The nominees for the Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning, officially sending dozens of writers, producers and actors sprinting off to pen their acceptance speeches.
"Lincoln" led the way with 12 nominations, including those for Best Picture, Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis) Best Supporting Actress (Sally Field) and Best Supporting Actor (Tommy Lee Jones). Steven Spielberg also received a Best Director nomination for the film.
Behind "Lincoln" was "Life of Pi," which picked up 11 nominations including Best Picture, Directing (Ang Lee), Adapted Screenplay, and Cinematography.
"Zero Dark Thirty," a drama about the hunt for Osama bin Laden was nominated in the Best Picture, Best Actress (Jessica Chastain), Best Original Screenplay and Sound Editing categories, but director Kathryn Bigelow didn't get a nod.
Actress Emma Stone was on hand to announce the nominees for the coveted Oscar statuettes, along with comedian and "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane. MacFarlane will also serve as the host of this year's ceremony, which is set to take place at the Dolby Theater (formerly the Kodak Theatre) on Sunday, February 24, with the live telecast airing on ABC at 7 p.m. ET.
Best Picture:ArgoLincolnSilver Linings PlaybookZero Dark ThirtyBeasts of the Southern WildLes MiserablesLife of PiAmourDjango Unchained
Best Actress:Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark ThirtyJennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings PlaybookNaomi Watts, The ImpossibleEmmanuelle Riva, AmourQuvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Best Actor:Daniel Day-Lewis, LincolnBradley Cooper, Silver Linings PlaybookDenzel Washington, FlightHugh Jackman, Les MiserablesJoaquin Phoenix, The Master
Best Supporting Actress:Sally Field, LincolnAnne Hathaway, Les MiserablesJacki Weaver, Silver Linings PlaybookHelen Hunt, The SessionsAmy Adams, The Master
Best Supporting Actor:Christoph Waltz, Django UnchainedPhilip Seymour Hoffman, The MasterRobert De Niro, Silver Linings PlaybookAlan Arkin, ArgoTommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Best Director:Michael Haneke, AmourBenh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern WildAng Lee, Life of PiSteven Spielberg, LincolnDavid O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Animated Feature Film:BraveFrankenweenieParaNormanThe Pirates! Band of MisfitsWreck-It Ralph
Best Original Screenplay: Amour, Michael HanekeDjango Unchained, Quentin TarantinoFlight, John GatinsMoonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson and Roman CoppolaZero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal
Best Adapted Screenplay:Argo, Chris TerrioBeasts of the Southern Wild, Lucy Alibar and Benh ZeitlinLife of Pi, David MageeLincoln, Tony KushnerSilver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell
Best Costume Design:Anna KareninaLes MiserablesLincolnMirror, MirrorSnow White and the Huntsman
Best Cinematography:Anna Karenina, Seams McGarveyDjango Unchained, Robert RichardsonLife of Pi, Claudio MirandaLincoln, Janusz KaminskiSkyfall, Roger Deakins
Documentary Feature:5 Broken CamerasThe GatekeepersHow to Survive a PlagueThe Invisible WarSearching for Sugar Man
Documentary Short: InocenteKings PointMondays at RacineOpen HeartRedemption
Short Film, Animated:Adam and DogFresh GuacamoleHead over HeelsMaggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare"Paperman
Short Film, Live Action:AsadBuzkashi BoysCurfewDeath of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)Henry
Visual Effects: The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyLife of PiMarvel's The AvengersPrometheusSnow White and the Huntsman
Original Score:Anna KareninaArgoLife of PiLincolnSkyfall
Original Song:"Before My Time," Chasing Ice"Everybody Needs A Best Friend," Ted"Pi's Lullaby," Life of Pi"Skyfall," Skyfall"Suddenly," Les Miserables
Foreign Language Film:Amour, AustriaKon-Tiki, NorwayNo, ChileA Royal Affair, DenmarkWar Witch, Canada
Sound Editing: Argo, Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der RynDjango Unchained, Wylie StatemanLife of Pi, Eugene Gearty and Philip StocktonSykfall, Per Hallberg and Karen Baker LandersZero Dark Thirty, Paul N.J. Ottosson
Sound Mixing:Argo: John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio GarciaLes Miserables: Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon HayesLife of Pi: Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew KuminLincoln: Andy Nelson, Gary Rdystrom and Ronald JudkinsSkyfall: Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson
Film Editing: Argo, William GoldenbergLife of Pi, Tim SquyresLincoln, Michael KahnSilver Linings Playbook, Jay Cassidy and Crispin StruthersZero Dark Thirty, Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg
Makeup and Hairstyling:HitchcockThe Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyLes Miserables
Production Design:Anna KareninaThe Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyLes MiserablesLife of PiLincoln