Oscars Snubs 2016: Who Was Snubbed By Academy Awards Nominations?
For every actor excited about Thursday’s 2016 Oscars nominations, there’s likely another upset about being snubbed. And plenty of fans are also upset about some of this year’s snubs.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens may be the highest-grossing domestic film of all time, but that wasn’t enough to score a Best Picture nomination. Straight Outta Compton also didn’t receive a nomination for the top honor, despite much critical acclaim and box office success. More disturbingly, the acting nominees this year are once again all white stars, with Will Smith (Concussion) and Idris Elba (Beasts Of No Nation) failing to get deserved recognition.
Johnny Depp, Michael Keaton, Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren were also among the acting snubs, as was Kristen Stewart, even though she’s won a number of critic awards in recent weeks. Other big names who were left out include Steven Spielberg (Best Director), Quentin Tarantino (Director, Original Screenplay), and Aaron Sorkin (Adapted Screenplay). And while The Martian was nominated for Best Picture, Ridley Scott wasn’t given a directing nod.
Going Clear, the much-talked about Scientology documentary, was shut out, and Carol is no longer in the Best Picture conversation. Amid songs, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s Furious 7 collaboration “See You Again” was ignored. And in a surprising statistic, Fifty Shades Of Grey, which was largely panned, managed to score just as many nominations as Joy, Spectre, and Creed (one).
For those lucky enough to score a coveted nomination, the next month and half will be spent anxiously waiting to find out the winners, who will be announced at the 88th Academy Awards on February 28. Gossip Cop will continue to have coverage in the weeks to come.