Oh, for Heaven's sake.
The impenetrable mysteries of studio/Academy politics. Was it ever thus?
We'll never know why Affleck wasn't nominated, but we do know Argo is Warners sole entry in the best picture category - a category expanded (allegedly) to allow the majors to have at least one film on the list (except Paramount
). Warners have had a huge year with TDKR/Hobbit and....
We'll never know.