Silver Linings Playbook is sort of one of the tradition "little indie movie" Oscar noms, but it stars really recognizable stars (Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert DeNiro). I haven't seen it yet, but it was a wide release. I feel like the only two truly ultra-indie BP noms this year are Amour and Beasts of the Southern Wild. As far as Rise of the Guardians... yeah, that movie looked godawful.So if it wasn't, then yeah, I'd say their marketing department really screwed up. What's amazing to me is 3 of the 5 nominees are stop-motion.