The race for the Oscars had some surprises when the nominees were unveiled — including no nod for directing for early favorites Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty") and Ben Affleck ("Argo"). As we head toward the Feb. 24 ceremony, "Lincoln" leads with 12 nominations as the academy embraced other major studio productions while still including small indies like "Beasts of the Southern Wild."
Catch up on The Times' coverage of "Lincoln," "Argo," "Amour," "Zero Dark Thirty," "Les Miserables" and 10 other films by clicking on an image below. Be sure to tell us who you think should take home an Oscar.
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