Another year, another Oscar snub for teen-heartthrob-turned-serious-actor Leonardo DiCaprio. "Django Unchained" netted nominations for Quentin Tarantino (in the Original Screenplay category) and supporting actor Christoph Waltz, but nothing for our Leo. This continues a losing/not-getting-the-chance-to-win streak set in motion way back in the 90s with "Titanic," a movie that anyone with a pulse just knew would yield at least a nod for its breakout star -- until it didn't. Leo was similarly shut out for "Romeo + Juliet," "The Basketball Diaries," "Catch Me If You Can," "Gangs Of New York," "Shutter Island," "Revolutionary Road" and "Inception." And even in the three cases when he was nominated -- for "Blood Diamond," "The Aviator," and "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" (in the Supporting Actor category) -- he went home empty-handed.

Is the Academy unfairly prejudiced against everyone's favorite boyish environmentalist, or is it possible his fans may be a teensy bit unrealistic about the quality of his performances? The Huffington Post rang up noted Leo fan and funny lady Michelle Collins in search of answers. She couldn't really provide any, though she did explain to us why she totally loves Leo:

"When "Titanic" came out he looked like a boy to me. Even though we were about the same age, I couldn't wrap my head around why people were freaking out about him. But then he grew into Fat Leo, which I like. I much prefer Fat Leo. I want Fat Leo to win everything. I thought he was unbelievable in "Django [Unchained]." Even though people are saying his accent is campy, I loved it. It was my favorite movie of the year."

In 2011, Oscars blogger Tom O'Neil told E! that the actor's bad luck was "his fault," for not campaigning correctly. "He would've won [in 2007] if he'd been nominated for the right film, but he had two rival roles in the running and he got nominated for the wrong one," O'Neil said, noting that Leo "agreed to campaign" for Best Actor in "Blood Diamond" instead of gunning for a more likely Best Actor win in "The Departed," which took Best Picture.

What do you think, readers? Is Leo his own worst enemy, or are the members of the Academy a bunch of meanies? Do tell.

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    In a million years, when kids go to school, they're going to know: Behn Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild" was a Best Picture nominee.

  • SNUBBED: 'Moonrise Kingdom' For Best Picture

    "What kind of bird are you?" Not the kind that gets Best Picture nominations. Sorry, Wes Anderson.

  • SNUBBED: 'The Master' For Best Picture

    How long awards season lasts: there was a point when "The Master" was considered an Oscar front-runner.

  • SNUBBED: 'Skyfall' For Best Picture

    The AMPAS did what countless Bond villains could not: bring down 007. Not even a Producers Guild nomination could push this $1 billion grosser to Best Picture.

  • SNUBBED: 'The Dark Knight Rises' For Best Picture

    Gotham's reckoning.

  • SNUBBED: 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' For Best Picture

    Signs of youth from the Academy? Despite an all-star cast of a certain age and literary pedigree, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" failed to earn a nomination for Best Picture.

  • SNUBBED: 'The Impossible' For Best Picture

    In a less competitive year -- or if it had been directed by Stephen Daldry -- "The Impossible" might have broken through to the Best Picture race. Alas.

  • SURPRISE: 'Amour' For Best Picture

    Signs of age from the AMPAS: "Amour" grabbed a Best Picture nomination.

  • SNUBBED: 'Flight' For Best Picture

    Paramount only shot at a Best Picture nomination could have used a pilot as good as Denzel Washington's Whip Whitaker.

  • SNUBBED: 'Marvel's The Avengers' For Best Picture

    If there was only a Best Schawarma category.

  • SURPRISE: Joaquin Phoenix For Best Actor

    "I think it's total, utter bulls--t, and I don't want to be a part of it," <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/18/joaquin-phoenix-oscars-bullshit-the-master_n_1979740.html">"The Master" star said about the Academy Awards last year</a>. "I don't believe in it. It's a carrot, but it's the worst-tasting carrot I've ever tasted in my whole life. I don't want this carrot." Too bad, Joaquin!

  • SNUBBED: John Hawkes For Best Actor

    Hawkes was a favorite for Best Actor since "The Session" premiere at the Sundance Film Festival <em>last</em> January. Unfortunately, he couldn't go wire-to-wire. The veteran missed the cut in favor of some higher profile stars.

  • SNUBBED: Anthony Hopkins For Best Actor

    Call him Joaquin Phoenix, Sr.: "People go out of their way to flatter the nominating body and I think it's kind of disgusting," <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/19/anthony-hopkins-hitchcock-oscars_n_2156179.html">Hopkins told HuffPost about the Academy Awards</a>. "That's always been against my nature."

  • SNUBBED: Bill Murray For Best Actor

    Or, "snubbed." For Murray, "Hyde Park on Hudson" may become a movie that will live in infamy. (Groan, but: oof, it was not good.)

  • SNUBBED: Jack Black For Best Actor

    In a less competitive year, Black may have grabbed the "Bradley Cooper" position for his against-type role in "Bernie." Unfortunately, it wasn't a less competitive year.

  • SNUBBED: Jamie Foxx For Best Actor

    Like the "d" in "Django Unchained," the Oscar support for Foxx was silent.

  • SNUBBED: Jean-Louis Trintignant For Best Actor

    No amour for the "Amour" star.

  • SURPRISE: Quvenzhane Wallis For Best Actress

    Once there was a Hushpuppy, and she was the youngest Best Actress nominee ever. 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis immediately becomes Oscar night's most interesting nominee for the sheer fact that the telecast will end well past her bedtime.

