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Old 03-02-2013, 17:16
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it may be as simple as there being little to choose between the leading candidates and him missing out by a small margin (one theory is that Affleck and Bigalow may have taken potential votes off each other)....or perhaps a certain number of members figuring that Affleck is a young guy with plenty of years as a director ahead of him.

I don't really think there is an anti-affleck vibe here at all, personally, but it is looking increasingly embarrassing for the academy that he didn't make the shortlist.
He's 10 years older than Zeitlin.

I'm being flippant with my anti-Affleck comments but it wouldn't surprise me if there has been pressure placed on members of the directors branch to include directors that haven't been nominated elsewhere.
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