Oscar snubs

THE GOOD NEWS for Inception director Christopher Nolan is that he received two Oscar nominations.

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Published: Thu 27 Jan 2011, 8:18 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 7:10 AM

The bad news is that he failed to score a nomination for best director, perhaps the most notable snub at an announcement generally short on major surprises.

Actors who failed to make the cut included Robert Duvall for his lead role in Get Low as a hermit who plans a living funeral, and Mila Kunis for her supporting role as a ballerina in Black Swan.

Kunis, also a Golden Globe nominee, might be wondering whether it was worth the effort to lose 20 pounds in three months, and dance five hours a day for seven days a week. The regimen caused her to tear a ligament, dislocate her shoulder and vow never to put on ballerina slippers again.

Mark Wahlberg, another Golden Globe nominee, suffered an Oscar blow with The Fighter, perhaps overshadowed by his nominated co-stars, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and Amy Adams. But as with Nolan, it was not all bad news. He was among the producers who received a best picture nomination for the boxing drama.

Songwriter Diane Warren, who took home the prize earlier this month for a song from the musical Burlesque, was tuned out by the Oscars. The film’s star, Cher, was not amused.

“We didn’t get a nomination (for) best song! That sucks! Diane’s song is so beautiful,” the actress wrote on Twitter.

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