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Oscar Nominations: Lincoln Heads Field
Lincoln leads the way in nominations for the 85th Academy Awards - with Daniel Day-Lewis the major British acting hope for an Oscar.
Day-Lewis' nomination as 'best actor' is one of 12 gongs the historical drama about the former US president is in the frame for.
The 55-year-old, who has joint UK and Irish citizenship, was immediately installed as favourite for what would be his third victory in the category.
He is shortlisted alongside Les Miserables star Hugh Jackman, Denzel Washington, Joaquin Phoenix and Bradley Cooper.
Another nominated Brit is Naomi Watts, who was recognised for her role in The Impossible with a nod in the best actress category.
The same category could also see 85-year-old Emmanuelle Riva become its oldest ever winner, for Amour, with nine-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis, for Beasts Of The Southern Wild, potentially its youngest.
Les Miserables, directed by The King's Speech filmmaker Tom Hooper, is in the running for best picture but Hooper failed to get a nomination in for 'best director' - which he won in 2010.
Also nominated for best picture are Ben Affleck's Argo, set during the Iran hostage crisis, Beasts Of The Southern Wild and Quentin Tarantino's western Django Unchained.
Life Of Pi, Amour, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty complete the shortlist.
Adele's nomination for best original song puts her up against Oscars host Seth MacFarlane, who is nominated for Everybody Needs A Best Friend from his film Ted.
The nominees also include Suddenly from Les Miserables, which was co-written by London journalist Herbert Kretzmer.
Hollywood veterans Alan Arkin, Tommy Lee Jones and Robert De Niro were all named in the supporting actor category with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christoph Waltz.
Anne Hathaway's performance in Les Miserables saw her nominated for supporting actress along with Amy Adams, Lincoln star Sally Field, Helen Hunt and Jacki Weaver.
The announcement, by MacFarlane and Spiderman star Emma Stone, means disappointment for Dame Judi Dench and Dame Helen Mirren.
The pair missed out despite being tipped for possible nominations for their respective performances in Skyfall and Hitchcock.
This year's ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on February 24.
:: Complete list of nominees:
Best Picture: Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty.
Actor: Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln), Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables), Joaquin Phoenix (The Master), Denzel Washington (Flight)
Actress: Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Emmanuelle Riva (Amour), Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Naomi Watts (The Impossible).
Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin (Argo), Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook), Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master), Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained).
Supporting Actress: Amy Adams (The Master), Sally Field (Lincoln), Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), Helen Hunt (The Sessions), Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook).
Directing: Michael Haneke (Amour), Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Steven Spielberg (Lincoln), David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook).
Foreign Language Film: Amour (Austria), Kon-Tiki (Norway), No (Chile), A Royal Affair (Denmark), War Witch (Canada).
Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio (Argo), Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), David Magee (Life of Pi), Tony Kushner (Lincoln), David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook).
Original Screenplay: Michael Haneke (Amour), Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained), John Gatins (Flight), Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom), Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty).
Animated Feature Film: Brave, Frankenweenie, ParaNorman, The Pirates!, Band of Misfits, Wreck-It Ralph.
Production Design: Anna Karenina, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln.
Cinematography: Anna Karenina, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Skyfall.
Sound Mixing: Argo, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Skyfall.
Sound Editing: Argo, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Skyfall, Zero Dark Thirty.
Original Score: Anna Karenina (Dario Marianelli), Argo (Alexandre Desplat), Life of Pi (Mychael Danna), Lincoln (John Williams), Skyfall (Thomas Newman).
Original Song: 'Before My Time' Chasing Ice (J. Ralph), 'Everybody Needs a Best Friend' Ted (Walter Murphy and Seth MacFarlane), 'Pi's Lullaby' Life of Pi (Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri), 'Skyfall' Skyfall (Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth), 'Suddenly' Les Miserables (Claude-Michel Schonberg, Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil).
Costume: Anna Karenina, Les Miserables, Lincoln, Mirror Mirror, Snow White and the Huntsman.
Documentary Feature: 5 Broken Cameras, The Gatekeepers, How to Survive a Plague, The Invisible War, Searching for Sugar Man.
Documentary (short subject): Inocente, Kings Point, Mondays at Racine, Open Heart, Redemption.
Film Editing: Argo, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty.
Makeup and Hairstyling: Hitchcock, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Les Miserables.
Animated Short Film: Adam and Dog, Fresh Guacamole, Head over Heels, Maggie Simpson in 'The Longest Daycare, Paperman.
Live Action Short Film: Asad, Buzkashi Boys, Curfew, Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw), Henry.
Visual Effects: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Life of Pi, Marvel's The Avengers, Prometheus, Snow White and the Huntsman.