna Pinnock, "Life of Pi"

For more information and a complete list of nominees, visit Oscar.com.