  • SURPRISE: Naomi Watts For Best Actress

    Watts was on the cusp of a Best Actress nomination throughout awards season; in the end, her much-loved performance (Robert Downey Jr. said it was his favorite at the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday) made the final roster.

  • SNUBBED: Marion Cotillard For Best Actress

    Did category fraud hurt Cotillard's chances? The actress has what many felt was a supporting role in "Rust and Bone," which may have made her work in the film seem less worthy than her competitors.

  • SURPRISE: Emanuelle Riva For Best Actress

    Amour for the "Amour" star! (Joke recycling works.)

  • SNUBBED: Helen Mirren For Best Actress

    Mirren is a perennial Oscar favorite, which may be why anyone thought her work in "Hitchcock" -- a minor film to say the least -- would get singled out by the Academy. Still, an Academy Awards ceremony without Dame Helen is a disappointing proposition.

  • SNUBBED: Keira Knightley For Best Actress

    Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina" never caught fire with Oscar watchers, meaning Knightley's tortured work as the original anti-heroine was left out in the cold like some Russian vagrant.

  • SNUBBED: Rachel Weisz For Best Actress

    Guess that SAG award nomination wasn't an outlier after all.

  • SNUBBED: Matthew McConaughey For Best Supporting Actor

    Oscar told Matthew McConaughey he cannot touch. It's not all right, all right, all right.

  • SNUBBED: Javier Bardem For Best Supporting Actor

    How fast things change during awards season: Bardem went from an Oscar darkhorse, to legitimate contender, to snubbed, all within the matter of one month.

  • SNUBBED: Leonardo DiCaprio For Best Supporting Actor

    Too much of a good thing? DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson all chewed scenery with aplomb in "Django Unchained," forcing Oscar voters to pick their respective poison. (They chose Waltz.)

  • SURPRISE: Christoph Waltz For Best Supporting Actor

    That's a bingo!

  • SNUBBED: Samuel L. Jackson For Best Supporting Actor

    See: Leonardo DiCaprio.

  • SNUBBED: Eddie Redmayne For Best Supporting Actor

    For the "Les Miserables" star, Oscar night will amount to empty chairs at empty tables.

  • SNUBBED: John Goodman For Best Supporting Actor

    Surprising fact of the day: John Goodman has never received an Oscar nomination. This year, Academy voters ignored his work in both "Argo" and "Flight."

  • SURPRISE: Jacki Weaver For Best Supporting Actress

    Signs of "Silver Linings Playbook" dominance? Weaver, who gives a strong performance in the dramedy, was nominated over presumed faves like Nicole Kidman.

  • SNUBBED: Nicole Kidman For Best Supporting Actress

    When surprise turns snub: Before the SAG award nominations, Nicole Kidman was a longshot for a Best Supporting Actress nod; after earning notices from the Screen Actors Guild and the Golden Globes, however, she became enough of a legitimate option that her exclusion from the Oscar nominations counts as a shocker.

  • SNUBBED: Ann Dowd For Best Supporting Actress

    <a href="http://www.awardsdaily.com/blog/2012/12/19/supporting-actress-contender-ann-dowd-pays-out-of-pocket-for-screeners/">Not even self-financed "For Your Consideration" ads</a> could help Ann Dowd secure an Oscar nomination for the polarizing "Compliance." Can she get a refund?

  • SNUBBED: Samantha Barks For Best Supporting Actress

    It's Barks' "Les Miserables" co-star Anne Hathaway who's on her own in this category: Hathaway was the only "Les Mis" actress to grab a nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

  • SNUBBED: Maggie Smith For Best Supporting Actress

    This isn't the Emmys.

  • SNUBBED: Tom Hooper For Best Director

    How the mighty have fallen? Despite a nomination from the DGA, Hooper failed to earn a nod from the Academy, an organization that awarded him with Best Director just two years ago. Hooper's snub pretty much knocks "Les Miserables" out of serious Best Picture conversation.

  • SNUBBED: Quentin Tarantino For Best Director

    Was "Django Unchained" unveiled too late in the game? Tarantino's film failed to receive strong guild support from the DGA, SAG and WGA (where it wasn't even eligible for an award), which may have led to this snub.

  • SURPRISE: David O. Russell For Best Director

    Don't call it a comeback. Despite a snub from the DGA on Tuesday, Russell cruised through awards season as a presumed Best Director nominee. On Thursday, that became a reality. "Silver Linings Playbook" immediately becomes a favorite for Best Picture alongside "Lincoln."

  • SNUBBED: Ben Affleck For Best Director

    WHAT? Many thought Ben Affleck could <em>win</em> Best Director, but he was turned away on Oscar nomination morning -- despite a DGA nomination earlier in the week. What went wrong? Forget it, Jake; it's Oscar season.

  • SNUBBED: Kathryn Bigelow For Best Director

    They won't have Kathryn Bigelow to kick around anymore. Despite winning numerous precursor awards, Bigelow was left off the Best Director list. Did Michael Haneke ("Amour") steal her nomination?

  • SURPRISE: Michael Haneke For Best Director

    Haneke's "Amour" was a big player on Oscar nomination morning, also earning nods for Best Picture, Best Actress (Emmanuelle Riva), Best Original Screenplay and Best Foreign Language Film.

  • SURPRISE: Benh Zeitlin For Best Director

    Where did THIS come from? Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild" was a beloved film throughout 2012, but few had him on the radar for Best Director. That he made the cut ahead of past winners Tom Hooper and Kathryn Bigelow and fan-favorite Ben Affleck counted as one of Thursday morning's biggest surprises.