DV Oscar Noms (SOT)
The 85th annual Academy Award nominations for best actor, actress and picture have been announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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Date: 14/01/2013 11:54 AM
HEADLINE: Raw: Oscar nominations announced in Calif.
CAPTION: The 85th annual Academy Award nominations for best actor, actress and picture have been announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. (Jan. 10)
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 9 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."
Chronicling Abraham Lincoln's final months as he engineers passage of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery, "Lincoln" stars best-actor contender Day-Lewis in a monumental performance as the 16th president, supporting-actress nominee Field as the notoriously headstrong Mary Todd Lincoln and supporting-actor prospect Jones as abolitionist firebrand Thaddeus Stevens.
Joining Day-Lewis in the best-actor field are Bradley Cooper as a psychiatric patient trying to get his life back together in "Silver Linings Playbook"; Hugh Jackman as Victor Hugo's tragic hero Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables"; Joaquin Phoenix as a Navy vet who falls in with a cult in "The Master"; and Denzel Washington as a boozy airline pilot in "Flight."
Nominated for best actress are Jessica Chastain as a CIA operative hunting bin Laden in "Zero Dark Thirty"; Jennifer Lawrence as a troubled young widow struggling to heal in "Silver Linings Playbook"; Emmanuelle Riva as an ailing woman tended by her husband in "Amour"; Quvenzhane Wallis as a spirited girl on the Louisiana delta in "Beasts of the Southern Wild"; and Naomi Watts as a mother caught up in a devastating tsunami in "The Impossible."
Winners will be announced. Feb. 24
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|People:||Steven Spielberg , Daniel Day Lewis , Tommy Lee Jones , Tommy Lee , Osama bin Laden , Bradley Cooper , Hugh Jackman , Victor Hugo , Joaquin Phoenix , Denzel Washington , Jessica Chastain , Jennifer Lawrence , Emmanuelle Riva , Quvenzhane Wallis , Naomi Watts|