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)
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Nominees announced at 8:40 a.m. EST by "The Amazing Spider-Man" star Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane, who will be the Oscar show host.STORYLINE: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." 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. Winners will be announced Feb. 24.