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Abraham Lincoln has been resurrected to lead the Oscar field with 12 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director (Steven Spielberg), Best Actor (Daniel Day Lewis), Best Supporting Actor (Tommy Lee Jones) and Best Supporting Actress (Sally Field) as well as host of other nominations. When Actress Emma Stone and Oscar Host Seth McFarlane read the nominations there were a few gasps and many surprises - the biggest being the strong showing of the indie darling Beasts of The Southern Wild which included nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress (for it's 9 year old star Quvenzhane Wallis), and Best Director (Behn Zeitlin). Another surprise was the exceptionally strong showing for the James Bond outing Skyfall in the technical categories (5 nominations).

There were many notable names and pictures that did not receive as much recognition as expected including zero nominations for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, SKyfall being passed over for Best Picture in favor of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and the exclusion of Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)from the best director list.

The 85th Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, February 24th, 2013 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and broadcast live on ABC.

Below is a complete list of the nominees:

BEST PICTURE
• Amour
• Argo
• Beasts of the Southern Wild
• Django Unchained
• Les Miserables
• Life of Pi
• Lincoln
• Silver Linings Playbook
• Zero Dark Thirty
BEST ACTOR
• Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”
• Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
• Denzel Washington, “Flight”
• Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”
• Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"
BEST ACTRESS
• Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”
• Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
• Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
• Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”
• Quvenzhane Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
• Amy Adams, “The Master”
• Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
• Sally Field, “Lincoln”
• Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
• Jacki Weaver, “Silver Linings Playbook”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
• Alan Arkin, “Argo”
• Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”
• Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”
• Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”
• Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”
BEST DIRECTOR
• David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”
• Behn Zeitlin, "Beast of the Southern Wild"
• Michael Haneke, “Amour”
• Paul Thomas Anderson, “The Master”
• Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
• “Amour”
• “Django Unchained”
• “Flight”
• “Moonrise Kingdom”
• “Zero Dark Thirty”
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
• “Argo”
• “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
• “Life of Pi”
• “Lincoln”
• “Silver Linings Playbook”
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
• “Brave”
• “Frankenweenie”
• “ParaNorman”
• “The Pirates! Band of Misfits”
• “Wreck-It Ralph”
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
• “Amour”
• “A Royal Affair”
• “No”
• “Kon-Tiki”
• “War Witch”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
• “Anna Karenina"
• “Django Unchained”
• “Life of Pi”
• “Lincoln”
• “Skyfall”
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
• “Anna Karenina”
• “Les Miserables”
• “Lincoln”
• “Mirror Mirror”
• “Snow White and the Huntsman”
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
• “5 Broken Cameras”
• “The Gatekeepers”
• “How to Survive a Plague”
• “The Invisible War”
• “Searching for Sugar Man”
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
• “Inocente”
• “Kings Point”
• “Mondays at Racine”
• “Open Heart”
• “Redemption”
BEST FILM EDITING
• “Argo”
• “Life of Pi
• “Lincoln”
• “Silver Linings Playbook”
• “Zero Dark Thirty”
BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
• “Hitchcock”
• “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
• “Les Miserables”
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
• “Anna Karenina”
• “Argo”
• “Life of Pi”
• “Lincoln”
• “Skyfall”
BEST 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 Miserables"
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
• “Anna Karenina”
• “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
• “Les Miserables”
• “Life of Pi”
• “Lincoln”
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
• “Adam and Dog”
• “Fresh Guacamole”
• “Head Over Heels”
• “Maggie Simpson in 'The Longest Daycare'”
• “Paperman”
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
• “Asad”
• “Buzkashi Boys"
• “Curfew”
• “Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)”
• “Henry”
BEST SOUND EDITING
• “Argo”
• “Django Unchained”
• “Life of Pi”
• “Skyfall”
• “Zero Dark Thirty”
BEST SOUND MIXING
• “Argo”
• “Les Miserables"
• “Life of Pi”
• “Lincoln”
• “Skyfall"
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
• “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
• “Life of Pi”
• “Marvel's The Avengers”
• “Prometheus”
• “Snow White and the Huntsman”

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