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Spielberg's "Lincoln" Top Contender With 12 Oscar Nominations

JANUARY 10, 2013

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The Steven Spielberg-directed "Lincoln", a Civil War saga leads the race for Oscar nominations, including best picture, director and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.


Also among the 9 best picture nominees are: the old-age love story "Amour";  Iranian  thriller "Argo"; independent hit "Beasts of the Southern Wild"; the slave-revenge story "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."



Portraying Abraham Lincoln's final months as he prepares for the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery, "Lincoln" features Day-Lewis in a monumental role, supporting-actress nominee Field as the headstrong Mary Lincoln and supporting-actor nomiee Jones as abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens.


Joining Day-Lewis in the best-actor category are Bradley Cooper as a psychiatric patient trying to bounce back in "Silver Linings Playbook"; Hugh Jackman as Victor Hugo's tragic hero in "Les Miserables"; Joaquin Phoenix in "The Master"; and Denzel Washington as a pilot in "Flight."


Among the best actress nomiees are Jessica Chastain as a CIA operative hunting bin Laden in "Zero Dark Thirty"; Jennifer Lawrence as a struggling widow in "Silver Linings Playbook"; Emmanuelle Riva as a sick woman in "Amour"; Quvenzhane Wallis as a spirited girl in "Beasts of the Southern Wild"; and Naomi Watts as a mother in "The Impossible."


The Oscars are awarded based on a complex formula of voting by the 5,856 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The winners for the 85th Oscars will be announced on February 24 at a ceremony aired live on ABC from Hollywood's Dolby Theatre.

The Nominations - Best Film



Beasts Of The Southern Wild

Django Unchained

Les Miserables


Life Of Pi

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty



The Nominations - Best Actor

Daniel Day Lewis – Lincoln

Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook

Hugh Jackman - Les Miserables

Joaquin Phoenix - The Master

Denzel Washington – Flight

The Nominations - Best Actress

Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty

Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook

Emmanuelle Riva – Amour

Quvenzhane Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild

Naomi Watts - The Impossible


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