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

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BEST PICTURE

Amour

Argo

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Django Unchained

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

BEST ACTOR

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Denzel Washington, Flight

BEST ACTRESS

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Alan Arkin, Argo

Robert DeNiro, Silver Linings Playbook

Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Amy Adams, The Master

Sally Field, Lincoln

Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

BEST DIRECTOR

Michael Haneke, Amour

Ang Lee, Life of Pi

David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, Moonrise Kingdom

Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty

John Gatins, Flight

Michael Haneke, Amour

Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Tony Kushner, Lincoln

David Magee, Life of Pi

David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Chris Terrio, Argo

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Brave

Frankenweenie

ParaNorman

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Wreck-It Ralph

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Anna Karenina, Seamus McGarvey

Django Unchained, Robert Richardson

Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda

Lincoln, Janusz Kaminski

Skyfall, Roger Deakins

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran

Les Misérables, Paco Delgado

Lincoln, Joanna Johnston

Mirror Mirror, Eiko Ishioka

Snow White and the Huntsman, Colleen Atwood

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

5 Broken Cameras

The Gatekeepers

How to Survive a Plague

The Invisible War

Searching for Sugar Man

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

Inocente, Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

Kings Point, Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider

Mondays at Racine, Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan

Open Heart, Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern

Redemption, Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill

BEST FILM EDITING

Argo, William Goldenberg

Life of Pi, Tim Squyres

Lincoln, Michael Kahn

Silver Linings Playbook, Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers

Zero Dark Thirty, Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

BEST FOREIGN FILM

Amour, Austria

Kon-Tiki, Norway

No, Chile

A Royal Affair, Denmark

War Witch, Canada

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BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
 
Hitchcock, Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
 
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane

Les Misérables, Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli

Argo, Alexandre Desplat

Life of Pi, Mychael Danna

Lincoln, John Williams

Skyfall, Thomas Newman

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Before My Time from Chasing Ice, Music and Lyric by J. Ralph

Everybody Needs A Best Friend from Ted, Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane

Pi's Lullaby from Life of Pi, Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri

Skyfall from Skyfall, Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

Suddenly from Les Misérables, Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Anna Karenina, Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Production Design: Dan Hennah; Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright

Les Misérables, Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson

Life of Pi, Production Design: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock

Lincoln, Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Adam and Dog, Minkyu Lee

Fresh Guacamole, PES

Head over Heels, Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly

Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare, David Silverman

Paperman, John Kahrs

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

Asad, Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura

Buzkashi Boys, Sam French and Ariel Nasr

Curfew, Shawn Christensen

Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw), Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele

Henry, Yan England

BEST SOUND EDITING

Argo, Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn

Django Unchained, Wylie Stateman

Life of Pi, Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton

Skyfall, Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers

Zero Dark Thirty, Paul N.J. Ottosson

BEST SOUND MIXING

Argo, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia

Les Misérables, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes

Life of Pi, Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin

Lincoln, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins

Skyfall, Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White

Life of Pi, Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott

Marvel's The Avengers, Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick

Prometheus, Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill

Snow White and the Huntsman, Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

Source: USA Today

 

The 2013 Oscars airs on February 24, 2013, at 8 PM ET/7 PM CT/5 PM PT on ABC.