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“Lincoln” Dominates Oscar Race

lincoln_does_well_at_theatersThe 16th president is a Republican even liberal Hollywood can get behind:

“Lincoln,” Steven Spielberg’s drama of the 16th president’s fight to eradicate slavery, leads the race for this year’s Academy Awards, with 12 nominations, including Best Picture.

Close behind was fellow Best Picture nominee “Life of Pi,” Ang Lee’s mystical fable of a young man stranded on a ship’s lifeboat with a voracious Bengal tiger, which received 11 nominations.

Joining them in the Best Picture category are: “Les Miserables,” an adaptation of the stage musical of love and vengeance in France against a backdrop of revolution, which earned 8 nominations total; “Argo,” winner of seven nominations, in which a CIA operative tries to evacuate Americans trapped in Tehran during the 1979 hostage crisis by pretending to be a film crew, based on a true story; and “Zero Dark Thirty” (five nominations), an account of the hunt and ultimate killing of terror leader Osama bin Laden.

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