8. "DARK KNIGHT RISES" FALLS
Many critics lamented the fact that Christopher Nolan's brilliant 2008 Batman flick "The Dark Knight" was left out of the Best Picture race that year, and while last year's follow-up didn't earn the same kind of universal acclaim, "The Dark Knight Rises" was mysteriously shut out of even the technical categories on Thursday morning. No Visual Effects, Sound Editing or Original Score love for the final installment of Nolan's groundbreaking trilogy? Sounds like the work of Bane to us.