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Oscar Nom Snubs and Surprises

Oscar nominations announced!Nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards were just announced, and while there were definitely a whole bunch of nods we could've predicted weeks ago, like always there were some snubs and surprises to be had. But which were the biggest and baddest? Here's our list...feel free to let us know what yours are in the comments, and vote for the biggest best picture Oscar nom snub in our poll below…


· Clint Eastwood's Invictus is snubbed for a Best Picture nomination
· Furthermore, Rob Marshal's Nine – which many did not include in the final running – did not snatch a Best Picture nod either
· Spike Jonze's beautiful Where the Wild Things Are was left out of the nomination party
· And speaking of kid flicks, the much buzzed-about Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was snubbed out of a nod, as was the critically acclaimed Ponyo. Instead, a film called The Secret of Kells took its place in the Best Animated Film category.
· In terms of performances, Julianne Moore not getting an actress nod for her turn in A Single Man was sort of a surprise.
· Also, despite winning the Best Actor (Comedy or Musical) at the Golden Globes, Robert Downey Jr. did not walk away with a nod in the Best Actor category for Sherlock Holmes at the Oscars.
· In the original screenplay category, 500 Days of Summer was snubbed and replaced by The Messenger (the latter of which had the better screenplay in my opinion).
· Newcomer Jeremy Renner lands a Best Actor nomination for his role in The Hurt Locker.
· How about The Blind Side beating out films like Nine and Invcitus to snag a Best Picture nod!
· Mentioned above, but worth a note here too – The Messenger snagged a Best Original Screenplay nod, beating out the likes of 500 Days of Summer.
· Which Way Home, the unassuming and under-the-radar documentary about young Mexican kids riding on the tops of trains in a effort to cross the border, was nominated, beating out several other shortlisted (and more) popular docs.



Related Links:
Full List of 82nd Academy Award Nominations
At the Academy Announcements: 'Blind Side' Gets the Cheers
Awards Watch

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