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Shocking Oscar nominations snubs: Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow,Tom Hooper

By Gold Derby News Desk
Jan 10 2013 07:09 am

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Proving that we Oscar forecasters can't always tell which way the wind is blowing, the Academy Awards gave the cold shoulder to a number of seemingly strong contenders. (See complete list of nominees here)

The most notable omission in the top race is "The Master," which reaped three acting bids. Also MIA are three blockbusters with critical cred: "The Dark Knight Rises," "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and "Skyfall." (Read report on nominations here)

The directing lineup is missing three of the DGA nominees -- Ben Affleck ("Argo"), Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty") and Tom Hooper ("Les Miserables") -- as well as another helmer of one of the nine Best Picture nominees, Quentin Tarantino ("Django Unchained"). 

Snubbed save for a makeup/hair nod was "Hitchcock" which stars Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren. And "Anna Karenina," Joe Wright's third film with Keira Knightley picked up just four creative bids. 

"Anna Karenina"
"Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
"The Dark Knight Rises"
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
"The Impossible"
"The Sessions"

Ben Affleck, "Argo"
Paul Thomas Anderson, "The Master"
Wes Anderson, "Moonrise Kindgom"
Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Tom Hooper, "Les Miserables"
Peter Jackson, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
Ben Lewin,"The Sessions"
John Madden, "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
Christopher Nolan, "The Dark Knight Rises"
Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained"
Joe Wright, "Anna Karenina"
Robert Zemeckis, "Flight" 

Ben Affleck, "Argo"
Jamie Foxx, "Django Unchained"
Richard Gere, "Arbitrage"
Jake Gyllenhaal, "End of Watch"
John Hawkes, "The Sessions"
Tom Holland, "The Impossible"
Anthony Hopkins, "Hitchcock"
Bill Murray, "Hyde Park on the Hudson"
Jean Louis Trintignant, "Amour"

Marion Cotillard, "Rust and Bone"
Judi Dench, "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
Helen Mirren, "Hitchcock"
Keira Knightley, "Anna Karenina"
Laura Linney, "Hyde Park on the Hudson"
Maggie Smith, "Quartet"
Rachel Weisz, "The Deep Blue Sea"

Leonardo DiCaprio, "Django Unchained"
Russell Crowe, "Les Miserables"
Dwight Henry, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Samuel L. Jackson, "Django Unchained"
William H. Macy, "The Sessions"
Matthew McConaughey, "Magic Mike"
Eddie Redmayne, "Les Miserables"
James Spader, "Lincoln"

Samantha Barks, "Les Miserables"
Emily Blunt, "Looper"
Helena Bonham Carter, "Les Miserables"
Scarlett Johannson, "Hitchcock" 
Nicole Kidman, "The Paperboy"
Kelly Reilly, "Flight"
Maggie Smith, "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

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