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Spielberg, Ang Lee tipped as Oscar nods revealed

Published on Jan 10, 2013 9:54 AM
 
This June 7, 2012, file photo shows director Steven Spielberg at the AFI Life Achievement Award honouring Shirley MacLaine at Sony Studios in Culver City, California. Spielberg is hoping for good news on 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. -- PHOTO: CHRIS PIZZELLO/INVISION/AP

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.

 
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