The Academy Award nominations were released this morning and were full of snubs and surprises. The biggest diss was an obvious one: 'Inception' director Christopher Nolan, whose film received eight nominations including best picture, failed to score a best director nomination. Mila Kunis, Ryan Gosling and Michael Douglas, all of whom were shortlisted by critics groups and the Golden Globes in the lead-up to the noms and were expected to be on the ballot, also all failed to land nominations.

With 12 nods, 'The King's Speech' leads all nominees with the Coen brothers' box office smash 'True Grit' hot on its tail with a surprise 10 nominations, and while the 'Social Network' scored an impressive eight nods (tied with 'Inception' for third best), supporting players Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake didn't feel any Oscar love. Nor did Ben Affleck's acclaimed hit 'The Town' -- its only nomination came for Jeremy Renner in the best supporting actor category.

So who came out of nowhere to take their place? After the jump, we break down who got left in the cold and who got invited to the big show instead.