9. NO SAMUEL L. JACKSON?
Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" was brimming with Best Supporting Actor hopefuls, and while "Inglourious Basterds" winner Christoph Waltz ended up getting his ticket stamped, it came at the expense of Leonardo DiCaprio's opulent plantation owner and Samuel L. Jackson's menacing house slave. Jackson's omission especially hurts, considering that his character was easily the film's most complex creation -- and that all five Supporting Actors noms (Alan Arkin, Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tommy Lee Jones and Waltz) have already won an Oscar, while Sam still has not. One gets the feeling that, if Jackson had been nominated instead of Waltz, he would have a real shot at the trophy.