LOS ANGELES — Oscar nominations were rife with snubs Thursday morning, particularly in the director category, where several favorites were absent from the list.
Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow, considered virtual locks for their work on their fact-based thrillers “Argo” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” were both shut out of the director category, as was “Les Miserables’” Tom Hooper. All three filmmakers had been nominated for Directors Guild awards, usually an excellent predictor of the Oscar category.
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