85th Oscar Nominations Announced! Some Predictable, Others Surprising! See Full Nominees List! 


And the moment we, avid movie buffs, have been waiting for -- the 85th Annual Academy Awards nominations! Two things stuck in my mind as Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone were reading the nominees this morning; First, I was very happy that Michael Haneke's "Amour" received love from the Academy including Best Picture, Original Screenplay, Actress (Emmanuelle Riva), and Director. Second, hurray for Quvenzhané Wallis, the memorable child actress from "Beasts of the Southern Wild" received her first Best Actress Oscar nomination. She was considered a non-professional actor and was snubbed by the Screen Actors Guild, so yay for the Academy.

Speaking of "Beasts of the Southern Wild," the film received kudos for Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay (Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin), and Director for Zeitlin.

What I'm bummed about? Ben Affleck was ignored! His fantastic film, "Argo," received kudos for Best Picture and Adapted Screenplay for Chris Terrio, yet, Affleck, nominated for a Directors Guild of America Award, was snubbed! Also missing was Oscar-winner Kathryn Bigelow of "Zero Dark Thirty," which was nominated for Best Picture. And Tom Hooper of "Les Miserables," also nominated for the DGA award was snubbed, and gasp, Quentin Tarantino as well!

Here's the complete list of nominees of the 85th Annual Academy Awards! Winners will be announced live on the Oscar telecast, hosted by MacFarlane, on Feb. 24 on ABC at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.

How did the other award-giving bodies compare to the Oscar nominations? Click here to compare and contrast.

85th Annual Academy Award Nominees:

Best Picture

"Amour"
"Argo"
"Beasts Of The Southern Wild"
"Django Unchained"
"Les Miserables"
"Life Of Pi"
"Lincoln"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Director

Michael Haneke - "Amour"
Benh Zeitlin - "Beasts Of The Southern Wild"
Ang Lee - "Life Of Pi"
Steven Spielberg - "Lincoln"
David O. Russell - "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Actor In A Leading Role

Denzel Washington - "Flight"
Hugh Jackman - "Les Miserables"
Daniel Day-Lewis - "Lincoln"
Joaquin Phoenix - "The Master"
Bradley Cooper - "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Actress In A Leading Role

Emmanuelle Riva - "Amour"
Quvenzhane Wallis - "Beasts Of The Southern Wild"
Naomi Watts - "The Impossible"
Jennifer Lawrence - "Silver Linings PLaybook"
Jessica Chastain - "Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Actor In A Supporting Role

Alan Arkin - "Argo"
Christoph Waltz - "Django Unchained"
Tommy Lee Jones - "Lincoln"
Philip Seymour Hoffman - "The Master"
Robert De Niro - "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Actress In A Supporting Role

Anne Hathaway - "Les Miserables"
Sally Field - "Lincoln"
Amy Adams "The Master"
Helen Hunt - "The Sessions"
Jacki Weaver - "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Original Screenplay

Michael Haneke - "Amour"
Quentin Tarantino - "Django Unchained"
John Gatins - "Flight"
Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola - "Moonrise Kingdom"
Mark Boal - "Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Adapted Screenplay

Chris Terrio - "Argo
Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin - "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
David Magee - "Life Of Pi"
Tony Kushner - "Lincoln"
David O. Russell - "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Foreign Language Film

"Amour"
"Kon-Tiki"
"No"
"A Royal Affair"
"War Witch"

Best Animated Feature Film

"Brave"
"Frankenweenie"
"ParaNorman"
"The Pirates"
"Wreck-It Ralph"

Best Original Song

"Chasing Ice"
"Life Of Pi"
"Ted"
"Les Miserables"
"Skyfall"

Best Cinematography

Seamus McGarvey - "Anna Karenina"
Robert Richardson - "Django Unchained"
Claudio Miranda - "Life Of Pi"
Janusz Kaminski - "Lincoln"
Roger Deakins - "Skyfall"

Best Film Editing

William Goldenberg - "Argo"
Tim Squyres - "Life Of Pi"
Michael Kahn - Lincoln
Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers - "Silver Linings Playbook"
William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor - Zero Dark Thirty

Best Costume Design

Jacqueline Durran - "Anna Karenina"
Paco Delgado - "Les Miserables"
Joanna Johnston - "Lincoln"
Eiko Ishioka - "Mirror Mirror"
Colleen Atwood - "Snow White and the Huntsman"

Best Documentary Feature

"5 Broken Cameras"
"The Gatekeepers"
"How To Survive A Plague"
"The Invisible War"
"Searching For Sugar Man"

Best Visual Effects

"The Avengers"
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
"Life Of Pi"
"Prometheus"
"Snow White And The Huntsman"

Best Production Design

Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer - "Anna Karenina"
Dan Hennah, Ra Vincent, Simon Bright - "The Hobbit"
Eve Stewart - "Les Miserables"
David Gropman, Anna Pinnock - "Life Of Pi"
Rick Carter, Jim Erickson, Peter T Frank - "Lincoln"

Best Original Score

Dario Marianelli - "Anna Karenina"
Alexandre Desplat - "Argo"
Mychael Danna - "Life Of Pi"
John Williams - "Lincoln"
Thomas Newman - "Skyfall"

Best Make Up

"Hitchcock"
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
"Les Miserables"

Best Sound Editing

"Argo"
"Django Unchained"
"Life Of Pi"
"Skyfall"
"Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Sound Mixing

"Argo"
"Les Miserables"
"Life Of Pi"
"Lincoln"
"Skyfall

Best Documentary Short Film

"Inocente"
"Kings Point"
"Mondays At Racine"
"Open Heart"
"Redemption"

Best Animated Short

"Adam And Dog"
"Fresh Guacamole"
"Head Over Heels"
"Maggie Simpson In The Longest Daycare"
"Paperman"

Best Live-Action Short Film

"Asad"
"Buzkashi Boys"
"Curfew"
"Death Of A Shadow"
"Henry"

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