The nominations are out for the 2013 Oscarsand there are some real surprises and snubs by the Academy. Of course, others, like "Lincoln" and "Les Miserables" are ones that are totally expected and very deserving. Before we go to the list of nominations that made it, let's take a look at the snubs and surprises.
Some of the expected nominations that were snubbed this year include Ben Affleck for Best Director ("Argo"); Kathryn Bigelow for Best Director ("Zero Dark Thirty"); Tom Hooper for Best Director ("Les Miserables"); Helen Mirren for Best Actress ("Hitchcock"); Marion Cotillard for Best Actress ("Rust and Bone"); John Hawkes for Best Actor ("The Sessions"); Richard Gere for Best Actor ("Arbitrage"); Leonardo DiCaprio for Best Supporting Actor ("Django Unchained"); Matthew McConaughey for Best Supporting Actor ("Magic Mike"); Rian Johnson for Best Original Screenplay ("Looper"); and Best Picture snubs are "Moonrise Kingdom" and "Skyfall".
Surprises abound in this year's nominations. The oldest and youngest nominees for best actress brace a wide span with youngest ever 9-year old child actress Quvenzhané Wallis ("Beasts of the Southern Wild") and 85-year old actress Emmanuella Riva ("Amour"). And Robert Deniro received his first Oscar nomination in two decades for Best Supporting Actor ("Silver Linings Playbook"). Another surprising nomination was Joaquin Phoenix ("The Master") since the actor has called the Oscars "irrelevant" and his snub to the SAG awards. And another shocking omission this year is France's submission "The Intouchables," which was not even nominated.
BUT - to see who actually made the Oscar list, check out the nominations here and prepare for a night of glamour on February 24.
Via Marilyn Armstrong