LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Steven Spielberg goes into next weekend’s Oscars with the most nominations for his presidential “Lincoln,” but the momentum is all with Ben Affleck’s thriller “Argo” in the Academy Awards home straight. And while the Hollywood veteran and the young pretender vie for the Oscars best picture crown, several other frontrunners remain hard on their heels, in one of the least predictable Oscar races in recent memory.

Here are the nominees in the main categories for this year’s Oscars, as well as the the number of nominations for each film which garnered two or more nods, and their distributors.

The winners will be announced at the 85th Academy Awards show next Sunday, February 24 in the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Best picture

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

Best director

Michael Haneke for “Amour,” Benh Zeitlin for “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” Ang Lee for “Life of Pi,” Steven Spielberg for “Lincoln,” and David O. Russell for “Silver Linings Playbook.”

Best leading actor:

Bradley Cooper for “Silver Linings Playbook,” Daniel Day-Lewis for “Lincoln,” Hugh Jackman for “Les Miserables,” Joaquin Phoenix for “The Master,” and Denzel Washington for “Flight.”

Best leading actress

Jessica Chastain for “Zero Dark Thirty,” Jennifer Lawrence for “Silver Linings Playbook,” Emmanuelle Riva for “Amour,” Quvenzhane Wallis for “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” and Naomi Watts for “The Impossible.”

Best supporting actor

Alan Arkin for “Argo,” Robert De Niro for “Silver Linings Playbook,” Philip Seymour Hoffman for “The Master,” Tommy Lee Jones for “Lincoln,” and Christoph Waltz for “Django Unchained.”

Best supporting


Amy Adams for “The Master,” Sally Field for “Lincoln,” Anne Hathaway for “Les Miserables,” Helen Hunt for “The Sessions,” and Jacki Weaver for “Silver Linings Playbook.”

Best foreign

language film

“Amour” (Austria), “Kon-Tiki” (Norway), “No” (Chile), “A Royal Affair” (Denmark) and “War Witch” (Canada).

Best animated


“Brave,” “Frankenweenie,” “ParaNorman,” “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” and “Wreck-It Ralph.”

Number of nominations for films with two or more nods, and their distribution company:

“Lincoln” - 12, Walt Disney/20th Century Fox.

“Life of Pi” - 11, 20th Century Fox.

“Les Miserables” - 8, Universal.

“Silver Linings Playbook” - 8, The Weinstein Company.

“Argo” - 7, Warner Bros.

“Amour” - 5, Sony Pictures Classics.

“Django Unchained” - 5, The Weinstein Company.

“Skyfall” - 5, Sony Pictures Releasing and MGM.

“Zero Dark Thirty” - 5, Sony Pictures Releasing.

“Anna Karenina” - 4, Focus Features.

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” - 3, Warner Bros and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

“The Master” - 3, The Weinstein Company.

“Flight” - 2, Paramount.

“Snow White and the Huntsman” - 2, Universal.