The 2013 Oscar nominations were announced Thursday morning in Los Angeles by upcoming Academy Awards host Seth MacFarlane and actress Emma Stone, just hours after the People's Choice Awards wrapped up.
Award season officially kicked off Wednesday night with entertainment honors bestowed by the people, the fans, directly to their favorite stars in music, television and film. Get caught up on the 2013 People's Choice Awards winners and a slideshow of the night's best and worst red carpet fashion here. Next month, over 6,000 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will vote on and announce which 2013 Oscar nominations panned out, and which fell flat; this year, doing so via a new electronic voting system.
The 85th Annual Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, on ABC. This year's Oscars will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane ("Family Guy") and is slated to begin at 4 p.m. PST; check your listings to find local times and channels, as well as red carpet coverage. Below, get the rundown on this year's Academy Award nominees. Was your favorite actor, actress or director honored or snubbed? Leave a comment below this story!
2013 Oscar Nominations: Which Academy Awards Nominees Will Win?
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
BEST ACTOR in a Leading Role:
Bradley Cooper, Silver Lining Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight
BEST ACTRESS in a Leading Role:
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Lining Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
The 2013 Academy Awards nominees for BEST ACTOR and BEST ACTRESS in a Supporting Role are:
Alan Arkin for Argo; Robert De Niro for Silver Linings Playbook; Philip Seymour Hoffman for The Master; Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln; Christopher Waltz for Django Unchained.
Amy Adams for The Master; Sally Field for Lincoln; Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables; Helen Hunt for The Sessions; Jackie Weaver for Silver Lining Playbook.
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
The film "Lincoln" is leading this year's nominations with a total of 12 nods. Interestingly, some movie fans are surprised that neither Ben Affleck nor Kathryn Bigelow received a nod for Best Direction for their films, "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty" respectively. Both critically-acclaimed films received nominations in other categories.
Also of note, a young, first-time actress named Quvenzhane Wallis, age 9, is the youngest person to ever be nominated for BEST ACTRESS in a Leading Role. Quvenzhane Wallis was just five-years-old when she worked on "Beasts of the Southern Wild", a film some critics say Wallis single-handedly "carried".