Oscars Snubs and Surprises (Photos)

From Leonardo DiCaprio to Kathryn Bigelow, many top contenders found themselves left off the list, while others like Jacki Weaver were surprising nominees

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JOHN HAWKES: The character actor's star turn in "The Sessions" as a paralyzed poet who hires a sex surrogate to lose his virginity is just the kind of showy role that usually earns Oscar nominations. However, it fell victim to a crowded field of bravura performances from the likes of Denzel Washington ("Flight") and Daniel Day-Lewis ("Lincoln").