Since winning best supporting actress for "Girl, Interrupted" in 1999, the Academy has snubbed Angelina Jolie for Oscar nominations. Sure, she was Lara Croft, but she also moved mountains in "A Mighty Heart" ... and she's getting raves for her latest turn in "Changeling."
Are voters really punishing her for her overexposure in the tabloids -- thus keeping that particular shade of limelight away from the regal aspirations of this Oscars exercise -- or have her performances just not quite topped the bar for a trophy nod?
A panel of "experts" debates this question over at The Envelope, starting with Jeffrey Wells: "I'm not sensing a punishment mentality directed at Angelina Jolie because she's a gossip press mainstay. Perhaps subconsciously there's a certain resentment toward anyone whose life has become a pageant of relentless gallivanting about and resultant tabloid fodder and is therefore part of the idiot wind sandstorm out there that does none of us any good."