Beverley Hills - U.S. presidential drama “Lincoln” led the pack of Oscar nominees on Thursday 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, including shipwreck tale “Life of Pi” with 11 nods, musical “Les Miserables,” Iran hostage drama “Argo,” French drama “Amour,” Osama bin laden thriller “Zero Dark Thirty,” comedy “Silver Linings Playbook,” Quentin Tarantino's “Django Unchained,” and mythological indie film “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”
This undated publicity photo provided by DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox shows Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln looking across a battlefield in the aftermath of a terrible siege in this scene from director Steven Spielberg's drama "Lincoln." A familiar lineup of Hollywood awards contenders are expected among Golden Globe nominations coming out Thursday morning, Dec. 13, 2012, whose prospects include past Oscar winners Daniel Day-Lewis, Helen Mirren, Robert De Niro and Sally Field. Other Oscar recipients may be nominated, such as Mirren and Anthony Hopkins for “Hitchcock,” Philip Seymour Hoffman for “The Master,” Helen Hunt for “The Sessions,” Marion Cotillard for “Rust and Bone,” Russell Crowe for “Les Miserables” and Alan Arkin for “Argo.” (AP Photo/DreamWorks, Twentieth Century Fox, David James)
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 February 26. - Reuters