Oscars Film nominations 2013

Oscars Film nominations 2013


Argo

Oscars Argo

Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers

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FILM SYNOPSIS
When six Americans take refuge in the Canadian embassy in Tehran during the 1979 hostage crisis, U.S. government agent Tony Mendez turns to Hollywood for help.  Working with a producer and a makeup artist, he devises a rescue mission that centers on the creation of a fake film production company scouting locations in Iran


Beasts of the Southern Wild

Oscars Beasts

Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers

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FILM SYNOPSIS
In an isolated Louisiana swampland known as the Bathtub, young Hushpuppy and her father are part of a community that lives outside of the  slavery everywhere in the United States.  Facing opposition from many quarters in Congress, Lincoln uses his vast political powers to gain allies in his fight.


Django Unchained

 Oscars DJANGO

Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers

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FILM SYNOPSIS
German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz buys a slave named Django and promises him his freedom once he has helped Schultz track down the criminals he is seeking.  But Django has a wife who was sold off years ago, and his partnership with Schultz may offer him a chance to find her.


Les Misérables

 Oscars LesMiserables

Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers

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FILM SYNOPSIS
In early 19th century France, Jean Valjean, a man imprisoned years earlier for stealing a loaf of bread, decides to break his parole following his release and assume a new identity.  Although he succeeds in building a new life for himself, the relentless pursuit of Inspector Javert threatens the security of Valjean and his adopted daughter, Cosette.


Lincoln

 Oscars Lincoln

Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers

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FILM SYNOPSIS
With the Civil War coming to a close and the freedom granted to the slaves by the Emancipation Proclamation called into question, Abraham Lincoln seeks to pass a thirteenth amendment to the Constitution that will outlaw slavery everywhere in the United States.  Facing opposition from many quarters in Congress, Lincoln uses his vast political powers to gain allies in his fight.


Silver Linings Playbook

  Oscars SilverLinings

Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers

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FILM SYNOPSIS
Pat Solatano is released into his parents' care after eight months of treatment for a bipolar disorder.  His recovery seems far from certain, however, when he stops taking his medication and becomes increasingly obsessed with winning back his estranged wife, a plan that leads him to embark on a complicated relationship with a troubled young woman whose husband has died.


Zero Dark Thirty

  Oscars Zero Dark Thirty

Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers

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FILM SYNOPSIS
In the aftermath of 9/11, as the trail in the hunt for Osama bin Laden seems to grow cold, a determined CIA agent begins a painstaking, decade-long search for the Al Qaeda leader.  For Maya, direct experience of terrorism steels her resolve to find bin Laden and leads her to trust her own instincts regarding the best course of investigation to pursue.


Life of Pi
Oscars Life of pi

Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers

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FILM SYNOPSIS
Young Pi, the son of zookeepers in Pondicherry, India, finds the world he knows swept away when his family sells the zoo and sets sail for Canada with a few of its remaining animals.  A storm capsizes the ship and only Pi escapes, set adrift in a lifeboat that is also the refuge of an enormous Bengal tiger.