85th Oscars: 'Amour' nominated for Best Foreign Film
Posted on: 09:48 PM IST Jan 10, 2013
In the Foreign Language Film category, 'Amour' from Austria, 'Kon-Tiki' from Norway, 'No' from Chile, 'A Royal Affair' from Denmark and 'War Witch' from Canada got the Oscars nomination nods.
'Amour', a searing portrait of old age from Austria's Michael Haneke, was lauded by Hollywood's movie elite, receiving five nominations including best foreign film and - unexpectedly - best picture.The other foreign-language nominees are 18th-century court saga "A Royal Affair" by Denmark's Nikolaj Arcel; child soldier drama "War Witch" by Canada's Kim Nguyen; seafaring adventure "Kon-Tiki" by Norway's Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg; and "No" by Chile's Pablo Larrain."No" tells the story of a Chilean ad agency that helped to oust dictator Augusto Pinochet through a clever marketing campaign around a 1988 referendum. The film, starring Gael Garcia Bernal, was a surprise hit of the Cannes Film Festival and has since gathered accolades around the world.Larrain said it struck a chord because it told an unusual story."Dictators are not usually ousted through democratic elections and this is a profoundly human story, which is resolved through things that have to do more with beauty than with horror," he said.Winners of the 85th Oscars will be announced Feb. 24 during a ceremony at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre.####[View the story ”Oscar Nominations” on Storify]Oscar NominationsOscar NominationsStorified by IBNLive· Thu, Jan 10 2013 07:09:01Stay tuned for the live updates of the nominations of the 85th Academy Awards. #Oscars2013IBNLive MoviesWhich film do you think is going to win this year’s Oscar in the best film category? #Oscars2013IBNLive MoviesThe hopeful filmmakers would be waiting with bated breath for the announcements. #Oscars2013IBNLive MoviesSo, Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone are ready with the nominations. They are here. #Oscars2013IBNLive MoviesDjango Unchained gets the first nomination. All the actors have won it before. #Oscars2013IBNLive Movies#Amour is in the competition for the best foreign film. #Oscars2013IBNLive MoviesArgo, Silver Linings Playbook and Lincoln are big contenders. #Oscars2013IBNLive MoviesAng Lee and Steven Spielberg will fight for the best director. #Oscars2013IBNLive MoviesBest Director Nominations: Michael Haneke, Benh Zeitlin, Ang Lee, Steven Spielberg, David O Russell.IBNLive MoviesNaomi Watts and Jennifer Lawrence get nominations in the best actress category. #Oscars2013IBNLive MoviesBest Actress Nominations: Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Emmanuelle Riva, Quvenzhane Wallis, Naomi Watts.IBNLive MoviesDenzel Washington finds his name in the list of nominations. #Oscars2013IBNLive MoviesBest Actor Nominations: Bradley Cooper, Joaquin Phoenr, Denzel Washington, Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Jackman.IBNLive MoviesBest Supporting Actor Nominations: Alan Arkin, Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tommy Lee Jones, Christoph Waltz.IBNLive MoviesBest Supporting Actress Nominations: Amy Adams, Sally Field, Anne Hathaway, Helen Hunt, Jacki Weaver.IBNLive MoviesBest Animated Feature Film Nominations: Brave, Frankenweenie, ParaNorman, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Wreck-It Ralph.IBNLive MoviesBest foreign language film of the year: Amour, Kon-Tiki, No, A Royal Affair, War Witch.IBNLive Movies’Pis Lullaby’ from ’Life of Pi’ received a nomination in the original song category. Bombay Jayashri has written this song.IBNLive MoviesOriginal Screenplay Nominations: Amour, Django Unchained, Flight, Moonrise Kingdom, Zero Dark Thirty.IBNLive MoviesEmma Stone and Seth Macfarlane are done with the announcements. #Oscars2013IBNLive Movies