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'Lincoln' leads Oscars with 12 nominations
The Civil War saga "Lincoln" leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture, director for Steven Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. Also among the nine nominees for best picture Thursday: the old-age love story "Amour"; the Iran hostage thriller "Argo"; the independent hit "Beasts of the Southern Wild"; the slave-revenge narrative "Django Unchained"; the musical "Les Miserables"; the shipwreck story "Life of Pi"; the lost-souls romance "Silver Linings Playbook"; and the Osama bin Laden manhunt chronicle "Zero Dark Thirty."
Daniel Day-Lewis, as the 16th president in “Lincoln,” brings to life the man and his struggles as he sought to end the Civil War and reunify the country. Steven Spielberg directs the film, rated PG-13. (Dreamworks and Twentieth Century Fox via Associated Press)