Quvenzhané Wallis was only six when her performance in Beasts of the Southern Wild was filmed - and on Thursday she became the youngest person ever to be nominated for best actress at the Oscars.

Wallis, who says her heroes are Selena Gomez and Hannah Montana, is now just nine years old.

She will go up against Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Naomi Watts (The Impossible), Emmanuelle Riva (Amour) and Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) for the Academy Award on 24 February.

beasts of the southern wild Quvenzhane Wallis is a "force of nature" in Beasts of the Southern Wild

When interviewed by The Huffington Post UK in October Wallis revealed she hadn't even told her friends what she'd been up to.

READ THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH QUVENZHANE WALLIS HERE


"Only one friend's seen the film, he's my cousin. But they all kind of noticed, they asked 'Why are you out so much?' I said 'No reason.'"

"Whenever you tell someone, and they don't know, they'd be like 'stop lying' and 'go girl' - they'll just freak out and stuff, so it's just easier."

beasts of the southern wild Wallis with Dwight Henry who plays her father Wink in the film - "he brought me sweets"


Director Benh Zeitlin also told HuffPost UK at the time of how he hired Wallis: "I don't know what we were thinking.

"We were trying to find any film that had been led by a 6-year-old, so maybe it was madness or being naïve, but we had a faith that the story was going to find its way, that we could will miracles into existence, so we just searched and searched, and we found her."

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  • 2013 National Board Of Review Awards - Inside Arrivals

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis and Director Benh Zeitlin attend the 2013 National Board Of Review Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • 2013 National Board Of Review Awards - Inside Arrivals

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: Actors Quvenzhane Wallis and Angela Bassett attend the 2013 National Board Of Review Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • 2013 National Board Of Review Awards - Inside Arrivals

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 2013 National Board Of Review Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • 2013 National Board Of Review Awards - Inside Arrivals

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis and Director Benh Zeitlin attend the 2013 National Board Of Review Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • 2013 National Board Of Review Awards - Inside Arrivals

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 2013 National Board Of Review Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • US-ENTERTAINMENT-GOVERNOR'S AWARDS

    Actress Quvenzhane Wallis arrives at the 2012 Governors Awards at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California on December 1, 2012. The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is presenting the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Jeffery Katzenberg, and Honorary Awards to stunt performer Hal Needham, documentarian D.A. Pennebaker and arts advocate George Stevens Jr.at the inaugural Governors Awards event. AFP PHOTO / Krista KENNELL (Photo credit should read Krista Kennell/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-ENTERTAINMENT-GOVERNOR'S AWARDS

    Actress Quvenzhane Wallis arrives at the 2012 Governors Awards at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California on December 1, 2012. The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is presenting the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Jeffery Katzenberg, and Honorary Awards to stunt performer Hal Needham, documentarian D.A. Pennebaker and arts advocate George Stevens Jr.at the inaugural Governors Awards event. AFP PHOTO / Krista KENNELL (Photo credit should read Krista Kennell/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-ENTERTAINMENT-GOVERNOR'S AWARDS

    Actor Dwight Henry, actress Quvenzhane Wallis and crew of 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' arrive at the 2012 Governors Awards at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California on December 1, 2012. The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is presenting the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Jeffery Katzenberg, and Honorary Awards to stunt performer Hal Needham, documentarian D.A. Pennebaker and arts advocate George Stevens Jr.at the inaugural Governors Awards event. AFP PHOTO / Krista KENNELL (Photo credit should read Krista Kennell/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' 4th Annual Governors Awards

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 01: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' 4th Annual Governors Awards at Hollywood and Highland on December 1, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • IFP's 22nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards - Red Carpet

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis and director Benh Zeitlin attend the IFP's 22nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on November 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for IFP)

  • IFP's 22nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards - Red Carpet

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: IFP Executive Director Joana Vicente and actress Quvenzhane Wallis attend the IFP's 22nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on November 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for IFP)

  • IFP's 22nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards - Red Carpet

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis and director Benh Zeitlin attend the IFP's 22nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on November 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for IFP)

  • IFP's 22nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards - Red Carpet

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 22nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on November 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for IFP)

  • IFP's 22nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards - Cocktails

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: (L-R) Quvenzhane Wallis and Qulyndreia Wallis attend the 22nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on November 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for IFP)

  • IFP's 22nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards - Red Carpet

