The 86th Annual Academy Awards nominations were announced Thursday morning, and it was a fairly brief and unsurprising affair. The end results looked like the majority of 2013's 'Best Of Movie' lists, with the same handful of titles being mentioned over and over again. But there were a few loopy choices thrown into the mix that made us cock our head. Who thought Disney's mega-bomb The Lone Ranger or the outsider punk rock aesthetic of Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa would capture the attention of Oscar's antiquated ballot pushers? Those weren't the only surprising inclusions. Let's look at the 9 Movies We Can't Believe Were Just Nominated for an Oscar...

1The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger Oscar

Category: Best Visual Effects/Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Will It Win?: Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! Disney's mega-bomb is now packed with a bit of prestige as it takes home an Oscar nomination. It doesn't need to win. The mere mention of its name as the awards nominations were announced is enough. And now it can forever repackage itself as the Oscar-nominated The Lone Ranger. Its all about that train sequence, isn't it kids? Its one heck of a thrilling ride, for sure, but does not a great movie make. Overall, there is fun to be had here if you look hard enough. The fact that its now both one of Quentin Tarantino's favorite movies of 2013 and an Oscar nominee makes everything worthwhile for the Studio. Maybe this will put more eyes on it? Maybe it will move more Blu-ray copies and up those digital sales? That's the hope, anyway. Gravity, which has redefined what the movie going experience can be, is the undisputed winner in the VFX category. And Dallas Buyers Club, with its amazing transformations for both Oscar-favorite Jared Leto and co-star Matthew McConaughey, is the clear winner when it comes to hair and makeup.

Were you surprised to see any of the other films nominated? Aside from these nine, it seemed like a pretty cut and dry assignment for Academy voters this year.