The 2013 Oscar nominations were announced in Hollywood early Thursday morning by actress Emma Stone and new Academy Awards host Seth MacFarlane.
At 5:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, new Oscar host Seth MacFarlane joined Gangster Squad actress Emma Stone in Beverly Hills to announce the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards that will air Sunday, February 24 on ABC.
Stone kicked off the 2013 Oscar nominations with Best Supporting Actor before moving on to Original Song, Supporting Actress, Animated Feature, Foreign Language, Adapted Screenplay, Original Screenplay, Director, Actor, Actress, and Best Picture.
Stand out highlights from the Oscar nominations included the surprise nod to Benh Zeitlin in the Best Director category for Beasts of the Southern Wild along with 85-year old Emanuelle Riva and 9-year old Quvenzhane Wallis in the Best Actress category. Riva is the oldest Best Actress nominee in Oscar history while Wallis is the youngest.
As you can see in the Oscar recap below, Seth MacFarlane’s Hitler joke didn’t go over with some stone faced press in attendance.
Noticeably absent from the nominations were Best Director nods to Argo helmer Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty, Tom Hooper for Les Miserables, and Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained.
Also snubbed by the Academy was Leonardo DiCaprio for a Best Supporting nomination for his role as the villain Calvin Candie in Django Unchained.
As for the most nominations, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln led the way with 12 Oscar nods and David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook with 11.
For the full rundown, check out our earlier coverage, 2013 Oscar Nominees Announced.
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