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SNUBBED: Steven Spielberg
Despite having 'War Horse' and 'The Adventures of Tintin' nominated in Best Motion Picture Drama and Best Animated Feature categories, respectively, Steven Spielberg was shut out of the Best Director race. The reason? Likely George Clooney, upon whom the Hollywood Foreign Press Association bestowed a surprise Best Director nomination for his solid-if-unspectacular work on 'The Ides of March.' To paraphrase 'The Player': Stars, now more than ever! Sorry, Steve; you didn't lead the 'Ocean's 11' franchise.