Oscar Snubs: Still No Love for Christopher Nolan?


After all, this film comes with a pedigree. David Guggenheim, who won the 2009 Oscar for Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth," directed "Superman." Some would argue that "Superman" was too overtly political, but Chui believes the documentary category, which had a strong list of contenders this year, marches to its own drummer.

"It's always a little bit odd," she said. "There have been many years in which the most talked about documentaries are not even nominated. Overall, I'm not surprised that there's a surprise here."

The Town

Ben Affleck's heist thriller, "The Town," was widely praised when it came out, but was absent from many critics' lists in recent months.

Still, some say it was overlooked by Academy voters and Chui thinks it would have been included if not for "127 Hours," which she called "a little bit of a surprise."

"That was the wild card spot," she said.

"The Town" wasn't completely shut out, however. Star Jeremy Renner, fresh off his "Hurt Locker" nomination, received a nod for best supporting actor.

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