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2/22/13 at 11:51 PM 0 Comments

Praying for the Academy Award Nominees

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Sunday night the Academy Awards will give out the 2013 Oscars. While most Americans will watch for the winners and to see fashion on display as actors and actresses show up in tuxedos and striking dresses, Christians can pray for these entertainers.

So consider this list of nominees as a prayer list. Perhaps some of the individuals are struggling with depression, have health problems or need some kind of spiritual help.


  • Amour

Producers: Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka and Michael Katz,

  • Argo

Producers: Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

Producers: Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald

  • Django Unchained

Producers: Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone

  • Les Misérables

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

  • Life of Pi

Producers: Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark

  • Lincoln

Producers: Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy

  • Silver Linings Playbook

Producers: Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon

  • Zero Dark Thirty

Producers: Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Bradley cooper in Silver Linings Playbook
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
  • Hugh Jackman in Les Misérables
  • Joaquin Phoenix in The Master
  • Denzel Washington in Flight

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

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

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Amy Adams in The Master
  • Sally Field in Lincoln
  • Anne hathaway in Les Misérables
  • Helen Hunt in The Sessions
  • Jacki Weaver in Silver Linings Playbook

Animated Feature Film

  • Brave

Directors: Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

  • Frankenweenie

Director: Tim Burton

  • ParaNorman

Directors: Sam Fell and Chris Butler

  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Director: Peter Lord

  • Wreck-It Ralph

Director: Rich Moore


  • Anna Karenina - Seamus McGarvey
  • Django Unchained - Robert Richardson
  • Life of Pi - Claudio Miranda
  • Lincoln - Janusz Kaminski
  • Skyfall - Roger Deakins

Costume Design

  • Anna Karenina - Jacqueline Durran
  • Les Misérables - Paco Delgado
  • Lincoln - Joanna Johnston
  • Mirror Mirror - Eiko Ishioka
  • Snow White and the Huntsman - Colleen Atwood


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

Documentary Feature

  • 5 Broken Cameras - Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
  • The Gatekeepers - Dror Moreh, Philippa Kowarsky and Estelle Fialon
  • How to Survive a Plague - David France and Howard Gertler
  • The Invisible War - Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering
  • Searching for Sugar Man - Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn

Documentary Short Subject

  • Inocente - Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
  • Kings Point - Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
  • Mondays at Racine - Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
  • Open Heart - Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
  • Redemption - Jon Alpert and Matthew o’Neill

Film Editing

  • Argo - William Goldenberg
  • Life of Pi - Tim Squyres
  • Lincoln - Michael Kahn
  • Silver Linings Playbook - Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
  • Zero Dark Thirty - Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

Foreign Language Film

  • Amour - Austria
  • Kon-Tiki - Norway
  • No - Chile
  • A Royal Affair - Denmark
  • War Witch - Canada

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Hitchcock - Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
  • Les Misérables - Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Music Original Score

  • Anna Karenina - Dario Marianelli
  • Argo - Alexandre Desplat
  • Life of Pi - Mychael Danna
  • Lincoln - John Williams
  • Skyfall - Thomas Newman

Music (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 Misérables

Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Production Design

  • Anna Karenina

Production Design: Sarah Greenwood Set Decoration: Katie Spencer

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Production Design: Dan Hennah
Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright

  • Les Misérables

Production Design: Eve Stewart
Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson

  • Life of Pi

Production Design: David Gropman Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock

  • Lincoln

Production Design: Rick Carter Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

Short Film Animated

  • 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

Short Film Live Action

  • Asad - Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
  • Buzkashi Boys - Sam French and Ariel Nasr
  • Curfew - Shawn Christensen
  • Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw) - Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
  • Henry - Yan England

Sound Editing

  • Argo - Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
  • Django Unchained - Wylie Stateman
  • Life of Pi - Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
  • Skyfall - Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
  • Zero Dark Thirty - Paul N.J. Ottosson

Sound Mixing

  • Argo - John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
  • Les Misérables - Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
  • Life of Pi - Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
  • Lincoln - Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
  • Skyfall - Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

Visual Effects

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White

  • Life of Pi

Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott

  • Marvel's The Avengers

Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick

  • Prometheus

Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill

  • Snow White and the Huntsman

Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

Writing 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

Writing 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
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