Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:31:09 GMT | By Francis Whittaker, Sarah Hecks and Tom Oakey
85th Academy Awards Nominations Announced

Performance by an actor in a leading role



Best actor nominations (© Rex Features)
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  • Bradley Cooper in "Silver Linings Playbook"
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln"
  • Hugh Jackman in "Les Misérables"
  • Joaquin Phoenix in "The Master"
  • Denzel Washington in "Flight"

Along with Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln, the Best Actor contenders are Denzel Washington as an alcoholic airline pilot in Flight, Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean in Tom Hooper's adaptation of Les Misérables, Bradley Cooper playing a man trying to look on the bright side of life in Silver Linings Playbook and Joaquin Phoenix as a Navy veteran tantalized by a cult leader in The Master.

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