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"Lincoln" crowned Oscar frontrunner as big directors snubbed

Actors Daniel Day-Lewis shown in a scene from the film "Lincoln" in this publicity photo released to Reuters January 10, 2013. The film has been nominated for best picture for the 85th Academy Awards Thursday. The Oscars will be presented in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Walt Disney Pictures/20th Century Fox/Handout

Actors Daniel Day-Lewis shown in a scene from the film "Lincoln" in this publicity photo released to Reuters January 10, 2013. The film has been nominated for best picture for the 85th Academy Awards Thursday. The Oscars will be presented in...more

Actors Daniel Day-Lewis shown in a scene from the film "Lincoln" in this publicity photo released to Reuters January 10, 2013. The film has been nominated for best picture for the 85th Academy Awards Thursday. The Oscars will be presented in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Walt Disney Pictures/20th Century Fox/Handout
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Host Seth MacFarlane speaks at the 85th Academy Awards nominee announcements in Beverly Hills, California January 10, 2013. The Oscars will be presented Sunday February 24. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Host Seth MacFarlane speaks at the 85th Academy Awards nominee announcements in Beverly Hills, California January 10, 2013. The Oscars will be presented Sunday February 24. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Host Seth MacFarlane speaks at the 85th Academy Awards nominee announcements in Beverly Hills, California January 10, 2013. The Oscars will be presented Sunday February 24. REUTERS/Phil McCarten
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Hosts Emma Stone (L) and Seth MacFarlane read the Best Picture nominees at the 85th Academy Awards nominee announcements in Beverly Hills, California January 10, 2013. The Oscars will be presented Sunday February 24. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Hosts Emma Stone (L) and Seth MacFarlane read the Best Picture nominees at the 85th Academy Awards nominee announcements in Beverly Hills, California January 10, 2013. The Oscars will be presented Sunday February 24. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Hosts Emma Stone (L) and Seth MacFarlane read the Best Picture nominees at the 85th Academy Awards nominee announcements in Beverly Hills, California January 10, 2013. The Oscars will be presented Sunday February 24. REUTERS/Phil McCarten
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Actress Jessica Chastain is shown in a scene from the film "Zero Dark Thrity" in this publicity photo released to Reuters January 10, 2013. The film has been nominated for best picture for the 80th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills Thursday. The Oscars will be presented in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Olley/Sony Pictures/Handout

Actress Jessica Chastain is shown in a scene from the film "Zero Dark Thrity" in this publicity photo released to Reuters January 10, 2013. The film has been nominated for best picture for the 80th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills Thursday....more

Actress Jessica Chastain is shown in a scene from the film "Zero Dark Thrity" in this publicity photo released to Reuters January 10, 2013. The film has been nominated for best picture for the 80th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills Thursday. The Oscars will be presented in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Olley/Sony Pictures/Handout
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Cast member Daniel Day-Lewis poses at the premiere of "Lincoln" during the AFI Fest 2012 in Hollywood, California in this November 8, 2012 file photo. Day-Lewis has been nominated for best actor for his role in "Lincoln" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills, California January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files

Cast member Daniel Day-Lewis poses at the premiere of "Lincoln" during the AFI Fest 2012 in Hollywood, California in this November 8, 2012 file photo. Day-Lewis has been nominated for best actor for his role in "Lincoln" for the 85th Academy Awards,...more

Cast member Daniel Day-Lewis poses at the premiere of "Lincoln" during the AFI Fest 2012 in Hollywood, California in this November 8, 2012 file photo. Day-Lewis has been nominated for best actor for his role in "Lincoln" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills, California January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files
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Director and producer Steven Spielberg arrives at the 23rd annual Producers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills, California, in this January 21, 2012 file photo. Spielberg has been nominated for best director for his film "Lincoln" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files

Director and producer Steven Spielberg arrives at the 23rd annual Producers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills, California, in this January 21, 2012 file photo. Spielberg has been nominated for best director for his film "Lincoln" for the 85th Academy...more

Director and producer Steven Spielberg arrives at the 23rd annual Producers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills, California, in this January 21, 2012 file photo. Spielberg has been nominated for best director for his film "Lincoln" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files
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Cast member Sally Field poses at the premiere of "Lincoln" during the AFI Fest 2012 in Hollywood, California in this November 8, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files

Cast member Sally Field poses at the premiere of "Lincoln" during the AFI Fest 2012 in Hollywood, California in this November 8, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files

