Scores from five composers were nominated for the 85th Annual Academy Awards, which is scheduled to air on Sunday, February 24 on ABC. The nominees for Original Score are:

Dario Marianelli for Anna Karenina
Alexandre Desplat for Argo
Mychael Danna for Life of Pi
John Williams for Lincoln
Thomas Newman for Skyfall

Last year only two songs were nominated for Original Song which prompted a rule change that now all but requires five nominations in the category. The nominations are:

"Before My Time" from Chasing Ice; Music and Lyrics by J. Ralph
"Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from Ted; Music by Walter Murphy and Lyrics by Seth MacFarlane
"Pi's Lullaby" from Life of Pi; Music by Mychael Danna and Lyrics by Bombay Jayashri
"Skyfall" from Skyfall; Music and Lyrics by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
"Suddenly" from Les Miserables; Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Director Steven Spielberg's Lincoln led the pack with a total of twelve nominations, followed closely by Ang Lee's Life of Pi, which received eleven.

A complete list of nominees for all categories is available from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.