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01/10/2013 08:55 am ET Updated Jan 10, 2013

Academy Awards Nominations: Oscars Honor 'Lincoln,' 'Zero Dark Thirty' & More For 2013

The Academy Awards nominations are here.

The 85th annual Oscars ceremony will take place on Feb. 24. Seth MacFarlane, who directed "Ted," is set to host. MacFarlane and actress Emma Stone announced the 2013 Oscar nominees on Thursday morning.

The Best Picture category will put "Lincoln," "Argo," "Zero Dark Thirty," "Les Miserables," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Life of Pi," "Django Unchained," "Amour" and "Beasts of the Southern Wild" in competition.

Daniel Day-Lewis ("Lincoln") leads the Best Actor race, with Hugh Jackman ("Les Miserables"), Bradley Cooper ("Silver Linings Playbook"), Denzel Washington ("Flight") and Joaquin Phoenix ("The Master") also grabbing nods.

Tommy Lee Jones ("Lincoln"), Alan Arkin ("Argo"), Robert De Niro ("Silver Linings Playbook") were nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category. Christoph Waltz ("Django Unchained") and Philip Seymour Hoffman ("The Master") also received Academy Awards nominations.

Jennifer Lawrence ("Silver Linings Playbook") and Jessica Chastain ("Zero Dark Thirty") were nominated for Best Actress along with Naomi Watts ("The Impossible"), Emmanuelle Riva ("Amour") and Quvenzhane Wallis ("Beasts of the Southern Wild").

Anne Hathaway ("Les Miserables"), Sally Field ("Lincoln"), Helen Hunt ("The Sessions"), Amy Adams ("The Master") and Jacki Weaver ("Silver Linings Playbook") were nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

For a full list of the Academy Awards nominations, head over to the Oscar website.

02/25/2013 1:18 AM EST

Good Night, And Good Luck

That's all from the Oscars 2013 live blog here at HuffPost Entertainment! Hope you enjoyed the show. This is Christopher Rosen, signing off.

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02/25/2013 1:07 AM EST

Ben Affleck Is Not Into Oscar Punditry

From backstage at the Oscars:

When did you feel a tipping point in your favor for this film?

Clooney: Michelle Obama.

Ben: When they gave us the trophies I was confident that we would win. I don’t get too much into the Oscar-ology and the pontificating. It doesn’t help me to read up on that stuff.

02/25/2013 1:06 AM EST

Daniel Day-Lewis' Facial Hair

Backstage at the Oscars with Daniel Day-Lewis:

Was it uncomfortable wearing the beard?

What do you mean? No it's just a beard. Do you wear your hair? It was my very own beard.

02/25/2013 12:54 AM EST

What Jennifer Lawrence Thought When She Fell

From HuffPost Los Angeles correspondent Sasha Bronner:

"A bad word. That starts with F."

02/25/2013 12:50 AM EST

Ben Affleck's Best Picture Winner Face

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02/25/2013 12:49 AM EST

Patricia Clarkson At The Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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More on Patricia Clarkson's look here.

02/25/2013 12:44 AM EST

How Movies Change During Oscar Season

Here's Awards Daily blogger Sasha Stone just after "Argo" won Best Picture.

@ AwardsDaily :

See, I told you Argo was Crash incarnate. Won the same amount of awards even.

Here's Sasha Stone on "Argo" back in October:

Have you ever seen a movie where you walk out saying, “That was just a great f--king movie”? That’s Ben Affleck’s Argo. Inexplicably, a film that draws its strength from humor and suspense, winds up being more moving the second time through. Perhaps because once you have been through the suspense part of it you get to know the characters better and therefore care about their outcomes more.

02/25/2013 12:42 AM EST

Ben Affleck's Arc

@ LouLumenick :

Affleck: Oscar winner to laughingstock to Oscar winner. You can't make these things up.

02/25/2013 12:31 AM EST

At Least Someone Liked It

@ m1keh0gan :

Tommy Lee Jones told me Seth MacFarlane was "hilarious." His favorite part? "I Saw Your Boobs." #notkidding

02/25/2013 12:28 AM EST

Daniel Day-Lewis' Meryl Streep Joke

“It’s a strange thing, because three years ago, before we decided to do a straight swap, I had actually been committed to play Margaret Thatcher, um...” he joked. “And Meryl was, was Steven’s first choice for ‘Lincoln.’ And I’d like to see that version. And Steven didn’t have to persuade me to play Lincoln, but I had to persuade him that, perhaps, if I was going to do it, that Lincoln shouldn’t be a musical.”

More on Daniel Day-Lewis' Oscar speech here.

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