Oscar’s announce nominees

It is that time of year again, Oscar season! This is the time where everyone in Hollywood is preparing their acceptance speeches, or their fake “good for them” look for the cameras if they happen to lose.

This years nominations were announced early in the morning Jan. 10 by Emma Stone and Seth Macfarlane. Here are some of the categories and their nominees that most people have their eye on:

Best Picture
-Beasts of the Southern Wild
-Django Unchained
-Les Miserables
-Life of Pi
-Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor
-Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”
-Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
-Denzel Washington, “Flight”
-Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”
-Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”

Best Actress
-Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”
-Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
-Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
-Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”
-Quvenzhane Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Best Supporting Actor
-Alan Arkin, “Argo”
-Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”
-Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”
-Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”
-Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”

Best Supporting Actress
-Amy Adams, “The Master”
-Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
-Sally Field, “Lincoln”
-Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
-Jacki Weaver, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Director
-Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”
-David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”
-Behn Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
-Michael Haneke, “Amour”
-Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”

Ever since the Academy expanded the Best Picture category to 10 nominees, it has become harder to predict a winner. However, some think that the award could go to either Lincoln or Silver Linings Playbook. Many believe veteran actor Daniel Day-Lewis or Hugh Jackman will take home Best Actor. For Best Actress, it is quite a close race. Past Oscar nominees Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain are both up for the award. This category also includes the youngest Oscar nominee, 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis. Best Supporting Actor could go three different ways with Tommy Lee Jones, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Robert DeNiro. Many have their predictions set on Anne Hathaway taking home Best Supporting Actress. Last but not least, Best Director could go to Steven Spielberg for Lincoln or Ang Lee for Life of Pi. This will certainly be the awards show to watch this year. All the winners will be announced during the 85th Academy Awards telecast on Feb. 24.