The 2013 Oscars were not without some major surprises. From Leonardo DiCaprio and Nicole Kidman to Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow, some of awards season’s best and brightest were left by the wayside, doomed to join Michael Fassbender, Albert Brooks and Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” in the annals of Oscar snub history.

What were the biggest snubs and surprises on Oscar nomination morning? Below, a look at some of the biggest Oscar snubs of 2013. (Sorry, Ben Affleck!)

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Beasts of the Southern Wild for Best Picture

Amour for Best Picture

Joaquin Phoenix for Best Actor

Quvenzhane Wallis for Best Actress

Naomi Watts for Best Actress

Emanuelle Riva for Best Actress

Christoph Waltz for Best Supporting Actor

Jacki Weaver for Best Supporting Actress

David O. Russell for Best Director

Michael Haneke for Best Director

Behn Zeitlin for Best Director



Moonrise Kingdom for Best Picture

The Master for Best Picture

Skyfall for Best Picture

The Dark Knight Rises for Best Picture

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for Best Picture

The Impossible for Best Picture

Flight for Best Picture

Marvel’s The Avengers for Best Picture

John Hawkes for Best Actor

Anthony Hopkins for Best Actor

Bill Murray for Best Actor

Jack Black for Best Actor

Jamie Foxx for Best Actor

Jean-Louis Trintignant for Best Actor

Marion Cotillard for Best Actress

Helen Mirren for Best Actress

Kiera Knightley for Best Actress

Rachel Weisz for Best Actress

Matthew McConaughey for Best Supporting Actor

Javier Bardem for Best Supporting Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio for Best Supporting Actor

Samuel L. Jackson for Best Supporting Actor

Eddie Redmayne for Best Supporting Actor

John Goodman for Best Supporting Actor

Nicole Kidman for Best Supporting Actress

Ann Dowd for Best Supporting Actress

Samantha Barks for Best Supporting Actress

Maggie Smith for Best Supporting Actress

Tom Hooper for Best Director

Quentin Tarantino for Best Director

Ben Affleck for Best Director

Kathryn Bigelow for Best Director


Article Courtesy of The Huffington Post

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