It's fitting that, following an election year, the film with the most 2013 Oscar nominations is about a president, right?
The 85th Annual Academy Award nominations were announced on January 10 by this year's Oscar host Seth MacFarlane and The Amazing Spider-Man star Emma Stone.
Lincoln leads the way with 12 nominations, including Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, Best Director for Steven Spielberg, and Best Picture.
Life of Pi is next with 11 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director, although it didn't receive any acting nods.
And it was also a very big morning for Wetpaint favorite Jennifer Lawrence, whose film Silver Linings Playbook earned eight nominations. The film is nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and in all four acting categories, which is a very rare Oscar feat. Jennifer is up for Best Actress and Bradley Cooper for Best Actor for the film.
Les Misérables also earned eight nominations, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathway, who is seen as the frontrunner in that category.
Nine films in total are nominated for Best Picture this year, which is the same number as last year. A total of 10 movies can be nominated each year in the category, depending on how many votes each film gets.
But of course, just like in any year, there were some people who didn't have such a happy morning. Notable snubs include Ben Affleck, who was seen as a lock for a Best Director nod for Argo. Also surprisingly absent from the Best Director category is Kathryn Bigelow, who directed this year's Zero Dark Thirty. Kathryn won the award in 2010 for The Hurt Locker.
In the acting categories, Marion Cotillard was snubbed for Best Actress for Rust and Bone, and Leonardo DiCaprio — who has never won an Oscar — was seen as having a shot at a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Django Unchained.
And what's up with Matthew McConaughey getting ignored for Magic Mike? Not cool!
Typically, the Best Director category is used as a way of predicting who wins Best Picture. This year, since several of the strong Best Picture candidates — including Les Miz, Argo, and Zero Dark Thirty — were all snubbed in the director category, it stands to reason that Lincoln is suddenly the Best Picture frontrunner.
Adding some levity to the announcement ceremony was Seth MacFarlane. When the Best Supporting Actor nominations were announced, he and Emma pointed out that each nominee had previously won an Oscar before. "Breath of fresh air," Seth joked.
Seth seemed genuinely surprised when he was named as a nominee for Best Original Song for his tune from the film Ted. "That’s kind of cool I got nominated,” Seth told the crowd. “I get to go to the Oscars."
So who will win? We shall on find out on February 24.
And because we know you're just dying to see who got nominated for Best Sound Mixing, here is the full list of nominees, thanks to USA Today: