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March 4, 2014
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Simon Cowell wanted Oscar for One Direction

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell is disappointed that One Direction wasn't nominated for an Oscar.

The Story of My Life singers - who were mentored by Simon on the 'X Factor' - broke box office records with their documentary 'This Is Us', but failed to receive a nomination from the voting panel and were also left out of the Best Original Song category and its 75-track shortlist, for which Simon expected them to be nominated for Best Song Ever.

A source told the Sunday Mirror newspaper, "Simon is disappointed. Some of the tracks on the list are virtually unknown."

Meanwhile, legendary film producer Harvey Weinstein has claimed Simon is "on a mission" to win an Oscar with his production company Syco Films.

He said: "Simon is very focused and determined about making more movies and setting up a presence in this industry ..., He's on a mission to be an Oscar contender."

Weinstein - who has won two Academy Awards for Best Picture for The Kings Speech and The Artist - has also admitted that he wouldn't mind having the 54-year-old media mogul as competition.

He told The Sun newspaper: "If he wants to take on me, take on everybody, that's great ... I think he'll be a great success. He's very shrewd and absolutely brilliant with talent - he makes them feel relaxed and secure."

This year's Oscars ceremony took place on Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.

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