Emma Stone and upcoming Oscars host Seth MacFarland was on hand to announce the major Oscar nominations live via broadcast media early Thursday morning. The nominations announcement took place in Beverly Hills at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) Theater. Most of the nominees were not surprising, except for the inevitable snubs. Subscribers of Bright House Networks in Tampa Bay can watch the 85th Academy Awards on WFTS, channel 11 on Sunday, February 24.
“Lincoln” has consistently dominated other awards, mostly recently with BAFTA, in receiving the most nods. The Academy was no exception as the historical film on the 16th U.S. president earned a total of 12 nominations. “Life of Pi” followed closely behind with 11.
Obviously Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln was nominated for Best Actor, along with Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones in the supporting acting categories. Director Steven Spielberg was duly noted in best directing. "Lincoln" was among nine films honored for Best Picture noms.
Academy Award history was made in the Best Actress category for the oldest and youngest nominees. They are Emmanuelle Riva, 85, for “Amour” and Quvenzhane Wallis, 9, for “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” Kathryn Bigelow was snubbed for a best director nod, but gained one as film producer for “Zero Dark Thirty.” Check out the complete listing of all the 2013 Oscar nominees.