For a full list of 2013 Oscar Nominees, click here. The Oscar nominee list was released this morning at approximately 8:40 a.m. ET by Family Guy creator and this year’s Oscar host, Seth MacFarlane, and actress Emma Stone. Many were expecting Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), Tom Hooper (Les Misérables), Ben Affleck (Argo), and Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) to be nominated for Best Director. However, to everyone’s surprise, only Spielberg, who was left out of the Best Director nods at the BAFTAs, was named. Though Ben Affleck did not receive any Oscar nominations, he received Best Actor and Best Director BAFTA nominations.
Lincoln received the most Oscar nominations at 12, including Best Picture, Best Cinematography and Best Music (original score). Close behind with 11 nominations was Ang Lee‘s adaptation of the Yann Martel novel Life of Pi. The film received nominations for Best Director, Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects and Best Adapted Screenplay. Another pleasant surprise was the nomination of Quvenzhané Wallis for her work in Beasts of the Southern Wild. At only nine, she’s the youngest ever to be nominated in the Best Actress category. Tune in Sunday February 24 at 7 p.m. ET to watch the live ceremony on the ABC network. ~Brittnee Fleming