"Lincoln" lead the pack with an impressive 12 nods, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis. While no one batted an eye at the praise for Steven Spielberg's epic, this year's indie darling, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" was a surprise hit, racking up a number of nominations as well.
However, there are many wounded egos out there. Frontrunners Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigalow and "Django Unchained" actor Leonardo DiCaprio number some of the Academy's snubs this year.
Many of the nominees spoke out about their own reactions to the Oscar nominations. Take a look at what honorees Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and others had to say about the honor, below.