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has scored her biggest career high yet, after being nominated for an

Academy Award

. The songstress, who has been put forward in the

Best Original Song

category for her 007 theme tune


, joins a handful of other Brits on the path to


glory in 2013.After congratulations flooding in over Twitter, the 24-year-old thanked her fans. "Oh my god I feel like Meryl Streep!! Thank you x," she wrote.Joining her is

Daniel Day-Lewis

, up for

Best Actor

thanks to his performance in the title role of


- the US president who steered his country through the civil war. He is up against

Denzel Washington

– leading man from



Les Miserables'Hugh Jackman


Bradley Cooper

, put forward for his part in

Silver Linings


Joaquin Phoenix

, who stars in

The Master


Naomi Watts

, who was born in Kent but moved to Australia when she was 14, has made the

Best Actress

shortlist for her role as a Tsunami survivor in

The Impossible

. She must see off competition from

Jessica Chastain

, star of

Zero Dark Thirty


Jennifer Lawrence


Silver Linings Playbook

's leading lady,



Emmanuelle Riva

and this year's youngest nominee, nine-year-old

Quvenzhane Wallis

, star of

Beasts of the Southern Wild

. For weeks, Hollywood and the world have waited with baited breath to see which actors and films would be put forward for film's most coveted prizes. On Thursday, that wait came to an end as Oscars host

Seth MacFarlane

and actress

Emma Stone

announced 2013's nominees from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. Home grown film

Les Miserables

, directed by British

The King's Speech


Tom Hooper

, was nominated in the coveted

Best Picture

category - along with

Life of Pi , Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables, Django Unchained, Amour, Argo, and Beasts of the Southern Wild

.The big screen musical adaption fared well with eight nominations in total. These included a

Best Supporting Actress

nod for

Anne Hathaway

for her moving portrayal of Fantine. Anne must see off competition from

Sally Field


Jacki Weaver


Helen Hunt


Amy Adams


Sweeping the board was

Steven Spielberg



, picking up 12 nominations in total. The presidential biopic was closely followed by

Life of Pi

, with 11. Receiving a notable seven nods, meanwhile, was


, while new Bond film


got five in total.The big prizes will be announced on Feb. 24, 2013. In the meantime, Oscar hopefuls can look forward to the

Golden Globes,

which take place on Sunday January 13. The ceremony often serves as a litmus test for who goes on to achieve an Academy Award.





85th Academy Awards® Nominations

  • Daniel Day Lewis - Lincoln
  • Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook 
  • Hugh Jackman - Les Miserables 
  • Joaquin Phoenix - The Master 
  • Denzel Washington - Flight BEST ACTRESS 
  • Naomi Watts - The Impossible  
  • Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
  • Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook  
  • Emmanuelle Riva - Amour
  • Quvenzhane Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
  • Alan Arkin  - Argo
  • Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln
  • Robert De Niro - Silver Linings Playbook
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master
  • Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained  BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  • Amy Adams - The Master
  • Sally Field - Lincoln
  • Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables
  • Helen Hunt- The Sessions
  • Jacki Weaver - Silver Linings Playbook BEST FILM
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Zero Dark Thirty  
  • Les Miserables
  • Django Unchained
  • Amour
  • Argo
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild BEST DIRECTOR
  • Michael Haneke - Amour
  • Benh Zeitlin- Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Ang Lee - Life of Pi
  • Steven Spielberg - Lincoln
  • David O.Russell - Silver Linings Playbook   BEST ORIGINAL SONG 
  • Skyfall - Adele Adkins
  • Before My Time- J. Ralph
  • Everybody Needs A Best Friend - Seth MacFarlane 
  • Pi's Lullaby -  Bombay Jayashri
  • Suddenly - Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil BEST FOREIGN FILM  
  • No - Chile
  • Amour - Austria
  • Kon Tiki - Norway
  • A Royal Affair - Denmark
  • War Witch - Canada

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