9 Notable Oscar Snubs

Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, 'The Hangover' failed to score today
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2010 10:57 AM CST
Emily Blunt presents an award at the 15th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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(Newser) – Sure, we all could have predicted Avatar would clean up and Sandra Bullock's ascendance would continue come Oscar nomination time. But who were today's notable snubs? Us offers a list:

  • Brad Pitt: Failed to score a Best Actor nomination for his critically acclaimed, SAG-nominated role in Inglourious Basterds.
  • Daniel Day-Lewis: Also missing from the Best Actor category, though he was nominated for a Golden Globe for his turn in Nine.

  • Emily Blunt: Scored a Golden Globe Best Actress nod for The Young Victoria, but not an Oscar nod.
  • Marion Cotillard and Julia Roberts: Blunt's fellow Golden Globe nominees—both of whom are also Oscar winners—didn't make the cut, either.
  • Clint Eastwood: Ignored in the Best Director race for his drama Invictus.
  • The Hangover: Some fans thought it had a chance, considering the Best Picture category was expanded to 10 films and it was nominated for a Golden Globe.
  • Julie & Julia and Nine: Also ignored in the Best Picture race, though they were good enough for the Globes.

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