Transcript for 2013 Oscar Nominations Announced
And finally tonight, the oscars. This morning, we learned the nominations, and there were some big surprises. So, all day long, movie stars celebrated and some of them even questioned the choices. Here's abc's david wright. Reporter: Today in hollywood, they're already practicing their acceptance speeches. Great to hear your name, i have to say. I mean, I was certain, by the way, that it wouldn't happen. ♪ Skyfall ♪ Reporter: Singer-songwriter, adele, recognized for her "bond" theme for "skyfall," tweeted "oh my god, I feel like meryl streep!" Oscar winner anne hathaway was thrilled to hear she was nominated. She said today, "i just started gulping for air, nervous I was going to pass out." Blood's been spilled to afford us this moment. Reporter: "Lincoln" led today's list with 12 nominations. The other major contender -- "silver linings playbook," nominated in all the big categories. First time that's happened since "raging bull." The first film in three decades to get nominations in picture, director, screen play and all four acting categories and that's an incredible feat. Reporter: The biggest snubs today -- kathryn bigelow, passed over for "zero dark thirty" and ben affleck passed over for best director for at "argo." old, the oldest ever nominee for best actress. Joining her in that category, the youngest evenominated. Quvenzhane wallis of "beasts of the southern do you know how big that is? Do I ever! Reporter: A school girl, in her first role, now up for best actress. David wright, abc news, hollywood.
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