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"Lincoln" Leads Oscar Nominations with 12 Nods

Lincoln is the leading nominee for the 85th annual Academy Awards.  The Steven Spielberg-directed film starring Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role picked up 12 nominations Thursday morning.  The next most-nominated film is Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, followed by Les Miserables and Silver Linings Playbook, each of which received eight nominations.   The nominations were revealed by Emma Stone and Oscar host Seth MacFarlane, who received a nomination himself in the Best Original Song category for co-writing “Everybody Needs a Best Friend,” from his movie Ted.

Nine films in all will compete for the Best Picture award; there could have been as many as ten nominated.  Beasts of the Southern Wild, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Amour, Django Unchained and Argo all received nods.  In a surprising omission, Ben Affleck, Quentin Tarantino and Kathryn Bigelow, the directors of Best Picture nominees Argo, Django Unchained and Zero Dark Thirty, respectively, were shut out of the Best Director category.

The Best Actress category features both the oldest-ever and youngest-ever Oscar nominee. Emmanuelle Riva, the star of the film Amour, is 85; tiny Quvenzhané [quh-VEHN-szhu-nay] Wallis, star of Beasts of the Southern Wild, is just nine years old.

The 85th annual Academy Awards will air live on ABC Sunday, February 24.  Here are the nominees in the categories announced Wednesday morning:

Best Picture
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
Les Miserables
Life of Pi

Django Unchained

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Denzel Washington, Flight
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Best Actress
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Robert DeNiro, Silver Linings Playbook
Alan Arkin, Argo
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Amy Adams, The Master

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

Best Animated Feature Film
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Foreign Language Film
Amour, France
No, Chile
War Witch, Canada
A Royal Affair, Denmark
Kon Tiki, Denmark

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Silver Linings Playbook
Life of Pi

Writing (Original Screenplay)
Zero Dark Thirty
Django Unchained
Moonrise Kingdom

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01/10/2013 9:23AM
"Lincoln" Leads Oscar Nominations with 12 Nods
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