Oscar Nominations 2013: Some Surprising Snubs Revealed

Oscar Nominations 2013: Some Surprising Snubs Revealed

It’s the moment we have all been waiting for folks. The Oscar Nominations have finally been revealed today.

This Year’s Oscars’ host Seth MacFarlane, was joined by Emma Stone to announce the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ headquarters in Beverly Hills.

Lincoln led in earning 12 nominations, including nods for Best Picture, Best Director Steven Spielberg, Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis and Best Supporting Actress Sally Fields.

A close second, Life of Pi earned 11 nominations, while Les Miserables earned nine and Argo received seven.

Surprisingly, Ben Affleck who received high Oscar buzz did not nab a nomination as Argo’s best director.

Other major snubs in the director category include Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty and Tom Hopper for Les Miserables.

The Oscar directing nominations went instead to Michael Haneke’s Amour, Benh Zeitlin’s Beast of the Southern Wild. Favorites Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Ang Lee’s Life of Pi and David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook also all received nominations.

The Oscars are set to take place February 24.

Here are a list of some of the nominees in major categories:

The Best Picture category, which can now have anywhere from five to 10 nominees, had a total of nine nominations this year, including:

• Argo
• Amour
• Beasts of the Southern Wild
• Django Unchained
• Les Misérables
• Life of Pi
• Lincoln
• Silver Linings Playbook
• Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor
• Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
• Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
• Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
• Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
• Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Actress
• Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
• Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
• Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
• Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
• Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Supporting Actor
• Alan Arkin, Argo
• Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
• Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
• Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
• Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Supporting Actress
• Amy Adams, The Master
• Sally Field, Lincoln
• Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
• Helen Hunt, The Sessions
• Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Director
• Michael Haneke, Amour
• Ang Lee, Life of Pi
• David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
• Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
• Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

For a complete list click here: Oscar Nominations

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