Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced early this morning, with Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln leading the pack with 12 nods, including Best Picture. Director Ang Lee’s Life of Pi was second with 11 nominations.

The Oscar nominations were presented by Seth MacFarlane, who is hosting the ceremony this year, and actress Emma Stone.

Photo gallery: The 2013 Oscar nominations announcement.

In the Original Song category, no country artist was nominated this year, but list did include Adele’s “Skyfall” and the song “Suddenly” from Les Misérables.

Nominations in a handful of the high-profile categories are listed below. See CBS Local Los Angeles for the full list of Academy Award nominations.

Best motion picture of the year

• “Amour” Nominees to be determined
• “Argo” Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers
• “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers
• “Django Unchained” Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers
• “Les Misérables” Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers
• “Life of Pi” Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers
• “Lincoln” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
• “Silver Linings Playbook” Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
• “Zero Dark Thirty” Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers

Achievement in directing

• “Amour” Michael Haneke
• “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Benh Zeitlin
• “Life of Pi” Ang Lee
• “Lincoln” Steven Spielberg
• “Silver Linings Playbook” David O. Russell

Performance by an actress in a leading role

• Jessica Chastain in “Zero Dark Thirty”
• Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook”
• Emmanuelle Riva in “Amour”
• Quvenzhané Wallis in “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
• Naomi Watts in “The Impossible”

Performance by an actor in a leading role

• Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook”
• Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln”
• Hugh Jackman in “Les Misérables”
• Joaquin Phoenix in “The Master”
• Denzel Washington in “Flight”

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

• “Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice”
Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
• “Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from “Ted”
Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
• “Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi”
Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
• “Skyfall” from “Skyfall”
Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
• “Suddenly” from “Les Misérables”
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

See the full list at CBS Local Los Angeles.


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