Jan 10, 2013

By Scott Walker

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Stephen Spielberg’s Lincoln leads the pack for this year’s Oscars.

Lincoln is up for twelve nominations, including: Best Film, Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, Best Supporting Actress for Sally Field, Best Supporting Actor for Tommy Lee Jones, and Best Director for Spielberg.

Emmanuelle Riva becomes the oldest actress up for a Best Actress award for her performance in Amour. She will turn 86 on Oscar night. She’ll compete against a group that includes Quvenzhane Wallis, the youngest actress ever nominated. The nine-year old starred in Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Amour is also up for best picture, along with Argo, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Silver Linings Playbook, and Zero Dark Thirty.

There are four Canadian nominees. The child soldier saga Rebelle by Kim Nguyen has nabbed an Oscar nomination for best foreign-language film. Toronto composer Michael Danna is nominated in the Best Score and Best Song categories for his work on Life of Pi. Two Canadian films are nominated in the best live-action short category: the National Film Board’s Buzkashi Boys, and Quebec actor Yan England’s Henry.

Here are the major nominees:

Best FilmAmour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Lie of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty.

Best Actor: Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook; Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln; Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables; Joaquin Phoenix, The Master; Denzel Washington, Flight.

Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty; Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook; Emmanuelle Riva, Amour; Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild; Naomi Watts, The Impossible.

Best Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin, Argo; Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook; Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master; Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln; Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained.

Best Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, The Master; Sally Field, Lincoln; Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables; Helen Hunt, The Sessions; Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook.

Directing: Michael Haneke, Amour; Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild; Ang Lee, Life of Pi; Steven Spielberg, Lincoln; David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook.




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