3. WAIT... WHERE'S BEN AFFLECK?
It all seemed so nice and tidy: after becoming the laughingstock of Hollywood a decade ago with "Gigli," Ben Affleck would finally redeem himself with a Best Picture nomination for the pulse-pounding "Argo" and a Best Director nod for guiding the political drama. "Argo" did indeed make it into the most prestigious category, but Affleck will not be earning his second Oscar, as his widely assumed nomination failed to materialize. With no acting or directing nominations, "Argo" will be a long shot for a major trophy next month.