Among the surprises, no best director nod for Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained, and Quvenzhané Wallis became the youngest best actress nominee ever at the age of nine for Beasts of the Southern Wild.

And the 2013 Oscar Nominees Are. . .

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 85th Annual Academy Awards.  Among the surprises, no best director nod for Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained, even though the film did receive nominations in the best picture and best supporting actor category. Beasts of the Southern Wild and Silver Linings Playbook both took home arm-fuls of nominations, and Quvenzhané Wallis became the youngest best actress nominee ever, at the age of nine.

Here is the list of nominees in the major categories:

Best Picture

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

Lincoln

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Amour

Django Unchained

Argo

 

Best Actor

Denzel Washington – Flight

Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook

Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables

Daniel Day-Lewis — Lincoln

Joaquin Phoenix – The Master

 

Actress

Naomi Watts — The Impossible

Jessica Chastain — Zero Dark Thirty

Jennifer Lawrence — Silver Linings Playbook

Emmanuelle Riva – Amour

Quvenzhané Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild

 

Supporing Actress

Salley Field — Lincoln

Anne Hathaway — Les Miserables

Jacki Weaver -Silver Linings Playbook

Helen Hunt – The Sessions

Amy Adams – The Master

 

Supporing Actor

Christoph Waltz  - Django Unchained

Phillip Seymour Hoffman — The Master

Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook

Alan Arkin – Argo

Tommy Lee Jones — Lincoln

 

Best Foreign Film

Amour

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War Witch

A Royal Affair

Kon Tiki

 

Best Director

David O Russell – Silver Linings Playbook

Ang Lee – Life of Pi

Steven Spielberg – Lincoln

Michael Hanake – Amour

Benh Zeitlin – Beasts of the Southern Wild

 

Animated Feature

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The Pirates: Band of Misfits

Wreck it Ralph

Paranorman

Brave

 

Original Screenplay

Flight

Zero Dark Thirty

Django Unchained

Amour

Moonrise Kingdom

 

Adapted Screenplay

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Argo

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

Life of Pi