Steven Spielberg’s biopic on Abraham Lincoln received 12 Oscar nominations today, Jan. 10, as the nominees for the 2013 Academy Awards were announced by “Family Guy” creator Seth McFarlane and “Gangster Squad” star Emma Stone. “Lincoln” was nominated for Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis); Best Supporting Actor (Tommy Lee Jones); and Best Supporting Actress (Sally Field).
Ang Lee’s 3D feature, “Life of Pi,” came in second with 11 nominations, including Best Picture; Best Director; and Best Adapted Screenplay.
The other nominees in the Best Picture category are “Amour;” “Argo;” “Beasts of the Southern Wild;” “Django Unchained;” “Les Miserables;” “Silver Linings Playbook;” and “Zero Dark Thirty.”
Along with Lee and Spielberg, the other nominees in the Best Director category are Michael Haeneke (“Amour”); Benh Zeitlin (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”); and David O. Russell (“Silver Linings Playbook”).
Competing against Day-Lewis in the Best Actor category are Bradley Cooper (“Silver Linings Playbook”); Hugh Jackman (“Les Miserables”); Joaquin Phoenix (“The Master”); and Denzel Washington (“Flight”).
Jessica Chastain received a nomination for her performance in Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” in the Best Actress category. Competing against her are Jennifer Lawrence (“Silver Linings Playbook”); Emmanuelle Riva (“Amour”); Quvenzhane Wallis (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”); and Naomi Watts (“The Impossible”).
Along with Jones, the nominees in the Best Supporting Actor category are Alan Arkin (“Argo”); Robert De Niro (“Silver Linings Playbook”); Philip Seymour Hoffman (“The Master”); and Christoph Waltz (“Django Unchained”).
Competing against Field in the Best Supporting Actress category are Amy Adams (“The Master”); Anne Hathaway (“Les Miserables”); Helen Hunt (“The Sessions”); and Jacki Weaver (“Silver Linings Playbook”).
The 85th Annual Academy Awards will air live on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 7e/4p on ABC.