| January 9, 2013

The nominees for the Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning, officially sending dozens of writers, producers and actors sprinting off to pen their acceptance speeches.

"Lincoln" led the way with 12 nominations, including those for Best Picture, Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis) Best Supporting Actress (Sally Field) and Best Supporting Actor (Tommy Lee Jones). Steven Spielberg also received a Best Director nomination for the film.

Behind "Lincoln" was "Life of Pi," which picked up 11 nominations including  Best Picture,  Directing (Ang Lee), Adapted Screenplay, and Cinematography.

"Zero Dark Thirty," a drama about the hunt for Osama bin Laden was nominated in the Best Picture, Best Actress (Jessica Chastain), Best Original Screenplay and Sound Editing categories, but director Kathryn Bigelow didn't get a nod.

Actress Emma Stone was on hand to announce the nominees for the coveted Oscar statuettes, along with comedian and "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane. MacFarlane will also serve as the host of this year's ceremony, which is set to take place at the Dolby Theater (formerly the Kodak Theatre) on Sunday, February 24, with the live telecast airing on ABC at 7 p.m. ET.

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

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

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

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

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

Best Animated Feature Film:
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Original Screenplay:
Amour, Michael Haneke
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
Flight, John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Argo, Chris Terrio
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi, David Magee
Lincoln, Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell

Best Costume Design:
Anna Karenina
Les Miserables
Mirror, Mirror
Snow White and the Huntsman

Best Cinematography:
Anna Karenina, Seams McGarvey
Django Unchained, Robert Richardson
Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda
Lincoln, Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall, Roger Deakins

Documentary Feature:
5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching for Sugar Man

Documentary Short:
Kings Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart

Short Film, Animated:
Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head over Heels
Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare"

Short Film, Live Action:
Buzkashi Boys
Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)

Visual Effects:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi
Marvel's The Avengers
Snow White and the Huntsman

Original Score:
Anna Karenina
Life of Pi

Original Song:
"Before My Time," Chasing Ice
"Everybody Needs A Best Friend," Ted
"Pi's Lullaby," Life of Pi
"Skyfall," Skyfall
"Suddenly," Les Miserables

Foreign Language Film:
Amour, Austria
Kon-Tiki, Norway
No, Chile
A Royal Affair, Denmark
War Witch, Canada

Sound Editing:
Argo, Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
Django Unchained, Wylie Stateman
Life of Pi, Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
Sykfall, Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
Zero Dark Thirty, Paul N.J. Ottosson

Sound Mixing:
Argo: John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
Les Miserables: Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
Life of Pi: Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kumin
Lincoln: Andy Nelson, Gary Rdystrom and Ronald Judkins
Skyfall: Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

Film Editing:
Argo, William Goldenberg
Life of Pi, Tim Squyres
Lincoln, Michael Kahn
Silver Linings Playbook, Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
Zero Dark Thirty, Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

Makeup and Hairstyling:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables

Production Design:
Anna Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables
Life of Pi