It's The Tony Awards for movie people!
The 85th Annual Academy Award nominations were announced this morning, with Broadway and off-Broadway well-represented by standout solo performances or ensemble films which thrived due in part to their stage-friendly cast lists.
Lincoln, the presidential bio-pic which employed over a dozen stage vets (Lee Pace, Beth Marvel, David Strathairn, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Jeremy Strong, Michael Stuhlbarg, David Costabile, Stephen Spinella, Colman Domingo, Bill Camp, Byron Jennings, Richard Topol, Adam Driver, S. Epatha Merkerson, Julie White!) leads the pack with 12 nominations, including a Best Screenplay nod for Tony Award-winning scribe Tony Kushner, Best Supporting Actor credit for Tommy Lee Jones and another Best Actor acknowledgement for title star Daniel Day Lewis.
Les Miz, the live-singing big screen adaptation of the Broadway classic landed 8 total nominations, including Best Picture, Best Leading Actor (Hugh Jackman), Best Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway) and Best Original Song ("Suddenly").
Jackman is joined by Broadway's (and Williamstown Theater Festival enthusiast) Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) and Tony Award winning Fences star Denzel Washington (Flight) in the Lead Actor category, while current The Heiress star Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) reps the Rialto on the Lead Actress front.
Other notable stage alums include Argo's Alan Arkin (Best Supporting Actor), and both Phillip Seymour Hoffman (Best Supporting Actor) and Amy Adams (Best Supporting Actress) in The Master.
A more complete list of nominees is as follows:
Les Misérables Zero Dark Thirty
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables)
Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
Denzel Washington (Flight)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)
Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of Southern Wild)
Naomi Watts (The Impossible)
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
Alan Arkin (Argo)
Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook)
Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Amy Adams (The Master)
Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)
Sally Field (Lincoln)
Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
Jackie Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook)
Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
Michael Haneke (Amour)
Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)
Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
"Suddenly" (Les Misérables)
"Before my Time" (Chasing Ice)
"Pi's Lullaby" (Life of Pi)
"Everybody Needs a Best Friend" (Ted)
Paco Delgado (Les Misérables)
Jacqueline Durran (Anna Karenina)
Joanna Johnston (Lincoln)
Eiko Ishioka (Mirror Mirror)
Colleen Atwood (Snow White and the Huntsman)
For a complete list of nominees, click here.
The 85th Annual Academy Awards airs February 24 at 7pm EST on ABC.
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