It's hard to think about anything other than the Golden Globe Awards this weekend--how hard do you think Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are going to kill it as hosts?--but this morning's Oscar nominations announcement did the trick. That's right: Before we even know who wins the Globes, we know who is nominated for an Academy Award. And while there were a few obvious choices--yes, Anne Hathaway has a nod for Best Supporting Actress, of course Lincoln basically swept the announcements with 12 total nominations--there were a few surprises. Like: Quvenzhane Wallis, the 9-year-old star of Beasts of the Southern Wild, becoming the youngest woman to ever be nominated for Best Actress. Or: Jennifer Lawrence, who was also nominated for Best Actress--not for The Hunger Games, but for Silver Linings Playbook. Here's the list of the major categories below (the smaller, more technical categories are announced later)--but before you finish reading let us know who your picks are to win. And then, yes, back to Golden Globes talk.
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 Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Best Picture Beasts of the Southern Wild Silver Linings Playbook Zero Dark Thirty Lincoln Les Miserables Life of Pi Amour Django Unchained Argo