Steven Spielberg‘s historical epic drama Lincoln and Ang Lee‘s fantastical Life of Pi lead this year’s 2013 Oscar nominations. Lincoln received a total of 12 2013 Academy Award nominations. Life of Pi was a close second with 11 nominations.
In the 2013 Oscar nominations for best picture this year, the other contenders included Amour, Argo, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty. Notably missing from the list for best picture were Skyfall, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Master and Moonrise Kingdom, all of which had been considered strong competitors for the 2013 Academy Awards nominations.