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Lincoln and Life of Pi Lead the 85th Academy Awards Nominations

By Maria Esteves – January 14, 2013
The 85th Academy Awards Nominations were announced by this year’s Oscar host Seth MacFarlane, Academy Award nominee, and actress Emma Stone at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills, CA, on Thursday, January 10, 2013, 5:30 AM PT. Twelve Oscar nominations went to Lincoln, directed by Steven Spielberg, eleven nominations went to Life of Pi, directed by Ang Lee, and eight nominations went to Silver Linings Playbook and Les Miserables. Nine-year old actress Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild made history as the first youngest best actress Oscar nominee.

The 85th Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) for outstanding film achievements of 2012, hosted by Seth MacFarlane commence Sunday, February 24, 2013, 7:00pm ET at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood & Highland Center, California. The Oscars will be televised live in the U.S. on ABC Television Network and in over 225 countries worldwide.

The Official FREE Oscars App developed by the Academy and Disney/ABC Television Group’s Digital Media Team will provide live coverage of the Red Carpet, Governor's Ball, Academy Awards ceremony, and the official Oscar party of the night. The Oscars App now available on iPad, iPhone, iPod, including Android, Samsung’s Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note 10.1, GSIII.

Photo by Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.

This year’s Oscar nominees by category are:

Best Picture

AMOUR, produced by Margaret Ménégoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka and Michael Katz

ARGO, produced by Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney

BEASTS of the SOUTHERN WILD, produced by Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald

DJANGO UNCHAINED, produced by Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone

LES MISERABLES, produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh

LIFE OF PI, produced by Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark

LINCOLN, produced by Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, produced by Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon

ZERO DARK THIRTY, produced by Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison

Best Documentary Feature

5 BROKEN CAMERAS, directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi

THE GATEKEEPERS, directed by Dror Moreh

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE, directed by David France

THE INVISIBLE WAR, directed by Kirby Dick

SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN, directed by Malik Bendjelloul

Best Documentary Short

INOCENTE, directed by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

KINGS POINT, directed by Sari Gilman

MONDAYS AT RACINE, directed by Cynthia Wade

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