Oscar Snubs: 'Les Mis,' Kathryn Bigelow, Ben Affleck, and 'Django'

January 10, 2013 By:
Oscar Snubs: 'Les Mis,' Kathryn Bigelow, Ben Affleck, and 'Django'

Today, as Oscar nomination buzz is spreading throughout the Internet, some stars are surely celebrating and picking out what they’re going to wear at the February ceremony. Meanwhile, snubbed celebs are likely sleeping in…

As is usually the case with the Academy Awards, diehard fans are voicing their outrage about their favorites left off Thursday morning’s list.

One of the biggest upsets was in the directing category. Nudged aside to make room for some lesser-known achievers were the likes of Ben Affleck (Argo), Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), and Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained).

“I cannot believe Affleck, Bigelow and Tarantino weren't nominated,” a Twitter user wrote. “That's a JOKE!"

Affleck was also not included for his efforts as a lead actor, however, all three films made it into the Best Motion Picture category.

The name “Quentin Tarantino” has been a bit taboo in Oscar talk since his 1995 win with Pulp Fiction for best original screenplay, a category he also holds a nomination in this year. That trend seems to be fading, though, with his latest installments: Django and Inglourious Bastards.


And anyone that spent the Christmas holiday enjoying the vocal stylings of Les Misérables, is likely scrolling the official nomination list today wondering where the title is. Though the film scored nods for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Hugh Jackman), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Anne Hathaway), and Best Motion Picture, the musical was left off the directing category as well.

“I guess Les Mis directed itself,” an L.A. ABC affiliate newscaster jabbed.

Some have also cried foul with Matthew McConaughey missing a nomination for Magic Mike, to which I respond: “Really, guys?”

Not that a Magic Mike Oscar dream was ever that pragmatic anyway, with tweets like this as proof:

“I want McConaughey to eventually win an Oscar so he can say 'Awright awright awright!' and walk off the stage.”