85th Academy Awards announced, nine films nominated for Best Picture

By Daniel S Levine,

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 85th Academy Awards this morning in Los Angeles. Oscars host Seth MacFarlane and Gangster Squad actress Emma Stone announced the nominees during a press conference.

Here are the nominees for the major Oscars, which honor the best in 2012.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best Original Screenplay:
Flight
Zero Dark Thirty
Django Unchained
Amour
Moonrise Kingdom

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Argo
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Life of Pi

Best Animated Film:
Frankenweenie
Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph
Brave
ParaNorman

Best Foreign Film:
Amour
No
War Witch
A Royal Affair
Kon Tiki

You can check out the other nominees at Oscar.com The Oscars are handed out on Feb. 24 live on ABC from Los Angeles.

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