Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln earned the most Oscar nominations with 12, ahead of Ang Lee’s Life of Pi with 11 nods, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday.

Both movies are nominated for the coveted best film prize, along with Silver Linings Playbook and Les Miserables, which each earned eight nominations, and Ben Affleck’s political thriller Argo with seven.

Beyond best film, Lincoln earned nods for best director for Spielberg, best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis for his portrayal of the American president and best supporting actor for Tommy Lee Jones as abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens.

The other movies nominated for best film are Beasts of the Southern Wild, Zero Dark Thirty, Amour and Django Unchained.

Other nominees for best actor besides Day-Lewis are Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables, Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook, Joaquin Phoenix in The Master and Denzel Washington for Flight.

Best actress nominees are Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty, Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook, 85-year-old French actress Emmanuelle Riva in Amour, Naomi Watts in The Impossible and nine-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis for Beasts of the Southern Wild.

This year’s Oscars will be handed out at the climax of Hollywood’s annual awards season on February 24.

Check out all other nominees in the main categories below:

 

 

 

 

Best picture:
Amour
Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

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

Best leading actor:
Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln
Hugh Jackman for Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix for The Master
Denzel Washington for Flight

Best leading actress:
Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva for Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis for Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts for The Impossible

Best supporting actor:
Alan Arkin for Argo
Robert De Niro for Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman for The Master
Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln
Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained

Best supporting actress:
Amy Adams for The Master
Sally Field for Lincoln
Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables
Helen Hunt for The Sessions 
Jacki Weaver for Silver Linings Playbook

Best foreign language film:
Amour (Austria)
Kon-Tiki (Norway)
No (Chile)
A Royal Affair (Denmark) 
War Witch (Canada).

Best animated feature:
Brave
Frankenweenie
ParaNorman
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

– AFP RELAX NEWS