The King's Speech, True Grit and The Social Network dominated the Oscars landscape this morning, winning nods for Best Picture and a number of acting nominations. Toy Story 3 won a Best Picture nod (a rarity for animated films) and Javier Bardem won a Best Actor nod for his performance in Biutiful (Hollywood's first Best Actor nomination for a Spanish-only role). But with big winners there are big losers and now it's time to shine a light on today's biggest snubs. Here's what the Academy missed, according to entertainment reporters, film critics and Hollywood elites bantering away on Twitter.
- Inception "Christopher Nolan was robbed again!!!" shouts movie writer Edward Douglas, upset Nolan didn't win a Best Director nod. "I expect the CS commenters to be very angry, Academy!" Mike McGranaghan and Filmstalker agreed. As did entertainment news writer ddogfilm. "What the hell no CHristopher Nolan???" Meanwhile, Kristopher Tapley who blogs at Incontention had another grievance: "No fucking film editing nod for Inception?????"
- Black Swan Susan King and Rene Lynch at The Los Angeles Times were surprised Mila Kunis was snubbed for her supporting role in the film while critics Thomas Spurlin and Kristopher Tapley couldn't believe the film wasn't acknowledged for Best Original Screenplay. "Ridiculous," Tapley writes.
- The Town got snubbed for Best Picture, something Filmstalker calls "just plain wrong."
- Rabbit Hole wasn't nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, an omission Moviefone deputy editor Scott Weinberg was "truly appalled...stunned and appalled" to hear. Spurlin seconds that, adding that it should've won a Best Picture nod too.
- Other Snubs include Ryan Gosling for Best Actor in Blue Valentine, Mark Walhberg for Best Actor in The Fighter and Andrew Garfield for Best Supporting Actor in The Social Network, opines The Washington Post and The LA Times. Meanwhile, Kel Kendrick felt that Daft Punk's score for Tron Legacy was snubbed while Tapley wanted some notice for the documentary Waiting for Superman. Here's the complete list of nominations: