85th Academy Awards Held Feb. 24; "Les MisÚrables," "Lincoln," Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway Among Nominees
By Michael Gioia
The 85th Academy Awards, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, are presented Feb. 24 at 8:30 PM ET at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and broadcast live on ABC. The star-studded film adaptation of Les Misérables — along with its two stars, Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway — are among the 2013 nominees.
Red-carpet coverage begins at 7 PM ET.
Topping the list with 12 nominations is Dreamworks' "Lincoln," the Abraham Lincoln biopic from Oscar winner Steven Spielberg and Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner, who received respective nominations for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Also nominated for the film were Daniel Day-Lewis (Best Actor in a Leading Role), Tommy Lee Jones (Best Actor in a Supporting Role), Sally Field (Best Actress in a Supporting Role) and John Williams (Best Original Score). "Lincoln" was also nominated for Best Picture.
"Les Misérables," the starry film adaptation of the award-winning musical of the same name, earned eight nominations, including Best Picture. Jackman (Best Actor in a Leading Role) and Hathaway (Best Actress in a Supporting Role) were nominated for their performances as Valjean and Fantine, respectively, and Tony-winning songwriters Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil were nominated for the new song written for the film, "Suddenly."
"Les Miz" also received nods for Costume Design, Hairstyling, Production Design and Sound Mixing.
Other front-running films include "Life of Pi," with 11 nominations, and "Argo," with seven nominations, as well as "Zero Dark Thirty," "Django Unchained" and "Amour," which each received five nods.
Other stage stars who received 2013 nominations for their film work include Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Helen Hunt, Amy Adams, Denzel Washington, Naomi Watts, Bradley Cooper and Jessica Chastain, among others.
The awards program will feature a tribute to the resurgence of movie musicals over the past decade with performances highlighting the film versions of Chicago, Dreamgirls and Les Misérables. Among those scheduled to perform are Academy Award winners Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Russell Crowe and current Oscar nominees Jackman and Hathaway as well as Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks and Helena Bonham Carter.
The evening will also boast performances by Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand.
Presenters include Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas, Jamie Foxx, Paul Rudd, Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson, John Travolta, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Ted and "Marvel's The Avengers" cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo; returning 2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep; "Chicago" cast members Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renée Zellweger and Zeta-Jones; and special guests Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron.
The broadcast will conclude with a performance by Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth and Oscar host McFarlane.
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Original Song
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Animated Feature Film
Makeup and Hairstyling
Music – Original Score
For more information and a complete list of nominees, visit Oscar.com.
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