Beverly Hills, CA - The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards® were announced today (Thursday, Jan. 10) by this year's Oscar host, Seth MacFarlane, and actress Emma Stone.
Steven Spielberg‘s ‘Lincoln‘ led the way, receiving 12 nominations, including nods for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Daniel Day Lewis), Best Supporting Actress (Sally Field) and Best Supporting Actor (Tommy Lee Jones).
MacFarlane and Stone announced the nominees at a 5:38 a.m. from Beverly Hills via live news conference attended by more than 400 international media representatives. For a complete list of nominees, visit the official Academy Awards website, www.oscar.com.
Academy members from each of the branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.
Official screenings of all motion pictures with one or more nominations will begin for members on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Screenings will also be held at the Academy's Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood and in London, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all categories.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.
Source: Oscars publicity