Lincoln Leads Oscar Noms With 12
Notable Academy Award snubs: Kathryn Bigelow, Ben Affleck, Tom Hooper
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2013 7:54 AM CST
This publicity film image released by DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox shows Daniel Day-Lewis portraying Abraham Lincoln in the film "Lincoln."   (AP Photo/DreamWorks, Twentieth Century Fox, David James, file)

(Newser) Lincoln ruled at this morning's Academy Award nominations announcement, scoring nods in the Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay categories. In all, the Steven Spielberg drama leads with 12 nominations, the AP reports. Eight other Best Picture nominees were chosen: Life of Pi (which came in second with 11 nominations), Beasts of the Southern Wild, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables, Amour, Django Unchained, and Argo. At least three notable names were missing from the Best Director category: Ben Affleck for Argo, Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty, and Tom Hooper for Les Miserables. All three had been nominated for DGA Awards. Click for the complete list of nominees.

Seth MacFarlane helped announce this year's nominees, marking the first time since 1972 that an Oscar host has done so, USA Today reports. He joked that the 5:30am Pacific live announcements should be held at noon, since the only people awake at this hour "are either flying or having surgery." But he's probably glad he showed up, since he himself was nominated in the Best Original Song category for Ted. The Oscars air Feb. 24 at 7pm Eastern on ABC. In other awards show news, click to see highlights from last night's People's Choice Awards.

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Jan 10, 2013 12:31 PM CST
Django was the shit!
Jan 10, 2013 12:00 PM CST
I believe it did not start with Lincoln. In 1793 Eli Whitney's cotton gin was invented & made it easier for people of the north to progress. Federial Right's was an issue & the Articiles of Confederation. The 13 met in secret & wrote the U.S. Constitunion,theses states then wanted to nullification & a secession was fromed. The pro & anti slavery were then an issue. Lincolin was not elected to office till 1860. Yes is was the bloodist war & I am sure the worst but this all started before Lincoln was in office. Read a history book please.
Jan 10, 2013 10:59 AM CST
TRUTH BE TOLD ... they gave an "Oscar" to Al Gore for his "Inconvenient Truth" and they might as well give Lincoln one for being as phony as Al Gores inconvenient truth too. --- Lincoln's war killed over 500,000 American men, not counting all the families "Lincoln's war" destroyed and killed. --------- REALLY