2015 Oscar Snubs – Who Got Snubbed From Academy Awards Nominations?!
Some of Hollywood’s biggest names were honored with Oscar nominations on Thursday morning. And some of Hollywood’s other biggest names were shockly snubbed when the nominees were unveiled.
Among the most surprising omissions is Jennifer Aniston. The actress was widely believed to be a shoo-in for her very first Oscar nomination, with an emotional, gritty starring role in Cake that was a major departure from her past films. Buzz surrounding Aniston’s performance has been strong for months, and she earned both Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild nominations for it, in addition to a Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nod, the result of which will be revealed Thursday night. Looking at the list of Best Actress contenders, it seems Marion Cotillard may have snagged what was assumed to be Aniston’s spot.
Angelina Jolie and Unbroken, while not completely shut out, failed to garner nominations for the actress-filmmaker as director and star Jack O’Connell. Clint Eastwood’s directing of American Sniper was similarly ignored, and Amy Adams, who just won the Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical award at last weekend’s Golden Globes for Big Eyes, didn’t even get the nomination here.
It’s also worth noting that the four acting categories have all white nominees. David Oyelowo has earned critical praise for playing Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, but wasn’t rewarded with a nomination. The movie’s director, Ava DuVernay, was disappointingly neglected as well, and the directing nominees are all male, too. Selma, however, did get a Best Picture spot, making DuVernay’s snub all the more confusing. On the flipside, Foxcatcher did not get a Best Picture slot but Bennett Miller did for directing. And while there could be up to 10 Best Picture nominees, voters this year only selected eight.
Other actors overlooked include Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) and Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year). Some argue that Interstellar deserved more than technical award nominations, and The LEGO Movie, which was so successful and beloved that it has a sequel in the works, was surprisingly left out of the Best Animated Feature category when it was expected to be the frontrunner.
The Roger Ebert documentary Life Itself , Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat” song from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, and Gillian Flynn’s adaption of her book Gone Girl are all also missing from the honorees. And this is by no means a complete list of absences. TELL US: Which do you think was the most egregious snub?