Date: 10th January 2013

85th Academy Award Nominations.

The 2013 Academy Award nominations announced in Hollywood by actors Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone.

Steven Spielberg's long-presumed Academy Awards favorite picked up 12 nominations Thursday, the most of any film. Ang Lee's Life of Pi was right behind, with 11. Les Misérables and Silver Linings Playbook earned eight each.

In the acting categories, Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln), Denzel Washington (Flight), Hugh Jackman (Les Mis), Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) and Joaquin Phoenix (The Master) are up for Best Actor.

Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) and Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) are believed to be the nominees to beat in Best Actress. Also vying for the award: Naomi Watts (The Impossible), 85-year-old Emmanuelle Riva (Amour), the oldest Best Actress hopeful ever, and 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild), the youngest.

Best film

Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life Of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best actress

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

Best actor

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

Best supporting actor

Alan Arkin - Argo
Robert De Niro - Silver Linings Playbook
Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln
Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master

Best supporting actress

Amy Adams - The Master
Sally Field - Lincoln
Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables
Helen Hunt - The Sessions
Jacki Weaver - Silver Linings Playbook

Full list of Nominations

Source: Press Release