Article Photos: Spielberg's in at Oscars, Bigelow, Affleck are out 2/17

FILE - This undated publicity film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Bryan Cranston, left, as Jack OíDonnell and Ben Affleck as Tony Mendez in "Argo,"  a rescue thriller about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis.  Best-picture prospects for Oscar Nominations on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, include, âLincoln,â directed by Steven Spielberg; âZero Dark Thirty,â directed by Kathryn Bigelow; âLes Miserables,â directed by Tom Hooper; âArgo,â directed by Ben Affleck; âDjango Unchained,â directed by Quentin Tarantino; and âLife of Pi,â directed by Ang Lee.  (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Claire Folger, File)