Nominations for this year's Oscars were announced yesterday, and "Lincoln" got the most, with 12. "Life of Pi" was a close second with 11 . . . followed by "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Les Misérables" with eight. The Oscars air Sunday, February 24th on ABC. SETH MACFARLANE is hosting.
Nominations for this year's Oscars were announced yesterday, and STEVEN SPIELBERG'S "Lincoln" got the most, with 12. "Life of Pi" was a close second with 11.
--Both movies are up for Best Picture . . . along with "Argo", "Django Unchained", "Les Misérables", "Beasts of the Southern Wild", "Silver Linings Playbook", "Amour", and "Zero Dark Thirty".
--There weren't any HUGE snubs for Best Picture . . . but there were in the Best Director category. Some people expected "Zero Dark Thirty" director KATHRYN BIGELOW to not only be nominated . . . but to WIN Best Director.
--She was left out . . . along with "Les Misérables" director TOM HOOPER and "Argo" director BEN AFFLECK, who were also expected to be nominated (--Kathryn Bigelow did win a Best Director Oscar three years ago for "The Hurt Locker".)
--Here are some other things worth noting:
--"Silver Linings Playbook", which was nominated for eight Oscars, landed nominations for Best Actor (Bradley Cooper), Best Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Best Supporting Actor (Robert DeNiro) and Best Supporting Actress (Jacki Weaver).
--The Best Actress category includes 85-year-old Emmanuelle Riva ("Amour") and nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis ("Beasts of the Southern Wild"). They're the oldest and youngest actresses EVER to be nominated in the category.
(--The previous record for OLDEST Best Actress nominee was JESSICA TANDY, who was 80 when she was nominated for "Driving Miss Daisy" in 1989. She won.)
(--The record for YOUNGEST Best Actress nominee was previously held by Keisha Castle-Hughes, who was 13 when she was nominated for "Whale Rider" in 2003. She didn't win.)
(--Overall, the only two younger nominees were: Jackie Cooper, who was also nine when he became a Best Actor nominee for "Skippy" in 1931 . . .)
(--And Justin Henry, who was eight when he became a Best Supporting Actor nominee for "Kramer vs. Kramer" in 1979. Neither of them won.)
--As most people expected, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and the James Bond movie "Skyfall" got a few technical nominations, but were shut out of the major categories.
(--That being said, the Oscar ceremony is going to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Bond franchise.)
--The Oscars air Sunday, February 24th on ABC. "Family Guy" creator SETH MACFARLANE is hosting. (--Seth is also nominated for Best Original Song for "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from his movie "Ted".)
(--Here's your complete list of nominees.)
(--And if you're interested, five Oscar promos featuring Seth MacFarlane have hit the Internet. You can check them out at HollywoodReporter.com.)