11 January 2013 09:15 | By Francis Whittaker, Sarah Hecks and Tom Oakey
85th Academy Awards Nominations Announced

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Best supporting actor nominations (© Rex Features)
  • Emma Stone and Seth McFarlane (© Getty Images)
  • Best motion picture nominations (© Rex Features / image.net)
  • Best actor nominations (© Rex Features / Reuters)
  • Best actor nominations (© Rex Features)
  • Best supporting actor nominations (© Rex Features)
  • Best actress nominations (© Wire Image / Rex Features)
  • Best supporting actress nominations (© Wire Image / Rex Features / Getty Images)
  • Best Foreign Flim nominations (© Rex Features / image.net / Weinstein Company / Nordisk Film)
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  • Alan Arkin in "Argo"
  • Robert De Niro in "Silver Linings Playbook"
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman in "The Master"
  • Tommy Lee Jones in "Lincoln"
  • Christoph Waltz in "Django Unchained"

Tommy Lee Jones has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens in Lincoln. Besides Jones, the supporting-actor contenders are Alan Arkin as a wily Hollywood producer in Argo; Robert De Niro as a football-obsessed patriarch in Silver Linings Playbook; Philip Seymour Hoffman as a dynamic cult leader in The Master; and Christoph Waltz as a genteel bounty hunter in Django Unchained. All of the actors in this category have been nominated before.