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Saturday, January 12, 2013

On January 10 in Beverly Hills, California,  nominations were announced for the 85th Annual Academy Awards. The following films in Merrick Library's DVD collection were among the nominees:
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" - Best Picture, Best Actress (Quvenzhane Wallis), Best Director (Behn Zeitlin), Best Adapted Screenplay - At age nine, Miss Wallis is the youngest person ever to be nominated for an Academy Award.
"Brave" - Best Animated Feature
"Frankenweenie" - Best Animated Feature
"Marvel's The Avengers" - Best Visual Effects
"Mirror Mirror" - Best Costume Design
"Moonrise Kingdom" - Best Original Screenplay
"ParaNorman" - Best Animated Feature
"The Pirates! Band of Misfits" - Best Animated Feature
"Prometheus" - Best Visual Effects
"Snow White and the Huntsman" - Best Costume Design, Best Visual Effects
"Ted" - Best Original Song ("Everybody Needs a Best Friend")
The Academy Awards will air on ABC television Sunday evening, February 24. The first-time host will be Seth MacFarlane, creator of and chief voice artist for the animated Fox TV series "Family Guy" plus writer/director/stuffed bear voice for the movie "Ted."

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