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‘Lincoln’ leads Oscar nominations

Heavy favorites were snubbed, independent visions celebrated, and both the youngest and oldest candidates for Best Actress in Oscar history were named as contenders when the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards were announced this morning.

Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” as expected, picked up the most nominations, with its 12 nods including Best Picture, Director, Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), Supporting Actor (Tommy Lee Jones), Supporting Actress (Sally Field), and Adapted Screenplay (Tony Kushner). But another heavily-lauded, if more controversial film, Kathryn Bigelow’s Osama bin Laden-hunt drama “Zero Dark Thirty,” was nominated for only five — including Best Picture and for Jessica Chastain’s leading role — while the filmmaker herself was snubbed for Best Director.

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