Cast member Sally Field poses at the premiere of "Lincoln" during the AFI Fest 2012 in Hollywood, California in this November 8, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files
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Actor Tommy Lee Jones takes part in a photocall at the Kursaal Centre at the 60th San Sebastian Film Festival in this September 28, 2012 file photo. Lee has been nominated for best supporting actor for his role in "Lincoln" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Vincent Wes/Files

Actor Tommy Lee Jones takes part in a photocall at the Kursaal Centre at the 60th San Sebastian Film Festival in this September 28, 2012 file photo. Lee has been nominated for best supporting actor for his role in "Lincoln" for the 85th Academy...more

Actor Tommy Lee Jones takes part in a photocall at the Kursaal Centre at the 60th San Sebastian Film Festival in this September 28, 2012 file photo. Lee has been nominated for best supporting actor for his role in "Lincoln" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Vincent Wes/Files
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Actor Bradley Cooper arrives at a special screening of his new movie "Silver Linings Playbook" in Beverly Hills, California, in this November 19, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas/Files

Actor Bradley Cooper arrives at a special screening of his new movie "Silver Linings Playbook" in Beverly Hills, California, in this November 19, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas/Files

Actor Bradley Cooper arrives at a special screening of his new movie "Silver Linings Playbook" in Beverly Hills, California, in this November 19, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas/Files
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Actor Hugh Jackman arrives for his tribute at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, in this December 11, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/Files

Actor Hugh Jackman arrives for his tribute at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, in this December 11, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/Files

Actor Hugh Jackman arrives for his tribute at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, in this December 11, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/Files
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Actor Denzel Washington poses at the premiere of "Flight" at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles, California in this October 23, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Actor Denzel Washington poses at the premiere of "Flight" at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles, California in this October 23, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Actor Denzel Washington poses at the premiere of "Flight" at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles, California in this October 23, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Actor Joaquin Phoenix poses on the red carpet during a screening for the movie "The Master" at the 69th Venice Film Festival in Venice in this September 1, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Max Rossi/Files

Actor Joaquin Phoenix poses on the red carpet during a screening for the movie "The Master" at the 69th Venice Film Festival in Venice in this September 1, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Max Rossi/Files

Actor Joaquin Phoenix poses on the red carpet during a screening for the movie "The Master" at the 69th Venice Film Festival in Venice in this September 1, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Max Rossi/Files
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Actress Naomi Watts arrives at the premiere of the movie "The Impossible" at Arclight Cinema in Hollywood, California in this December 10, 2012 file photo. Watts has been nominated for best actress for her role in "The Impossible" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10, 2013. The Oscars will be presented in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon/Files

Actress Naomi Watts arrives at the premiere of the movie "The Impossible" at Arclight Cinema in Hollywood, California in this December 10, 2012 file photo. Watts has been nominated for best actress for her role in "The Impossible" for the 85th...more

Actress Naomi Watts arrives at the premiere of the movie "The Impossible" at Arclight Cinema in Hollywood, California in this December 10, 2012 file photo. Watts has been nominated for best actress for her role in "The Impossible" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10, 2013. The Oscars will be presented in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon/Files
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Actress Jessica Chastain arrives for the premiere of "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted", in New York June 7, 2012. Chastain has been nominated for best actress for her role in "Zero Dark Thirty" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/Files

Actress Jessica Chastain arrives for the premiere of "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted", in New York June 7, 2012. Chastain has been nominated for best actress for her role in "Zero Dark Thirty" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly...more

Actress Jessica Chastain arrives for the premiere of "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted", in New York June 7, 2012. Chastain has been nominated for best actress for her role in "Zero Dark Thirty" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/Files
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Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends a news conference to promote her film "Silver Linings Playbook" during the 37th Toronto International Film Festival in this September 9, 2012 file photo. Lawrence has been nominated for best actress for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill/Files

Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends a news conference to promote her film "Silver Linings Playbook" during the 37th Toronto International Film Festival in this September 9, 2012 file photo. Lawrence has been nominated for best actress for her role in...more

Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends a news conference to promote her film "Silver Linings Playbook" during the 37th Toronto International Film Festival in this September 9, 2012 file photo. Lawrence has been nominated for best actress for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill/Files
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Actor Christoph Waltz attends the premiere of 'Django Unchained' in New York December 11, 2012. Waltz has been nominated for best supporting actor for his role in "Django Unchained" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10, 2013. The Oscars will be presented in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/Files

Actor Christoph Waltz attends the premiere of 'Django Unchained' in New York December 11, 2012. Waltz has been nominated for best supporting actor for his role in "Django Unchained" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10,...more

