The Oscar nominees were announced bright and early on the morning of Jan. 15 and there were a ton of very deserved nominations. Of course, with the good comes the bad: the snubs. See who and what failed to walk away with a nom!
When Oscar nominations were announced on Jan. 15, plenty of films and those involved had a lot to celebrate. Sadly, though, with such stiff competition this year, not everyone could be lucky enough to receive a nod from the Academy. Check out who we cannot believe was snubbed!
Oscar Nominations: Who Got Snubbed
10. Christopher Nolan did incredible work directing futuristic thriller Interstellar, but it went unrecognized.
9. Jake Gyllenhaal also gave an amazing performance playing a cameraman in Nightcrawler, but the Academy didn’t seem to agree: he was overlooked for names including Steve Carrell and Bradley Cooper.
8. Emily Blunt had been nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in Into The Woods, but she couldn’t convince Oscar that she was worthy of a nod this time around.
7. Speaking of Into The Woods, the musical film was surprisingly light on nods all around: Meryl Streep was one of the film’s minuscule three nominations– none of which were for the film’s directing or its adapted screenplay which were somewhat expected.
6. While Gone Girl‘s girl, Rosamund Pike, was honored with a nod, the film’s screenplay by Gillian Flynn, adapted from the book of the same name which she also wrote, did not receive recognition.
5. Selma was a multi-nominee, including in the most prestigious Best Picture category, which made director Ava DuVernay‘s snub all the more shocking.
4. Everything was not awesome for The Lego Movie when it came to best animated feature film. The movie failed to snag a nomination.
3. After walking away with a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her role in Big Eyes, Amy Adams was a presumed shoo-in for a nomination, but her name was no where to be found in the acting category.
2. Angelina Jolie‘s Unbroken was honored with two nominations, but sadly, no recognition for Angie herself, who directed the film.
1. Perhaps the most heartbreaking of snubs was our girl Jennifer Aniston: the former Friends star had been getting some serious buzz for her heart wrenching role in Cake, but sadly ’twas not meant to be. We’ll be there for you, Jen!
What do you guys think of this year’s Oscar noms? Which snubs bummed you out the most?
— Casey Mink