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OBAMA GETS BEST ACTOR NOD

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President Obama has been nominated for an Oscar for his performance as President.  He wanted to be nominated in same year as Lincoln.

In a unusual move, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has nominated Barack Obama in the Best Actor category.  The academy said that this was an “honorary” nomination in response to a request by the White House.   President Obama feels that he is just like Abraham Lincoln and in a year that “Lincoln” is nominated for the most awards, the President feels that it would be appropriate if he and “Lincoln” won awards in the same year.

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Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone unveiled the nominations for the 85th Annual Academy Awards at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. MacFarlane, who will host the Oscar ceremony Feb. 24, is only the second Oscar host to take part in the nominations announcements

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The White House said that the President is thrilled to be nominated and is confident that he will win.  “He won the Nobel Peace Prize within weeks of becoming President, so winning an Oscar should be a snap,”  White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney told WWN.

The Oscar ceremonies will be broadcast live by ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

A partial list of nominees below.

Performance by an actor in a leading role

*   Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook”
*   Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln”
*   Hugh Jackman in “Les Miserables”
*   Barack Obama in “The President of the United States”
*   Denzel Washington in “Flight”

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Performance by an actor in a supporting role

*   Alan Arkin in “Argo”
*   Robert De Niro in “Silver Linings Playbook”
*   Philip Seymour Hoffman in “The Master”
*   Tommy Lee Jones in “Lincoln”
*   Christoph Waltz in “Django Unchained”

Performance by an actress in a leading role

*   Jessica Chastain in “Zero Dark Thirty”
*   Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook”
*   Emmanuelle Riva in “Amour”
*   Quvenzhané Wallis in “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
*   Naomi Watts in “The Impossible”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

*   Amy Adams in “The Master”
*   Sally Field in “Lincoln”
*   Anne Hathaway in “Les Miserables”
*   Helen Hunt in “The Sessions”
*   Jacki Weaver in “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best animated feature film of the year

*   “Brave” Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
*   “Frankenweenie” Tim Burton
*   “ParaNorman” Sam Fell and Chris Butler
*   “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” Peter Lord
*   “Wreck-It Ralph” Rich Moore

Achievement in cinematography

*   “Anna Karenina” Seamus McGarvey
*   “Django Unchained” Robert Richardson
*   “Life of Pi” Claudio Miranda
*   “Lincoln” Janusz Kaminski
*   “Skyfall” Roger Deakins

Achievement in directing

*   “Amour” Michael Haneke
*   “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Benh Zeitlin
*   “Life of Pi” Ang Lee
*   “Lincoln” Steven Spielberg
*   “Silver Linings Playbook” David O. Russell

Best documentary feature

*   “5 Broken Cameras”
Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
*   “The Gatekeepers”
Nominees to be determined
*   “How to Survive a Plague”
Nominees to be determined
*   “The Invisible War”
Nominees to be determined
*   “Searching for Sugar Man”
Nominees to be determined

Best foreign language film of the year

*   “Amour” Austria
*   “Kon-Tiki” Norway
*   “No” Chile
*   “A Royal Affair” Denmark
*   “War Witch” Canada

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

*   “Anna Karenina” Dario Marianelli
*   “Argo” Alexandre Desplat
*   “Life of Pi” Mychael Danna
*   “Lincoln” John Williams
*   “Skyfall” Thomas Newman

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

*   “Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice”
Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
*   “Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from “Ted”
Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
*   “Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi”
Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
*   “Skyfall” from “Skyfall”
Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
*   “Suddenly” from “Les Miserables”
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Best motion picture of the year

*   “Amour” Nominees to be determined
*   “Argo” Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers
*   “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers
*   “Django Unchained” Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers
*   “Les Miserables” Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers
*   “Life of Pi” Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers
*   “Lincoln” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
*   “Silver Linings Playbook” Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
*   “Zero Dark Thirty” Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers

Best animated short film

*   “Adam and Dog” Minkyu Lee
*   “Fresh Guacamole” PES
*   “Head over Heels” Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
*   “Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”” David Silverman
*   “Paperman” John Kahrs

Adapted screenplay

*   “Argo” Screenplay by Chris Terrio
*   “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
*   “Life of Pi” Screenplay by David Magee
*   “Lincoln” Screenplay by Tony Kushner
*   “Silver Linings Playbook” Screenplay by David O. Russell

Original screenplay

*   “Amour” Written by Michael Haneke
*   “Django Unchained” Written by Quentin Tarantino
*   “Flight” Written by John Gatins
*   “Moonrise Kingdom” Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
*   “Zero Dark Thirty” Written by Mark Boal