"Ben Affleck got robbed."
That's what newly minted Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper said on Thursday's Today show after the Argo director was shockingly left off the Best Director lineup. Cooper isn't the only one who feels that way, nor is Affleck the only major shocker of Thursday's Oscar nominations. Here are our top surprises and snubs:
Lincoln topped the 85th Academy Awards nominations with 12 on a short list rife with surprises.
The Steven Spielberg drama will vie for Best Picture honors against Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty.
Spielberg is up ...
House, Katy Perry
This week, TV had a case of mistaken identity. On Law & Order: SVU, Joan Cusack played a grieving mother who of course also appeared to be the suspect. Cougar Town's Jules found a new therapist with serious truth issues. Olivia's evil twin made a pass at her unrequited love on Fringe. Sesame Street forgot that Katy Perry is a scantily clad pop star. Joaquin Phoenix revealed that he is, in fact, an actor and not the subject of a documentary. And the cranky doc on House let it slip that he's actually a big old softie. Welcome to Top Moments: Mistaken Identity Edition.
Joaquin Phoenix and David Letterman
Cheers to David Letterman for not letting Joaquin Phoenix off the hook.
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After the Oscar-nominated actor used the Late Show host as part of his I'm Still Here hoax, Phoenix returned to come clean—and Letterman cleaned his clock, comedically speaking. Dave proudly declared ...
Joaquin Phoenix made his (clean-shaven) return to the Late Show with David Letterman, inevitably discussing his last time on the show.
"Honestly, it's like you slipped and hit your head in the tub," Letterman joked about Phoenix's...
Joaquin Phoenix, Davis Letterman
Casey Affleck has admitted that Joaquin Phoenix's performance in the mockumentary I'm Still Here — including Phoenix's squirm-inducing appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman — was fake. But was Letterman in on the joke?
Casey Affleck: Joaquin Phoenix documentary is fake
"Dave knew about it and...
Better call it a mockumentary.
Joaquin Phoenix's recent bizarre behavior, chronicled in the supposed documentary, I'm Still Here, was all a ruse for the film, director Casey Affleck says.
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"It's a terrific performance, it's the performance of his career," Affleck tells The New York Times of his brother-in-law's fictional portrayal of himself, which included his baffling interview with David Letterman last year.
During the two-year production, Phoenix left many scratching their ...
Joaquin Phoenix, David Letterman
Few can forget Joaquin Phoenix's bizarre appearance on Late Show with David Letterman in February. Now the actor is returning for round 2 on Wednesday, Sept. 22.
While promoting his last dramatic film, Two Lovers, the 35-year-old actor appeared on Letterman in 2009 looking disheveled and behaving strangely. Despite Letterman's best efforts to...
Joaquin Phoenix, Isabella Rossellini
Many Joaquin Phoenix-watchers think the actor is just having fun with his befuddled persona and burgeoning hip-hop career, but his Two Lovers co-star, Isabella Rossellini, thinks he may be genuinely tortured.
Looks like Joaquin Phoenix is trying to toughen up his new hip-hop image.
Shortly after taking the stage at a Miami Beach night club, Phoenix had words with a heckler and jumped into the audience to confront the man, according to The Associated Press. Phoenix appeared on stage smoking a cigarette, dressed in a disheveled suit and sporting his now trademark beard early Thursday morning. He began rapping unintelligibly, but soon became agitated and addressed a member of the audience.
"We have a f---ing bitch in the audience," Phoenix said, adding later, "This is a $3,000 f---ing suit," according to Us.
Phoenix then jumped into the audience...