LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Woody Allen was perhaps the most surprising omission from this year's original screenplay Oscar contenders.
His Spanish romp "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" charmed many people as a return to form, yet it failed to secure his 15th writing nomination.
Then again, Allen already has won two screenplay Oscars ("Annie Hall," "Hannah and Her Sisters"), and in all likelihood would have continued his tradition of not showing up.
No matter. On to the 10 original and adapted screenplay nominees vying for the gold at the 81st annual Academy Awards on Sunday.