Quvenzhané Wallis
The young actress plays Hushpuppy in the film.

Beasts of the Southern Wild star Quvenzhané Wallis has made history after becoming the youngest ever nominee for the Best Actress Oscar.

The nine-year-old will go head-to- head with Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook ), Emmanuelle Riva (Amour) and Naomi Watts (The Impossible) for the coveted accolade.

Oscar 2013 Host Seth MacFarlane and actress Emma Stone were on hand to announce the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre.

The duo revealed the stars up for gongs in the 24 categories. The winners will be revealed in Los Angeles on Feb. 24.

IBTimes UK has the full list here:

Best Picture

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty


Les Miserables

Life of Pi


Django Unchained


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

Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Animated Film




The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Wreck-It Ralph

Best Cinematography

Anna Karenina

Django Unchained

Life of Pi



Best Costume Design

Anna Karenina

Les Misérables


Mirror Mirror

Snow White and the Huntsman

Best Documentary Feature

5 Broken Cameras

The Gatekeepers

How to Survive a Plague

The Invisible War

Searching for Sugar Man

Best Short Documentary


Kings Point

Mondays at Racine

Open Heart


Best Film Editing


Life of Pi


Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

Best Foreign Language Film




A Royal Affair

War Witch

Best Make-up and Styling


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Misérables

Best Original Score

Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli

Argo, Alexandre Desplat

Life of Pi, Mychael Danna

Lincoln, John Williams

Skyfall, Thomas Newman

Best Original Song

"Before My Time" from Chasing Ice

Music and Lyric by J. Ralph

"Everybody Needs A Best Friend" from Ted

Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane

"Pi's Lullaby" from Life of Pi

Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri

"Skyfall" from Skyfall

Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

"Suddenly" from Les Misérables

Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Best Production Design

Anna Karenina

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Misérables

Life of Pi


Best Short Animated Film

Adam and Dog

Fresh Guacamole

Head over Heels

Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare"


Best Short Film


Buzkashi Boys


Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)


Best Sound Editing


Django Unchained

Life of Pi


Zero Dark Thirty

Best Sound Mixing


Les Misérables

Life of Pi



Best Visual Effects

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Life of Pi

Marvel's The Avengers


Snow White and the Huntsman

Best Adapted Screenplay

Argo by Chris Terrio

Beasts of the Southern Wild by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin

Life of Pi by David Magee

Lincoln by Tony Kushner

Silver Linings Playbook by David O. Russell

Best Original Screenplay

Amour by Michael Haneke

Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino

Flight by John Gatins

Moonrise Kingdom by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola

Zero Dark Thirty by Mark Boal