Director Quentin Tarantino is upset his Django Unchained star Leonardo Dicaprio missed out on a nomination for the 2013 Academy Awards.
The filmmaker's acclaimed Western is up for trophies in five categories, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, but Tarantino admits he was surprised the Titanic star was overlooked for a top acting nod.
He told the Daily Express: "It's pretty cool, I'm still taking it in. We spent a lot of money on the movie so we hoped it would do well.
"It was a pretty good week: five BAFTA (Film Awards) nominations... four Oscar noms (sic)... it was lovely. I'm sorry Leo didn't get nominated."
Although Tarantino was snubbed in the Best Director category, he was more surprised fellow filmmaker Ben Affleck wasn't recognised for his acclaimed thriller Argo.
He adds, "I feel sorry for Ben Affleck. He really deserved it and I think everybody thought he was going to get it so I'm disappointed for him."
Django Unchained also picked up nominations for Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz), as well as Cinematography and Sound Editing mentions
Star Trek State Of Mind: Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg dressed in full 24th century regalia at 1993's Academy Awards. (Barry King, Liaison / Getty Images)
Do Not Sit Behind Me: Cher
Donning a headdress that would put Cleopatra to shame, Cher made her mark on 1986's Academy Awards. Two years later, this fashion pariah would go on to win Best Actress Oscar for her role in "Moonstruck." (Julian Wasser, Liaison / Getty Images)
Periwinkle Blues: Kate Hudson
While her sheep skin coat and crop top-wearing character in Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous" won her the nomination, Kate Hudson would not have such fashion luck during the 2001 Oscars. (Getty Images)
Technicolor Nightmare: Faith Hill
Rainbow, no matter who -- even a sunny country star like Faith Hill-- or when (2002) is a mistake. It doesn't matter if the pink, yellow, green and blue brings out your eyes. No.
Hybrid Horror: Geena Davis
The 1992 Oscars were full of life lessons: Sometimes you can't have your cake and eat it, too.
Interview With A Vampire: Demi Moore
Just remember, 1989 was way before "True Blood."
Oh, Boy: Celine Dion
Still basking in the glow of her "Titanic" ballad, Celine Dion was thought to be unstoppable. I guess that made the 1999 Oscars her Waterloo.
Shrink Wrap Mishap: Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank decided to go with pink tulle for the 2003 Academy Awards. The issue here: pink tulle.
Is That A Backpack?: Uma Thurman
This 2004 Christian Lacroix getup was confusing to all -- especially to Uma Thurman who later confessed, "It was a beautiful dress, turns out I wore it wrong."
The Color Of Couch: Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly took home the gold for her "Beautiful Mind" performance in 2002, but unfortunately, her "meditation on beige" ensemble was far from a winner.
Sheer Regret: Gwyneth Paltrow
In 2002, even fashion fave Gwyneth Paltrow couldn't make this sheer number sing.
Surf's Up: Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker broke a lot of SATC hearts back in 2010 with this meringue-colored mess. It's OK! You can still want to be Carrie!
Sawn's The Word: Bjork
In the years since 2001, when Bjork hit the red carpet wearing a swan costume, this outfit has made the remarkable switch from unbelievably bad to just unbelievable. Well done, Bjork!
Queen Frostine: Kim Basinger
1990 was a strange time. Don't remember? Perhaps Kim Basinger dressing as the woman from Candyland during the 62nd Academy Awards will jog your memory.