Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Misérables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor in a Leading Role:
Bradley Cooper, Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Jackman, Joaquin Phoenix, Denzel Washington
Best Actress in a Leading Role:
Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Emmanuelle Riva, Quvenzhané Wallis, Naomi Watts
Amour (Michael Haneke), Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin), Life of Pi (Ang Lee), Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell), Lincoln (Steven Spielberg)
The red carpet will been rolled out at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for the stars tonight at the 2013 Academy Awards.
Wes Anderson’s highly acclaimed motion picture, Moonrise Kingdom, which was shot entirely in Rhode Island, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Original Screenplay.
Over 100 critics, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone and New York Film Critics, have deemed Moonrise Kingdom "one of the year’s best pictures."
When does the Academy Awards begin?
The awards show will start at 8:30 p.m. EST on ABC and is scheduled to last three hours. It will be hosted by "Family Guy" and "Ted" star Seth MacFarlane and televised live in more than 225 countries. There will be pre-show broadcast for the Oscars ceremony that will begin at 7 p.m. on ABC.
Is streaming video available?
No, last year there was a $29.99 pay per view service, but there is not one available this year. There is an official Oscars app which is available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android and Kindle Fire to get an extra backstage footage.
Who are the Oscar Nominations?
What are your predictions for the 2013 Academy Awards?
On the Middletown Patch Facebook page Alicia Reynolds Segerson admitted she had yet to see any of the films nominated for best picture. Nadine Maher OBrion said she was torn between Silver Linings Playbook and Argo.
What about you? Who should win the 2013 Academy Awards? Tell us in the comments.