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Our Oscar coverage continues. Here we overview the best acting and best directing award nominees. 



Best Actor Nominees                                 

Bradley CooperSilver Linings Playbook

 Age: 38

Previously Best Known For: “Phil” from The Hangover


Previous Oscar Nominations: None


Interesting Fact: Was a medalist on the Men's Heavyweight Crew team at Georgetown University.


Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln

Age: 55

Previously Best Known For:

“Bill Cutting” from Gangs of New York

“Daniel Plainview” from There Will Be Blood


Previous Oscar Nominations: 4

Won – Best Actor, Leading Role for There Will Be Blood (2007)

Nominated – Best Actor, Leading Role for Gangs of New York (2002)

Nominated – Best Actor, Leading Role for In The Name of The Father (1993)

Won – Best Actor, Leading Role for My Left Foot (1989)


Interesting Fact: He first became interested in acting when he learned to replicate the accent and mannerisms of people in his neighborhood to avoid standing out to bullies.


Hugh JackmanLes Misérables

Age: 44

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