Lincoln Leads Oscar Nominations With 12

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January 10, 2013 | 9:16am EST

Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln looks set to dominate the 2013 Academy Awards after landing a massive 12 nominations.
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 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.
The nominations were announced by actress Emma Stone and ceremony host Seth MacFarlane on Thursday, with the winners being unveiled during the Los Angeles prizegiving on 24 February.
The major categories are as follows:

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

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