The historical film “Lincoln” by director Steven Spielberg, confirmed today it status as favorite in the 85th edition of the Academy Awards, with a total of 12 nominations. “Life of Pi” is the second preferred movie with 11 nominations, followed by Les Miserables and Silver Linings Playbook (8), and Argo (7).
The nominees for best actor are Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln), Denzel Washington (Flight), Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables), Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) and Joaquin Phoenix (The Master).
Nominated for Best Supporting Actress are: Sally Field (Lincoln), Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook), Helen Hunt (The Sessions) and Amy Adams (The Master).
For best supporting actor: Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained), Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master), Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook) and Alan Arkin (Argo).
The Academy also announced best foreign film nomenees: Chilean film “No” by filmmaker Pablo Larrain. His rivals are the productions Amour (Austria), War Witch (Canadá), A Royal Affair (Denmark) y Kon-Tiki (Norway).
And for best directors of 2012, were chosen David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook), Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Steven Spielberg (Lincoln), Michael Haneke (Amour) and Ben Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild).
Actress Emma Stone and comedian Seth MacFarlane will be the masters of ceremony to be held on February 24.