What does Christopher Nolan have to do to get a Best Director nomination?
We have no idea.
Here are the Oscar snubs that jumped out to us this morning:
—Nolan's up for writing "Inception," and he's up for Best Picture for producing the hit dream thriller, but he "lost" his Best Director nod to "True Grit's" Joel and Ethan Coen, who weren't nominated by the Directors Guild (like Nolan was). This is the second time in as many critically acclaimed blockbusters, after "Dark Knight," that Nolan been denied in the directing category.
—So, let's get this straight: among "The Fighter" crowd, Christian Bale got nominated for playing Mark Wahlberg's brother, Amy Adams got nominated for playing his girlfriend, Melissa Leo got nominated for playing his mom, and Wahlberg himself got nominated for...nothing. As an actor, that is. Wahlberg is up for Best Picture for producing the boxing flick.
—Go ahead, and laugh, but "Burlesque" was considered a legit contender in the music categories. But, no, the film will not have a chance to repeat its Golden Globes glory at the Oscars. It got nothing. (Nor did "The Tourist," in case you or Ricky Gervais were wondering.)
—Missing-in-action actors include: Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake, not up for "The Social Network"; Ryan Gosling, not up for "Blue Valentine"; Michael Douglas, not up for "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps"; and, Mila Kunis, not up for "Black Swan."