Oscars 2013: “Lincoln” Leads Nominations with 12

The Academy has announced the big players for the 2013 edition of the gala

Just minutes ago, in a live broadcast, Emma Stone and Oscars 2013 host Seth MacFarlane, announced the nominees for the 2013 edition of the awards show. As promised, we’re back with highlights.

“Lincoln” is officially the biggest favorite in the industry’s most coveted awards show, leading the pack with no less than 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Director.

In this last category, director Steven Spielberg will be going up against Michael Haneke for “Amour,” Ang Lee for “Life of Pi,” David O. Russell for “Silver Linings Playbook” and Ben Zeitlin for “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”

As far as the Best Picture category is concerned, considered by many the biggest award of the night, “Lincoln” will be duking it out with 8 other nominees, which are “Argo,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Les Miserables,” “Life of Pi,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Zero Dark Thirty” and, perhaps most surprisingly of all, “Django Unchained.”

“Skyfall,” the latest James Bond movie, got little love, contrary to what fans had been hoping since it came out in theaters.

However, it did land a nod for Best Song for Adele’s superb theme song, “Skyfall.”

The nominees in the major categories are listed below, check it out to see if your favorite made the cut. For the full list of nominees, including the technical awards, please refer here.

The 2013 Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, and will air live on ABC.

Make sure you keep an eye on this space for updates, as well as the list of winners.

Best Supporting Actor:

Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”

Phillip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”

Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Alan Arkin, “Argo”

Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”

Best Supporting Actress:

Sally Field, “Lincoln”

Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”

Jacki Weaver, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”

Amy Adams, “The Master”

Best Actor:

Daniel Day Lewis, “Lincoln”

Denzel Washington, “Flight”

Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”

Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”

Best Actress:

Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”

Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”

Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”

Quvenzhané Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Best Original Song:

“Before My Time,” Chasing Ice

“Pi’s Lullaby,” Life of Pi

“Suddenly,” Les Miserables

“Everybody Needs A Best Friend,” Ted

“Skyfall,” Skyfall

Best Animated Feature Film:


“Pirates! Band of Misfits”

“Wreck It Ralph”



Best Foreign Language Film:

Austria: “Amour”

Chile: “No”

Canada: “War Witch”

Denmark: “A Royal Affair”

Norway: “Kontiki”

Best Director:

David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”

Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”

Michael Haneke, “Amour”

Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Best Original Screenplay:

John Gatins, “Flight”

Mark Boal, “Zero Dark Thirty”

Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”

Michael Haneke, “Amour”

Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, “Moonrise Kingdom”

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Chris Terrio, “Argo”

Tony Kushner, “Lincoln”

David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”

David Magee, “Life of Pi”

Best Picture:

“Beasts of the Southern Wild”

“Silver Linings Playbook”

“Zero Dark Thirty”


“Les Miserables”

“Life of Pi”


“Django Unchained”


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