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Ben Affleck's latest movie, Argo, won him surprise Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Awards for Best Picture and Best Director and is currently up for an Oscar for Best Picture. But critics and fans alike are wondering just how the Academy could have passed him over for a Best Director nomination. The snub has now prompted calls by some industry observers to bring back the write-in ballot that the folks behind Hollywood's Biggest Night did away with back in the 1930s. Herein lies the problem.  The Dark Knight's failure to secure a Best Picture nomination in 2009 stirred something of an uproar that led the Academy's board of governors to expand the number of Best Picture »


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