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Academy Awards: Oscars nominations

The latest news as the nominees for best film, actor, actress and others are announced

  • 1/10/2013 12:37:45 PM
  • There are about 30 minutes to go before the nominations will be read out by this year's hosts Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and The Help actress Emma Stone. Here are some facts and figures to get you in the mood.

    • Nominations are for the 85th Oscars in 2013
    • This year will feature a special 50th anniversary celebration of James Bond
    • The Academy’s 5,856 voters could cast their ballot online for the first time this year
    • Voting was extended by one day following a glitch with the online balloting system
    • 282 feature films are eligible for this year’s award
    • Academy rules state that a feature-length film must be longer than 40 minutes
    • The nominations will be announced today at 5:30 a.m. PT (1.30pm GM)
    1/10/2013 12:58:58 PM
  • RT @TheAcademy: There are two kinds of people in the world: ones that can't wait for #OscarNoms and ones that don't know what a hashtag is.
  • Yesterday we had the Bafta nominations. Today it is the Oscars. Check out our coverage of yesterday's awards news Sky's the limit for Skyfall with eight Bafta nominations (as Oscar buzz grows)
    1/10/2013 1:23:31 PM
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, who was nominated for a Bafta yesterday, is hotly tipped for a leading actor Oscar nomination for his performance in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln.

    1/10/2013 1:26:18 PM
  • Hello film fans. I'm Nick Clark, the Arts Correspondent of the Independent, making my liveblogging debut for The Indy. I'm here with Ellen Jones
    1/10/2013 1:31:43 PM
  • Right the pre-brief is underway with the house rules being laid out.
    1/10/2013 1:32:12 PM
  • Bleary-eyed journalists are filing the Academy's theatre. They should have finished their work by 7am PST time.
    1/10/2013 1:32:44 PM
  • The theatre looks pretty full despite the early hour and there are more than 34,000 of you watching live on YouTube
    1/10/2013 1:33:37 PM
  • Talk amongst yourselves... After that initial excitement it seems we are five minutes from the live broadcast
    1/10/2013 1:34:00 PM
  • It's all gone rather quiet...lots of shuffling about among the audience-members. Another three minutes until our hosts Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone arrive. Perhaps they slept in?
    1/10/2013 1:34:54 PM
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    1/10/2013 1:37:34 PM
  • The Oscars gets the collection of hacks to assemble for 5.30am... Makes yesterday's 7.30am announcement of the Bafta nominations positively tardy
    1/10/2013 1:37:39 PM
  • 1 minute to go folks
    1/10/2013 1:37:49 PM
  • Yes, it's 5.30am in Hollywood now, but most movie biz types will have already had an hour of pilates, so no excuse for tardiness #oscarnoms
  • Seth MacFarlane is on stage.
    1/10/2013 1:38:59 PM
  • McFarlane: "If you don't know who I am just pretend I'm Donny Osmond"
    1/10/2013 1:39:27 PM
  • "Since there's nothing creepier than a guy standing by himself in Hollywood at 5am, here's Miss Emma Stone" - MacFarlane
    1/10/2013 1:39:51 PM
  • The organisers countdown to the event as if it was Nasa launching the Columbus
    1/10/2013 1:40:07 PM
  • Supporting actor nominations: Christoph Waltz; Philip Seymour Hoffman; Robert De Niro, Alan Arkin, Tommy Lee Jones
    1/10/2013 1:40:33 PM
  • Absolutely ZERO surprises in Best Supporting Actor category. Personally hope DeNiro wins - it's his first decent performances in years.
  • Some early banter between Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane falls a bit flat. Caffeine hasn't kicked in yet among the audience
    1/10/2013 1:41:22 PM
  • Best original song - Adele nominated for Skyfall
    1/10/2013 1:41:23 PM
  • British Oscar hopes for Adele nominated for Skyfall theme tune

    1/10/2013 1:41:54 PM
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman has been getting some great write ups for The Master, got to be one of the favourites
    1/10/2013 1:42:08 PM
  • Best supporting actress nominations: Sally Field, Anne Hathaway, Helen Hunt, Amy Adams, Jacki Weaver
    1/10/2013 1:42:11 PM
  • Smart money so far is on Anne Hathaway for her turn as Fantine in Les Mis
    1/10/2013 1:42:52 PM
  • The hotly tipped Amour gets a best foriegn film nomination
    1/10/2013 1:42:57 PM
  • Sad that Quvenzhané Wallis missed out on a Supporting Actress nom for Beasts of the Southern Wilds. Would have been the youngest ever.
    by Ellen E Jones via twitter edited by Matilda Battersby 1/10/2013 1:43:09 PM
  • Amour is surely going to steamroller the best foreign film nomination. It has been tearing up festivals and awards ceremonies since winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes
    1/10/2013 1:43:57 PM
  • Directing: David O. Russell; Ang Lee; Steven Spielberg; Ben Zietland; Michael Haneke
    1/10/2013 1:44:28 PM
  • Steven Spielberg gets a directing nod after missing out at the Baftas. Nothing for Brit Tom Hooper again
    1/10/2013 1:44:52 PM
  • Best actor nomination Daniel Day Lewis; Hugh Jackman; Bradley Cooper; Joaquim Phoenix; Denzel Washington
    1/10/2013 1:45:09 PM
  • Oooh la la! Spoke too soon on Quvenzhané Wallis!
  • Best actress nominations: Naomi Watts; Jessica Chastain; Emmanuelle Riva; Quvenzhané Wallis, Jennifer Lawrence - The oldest and younges nominations are Riva and Wallis
    1/10/2013 1:45:54 PM
  • Wow, Benh Zeitlin gets the nod for best director. Well deserved
    1/10/2013 1:45:55 PM
  • Best film: Amour, Argo, Beasts, Django, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings, Zero Dark Thirty
    1/10/2013 1:46:36 PM
  • Skyfall has missed out... The wait for a best picture nomination goes on
    1/10/2013 1:46:47 PM
  • British hopes for the first best picture nomination for Skyfall have been dashed
    1/10/2013 1:47:08 PM
  • If the Les Mis nomination for Best Movie irritates you somewhat, you are not alone. Thanks @andywestradio http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/some-parents-cry-i-fell-asleep-les-misery-of-watching-les-misrables-8412978.html … #oscarnoms
  • Zero Dark Thirty is there as expected. It had a fan in Newsweek’s Daniel Kleidman, who wrote Kill or Capture: the War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency. He called it a “heart-stopping thriller” in the cover story about how Zero Dark Thirty predicts the future. ZeroThirty
    1/10/2013 1:48:48 PM
  • Dan thinks the movie asks all the right questions, and shows which direction the Obama presidency is moving on the War on Terror. Dan also ruins the ending.
    1/10/2013 1:49:04 PM
  • Best Picture #OscarNoms: Amour, Argo, Beasts, Django, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings, Zero Dark Thirty
  • And, the full list of #OscarNoms is... here: http://ow.ly/gHckJ
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