The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards Thursday. “Lincoln” leads the pack with 12 nominations, followed by “Life of Pi,” which secured 11 nominations.

Best Picture


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“Life of Pi”



“Beasts of the Southern Wild”

“Silver Linings Playbook”

“Django Unchained”

“Zero Dark Thirty”

Seth MacFarlane, joined by Emma Stone, announced the 2013 Oscar nominees early Thursday. (The Washington Post)

“Les Miserables”

Best Actor In A Leading Role

Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”

Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”

Denzel Washington, “Flight”

Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”

Best Actress In A Leading Role

Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”

Quvenzhane Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”

Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”

Best Actor In A Supporting Role

Alan Arkin, “Argo”

Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”

Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”

Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”

Best Actress In A Supporting Role

Amy Adams, “The Master”

Sally Field, “Lincoln”

Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”

Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”

Jacki Weaver, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Animated Feature Film




“The Pirates! Band of Misfits”

“Wreck-It Ralph”

Achievement In Cinematography

Seamus McGarvey, “Anna Karenina”

Robert Richardson, “Django Unchained”

Claudio Miranda, “Life of Pi”

Janusz Kaminski, “Lincoln”

Roger Deakins, “Skyfall”

Costume Design

Jacqueline Durran, "Anna Karenina"

Paco Delgado, "Les Miserables"

Joanna Johnston, "Lincoln"

Eiko Ishioka, "Mirror Mirror"

Colleen Atwood, "Snow White and the Huntsman"


Michael Haneke, "Amour"

Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"

Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln"

David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"

Adapted Screenplay

Chris Terrio, “Argo”

Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

David Magee, “Life of Pi”

Tony Kushner, “Lincoln”

David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook.”

Original Screenplay

Michael Haneke, “Amour”

Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”

John Gatins, “Flight”

Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, “Moonrise Kingdom”

Mark Boal, “Zero Dark Thirty”

Production Design

“Anna Karenina”

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

“Les Miserables”

“Life of Pi”


Sound Mixing


Les Miserables”

Life of Pi”



Sound Editing


“Django Unchained”

“Life of Pi”


“Zero Dark Thirty”

Original Score

Dario Marianelli, “Anna Karenina”

Alexandre Desplat, “Argo”

Mychael Danna, “Life of Pi”

John Williams, “Lincoln”

Thomas Newman, “Skyfall”

Original Song

J. Ralph, “Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice”

Walter Murphy and Seth MacFarlane, “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from “Ted”

Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri, “Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi”

Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth, “Skyfall” from “Skyfall”

Claude-Michel Schonberg, Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil, “Suddenly” from “Les Miserables”

Documentary Feature

“5 Broken Cameras”

“The Gatekeepers”

“How to Survive a Plague”

“The Invisible War”

“Searching for Sugar Man”

Documentary (short subject)


“Kings Point”

“Mondays at Racine”

“Open Heart”


Film Editing


“Life of Pi”


“Silver Linings Playbook”

“Zero Dark Thirty”

Makeup and Hairstyling


“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

“Les Miserables”

Animated Short Film

“Adam and Dog”

“Fresh Guacamole”

“Head over Heels”

“Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare,’”


Live Action Short Film


“Buzkashi Boys”


“Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)”


Visual Effects

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

“Life of Pi”

“Marvel’s The Avengers”


“Snow White and the Huntsman”


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