Oscars 2013: The 10 Biggest Nomination Surprises

Every year, the Academy Award nominations include a handful of selections that baffle prognosticators and film diehards that pay attention to every minute detail of awards season. The 2013 Oscar noms were no different: while “Lincoln” remained the frontrunner and most of the Best Picture nominees were easy to predict, the other categories were chock full of faces that few thought would be vying for gold next month.

Which Oscar hopefuls had us the most startled on Thursday morning? From Joaquin Phoenix’s unexpected contention to Ben Affleck’s glaring snub, check out the Top 10 nomination surprises for this year’s Academy Awards.