Actor Christoph Waltz attends the premiere of 'Django Unchained' in New York December 11, 2012. Waltz has been nominated for best supporting actor for his role in "Django Unchained" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10, 2013. The Oscars will be presented in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/Files
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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman poses on the red carpet during a screening for the movie "The Master" at the 69th Venice Film Festival in Venice in this September 1, 2012 file photo. Hoffman has been nominated for best supporting actor for his role in "The Master" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Max Ross/Files

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman poses on the red carpet during a screening for the movie "The Master" at the 69th Venice Film Festival in Venice in this September 1, 2012 file photo. Hoffman has been nominated for best supporting actor for his role in...more

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman poses on the red carpet during a screening for the movie "The Master" at the 69th Venice Film Festival in Venice in this September 1, 2012 file photo. Hoffman has been nominated for best supporting actor for his role in "The Master" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Max Ross/Files
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Actor Alan Arkin attends a news conference to promote the film ' Argo' during the 37th Toronto International Film Festival, in this September 8, 2012 file photo. Arkin has been nominated for best supporting actor for his role in "Argo" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill/Files

Actor Alan Arkin attends a news conference to promote the film ' Argo' during the 37th Toronto International Film Festival, in this September 8, 2012 file photo. Arkin has been nominated for best supporting actor for his role in "Argo" for the 85th...more

Actor Alan Arkin attends a news conference to promote the film ' Argo' during the 37th Toronto International Film Festival, in this September 8, 2012 file photo. Arkin has been nominated for best supporting actor for his role in "Argo" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill/Files
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Actress Amy Adams arrives at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences 4th annual Governors Awards in Hollywood in this December 1, 2012 file photo. Adams has been nominated for best supporting actress for her role in "The Master" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files

Actress Amy Adams arrives at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences 4th annual Governors Awards in Hollywood in this December 1, 2012 file photo. Adams has been nominated for best supporting actress for her role in "The Master" for the 85th...more

Actress Amy Adams arrives at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences 4th annual Governors Awards in Hollywood in this December 1, 2012 file photo. Adams has been nominated for best supporting actress for her role in "The Master" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files
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Actress Helen Hunt arrives at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences 4th annual Governors Awards in Holllywood in this December 1, 2012 file photo. Hunt has been nominated for best supporting actress for her role in "The Sessions" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files

Actress Helen Hunt arrives at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences 4th annual Governors Awards in Holllywood in this December 1, 2012 file photo. Hunt has been nominated for best supporting actress for her role in "The Sessions" for the 85th...more

Actress Helen Hunt arrives at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences 4th annual Governors Awards in Holllywood in this December 1, 2012 file photo. Hunt has been nominated for best supporting actress for her role in "The Sessions" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files
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Director Ang Lee attends a special screening of the film "The Life of Pi" in Los Angeles in this November 16, 2012 file photo. Lee was nominated for best director in the film "Life of Pi" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Phil McCarten/Files

Director Ang Lee attends a special screening of the film "The Life of Pi" in Los Angeles in this November 16, 2012 file photo. Lee was nominated for best director in the film "Life of Pi" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills...more

Director Ang Lee attends a special screening of the film "The Life of Pi" in Los Angeles in this November 16, 2012 file photo. Lee was nominated for best director in the film "Life of Pi" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Phil McCarten/Files
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Director David O. Russell arrives at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival gala at the Bacara Resort and Spa in Goleta, California in this December 8, 2012 file photo. Russell has been nominated for best director for his film "Silver Linings Playbook" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Klein/Files

Director David O. Russell arrives at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival gala at the Bacara Resort and Spa in Goleta, California in this December 8, 2012 file photo. Russell has been nominated for best director for his film "Silver Linings...more

Director David O. Russell arrives at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival gala at the Bacara Resort and Spa in Goleta, California in this December 8, 2012 file photo. Russell has been nominated for best director for his film "Silver Linings Playbook" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Klein/Files
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Australian actress Jacki Weaver arrives at the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California,in this February 27, 2011 file photo. Weaver has been nominated for best supporting actress for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files

Australian actress Jacki Weaver arrives at the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California,in this February 27, 2011 file photo. Weaver has been nominated for best supporting actress for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook" for the 85th Academy...more

Australian actress Jacki Weaver arrives at the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California,in this February 27, 2011 file photo. Weaver has been nominated for best supporting actress for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook" for the 85th Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files
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