The Straits Times
Published on Jan 10, 2013

Lincoln gets leading 12 Oscar nominations, including best picture


BEVERLY HILLS (REUTERS) - US presidential drama Lincoln led the pack of Oscar nominees on Thursday, Jan 10, 2013, with 12 nominations including a nod for best picture, in the race for the world’s top film honors.

Joining Lincoln in the competition for the best movie Oscar were eight films – shipwreck tale Life of Pi with 11 nods, musical Les Miserables, Iran hostage drama Argo, French language drama Amour, Osama bin Laden thriller Zero Dark Thirty, comedy Silver Linings Playbook, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, and mythological film Beasts of the Southern Wild.

The Oscars are given out by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and this year’s winners will be named at a ceremony in Hollywood on Feb 26, 2013.

Best acting nominations went to Daniel Day-Lewis for his performance as US President Abraham Lincoln, Hugh Jackman for Les Miserables, Jessica Chastain for her role as a CIA agent in Zero Dark Thirty and Jennifer Lawrence for playing a young widow in Silver Linings Playbook.