Oscar Nominations: Who Got Snubbed!

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The Academy Awards nominations were announced Tuesday morning in Beverly Hills.

As predicted, The Blind Side's Sandra Bullock scored a Best Actress nod, as did Best Actor nominee George Clooney for Up in the Air. (SEE A COMPLETE LIST OF OSCAR NOMINEES HERE)

But many stars were surprisingly shut out.

Though his performance was critically lauded (and he scored a Screen Actors Guild Award nod), Brad Pitt didn't nab a Best Actor nomination for his role as Lt. Aldo Raine in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. Golden Globe nominee (and star of Nine) Daniel Day-Lewis also got shafted.

John Krasinski's wife-to-be Emily Blunt was ignored in the Best Actress category for The Young Victoria, even though she earned a Golden Globe nomination. Also shut out: Oscar winners Marion Cotillard, star of Nine, and Julia Roberts, star of Duplicity – both of whom received Golden Globe nominations.

Clint Eastwood was left out of the best directing category for the drama Invictus. Instead, honors went to James Cameron (Avatar); Katheryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker); Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds); Lee Daniels (Precious) and Jason Reitman (Up in the Air).

This year's Best Picture nominees – 10 films were nominated instead of the usual five – were predictable: Avatar: The Blind Side; District 9; An Education; The Hurt Locker; Inglourious Basterds; Precious; A Serious Man; Up: Up in the Air.


Some fans expected the comedy blockbuster The Hangover to earn a nod – it was up in the Best Comedy or Musical category in this year's Golden Globes – but it did not. Also ignored: Julie & Julia, Nine and Crazy Heart.

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