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01/10/2013 09:07 am ET

Oscar Nominations: Academy Awards Honor 'Lincoln,' 'Les Miserables' & More For 2013

The Oscar nominations have arrived.

The 85th annual Academy Awards will be handed out on Feb. 24 in Los Angeles. "Ted" director and star Seth MacFarlane will host the ceremony. MacFarlane and actress Emma Stone announced the 2013 Oscar nominees on Thursday morning.

"Lincoln," "Argo," "Zero Dark Thirty," "Les Miserables," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Life of Pi," "Django Unchained," "Amour" and "Beasts of the "Southern Wild" will compete for Best Picture.

Steven Spielberg, David O'Russell, Ang Lee, Steven Spielberg, Michael Haneke and Benh Zeitlin were nominated for Best Director.

The Best Actor category will pit presumed favorite Daniel Day-Lewis ("Lincoln") against Hugh Jackman ("Les Miserables"), Denzel Washington ("Flight"), Joaquin Phoenix ("The Master") and Bradley Cooper ("Silver Linings Playbook").

Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain lead the Best Actress category, which also includes Quvenzhané Wallis, Naomi Watts and Emmanuelle Riva.

Tommy Lee Jones ("Lincoln"), Alan Arkin ("Argo"), Robert De Niro ("Silver Linings Playbook"), Philip Seymour Hoffman ("The Master") and Christoph Waltz ("Django Unchained") were nominated for Best Supporting Actor.

"Les Miserables" star Anne Hathaway led the Best Supporting Actress category. Amy Adams ("The Master"), Helen Hunt ("The Sessions"), Sally Field ("Lincoln") and Jacki Weaver ("Silver Linings Playbook") will join Hathaway as nominees.

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