The Oscar nominations have been announced and, as is often the case, the more interesting story is not who's in but who's out.
The biggest snub -- Christopher Nolan being left off the list for best director -- sparked a Twitter outrage Tuesday.
His summer blockbuster "Inception" received a total of eight Academy Award nominations, including two for Nolan in the original screenplay and best picture categories. Nolan also wrote and produced the film.
But "Inception" didn't just direct itself. And after Nolan was snubbed for both 2000's "Memento" and 2008's "The Dark Knight," fans were starting to wonder what it takes for Nolan to get some Oscar love.
"You have to wonder whether the Academy has it in him for a little bit," Patricia Chui, editor-in-chief of Moviefone.com, told ABCNews.com.
Though the Director's Guild of America nominated Nolan for directing "Inception," Academy voters have not followed suit. All the other 2011 DGA nominees -- Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan"), David Fincher ("The Social Network"), David O. Russell ("The Fighter") and Tom Hooper ("The King's Speech") -- received Oscar nods. But "True Grit" directors Joel and Ethan Coen beat out Nolan for the fifth slot.
The complaints are already pouring in to Twitter.
One person tweeted: "Hey Academy...who incepted your minds with the idea that Christopher Nolan didn't deserve to be nominated for Best Director this year!? WTF!"
Another chimed in: "No best director nomination for Christopher Nolan = No Oscars this year."
Here are six other surprising snubs from this year's Oscar nominations: