After what feels like the longest wait in Oscar history, this year's nominations for the 85th Academy Awards have finally been unveiled! Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy and Ted, was joined by actress Emma Stone, star of Superbad and The Amazing Spider-Man, who let rip with the nominations at 5:30am at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills.
Throughout Oscar history, the nominations have always been announced by members of the Academy themselves, which makes MacFarlane's appearance here something special. It was announced earlier last year that MacFarlane would host the 85th Academy Awards.
Arguably the biggest disappointment to have emerged from this year's nominations is the Best Picture snubbing of Skyfall, the latest entry in the James Bond franchise, a film which was considered to have been a serious contender. If Skyfall were to have been nominated for Best Picture, it would have been the first James Bond film in history to have received such a thing.
Skyfall, helmed by American Beauty and Jarhead director Sam Mendes, broke box office records when it was released last year and went on to become the highest-grossing James Bond film of all-time. Starring Daniel Craig in his third outing as the infamous British spy, many critics went on to call Skyfall "the best Bond film ever" and praised performances by Bond regular Judy Dench and Javier Bardem, who took the role of villain.
Also nominated for Best Picture at the 85th Academy Awards: Beasts of the Southern Wild, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Amour, Django Unchained and Argo.
The 85th Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday February 24th, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Centre and will be shown live on television by ABC. The award ceremony will also be made available to watch in over 25 countries worldwide.
You can read all of the nominations below:
Amour Argo Beasts of the Southern Wild Django Unchained Les Miserables Life of Pi Lincoln Silver Linings Playbook Zero Dark Thirty
Michael Haneke, Amour Ang Lee, Life of Pi David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook Steven Spielberg, Lincoln Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables Joaquin Phoenix, The Master Denzel Washington, Flight
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook Emmanuelle Riva, Amour Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, Argo Robert de Niro, 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 Original Screenplay
Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, Moonrise Kingdom Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty John Gatins, Denzel Washington, 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 Foreign Film
Amour - Austria Kon-Tiki - Norway No - Chile A Royal Affair - Denmark War Witch - Canada
5 Broken Cameras The Gatekeepers How to Survive a Plague The Invisible War Searching for Sugar Man
Best Documentary Short
Inocente Kings Point Mondays at Racine Open Heart Redemption
Brave: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman Frankenweenie: Tim Burton ParaNorman: Sam Fell, Chris Butler The Pirates! Band of Misfits / In an Adventure with Scientists, Peter Lord Wreck it Ralph, Rich Moore
Anna Karenina, Seamus McGarvey Django Unchained, Robert Richardson Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda Lincoln, Janusz Kaminski Skyfall, Roger Deakins
Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers, Silver Linings Playbook William Goldenberg, Argo Michael Kahn, Lincoln Tim Squyres, Life of Pi Dylan Tichenor, William Goldenberg, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Sound Editing
Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn, Argo Wylie Stateman: Django Unchained Drew Kunin, Eugene Gearty, Philip Stockton, Ron Bartlett, D. M. Hemphill: Life of Pi Per Hallberg, Karen Baker Landers: Skyfall Paul N.J. Ottosson, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Sound Mixing
Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin, Life of Pi Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes, Les Miserables Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson, Skyfall Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins, Lincoln John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia, Argo
Best Make Up And Hair
Julie Hewett, Martin Samuel, Howard Berger: Hitchcock Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rick Findlater: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Lisa Westcott, Les Miserables
Best Original Score
Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina Alexandre Desplat, Argo Mychael Danna, Life of Pi John Williams, Lincoln Thomas Newman, Skyfall
Best Original Song
"Before My Time" from Chasing Ice "Everybody Needs A Best Friend" from Ted "Pi's Lullaby" from Life of Pi "Skyfall" from Skyfall "Suddenly" from Les Misérables
Best Production Design
Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer: Anna Karenina Dan Hennah (Production Design); Ra Vincent and Simon Bright (Set Decoration), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson: Les Miserables David Gropman, Anna Pinnock: Life of Pi Rick Carter, Jim Erickson: Lincoln
Best Visual Effects
Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson, Snow White and the Huntsman Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick, Avengers Assemble Richard Stammers, Charley Henley, Trevor Wood, Paul Butterworth:Prometheus Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer: Life of Pi
Best Short Film (animated)
Adam and Dog Fresh Guacamole Head over Heels Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare" Paperman
Asad Buzkashi Boys Curfew Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw) Henry
What do you make of the results? Who else got snubbed? Who didn't deserve to be nominated? Let us know in the comments section below.