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Emma Stone and Seth McFarlane
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and actress Emma Stone announced the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre.Reuters
Emmanuelle Riva
Aged 85, Emmanuelle Riva is the oldest star ever to have been nominated for Best Actress in the Oscars. She's in the running for her portrayal of Anne in Michale Haneke's Amour.Reuters
Best Picture Nominations
Django Unchained,Beasts of the Southern Wild, Silver Linings Playbook and Lincoln are amongst the films competing for the coveted Best Picture award.Reuters
Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis may be up for an Oscar hat-trick after being nominated for his portrayal of the late Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's presidential biopic, Lincoln. He already has two Oscars on his mantelpiece for My Left Foot and There will be Blood.David James/AP/Disney-DreamWor
Seth McFarlane.
The winners of the 85th Academy Awards will be revealed in Los Angeles on 24 February. The annual ceremony will be hosted by Family Guy Seth McFarlane.Reuters
Quvenzhané Wallis
Beasts of the Southern Wild star Quvenzhané Wallis has made history after becoming the youngest ever nominee for the Best Actress Oscar.http://www.badazzmofo.com

Steven Spielberg's presidential biopic Lincoln leads the Oscars charge with 12 nominations.

The Daniel Day-Lewis movie will go head to head with Quentin Tarantino's western Django Unchained, French classic Les Miserables and the surreal Life of Pi for the coveted best picture award.

While  Day-Lewis, who plays Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, is up for the Best Actor, Spielberg is in the frame for  Best Director.

Despite raking in more than $1bn worldwide, James Bond's Skyfall failed to scoop a Best Picture nomination

The film, starring Daniel Craig and Dame Judy Dench, had to make do with Best Original Song nomination for Adele's theme music, as well as nominations for cinematography and technical recognition for sound.

The nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards were read out by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, who will be hosting February's glittering ceremony, and Hollywood actress Emma Stone.

The winners will be announced at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on 24 February.

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