The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and “Lincoln” leads with 12 nominations, including Best Picture and Steven Spielberg for Best Director. Following closely behind is “Life of Pi” at 11 nominations. A few surprises this year are “Beasts of the Southern Wild” being nominated for Best Picture and Benh Zeitlin for Best Director. Also, although “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Les Misterables,” and Django Unchained” are up for Best Picture, their directors Kathyrn Bigelow, Tom Hooper, and Quentin Tarantino have not received nods in the Best Director category.
Listen in as Los Angeles Times Film Writer Nicole Sperling joins Larry to discuss which films, actors, and filmmakers made the cut and which were left on the cutting room floor. Do you agree with the Oscar nominations for 2013? Which movies should have been recognized?
Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times Film Writer