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'Lincoln' leads Oscars with 12 nominations

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DAVID GERMAIN
AP Movie Writer

BEVERLY HILLS, CA (AP) -- 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 9 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."

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The Oscars feature a best-picture field that ranges from five to 10 films depending on a complex formula of ballots from the 5,856 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Winners will be announced Feb. 24 live on WWAY NewsChannel 3 and ABC.

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Thumbs Up!

"Thumbs Up" on this film. For those of you that are interested in our nations history during the Civil War era, and the Emancipation Proclamation pushed by Abraham Lincoln, go see this film.
Daniel Day-Lewis is no doubt one of our most talented actors of today, plus the support cast in this film makes it without a doubt...Oscar worthy.