The annual Academy Awards, more popularly referred to as The Oscars are given for successful accomplishments in the field of cinema. The achievers are awarded with the Oscar statuette in a formal ceremony.
Over the years after its inception, many new categories have been introduced. The awards function is aired live for the audience in many countries around the world.
The Academy Awards ceremony is the most eagerly awaited show of many in the movie world. The excitement and anticipation about the awards begins, right with the announcement of nominations.
Academy Awards nominations for the year 2013 were announced by The Amazing Spider Man star Emma stone and Seth MacFarlane, the host of the show on January 10. The dazzling award ceremony will be televised on 24th February 2013 at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre.
Steven Spielberg directed movie “Lincoln” a historical drama, leads with 12 nominations. Ang Lee’s Life of Pi has been nominated for Best Picture and Best Director categories. “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and “Silver Linings Playbook” are the other movies that entered the nominations under various categories.
Hugh Jackman and Denzel Washington made it to the list of Best actors; Jennifer Lawrence and Naomi Watts were short listed under Best Actress categories.