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And the Oscar Nominations Go To … ‘Lincoln,’ ‘Les Mis’ and More

The 2013 Academy Award nominations were announced today and it was the Best Director category providing the biggest shock. “Zero Dark Thirty” director Kathryn Bigelow, who previously won the award for 2010′s “Hurt Locker,” was snubbed.

“Argo” director Ben Affleck was also surprisingly left off the list, meaning frontrunner Steven Spielberg (“Lincoln”) will instead be facing off against David O. Russell (“Silver Linings Playbook”), Ang Lee (“Life of Pi”), Michael Haneke (“Amour”) and Benh Zeitlin (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”).

Those seven films were all also nominated for Best Picture, along with “Django Unchained” and “Les Misérables.” Overall, “Lincoln” led the way with 12 nominations, followed closely by “Life of PI” with 11 and “Les Misérables and “Silver Linings Playbook” with eight each.

The Best Actress category also provided plenty of headlines, as “Amour”‘s Emmanuelle Riva, who became the oldest Best Actress nominee in history at age 85, was joined by “Beasts of the Southern Wild”‘s Quvenzhané Wallis, who at age nine is the youngest Best Actress nominee in history. “Zero Dark Thirty”‘s Jessica Chastain, “The Impossible”‘s Naomi Watts and “Silver Linings Playbook”‘s Jennifer Lawrence round out the category.

Lawrence was also joined on the nominee list by “Silver Linings Playbook” co-stars Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jackie Weaver, who received Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress nominations respectively. Other films receiving multiple acting nominations included “Lincoln” (Daniel Day-Lewis for Best Actor, Sally Field for Best Supporting Actress and Tommy Lee Jones for Best Supporting Actor), “Les Misérables” (Hugh Jackman for Best Actor and Anne Hathaway for Best Supporting Actress) and “The Master” (Joaquin Phoenix for Best Actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman for Best Supporting Actor and Amy Adams for Best Supporting Actress).

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Denzel Washington (“Flight”) rounded out the field for Best Actor, while “Django Unchained”‘s Christoph Waltz and “Argo” star Alan Arkin earned Best Supporting Actor nods. And Helen Hunt picked up the final nomination for Best Supporting Actress in “The Sessions.”

The 85th Academy Awards are scheduled to air live on ABC on Sunday, February 24, with red carpet coverage beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Here’s a full list of this year’s nominees, courtesy of the official Oscars website:

BEST PICTURE:
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“Zero Dark Thirty”
“Lincoln”
“Les Miserables”
“Life of Pi”
“Amour”
“Django Unchained”
“Argo”

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 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 SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”
Philip 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”

ANIMATED FEATURE
“Brave”
“Frankenweenie”
“ParaNorman”
“The Pirates! Band of Misfits”
“Wreck-It Ralph”

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Amour”
“Kon-Tiki”
“No”
“A Royal Affair”
“War Witch”

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
“5 Broken Cameras”
“The Gatekeepers
“How To Survive A Plague”
“The Invisible War”
“Searching for Sugar Man”

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
“Argo”
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
“Life of Pi”
“Lincoln”
“Silver Linings Playbook”

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
“Amour”
“Django Unchained”
“Flight”
“Moonrise Kingdom”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Anna Karenina”
“Django Unchained”
“Life of Pi”
“Lincoln”
“Skyfall”

COSTUME DESIGN
“Anna Karenina”
“Les Miserables”
“Lincoln”
“Mirror Mirror”
“Snow White and the Huntsman”

FILM EDITING
“Argo”
“Life of Pi”
“Lincoln”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
“Hitchcock”
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
“Les Miserables”

ORIGINAL SCORE
“Anna Karenina”
“Argo”
“Life of Pi”
“Lincoln”
“Skyfall”

ORIGINAL SONG
“Before My Time,” “Chasing Ice”
“Everybody Needs A Best Friend,” “Ted”
“Pi’s Lullaby,” “Life of Pi”
“Skyfall,” “Skyfall”
“Suddenly,” “Les Miserables”

PRODUCTION DESIGN
“Anna Karenina”
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
“Les Miserables”
“Life of Pi”
“Lincoln”

ANIMATED SHORT
“Adam and Dog
“Fresh Guacamole
“Head Over Heels
“Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’”
“Paperman”

LIVE ACTION SHORT
“Asad”
“Buzkashi Boys”
“Curfew”
“Death of a Shadow”
“Henry”

DOCUMENTARY SHORT
“Inocente”
“Kings Point”
“Open Heart”
“Redemption”
“Mondays at Racine”

SOUND EDITING
“Argo”
“Django Unchained”
“Life of Pi”
“Skyfall”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

SOUND MIXING
“Argo”
“Les Miserables”
“Life of Pi”
“Lincoln”
“Skyfall”

VISUAL EFFECTS
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
“Life of Pi”
“The Avengers”
“Prometheus”
“Snow White and the Huntsman”


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