We're thrilled for the nominees and think they are all deserving, but there are some great performances that didn't make the Oscar shortlist. While the list of nominees were celebrating early this morning, others didn't get that exciting early morning call.
Here is our list of the greatest snubs of this year's Oscar season:
Mila Kunis - Nominated for Best Supporting Actress at this year's Golden Globes, Kunis was great in Black Swan. The Golden Globes are generally a pretty good indication of who will be in the race for the Oscar, but that didn't seem to be the case for Kunis this year
Barbara Hershey - Hershey is another one who gave a great performance in Black Swan as Natalie Portman's mother. The aggressive former dancer who helped drive Nina to the brink was very convincing in the role. It seems all eyes are on Portman for the win, and she deserves it, but there were some other great performances in that film that were overlooked.
Andrew Garfield - Another Golden Globe nominee that didn't make it to the next round of awards. Garfield is busy shooting Spider-Man right now, but wasn't getting any love from the Academy for his role as Eduardo Saverin in The Social Network.
Ryan Gosling - Gosling was another sure bet in the Best Actor category for his work in Blue Valentine. Co-star Michelle Williams received the honor for her work as the female half of the married duo, but Gosling, who was brilliant in his role, wasn't recognized with a nomination.
Mark Wahlberg - Although this isn't a huge surprise considering Christian Bale is the leading contender for Best Supporting Actor, it's still a bit of a snub not to recognize the other half of the brotherly duo in the acclaimed film The Fighter.
Julianne Moore - Same can be said for Annette Bening's co-star in The Kids Are All Right. Bening received a nod for her role as one half of a lesbian couple dealing with their children's desire to meet their biological father. Moore gave a great performance, and although she ultimately lost out to Bening at the Golden Globes, she should have been recognized.
Christopher Nolan - Inception scored 8 nominations, but a nod for Christopher Nolan's directing wasn't one of them. He was nominated for both a Director's Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award for best director, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences didn't agree with the others. Nolan has been snubbed by the Academy in the past, both for The Dark Night in 2008 and Momento in 2000.
The Town - The bank-robber drama seemed to be a sure bet for one of the 10 Oscar nominations for best picture. It's already been nominated for several awards from the National Board of Review and the Broadcast Film Critics Association. The film was directed by past Oscar winner Ben Affleck, and supporting actor Jeremy Renner received a nod, but the film itself was snubbed by the Academy.
Blue Valentine - The gritty tale of a relationship gone bad has received a lot of publicity for its original NC-17 rating, but that didn't stop the critics from ultimately praising this film for its real-life depiction of a relationship. The film surely deserved an Oscar nomination for Best Film and it was on many prediction short-lists, but it didn't end up receiving the ultimate honor.
Waiting For Superman- This film was the Audience Selection at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and a favorite for the Best Documentary category, but it wasn't announced this morning in the documentary category.