Spike Jonze, Aimee Mann Nominated For Academy Awards

Spike Jonze, Aimee Mann, Phil Collins, and "South Park" co-creator Trey Parker were some of the big "winners," while Madonna and R.E.M. were passed over when the nominations for the 72nd Annual Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday morning in Beverly Hills.

Jonze, the acclaimed music video and commercial director, was nominated for his work on his first feature film, "Being John Malkovich," although the film wasn't nominated for Best Picture. Jonze will vie for the Directing award against Sam Mendes ("American Beauty"), Lasse Hallström ("The Cider House Rules"), Michael Mann ("The Insider"), and M. Night Shyamalan ("The Sixth Sense").

In the category Original Song, the surprise entry came from the contentious "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut" film, as "Blame Canada," a number co-written by Trey Parker and Marc Shaiman, received a nomination.

Early odds indicate that Collins will be the front-runner for this year's Original Song Oscar, as the former Genesis

frontman picked up a Golden Globe Award last month in a similar category against some of the same competition (see "Collins Beats Out Madonna, Mann For Golden Globe").

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards will be presented in Los Angeles on March 26.