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The nominations for the 2013 Acaemy Awards were revealed only moments ago. While there weren’t too many surprises, the one shocker is the Best Actress nomination for the 8 year old actress Quvenzhané Wallis, who made waves in “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” Not yet 10 years old, Wallis becomes the youngest person ever to be nominated in a major category.

Naturally, Denzel Washington received a nod in the Best Actor slot for his riveting role in “Flight.” Despite its sharp criticism, Quentin Tarantino‘s “Django Unchained” was blessed with a Best Picture nomination alongside “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Argo,” and “Lincoln.”

Finally, we have a real reason to watch the Oscars. We can’t wait to see if Denzel Washington,  Quvenzhané Wallis, and “Beasts of the Southern Wild” director Benh Zeitlin will walk away with trophies!

Peep the full list of nominees below.

Best Supporting Actor:

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook

Alan Arkin, Argo

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Best Supporting Actress:

Sally Field, Lincoln

Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Amy Adams, The Master

Best Director:

David O’Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Michael Haneke, Amour

Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Actor:

Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln

Denzel Washington, Flight

Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Best Actress:

Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Picture:

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty


Les Miserables

Life of Pi


Django Unchained



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