2013 Oscars Award: And the nominees are

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The 2013 Academy  Awards nominations were announced this morning  by Oscars host, Seth MacFarlane, and “Gangster Squad” actress Emma Stone. Leading the pack is “Lincoln”, which scored 12 nominations including Best Picture.

“Lincoln” an American historical drama, covers the last four months in the life of Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the USA and his battle to end slavery. The film was directed by  Steven Spielberg, nominated for best director.

“Life of Pi” received 11 nominations, including best picture, best director for Ang Lee, best adapted screenplay and a host of technical nominations.

“Zero Dark Thirty” and “Argo” receive nods for Best Picture, where they will also compete with “Amour,” “Django Unchained,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Les Miserables,” and “Silver Linings Playbook.”

“Les Miserables” and “Silver Linings Playbook” both received eight nominations.

Nominees for best actor are Day-Lewis “Lincoln”, Hugh Jackman “Les Miserables”, Denzel Washington “Flight”, Joaquin Phoenix “The Master” and Bradley Cooper “Silver Linings Playbook”.  Washington, with his sixth nomination,  has won the Oscars twice, for his role in “Glory” and “Training Day.”

De Niro earned best supporting actor nomination for “Silver Linings Playbook.” De Niro already has two Academy award wins, for “The Godfather Part II” and “Raging Bull.”

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All nominees for Best Supporting Actor, have won the Academy Awards before: Alan Arkin in “Argo,” Philip Seymour Hoffman in “The Master,” Tommy Lee Jones in “Lincoln” and Christoph Waltz in “Django Unchained.”

Emmanuelle Riva “Amour”, at 85 is the oldest nominee in best actress category, others gracing the roll call  are Jessica Chastain “Zero Dark Thirty”, Jennifer Lawrence “Silver Linings Playbook”, Naomi Watts “The Impossible” and Quvenzhane Wallis “Beasts.”At just nine years old, Wallis is the youngest actress to ever be nominated in the category.

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Nominations for best supporting actress went to Amy Adams for “The Master,” Sally Field for “Lincoln,” Anne Hathaway for “Les Miserables,” Helen Hunt for “The Sessions” and Jacki Weaver for “Silver Linings Playbook.”

23rd Bond film, “Skyfall” , received five nominations, highest ever consideration for a 007 movie

Surprising snubs from this year’s list of nominees, “The Master and Moonrise Kingdom” passed over for Best Picture Joaquin Phoenix nominated for Best Actor over John Hawkes, Leonard DiCaprio passedover for Best Supporting Actor, Kathryb Bigelow, Ben Affleck and Tom Hooper overlooked for best Director, “The Intouchables” snubbed for Best Foreign Film, “The Dark Knight Rises” not nominated for anything, despite being the NO.2 highest-grossing movie of 2012.

The 85th Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, February 24th, 2013 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

See the full list of nominees below.

BEST PICTURE

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

BEST ACTOR

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

BEST ACTRESS

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Alan Arkin, “Argo”
  • Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”
  • Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Amy Adams, “The Master”
  • Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
  • Sally Field, “Lincoln”
  • Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
  • Jacki Weaver, “Silver Linings Playbook”

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”
  • David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Behn Zeitlin, “Beast of the Southern Wild”
  • Michael Haneke, “Amour”
  • Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • “Amour”
  • “Django Unchained”
  • “Flight”
  • “Moonrise Kingdom”
  • “Zero Dark Thirty”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • “Argo”
  • “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
  • “Life of Pi”
  • “Lincoln”
  • “Silver Linings Playbook”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

  • “Brave”
  • “Frankenweenie”
  • “ParaNorman”
  • “The Pirates!Band of Misfits”
  • “Wreck-It Ralph”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • “Amour”
  • “A Royal Affair”
  • “No”
  • “Kon-Tiki”
  • “War Witch”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • “Anna Karenina”
  • “Django Unchained”
  • “Life of Pi”
  • “Lincoln”
  • “Skyfall”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • “Anna Karenina”
  • “Les Miserables”
  • “Lincoln”
  • “Mirror Mirror”
  • “Snow White and the Huntsman”

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

  • “5 Broken Cameras”
  • “The Gatekeepers”
  • “How to Survive a Plague”
  • “The Invisible War”
  • “Searching for Sugar Man”

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

  • “Inocente”
  • “Kings Point”
  • “Mondays at Racine”
  • “Open Heart”
  • “Redemption”

BEST FILM EDITING

  • “Argo”
  • “Life of Pi
  • “Lincoln”
  • “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • “Zero Dark Thirty”

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

  • “Hitchcock”
  • “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
  • “Les Miserables”

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • “Anna Karenina”
  • “Argo”
  • “Life of Pi”
  • “Lincoln”
  • “Skyfall”

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • “Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice”
  • “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from “Ted”
  • “Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi”
  • “Skyfall” from “Skyfall”
  • “Suddenly” from “Les Miserables”

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • “Anna Karenina”
  • “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
  • “Les Miserables”
  • “Life of Pi”
  • “Lincoln”

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

  • “Adam and Dog”
  • “Fresh Guacamole”
  • “Head Over Heels”
  • “Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’”
  • “Paperman”

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

  • “Asad”
  • “Buzkashi Boys”
  • “Curfew”
  • “Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)”
  • “Henry”

BEST SOUND EDITING

  • “Argo”
  • “Django Unchained”
  • “Life of Pi”
  • “Skyfall”
  • “Zero Dark Thirty”

BEST SOUND MIXING

  • “Argo”
  • “Les Miserables”
  • “Life of Pi”
  • “Lincoln”
  • “Skyfall”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
  • “Life of Pi”
  • “Marvel’s The Avengers”
  • “Prometheus”
  • “Snow White and the Huntsman”

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