Everyone talks about the people who were snubbed, but they rarely follow that up by detailing which nominations should be removed to make room for their choice. So here's a rundown of which nominations were lazy, misguided or just plain wrong. Mind you, many of these actors and other talent are terrific and have done great work. This just shouldn't have been their year. (And this isn't just my personal taste -- I didn't like "Crash" but I'm not quibbling with that; ditto Keira Knightley in "Pride & Prejudice, which I didn't like but was a commercial and critical success. I'm quibbling with nominations even Academy voters probably don't feel strongly about. These are the ones they can't justify.)
BEST PICTURE: Take back "Munich."
BEST DIRECTOR: Take back "Steven Spielberg"
BEST ACTRESS: Take back Judi Dench in "Mrs. Henderson Presents and Charlize Theron in "North Country"
ART DIRECTION: Take back "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
COSTUME DESIGN: Take back "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Mrs. Henderson Presents"
DOCUMENTARY: Take back "March of the Penguins" (It's NOT a documentary!)
SCORE: Take back "Munich" (I love John Williams but it's a weak, cliched score)