By Bob Nelson
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The televised Academy Awards show is Sunday evening, February 24th. There are some surprises among the nominees, and some expected names as well.
No surprises in the nine-member “best picture” list. Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln led the field with 12 nominations, and Ang Lee’s Life of Pi followed with 11 — although that film contained no best-acting nods.
The best acting category has some extremes, as well. Emmanuelle Riva, a proud former piano instructor at age 85 became the oldest best actress contender in Academy history, while nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis became the youngest-ever actress at the other extreme.