We have a spectacular lineup of Oscar Nominations for this year's Academy Awards:
"Lincoln" is leading the way to the top of the list for the 2013 Oscars with 12 Academy Award nominations, including best director for Steven Spielberg and best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis.
This film well deserves its Oscar nods after receiving widespread critical acclaim, with major praise directed to Day-Lewis' performance. In December 2012, the film was nominated for seven Golden Globe Awards including Best Picture, Best Director for Spielberg and winning Best Actor for Day-Lewis.
Winning a Director Oscar this year would put Spielberg in the company of Hollywood legends: John Ford, Frank Capra, and William Wyler, the only filmmakers to have won three or more Oscars for Best Director.
"Lincoln” – Best Adapted Screenplay. Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones. Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field, "Lincoln." Best Director: Steven Spielberg...Best Production Design. Best Costume Design.
In a nation divided by Civil War and carnage, “Lincoln” pursues a course of action designed to end the war and emancipate the slaves. It is an engaging biopic of America’s president’s moral courage and determination as he fights with many, including members of his own cabinet on the decision to abolish slavery.
Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" followed close behind with 11 nominations. This film is a visual wonder, a milestone in both 3D and digital. It immerses you in a tale of teen castaway, Pi, and his high seas survival. After the freighter carrying his family, and a menagerie of animals from India to Canada goes down in a storm, he must share a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger.
"Life of Pi" – This film is nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. Best Visual Effects. Best Director: Ang Lee. Best Production Design.
“Les Miserables" won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture or Comedy for Hugh Jackman and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for Anne Hathaway. It is currently nominated for eight Academy Awards that include Best Picture, Best Actor: Jackman, and Best Supporting Actress, Hathaway.
"Django Unchained" The film received critical acclaim and was nominated for five Academy Awards including: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, and Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino. At the 70th Golden Globe Awards, Waltz won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, and Tarantino won for Best Screenplay.
"Argo" – Argo received seven nominations at the 85th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Argo also earned five Golden Globe nominations, and won the Best Picture (Drama), and Best Director. It won the award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture at the 19 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Other categories include:
Best Animated Features: "Frankenweenie". "The Pirates! Band of Misfits". "Wreck-It Ralph". "Paranorman". "Brave".
Best Visual Effects: "Life of Pi". "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey". "The Avengers". "Prometheus". "Snow White and the Huntsman".
Best Cinematography: "Skyfall". "Anna Karenina". "Django Unchained". "Life of Pi".
Best Costume Design: "Anna Karenina". "Les Miserables". "Lincoln"
"Mirror Mirror". "Snow White and the Huntsman".
Best Music (Original Score): "Anna Karenina". "Argo". "Life of Pi". "Lincoln". "Skyfall".
Best Music (Original Song): "Before My Time" from "Chasing Ice". "Everybody Needs A Best Friend" from "Ted". "Pi's Lullaby" from "Life of Pi". "Skyfall" from "Skyfall". "Suddenly" from "Les Misérables".
Best Production Design: "Anna Karenina". "The Hobbit. An Unexpected Journey" "Les Misérables". "Life of Pi" "Lincoln".