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Lincoln leads Oscar nominations with 12

The historical epic will go head-to-head for Best Picture with the likes of Argo, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Zero Dark Thirty and Life of Pi, which trails with 11 nods.

Daniel Day-Lewis, who portrays former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in the movie, scored a mention for Best Actor, while Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones both picked up nods for their supporting roles and Steven Spielberg landed a nomination for Best Director.

It also earned a spot in the Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score categories, while the remainder of Lincoln’s nods were for technical achievement, such as film editing and costume design.

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The nominations were announced by actress Emma Stone and ceremony host Seth MacFarlane on Thursday (10Jan13), with the winners being unveiled during the Los Angeles prizegiving on 24 February (13).

The complete list is as follows:

Best Picture:



Beasts of the Southern Wild

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Django Unchained

Les Miserables

Life of Pi


Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

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Michael Haneke – Amour

Ang Lee – Life of Pi

David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook

Steven Spielberg – Lincoln

Benh Zeitlin – Beasts of the Southern Wild

Actor in a Leading Role:

Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln

Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables

Joaquin Phoenix – The Master

Denzel Washington – Flight

Actress in a Leading Role:

Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty

Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook

Emmanuelle Riva – Amour

Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild

Naomi Watts – The Impossible

Actor in a Supporting Role:

Alan Arkin – Argo

Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook

Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master

Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln

Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained

Actress in a Supporting Role:

Amy Adams – The Master

Sally Field – Lincoln

Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables

Helen Hunt – The Sessions

Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook

Adapted Screenplay:


Beasts Of The Southern Wild

Life Of Pi


Silver Linings Playbook

Original Screenplay:

Amour – Michael Haneke

Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino

Flight – John Gatins

Moonrise Kingdom – Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola

Zero Dark Thirty – Mark Boal

Animated Feature Film:


The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Wreck-It Ralph



Foreign Language Film:



War Witch

A Royal Affair


Original Song:

Before My Time – Chasing Ice

Everybody Needs A Best Friend – Ted

Pi’s Lullaby – Life of Pi

Skyfall – Skyfall

Suddenly – Les Miserables

Original Score:

Dario Marianelli – Anna Karenina

Alexandre Desplat – Argo

Mychael Danna – Life of Pi

John Williams – Lincoln

Thomas Newman – Skyfall

Visual Effects:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Life of Pi

Marvel’s The Avengers


Snow White and the Huntsman

Makeup and Hairstyling:


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Miserables


Seamus McGarvey – Anna Karenina

Robert Richardson – Django Unchained

Claudio Miranda – Life of Pi

Janusz Kaminski – Lincoln

Roger Deakins – Skyfall

Production Design:

Anna Karenina

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Miserables

Life of Pi


Costume Design:

Jacqueline Durran – Anna Karenina

Paco Delgado – Les Miserables

Joanna Johnston – Lincoln

Eiko Ishioka – Mirror Mirror

Colleen Atwood – Snow White and the Huntsman

Documentary Feature:

5 Broken Cameras

The Gatekeepers

How to Survive a Plague

The Invisible War

Searching for Sugar Man

Documentary Short:


Kings Point

Mondays at Racine

Open Heart


Short Film – Animated:

Adam and Dog

Fresh Guacamole

Head over Heels

Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare


Short Film – Live Action:


Buzkashi Boys


Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)


Film Editing:

William Goldenberg – Argo

Tim Squyres – Life of Pi

Michael Kahn – Lincoln

Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers – Silver Linings Playbook

Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg – Zero Dark Thirty

Sound Editing:


Django Unchained

Life of Pi


Zero Dark Thirty

Sound Mixing:


Les Miserables

Life of Pi



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