Spielberg, Ang Lee tipped as Oscar nods revealed
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Steven Spielberg is hoping for good news Thursday as Oscar nominees are unveiled, with his "Lincoln" among the frontrunners, albeit in a wide field as Hollywood's awards season enters the home straight.
Taiwan-born Lee Ang's Life Of Pi and Osama bin Laden manhunt movie Zero Dark Thirty by Oscar-winner Kathryn Bigelow are also expected to rack up Academy Award nods, as is actor-director Ben Affleck's Iran hostage drama Argo.
Amid no overwhelming favourite so far - Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained and musical Les Miserables are also in the running - Tinseltown is holding its breath for the pre-dawn Oscar announcement.
Best actor tips include Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln, Hugh Jackman in Les Miz and Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook, while Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) and Helen Mirren (Hitchcock) lead on the actress side.