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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-01-10

Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” leads the Oscar nominees announced Thursday, with 12 nods. “Les Miserables”, “Life of Pi”, “Amour”, and “Zero Dark Thirty” are among the other films to compete for the top prize at the ceremony on February 24.

Steven Spielberg’s sombre political drama “Lincoln” led the Oscar nominees announced on Thursday with 12 nods -- including one for best picture -- in the race for what is arguably the world’s most highly coveted film award.

The other films vying for the statuette are: Ang Lee’s 3D adventure “Life of Pi”, Tom Hooper’s musical “Les Miserables”, Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage thriller “Argo”, Michael Haneke’s austere French-language drama “Amour”, Kathryn Bigelow’s CIA procedural “Zero Dark Thirty”, David O. Russell’s zany screwball comedy “Silver Linings Playbook”, Quentin Tarantino’s spaghetti western “Django Unchained” and Benh Zeitlin’s coming-of-age indie “Beasts of the Southern Wild”.

The Oscars are distributed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and this year’s awards will be handed out at a ceremony hosted by comedian Seth MacFarlane in Los Angeles on February 24.

The nominees in the other major categories are:

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

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

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, Argo
Robert DeNiro, Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

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

Best Director
Michael Haneke, Amour
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Original Screenplay
Flight, John Gatins
Amour, Michael Haneke
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal

Best Adapted Screenplay
Argo, Chris Terrio
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi, David Magee
Lincoln, Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell

Best Foreign Film
Amour (Austria)
Kon-Tiki (Norway)
No (Chile)
A Royal Affair (Denmark)
War Witch (Canada)


Date created : 2013-01-10


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