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The Nominations Are In! Which Celeb Moms and Dads Are Up for Acting Oscars? (Photos)

The Oscar nominations are in!

Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone read the list this morning, and now everyone’s buzzing about who’s in, who’s out and who’ll walk away with that little gold statue next month.

Of the many deserving actors and actresses up for the top awards, an impressive number of them are parents: a full 13 out of 20. So we’re giving them a shout-out in our gallery here. (Not to take anything away from fellow noms Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, of course.)

Take a look at the amazing array of talent, all of whom are proud to be Oscar nominees — but even prouder to be called Mom and Dad!

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  • Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis 1 of 13
    Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis
    The Lincoln star and father of high-schooler Gabriel is surely the front-runner for this award.
  • Best Actor: Hugh Jackman 2 of 13
    Best Actor: Hugh Jackman
    On the other hand, if the Academy is in a musical frame of mind, the award could go to Jackman, father of two and a standout as Jean Valjean.
  • Best Actor: Denzel Washington 3 of 13
    Best Actor: Denzel Washington
    Twice an Oscar winner, Washington (who has four children) is up once again for his role as an impaired pilot in Flight.
  • Best Actress: Naomi Watts 4 of 13
    Best Actress: Naomi Watts
    The Impossible star Watts, who has two sons with partner Liev Schreiber, is the only mom nominated in this category.
  • Best Supporting Actor: Robert De Niro 5 of 13
    Best Supporting Actor: Robert De Niro
    The honors just keep on coming for De Niro, nominated this time around for Silver Linings Playbook. He has grown children — and a 1-year-old.
  • Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman 6 of 13
    Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Masterful as The Master, Hoffman has three children, ranging in age from 4 to 9.
  • Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones 7 of 13
    Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones
    Jones, who has two adult children, could win his second Oscar in this category for his role as Thaddeus Stevens in Lincoln.
  • Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz 8 of 13
    Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz
    The only actor from Django Unchained to be nominated, Waltz is the dad of three adult children and a 5-year-old daughter.
  • Best Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin 9 of 13
    Best Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin
    The Hollywood veteran won this award in 2006 (for Little Miss Sunshine) and is up again for his work in Argo. His other major accomplishment, of course, is raising three sons who all became actors themselves.
  • Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field 10 of 13
    Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field
    Incredibly, Field had to convince Steven Spielberg to consider her for the role of Mary Todd Lincoln. Now the mother of three adult sons is a leading candidate for the Supporting Actress award.
  • Best Supporting Actress: Helen Hunt 11 of 13
    Best Supporting Actress: Helen Hunt
    For her work as a sex surrogate in the edgy film The Sessions, Hunt could pick up her second Oscar. She's the mom of an 8-year-old daughter.
  • Best Supporting Actress: Amy Adams 12 of 13
    Best Supporting Actress: Amy Adams
    Adams, mother of a 2-year-old daughter, is nominated for her role in The Master. This is her second nomination in this category.
  • Best Supporting Actress: Jacki Weaver 13 of 13
    Best Supporting Actress: Jacki Weaver
    The Australian actress, mother of one son, is another contender for her role in Silver Linings Playbook.

[Photos: via PacificCoastNews]

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