10 January 2013 6:09 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

And the moment we, avid movie buffs, have been waiting for -- the 85th Annual Academy Awards nominations! Two things stuck in my mind as Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone were reading the nominees this morning; First, I was very happy that Michael Haneke's "Amour" received love from the Academy including Best Picture, Original Screenplay, Actress (Emmanuelle Riva), and Director. Second, hurray for Quvenzhané Wallis, the memorable child actress from "Beasts of the Southern Wild" received her first Best Actress Oscar nomination. She was considered a non-professional actor and was snubbed by the Screen Actors Guild, so yay for the Academy.

Speaking of "Beasts of the Southern Wild," the film received kudos for Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay (Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin), and Director for Zeitlin.

What I'm bummed about? Ben Affleck was ignored! His fantastic film, "Argo," received kudos for Best Picture and Adapted Screenplay for Chris Terrio, yet, »

- Manny

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