Universal Pictures Earns 3 Golden Globes, Oscars Up Next

The 2013 Awards Season has begun in Hollywood, as the top film associations announce their nominations and awards for the best films of 2012.

So far this season, both Universal Pictures and Focus Features have received top recognition for their 2012 slate of films, which included Les Misérables, Anna Karenina, Moonrise Kingdom, Snow White and the Huntsman and more. 

On January 13, 2013, Universal Pictures’ Les Misérables took home three top awards at the 2013 Golden Globes.  Winning for Best Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Actor – Musical or Comedy (Hugh Jackman) and Best Supporting Actress – Musical or Comedy (Anne Hathaway), the film received more awards than any other movie.

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards aired on NBC and were hosted by Tina Fey (NBC’s 30 Rock) and Amy Poehler (NBC’s Parks & Recreation). The 2013 Golden Globes awards delivered 19.7 million viewers overall and a 6.4 rating among adults 18-49 — up 28 percent in this important demographic from 2012. The January 2013 telecast was the most successful Globes since 2007 among total viewers and the valuable adult demographic.

As the 2013 Awards Season rolls on, NBCUniversal continues to be recognized by leading film associations.   On Wednesday Jan. 9, Universal Pictures and Focus Features received a record combined total of 25 BAFTA nominations from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.  The BAFTA Film Awards will air Feb. 10, 2013.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their nominations on Thursday, Jan. 10.  Focus Features and Universal Pictures collectively earned 17 Oscar nominations.  Largely considered the highlight of the Awards Season, the 85th Annual Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Sunday, Feb. 24. 

Below is a full list of the NBCUniversal films nominated for this year’s Oscars. 

Universal Pictures:

Universal Pictures earned a total of 11 nominations for blockbuster films Les Misérables, Snow White and the Huntsman and Ted.

Les Misérables earned eight nominations:

  • Best Picture (Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh)
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Hugh Jackman)
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Anne Hathaway)
  • Best Costume Design (Paco Delgado)
  • Best Production Design (Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson)
  • Best Makeup and Hair Styling (Lisa Westcott)
  • Best Original Song ("Suddenly," Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil)
  • Best Sound Mixing (Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Simon Hayes)

Snow White and the Huntsman earned two nominations:

  • Best Costume Design Colleen Atwood)
  • Best Visual Effects (Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould, Michael Dawson)

Ted earned a nomination for Best Original Song ("Everybody Needs a Best Friend," Music by Walter Murphy, Lyrics by Seth MacFarlane).

Focus Features:

Focus Feature films Anna Karenina, Moonrise Kingdom and Paranorman all earned Oscar nominations, bringing the studio’s total nominations to six.

Anna Karenina earned four nominations:

  • Best Cinematography (Seamus McGarvey)
  • Best Costume Design (Jacqueline Durran)
  • Best Original Score (Dario Marianelli)
  • Best Production Design (Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer)

Moonrise Kingdom earned a nomination for Best Original Screenplay (Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola).

Paranorman was nominated for Best Animated Feature (Produced by Sam Fell and Chris Butler).