The Oscar Nominations Are Out! Here's Who Got Snubbed!

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The following folk were excluded by the Oscar nominators and will have to either jump off a cliff or just learn to deal with it.

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Matthew McConaughey for Magic Mike. He was brill in a dark, witty perf. This was the year he became an actor.

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Kathryn Bigelow for directing Zero Dark Thirty. Did James Cameron vote on this?

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Ben Affleck for directing Argo. Did J. Lo vote on this?

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Dwight Henry was cast as Quvenzhane Wallis's dad in Beasts of the Southern Wild with no experience whatsoever. In fact, he just happened to own the bakery shop near the set! He was amazing. (Glad the equally fine Quvenzhane was nominated, though. Finally some recognition for her body of work, lol!)

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Rachel Weisz in The Deep Blue Sea. Oh, well. She still has Daniel Craig, right?

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Anna Karenina was the year's other rich-lady-throws-it-all-away-for-younger-hunk epic. Jude Law should have been nominated as the scorned Count.

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Nicole surprisingly picked up some honors for playing a human Barbie in The Paperboy, but Oscar said no. I guess the urine scene wasn't considered dignified enough.

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Leonardo DiCaprio for Django Unchained. And they didn't nominate him for Titanic either! What does it take?

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I never thought I'd be rooting for a gay villain, but Javier Bardem walked away with Skyfall! Maybe they felt "He already won for playing a baddie with weird hair."

Here's the full list of nominees. I have to say that, despite the occasional snubs, they seemed to go for some very elevated stuff, and that's lovely.

But wait, I just realized Marion Cotillard and John Hawkes were snubbed and Moonrise Kingdom was left out of Best Picture!


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bwaybill
bwaybill

Yeah, but the Golden Globes are a joke (didn't Andie Macdowell win one?) and the Critics Choice awards??? Please. Everyone wants an Oscar. That's the only one that means anything. And Ben didn't even get nominated.

lameatman
lameatman

No boo-hoos for Ben Affleck. He won the Critics Circle Award tonight, for Best Director. It's always this way. Win some, lose some. Get nominated, dont get nominated. Barbra S. won all sorts of awards, including Golden Globe, for directing "Yentl" - than didn't even get a nom from the Acadamy. It happens.


Used2BMelinda9
Used2BMelinda9

Maybe they think K Bigelow won once and that should be enough for her as a token woman.

Over the years it's become apparent that the Oscars aren't about great acting or great film making, so it never surprises me when deserving people get snubbed.

PhillyRob
PhillyRob

If the vote splits between Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence, Quvenzhane Wallis might just win Best Actress. 

jackson30
jackson30

No love at all for Exotic Marigold or Dark Knight or Cloud Atlas. Fine with me, maybe, but it's weird.

exackerly
exackerly

OK, so Lincoln is a lock for BP and Spielberg for director. And I'm picking Day-Lewis too. And maybe Anne Hathaway is looking like less of a lock if they didn't like Les Miz all that much. The other categories are wide open as far as I can tell.

bethesda
bethesda

I guess since Riva got the nod, they left out Cotillard. They never have two foreign nominees in the same category.

bethesda
bethesda

No nomination for Tom Hooper was surprising. They went really wacky in Best Director.

jackson30
jackson30

Can't believe Bigelow was snubbed. So much for the year of the woman.

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