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The Oscar Nominations Are In… Some Canadians And Friends Of The Show Made The List
January 10, 2013
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The 85th Academy Award nominations are in, and some Canadians and friends of the show are in the running to win an Oscar.

'Lincoln' received the most nominations overall with 12, while 'Life of Pi' scored 11 nods.

'Life Of Pi' is based on the novel by Canadian writer Yann Martel, who was in the red chair a few seasons back. Check out that interview right here.

Canadian composer Mychael Danna picked up two nominations - Best Original Score and Best Original Song - for his work on 'Life of Pi'.

Canadian movie 'Rebelle' (under its English title 'War Witch') scored a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. The film was written and directed by Kim Nguyen, who spent 10 years bringing the story to the screen. It screened at last year's Toronto International Film Festival.

Two Canadians are also up for an Oscar in the live action short category: Ariel Nasr for 'Buzkashi Boys' and Yan England for 'Henry'.

Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' is up for five awards, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. Quentin sat down with George recently to talk about the film and some of the controversy it's stirred up.

'Flight' is up for two Academy Awards - Denzel Washington was nominated for Best Actor, and John Gatins for Best Original Screenplay. George talked to director Robert Zemeckis recently about the film. Check out that interview below.

The latest Bond film, 'Skyfall', scored five nominations, including two for music. Javier Bardem, who plays the film's villain, was in the red chair this season. Check out his interview here.

And 'The Sessions' scored one nomination, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, for Helen Hunt's performance. Her co-star in the film, William H. Macy, spoke to George earlier this season about the movie and some of the questions it raises about sexuality and violence in Hollywood. Here's that interview.

Friend of the show Bradley Cooper is up for a Best Actor Oscar for his role in 'Silver Linings Playbook'. He was in the red chair a while back, and he talked about fate and how you never know how things will turn out. Check that out right here.

The full list of Best Picture nominees is:

'Beasts of the Southern Wild'
'Django Unchained'
'Zero Dark Thirty'
'Silver Linings Playbook'
'Life of Pi'
'Les Miserables'

Here's the full list of nominees from the Academy Awards site.

The Oscars ceremony takes place February 24 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.


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