Oscar nominations announced, 'Lincoln' leads

By: Associated Press, KKCO Email
By: Associated Press, KKCO Email

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- The Civil War saga "Lincoln" leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture, director for Steven Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.

Also among the 9 nominees for best picture Thursday: the old-age love story "Amour"; the Iran hostage thriller "Argo"; the independent hit "Beasts of the Southern Wild"; the slave-revenge narrative "Django Unchained"; the musical "Les Miserables"; the shipwreck story "Life of Pi"; the lost-souls romance "Silver Linings Playbook"; and the Osama bin Laden manhunt chronicle "Zero Dark Thirty."

The Oscars feature a best-picture field that ranges from five to 10 films depending on a complex formula of ballots from the 5,856 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Winners will be announced Feb. 24.

Here are the nominees in the most popular categories. For a full list, click the link below under Related Links.

Best Picture
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Zero Dark Thirty"
"Lincoln"
"Les Miserables"
"Life of Pi"
"Amour"
"Django Unchained"
"Argo"

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

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

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

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, "Argo"
Robert De Niro, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"
Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"
Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"

Best Foreign-Language Film
"Amour," by Austria's Michael Haneke
"No" by Chile's Pablo Larrain
"A Royal Affair" by Denmark's Nikolaj Arcel
"War Witch" by Canada's Kim Nguyen
"Kon-Tiki" by Norway's Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg

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

Best Adapted Screenplay
Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Tony Kushner, "Lincoln"
David Magee, "Life of Pi"
David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Chris Terrio, "Argo"

Best Original Screenplay
Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, "Moonrise Kingdom"
Mark Boal, "Zero Dark Thirty"
John Gatins, "Flight"
Michael Haneke, "Amour"
Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained"


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