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: IFP Executive Director Joana Vicente and actress Quvenzhane Wallis attend the IFP's 22nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on November 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for IFP)

  • Ebony Power 100 Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the Ebony Power 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on November 2, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

  • Ebony Power 100 Gala

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the Ebony Power 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on November 2, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

  • TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents "Beasts Of The Southern Wild"

    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: Ben Richardson and Quvenzhane Wallis attends TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' on October 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

  • TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents "Beasts Of The Southern Wild"

    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' on October 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

  • TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents "Beasts Of The Southern Wild"

    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: From L to R: Sharon Waxman, Steve Pond, Benh Zeitlin, Quvenzhane Wallis, Lucy Alibar and Ben Richardson attends TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' on October 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

  • TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents "Beasts Of The Southern Wild"

    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: From L to R: Benh Zeitlin, Steve Pond, Quvenzhane Wallis, Ben Richardson, Sharon Waxman and Lucy Alibar attends TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' on October 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

  • TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents "Beasts Of The Southern Wild"

    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' on October 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

  • TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents "Beasts Of The Southern Wild"

    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' on October 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

  • TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents "Beasts Of The Southern Wild"

    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' on October 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

  • TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents "Beasts Of The Southern Wild"

    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: From L to R: Benh Zeitlin, Steve Pond, Quvenzhane Wallis, Ben Richardson, Sharon Waxman and Lucy Alibar attends TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' on October 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

  • TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents "Beasts Of The Southern Wild"

    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' on October 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

  • TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents "Beasts Of The Southern Wild"

    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' on October 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

  • 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala Presented By The Los Angeles Times - Red Carpet

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 22: Honoree Quvenzhane Wallis arrives at the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala presented by The Los Angeles Times held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 22, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for HFAG)

  • 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala Presented By The Los Angeles Times - Inside

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 22: Actress Quvenzhané Wallis, winner of the New Hollywood Award, poses with actress Susan Sarandon during the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala presented by The Los Angeles Times held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 22, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala Presented By The Los Angeles Times - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 22: Actress Quvenzhané Wallis (fashion detail) arrives at the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala presented by The Los Angeles Times held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 22, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala Presented By The Los Angeles Times - Red Carpet

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 22: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis speans at the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala presented by The Los Angeles Times held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 22, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for HFAG)

  • 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala Presented By The Los Angeles Times - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 22: Actress Quvenzhané Wallis arrives at the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala presented by The Los Angeles Times held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 22, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala Presented By The Los Angeles Times - Inside

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 22: Actress Quvenzhané Wallis poses with the New Hollywood Award the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala presented by The Los Angeles Times held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 22, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala Presented By The Los Angeles Times - Red Carpet

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 22: Actress Quvenzhané Wallis arrives at the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala presented by The Los Angeles Times held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 22, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for HFAG)

  • 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala Presented By The Los Angeles Times - Red Carpet

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 22: Honoree Quvenzhane Wallis arrives at the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala presented by The Los Angeles Times held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 22, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for HFAG)

  • 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala Presented By The Los Angeles Times - Backstage

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 22: (L-R) Honoree Quvenzhane Wallis and actress Susan Sarandon pose with the New Hollywood Award backstage at the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala presented by The Los Angeles Times held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 22, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for HFAG)

  • 56th BFI London Film Festival: Beasts Of The Southern Wild

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

  • 56th BFI London Film Festival: Beasts Of The Southern Wild

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Director Benh Zeitlin and actress Quvenzhane Wallis attend the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

  • 56th BFI London Film Festival: Beasts Of The Southern Wild

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

  • 56th BFI London Film Festival: Beasts Of The Southern Wild

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis with her mother Qulyndreia Wallis attend the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

  • 56th BFI London Film Festival: Beasts Of The Southern Wild

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Director Benh Zeitlin and actress Quvenzhane Wallis attend the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

  • 56th BFI London Film Festival: Beasts Of The Southern Wild

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

  • 56th BFI London Film Festival: Beasts Of The Southern Wild

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

  • 56th BFI London Film Festival: Beasts Of The Southern Wild

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

  • 56th BFI London Film Festival: Beasts Of The Southern Wild

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis with her mother Qulyndreia Wallis attend the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

  • 56th BFI London Film Festival: Beasts Of The Southern Wild

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis with her mother Qulyndreia Wallis attend the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

