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Nominations for 85th Academy Awards, honouring the best of cinema in 2012, have been announced

Nominations for 85th Academy Awards, honouring the best of cinema in 2012, have been announced

Academy Awards

With the change of the calendar has come a flurry of awards and nominations for the year in film. The Producer’s Guild, Director’s Guild, and Writer’s Guild have announced their selections for the best efforts in various categories, and the Golden Globes, having already made their nominations, are set to air the awards ceremony on Sunday. The awards season culminates in the 85th Annual Academy Awards, which will be held on February 24th, and will be hosted by Seth McFarlane. The nominations for the awards were announced this morning by McFarlane and actress Emma Stone, and here are the nominations in the major categories

Best Supporting Actress

Sally Field for Lincoln

Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables

Jacki Weaver for Silver Linings Playbook

Helen Hunt for The Sessions

Amy Adams for The Master


Best Supporting Actor

Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained

Philip Seymour Hoffman  for The Master

Robert De Niro for Silver Linings Playbook

Alan Arkin for Argo

Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln


Best Actor

Daniel Day Lewis for Lincoln

Denzel Washington for Flight

Hugh Jackman for Les Miserables

Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook

Joaquin Phoenix for The Master


Best Actress

Naomi Watts for The Impossible

Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty

Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook

Emmanuelle Riva for Amour

Quvenzhane Wallis for Beasts of the Southern Wild


Best Director

David O Russell for Silver Linings Playbook

Ang Lee for Life of Pi

Steven Spielberg for Lincoln

Michael Haneke for Amour

Benh Zeitlin for Beasts of the Southern Wild


Best Film

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty


Les Miserables

Life of Pi


Django Unchained



Best Foreign Language Film

Amour (Austria)

War Witch (Canada)

No (Chile)

A Royal Affair (Denmark)

Kon-Tiki (Norway)


Best Documentary

5 Broken Cameras

The Gatekeepers

How to Survive a Plague

The Invisible War

Searching for Sugar Man


Best Animated Feature




The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Wreck-It Ralph


The complete list of nominees can be found here.