Adele leads British nominees for this year’s Oscars

16:54 10 January 2013

Adele was nominated for her Skyfall theme tune. File picture: PA Wire

Adele was nominated for her Skyfall theme tune. File picture: PA Wire

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Adele has thanked the Academy Awards after she was nominated for her theme tune to Skyfall.

Daniel Day-Lewis is nominated in the best actor category in the Oscars. Picture: Niall Carson/PA WireDaniel Day-Lewis is nominated in the best actor category in the Oscars. Picture: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The London born singer leads a strong British field of nominees, which include Daniel Day-Lewis for best actor and UK born Naomi Watts for best actress.

She took to Twitter after learning of her nomination, writing: “Oh my god I feel like Meryl Streep!! Thank you x”.

Daniel Day-Lewis lwas nominated for best actor in US historical drama Lincoln.

A win would make it a hat-trick of best actor Oscar wins for the British-born star.

UK-born Watts faces competition from US stars including Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence who were recognised for their roles in Zero Dark Thirty and Silver Linings Playbook respectively.

Also nominated are Quvenzhane Wallis and Emmanuelle Riva.

Day-Lewis is shortlisted alongside Les Miserables star Hugh Jackman, Denzel Washington, Joaquin Phoenix and Bradley Cooper.

It is his fifth nomination in the category, which he won in 1989 for My Left Foot and in 2007 for There Will be Blood.

Adele’s nomination for best original song puts her up against Oscars host Seth MacFarlane, who is nominated for Everybody Needs A Best Friend from his film Ted.

Les Miserables, directed by The King’s Speech filmmaker Tom Hooper, is in the running for best picture but Hooper failed to get a nomination in the directing category which he won in 2010.

Also nominated for best picture are Ben Affleck’s Argo, set during the Iran hostage crisis, Beasts Of The Southern Wild and Quentin Tarantino’s western Django Unchained.

Life Of Pi, Amour, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty complete the shortlist.

The nominees also include Suddenly from Les Miserables, which was co-written by London journalist Herbert Kretzmer.

Hollywood veterans Alan Arkin, Tommy Lee Jones and Robert De Niro were all named in the supporting actor category with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christoph Waltz.

Anne Hathaway’s performance in Les Miserables saw her nominated for supporting actress along with Amy Adams, Lincoln star Sally Field, Helen Hunt and Jacki Weaver.

But today’s announcement means disappointment for Dame Judi Dench and Dame Helen Mirren, who missed out despite being tipped for possible nominations for their respective performances in Skyfall and Hitchcock.

This year’s ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on Sunday February 24.

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