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Lincoln Atop The Heap With 12 Nods As 2013 Oscar Nominations Announced

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Jan. 10 2013, Updated 6:01 p.m. ET

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Lincoln led the pack with 12 nods -- among them, best picture, director, actor, and supporting actor and actress -- as Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone (hilariously) announced the nominees for the 85th Academy Awards Thursday morning at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills.

The nine best picture nominees are: LincolnBeasts of the Southern Wild, Silver Linings Playbook, Amour, Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Django Unchained and Argo.

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Among the best director nominees are: Steven Spielberg for Lincoln, Ang Lee for Life of PiDavid O. Russell for Silver Linings PlaybookMichael Haneke for Amour and Behn Zeitlin for Beasts of the Southern Wild.

For the full list of nominations, click here.

Candidates for best actor include Daniel Day-Lewis for LincolnBradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook, Hugh Jackman for Les Miserables, Joaquin Phoenix for The Master, and Denzel Washington for Flight.

Best actress nominees are Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty, Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook, Emmanuelle Riva for Amour, Quvenzhane Wallis for Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Naomi Watts for The Impossible. (Noteworthy in this category is that it includes the biggest age gap, boasting both the oldest and youngest nominees in Riva, 85, and Wallis, 9.)

Best supporting actress nominees are: Amy Adams for The MasterSally Field for LincolnAnne Hathaway for Les MiserablesHelen Hunt for The Sessions, and Jacki Weaver for Silver Linings Playbook.

The nominees for best supporting actor include: Alan Arkin for ArgoRobert De Niro for Silver Linings PlaybookPhilip Seymour Hoffman for The MasterTommy Lee Jones for Lincoln, and Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained.

MacFarlane will host the ceremony, which airs live on ABC Sunday, February 24 from The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

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