Being from the Philadelphia area, it's a given that I loved David O. Russell's mental illness comedy Silver Linings Playbook. The laugh out loud affair had its moment in the spotlight and is all but assured a Best Picture nomination from the Academy (but a win is very unlikely at this point). Outside of its leading pair, Robert De Niro garnered massive amounts of praise for his heartfelt supporting role. Therefore, I was shocked to see him miss out on a Golden Globe nomination for his onscreen work. This omission left me thinking about the Best Supporting Actor race and wondering if there's a possibility that the category could be crowded enough to dismiss De Niro. With a highly valuable SAG Nomination in his grasp, I find his exclusion from the Oscars to be unlikely. Yet this Golden Globe snub is surprising enough to throw caution to the wind and make me think twice about where De Niro actually stands in the race.