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Snub: Clint Eastwood, 'American Sniper' - Best Director
After a big swelling at just the right time for "American Sniper," and just two days removed from a Directors Guild of America nomination, it seemed Hollywood favorite Clint Eastwood was cruising to a Best Director nomination. In the end, the branch went its own way, nominating Bennett Miller instead while chalking up the other DGA nominees. Given how well the film was doing on the circuit (and today, even, as star Bradley Cooper landed a nod), you would have expected to see him there.
- Kristopher Tapley