Oscar doesn't always do the right thing. Here are the Top 5 snubs of this year's Oscar nominations
1. Kathryn Bigelow shut out in the directing category for "Zero Dark Thirty." That's absurd. The final moments featuring Navy SEALs invading the compound and then killing Osama bin Laden are the most intense, technically brilliant sequences of the year. An utter travesty.
2. Ben Affleck passed up in the best director category. He was at the top of his game with the suspense-filled "Argo." Maybe the Academy still can't forgive him for dating Jennifer Lopez.
3. Matthew McConaughey for "Magic Mike," "Bernie," "Killer Jose." This was McConaughey's shining year, and as the smooth-talkin' stripper and ringleader in "Magic Mike" he gave us one of 2012's most entertaining and lively performances. And his work in "Bernie" was just as impressive. Give the man something, Oscar!
4. Samuel L. Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio ignored for "Django Unchained." Quentin Tarantino's bloody revenge flick collected oodles of nominations, and while Christoph Waltz was marvelous as a bounty hunker, Jackson as a toe-the-line house slave was even better. And DiCaprio was chilling as a truly evil, yet charismatic, plantation owner.
5. John Hawkes passed up for his moving portrayal as paralyzed poet Mark O'Brien in "The Sessions." Shame on you, Oscar, for overlooking such a moving, lovely performance. See this movie when it hits DVD; you won't be disappointed.