Oscars to Twilight: ‘No Awards for You!’

Sorry, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, et. al; you may be overwhelming fan favorites, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has no love for you.

The blockbuster vampire flick Twilight didn’t garner a single nod in this year’s list of Oscar nominees. The movie was wholly eclipsed by such fare as Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, The Dark Knight and especially The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which garnered an astounding 13 nominations.

Perhaps an anticipated lack of Oscar buzz is why there have been so many cast and crew shake-ups for the upcoming Twilight sequel New Moon. The rumored addition of 14-year-old actress Dakota Fanning, in particular, would seem to be an effort to add some critical heft to the follow-up flick.

Oh well; at least Pattinson and the gang have plenty of $1,000 bills they can wipe their tears away with.

The Academy Awards air February 22 on ABC.

Tell us in the poll and comments section, Twilight fans; do you think the film was unjustly robbed of an Academy Award nomination?