7. Hooper, Bigelow, Tarantino, Affleck Snubbed
The Best Director category is stacked this year, but surprise nominations for Michael Haneke ("Amour") and Benh Zeitlin ("Beasts of the Southern Wild") left big names like Tom Hooper ("Les Misérables"), Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty"), Quentin Tarantino ("Django Unchained") and Ben Affleck ("Argo") out in the cold. Affleck was also snubbed in the Best Actor category.—David Onda (Photos: Getty Images)
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