The Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations were just a warm-up for Thursday's big announcement: the nominees for the Academy Awards.
With 12 noms, Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" led the pack, followed by Ang Lee's "Life of Pi," which garnered 11 nominations. Some very familiar Oscar faces - including Robert De Niro, Alan Arkin and Philip Seymour Hoffman - were joined by newcomers such as 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis ("Beasts of the Southern Wild"), who made history as the youngest best actress nominee ever.
Check out who else will be battling it out for Hollywood's top prizes at the Oscars on Feb. 24.
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
"Life of Pi"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Zero Dark Thirty"
Actor in a Leading Role
Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
Hugh Jackman, "Les Misérables"
Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"
Denzel Washington, "Flight"
Actress in a Leading Role
Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour"
Quvenzhané Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Naomi Watts, "The Impossible"
Actor in a Supporting Role
Alan Arkin, "Argo"
Robert De Niro, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"
Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"
Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"
Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams, "The Master"
Sally Field, "Lincoln"
Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables"
Helen Hunt, "The Sessions"
Jacki Weaver, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"
Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln"
David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Who got snubbed?
With the nominees come the snubs. Here's who should have gotten Oscar nominations but didn't.
Bigelow wowed audiences with her 2008 drama "The Hurt Locker," and took home a best director nod for it - even beating out James Cameron (her ex-hubby) for his blockbuster "Avatar." The Academy's snub for her latest, about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, comes as a serious surprise, especially because the flick was nominated for best picture.
There was some buzz that Affleck would take home the directing Oscar for "Argo," so it's a total shock that he wasn't even nominated. The film itself - the true story of the rescue of six Americans during the Iran hostage crisis in 1979 - did receive a Best Picture nom.
"Django Unchained" is yet another best picture nominee without a director nod. But, Tarantino did get a screenplay nomination for his movie about a freed slave turned bounty hunter trying to rescue his wife in the pre-Civil War era South.
A previous Oscar winner, Cotillard seemed like an obvious choice for her work in the drama "Rust and Bone."
Critics loved his performance as a polio-stricken man looking to lose his virginity in "The Sessions". A tough role and a sensitive topic - something we thought the Academy would've recognized.
"The Master" was a critical darling, one of the year's most acclaimed films. Stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Joaquin Phoenix got nominations, but the movie was left out of the best picture race.