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It’s that time of year again! Awards season brings much excitement to the entertainment world and this year’s Oscars nominations has everyone buzzing.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognized the work of Denzel Washington, Quentin Tarantino, and Quvenzhané Wallis for the 2013 ceremony.

Washington is nominated for best actor in a leading role for his work as Whip Whitaker in Flight. He’s no stranger to the Oscar world — this is his sixth career Academy Award nomination and his fourth for best actor. He’s won a golden statuette twice before for best supporting actor in Glory and best actor in Training Day.

Django Unchained received five nominations, including best picture, cinematography, and best supporting actor for Christoph Waltz’s performance as Dr. King Schultz. Surprisingly, Quentin Tarantino did not receive a best director nod, nor did Jamie Foxx for his leading role as slave-turned-bounty hunter Django.

Child actress Quvenzhané Wallis made history this year. At the tender age of 9, she is the Academy’s youngest best actress nominee. Her breakout role in the independent hit Beasts of the Southern Wild has received major recognition and critical acclaim. And to really prove how amazing she is, she auditioned for the role when she was just five years old! She shares the category with the Academy’s eldest nominee, 85-year-old Emmanuelle Riva for Amour.

Lincoln leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture, best director, and best actor. For a complete list of the nominees click here, and be sure to check out the show when it airs on Sunday, February 24.

Did all of your favorite stars receive Oscar nominations? Tell us your shockers of the year.

  • Nakia

    The biggest Oscar rip-off ever was when Denzel did not win best actor for Malcolm X. I don’t check for awards shows in general, but I really I don’t check for Oscar.

    • Joy

      Nakia: This is true, and the reason is that white folks didn’t give a S about Malcolm. Actually I think they didn’t understand him, and felt threatened by him; even in Denzel playing the character. Not that I give a S what white folks think

  • IW

    Really disappointed about “Rise of the Guardians” not getting a nod. Peter Ramsey would have been an amazing contender. That film was definitely snubbed! :(

  • Joy

    It would have been Fun, and also Interesting if Denzel, and Jamie weere up against each other.

  • ruggie

    Quvenzhané Wallis was amazing in “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” I found her relationship with her father to be moving. Not sure why her character is described as abused child. The father was tough for sure, but raised her to be strong, confident, smart and well loved. I haven’t seen anything like this film in a long time.

    • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com Val

      Really? So you think how her father treated her was normal treatment for a 5 year-old? Wow. He made her live alone, cook for herself, yelled constantly at her, scared her and that’s not abuse to you? I just happen to think that a 5 year old Black girl deserves better otherwise she’s being abused.

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