This year’s  Oscar® nominations were announced by host Seth MacFarlane, along with Emma Stone, earlier toady at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, where the ceremony will take place on 24th February .
 Lincoln leads the race with 12 nominations.  Life of Pi received  11, and Silver Linings Playbook got eight.
 Les Miserables and Argo both received seven. While Django Unchained,  Zero Dark Thirty and Amour each got five nominations.

Armagh-born Seamus McGarvey was nominated for his cinematography work on Anna Karenina and Head Over Heels, the short animated movie from Irish producer Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly was  nominated for Best Short Animated Film.

The main categories:

Best picture

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best director

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

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight
Best actress

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

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