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'Lincoln' Leads Oscars With 12 Nominations

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 05:06 PM CDT
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- The Civil War saga "Lincoln" leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture, director for Steven Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.
Also among the nine nominees for best picture Thursday: the old-age love story "Amour"; the Iran hostage thriller "Argo"; the independent hit "Beasts of the Southern Wild"; the slave-revenge narrative "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."
The Oscars feature a best-picture field that ranges from five to 10 films depending on a complex formula of ballots from the 5,856 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Other nominations

Best Actress: Quvenzhane Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"; Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty";, Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"; Naomi Watts, "The Impossible"; and Emmanuelle Riva "Amour".

Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"; Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables"; Denzel Washington, "Flight"; Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"; and Bradley Cooper "Silver Linings Playbook".

Best Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, "The Master"; Sally Field, "Lincoln"; Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"; Helen Hunt, "The Sessions"; Jacki Weaver, "Silver Linings Playbook."

Best Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin, "Argo"; Robert De Niro, "Silver Linings Playbook"; Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"; Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"; Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained."

Winners will be announced Feb. 24.

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