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'Lincoln' leads Oscars with 12 nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (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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