More surprises than snubs in open Oscar field (AP)

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2012 file photo, actor Albert Brooks arrives at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles. Brooks has been hailed for this against-type performance as a violent gangster in the neo-noir thriller “Drive.â€? But Brooks was not nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actor. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file)AP – In a refreshingly open Oscar field, the surprises outweighed the snubs among the varied nominees announced Tuesday.

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