Denzel Washington Among ‘Best Actor’ Oscar Nominees

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Actor Denzel Washington has been nominated in the ‘Best Actor’ category for the 2013 Academy Awards for his role in the movie ‘Flight.’

Other contenders include actors Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln), Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables) and Joaquin Phoenix (The Master).

This is Washington’s sixth nomination and if he wins, this will be his third Oscar. ‘Flight’ premiered last Fall and featured Washington as an airline pilot that prevented a commercial airline crash, but struggled with alcoholism.

Other nominations include 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis for ‘Best Actress’ for her role in ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild.’ Wallis made history as the youngest ever Oscar nominee for ‘Best Actress’ and the youngest African American Oscar nominee. She is up for the Best Actress honor against Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Jennifer Lawrence (Siver Linings Playbook), Naomi Watts (The Impossible), and Emmanuelle Riva (Amour).

The 85th Annual Academy Awards will air on Sunday, February 24 on ABC at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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