  • 56th BFI London Film Festival: Beasts Of The Southern Wild

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Director Benh Zeitlin and actress Quvenzhane Wallis attend the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

  • 56th BFI London Film Festival: Beasts Of The Southern Wild

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

  • 56th BFI London Film Festival: Beasts Of The Southern Wild

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

  • 56th BFI London Film Festival: Beasts Of The Southern Wild

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

  • 56th BFI London Film Festival: Beasts Of The Southern Wild

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Director Benh Zeitlin and actress Quvenzhane Wallis attend the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2013 IN PICTURES

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  • Emma Stone, Seth MacFarlane

    Actress Emma Stone and 2013 Oscar host Seth MacFarlane present the 85th Academy Awards nominations for Best Picture on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2012 in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 85th Annual Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Photo)

  • Emma Stone, Seth MacFarlane

    Actress Emma Stone and 2013 Oscar host Seth MacFarlane present the 85th Academy Awards nominations for Best Actor on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2012 in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 85th Annual Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Photo)

  • Emma Stone, Seth MacFarlane

    Actress Emma Stone and 2013 Oscar host Seth MacFarlane present the 85th Academy Awards nominations for Best Director on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2012 in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 85th Annual Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Photo)

  • Emma Stone, Seth MacFarlane

    Actress Emma Stone and 2013 Oscar host Seth MacFarlane present the 85th Academy Awards nominations for Supporting Actor on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2012 in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 85th Annual Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Photo)

  • 85th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane announce the nominees at the 85th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 10, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 85th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane announce the nominees for Best Picture at the 85th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 10, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • US-ENTERTAINMENT-OSCAR-NOMINATIONS

    The Oscar nominees for Best Picture are announced by Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 10, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. Steven Spielberg is hoping for good news Thursday as Oscar nominees are unveiled, with his 'Lincoln' among frontrunners, albeit in a wide field as Hollywood's awards season enters the home straight. The nominations for the 2013 Academy Awards were held at at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, in California for the famous golden statuettes, to be handed out on February 24. AFP PHOTO/ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-ENTERTAINMENT-OSCAR-NOMINATIONS

    The Oscar nominees for Best Foreign Language film are announced by Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 10, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. Steven Spielberg is hoping for good news Thursday as Oscar nominees are unveiled, with his 'Lincoln' among frontrunners, albeit in a wide field as Hollywood's awards season enters the home straight. The nominations for the 2013 Academy Awards were held at at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, in California for the famous golden statuettes, to be handed out on February 24. AFP PHOTO/ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-ENTERTAINMENT-OSCAR-NOMINATIONS

    The Oscar nominees for Best Actress are announced by Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone at the Samuel Goldwyn Theartre on January 10, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. The 85th Annual Academy Awards will take place February 24. AFP PHOTO/ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 85th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane announce the nominees for Best Director at the 85th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 10, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • US-ENTERTAINMENT-OSCAR-NOMINATIONS

    The Oscar nominees for Best Supporting Actress are announced by Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 10, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. Steven Spielberg is hoping for good news Thursday as Oscar nominees are unveiled, with his 'Lincoln' among frontrunners, albeit in a wide field as Hollywood's awards season enters the home straight. The nominations for the 2013 Academy Awards were held at at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, in California for the famous golden statuettes, to be handed out on February 24. AFP PHOTO/ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-ENTERTAINMENT-OSCAR-NOMINATIONS

    The nominees for Best Supporting Actors are announced by Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 10, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. Steven Spielberg is hoping for good news Thursday as Oscar nominees are unveiled, with his 'Lincoln' among frontrunners, albeit in a wide field as Hollywood's awards season enters the home straight. The nominations for the 2013 Academy Awards were held at at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, in California for the famous golden statuettes, to be handed out on February 24. AFP PHOTO/ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-ENTERTAINMENT-OSCAR-NOMINATIONS

    The Oscar nominees for Best Actor are announced by Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 10, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. Steven Spielberg is hoping for good news Thursday as Oscar nominees are unveiled, with his 'Lincoln' among frontrunners, albeit in a wide field as Hollywood's awards season enters the home straight. The nominations for the 2013 Academy Awards were held at at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, in California for the famous golden statuettes, to be handed out on February 24. AFP PHOTO/ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 85th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane announce the nominees at the 85th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 10, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 85th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane announce the nominees at the 85th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 10, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 85th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane announce the nominees at the 85th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 10, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)