With the Oscar nominations come the Oscar snubs. This year, Will Smith, Amy Schumer and ‘Carol’ got cheated out of key nominations. Here’s 15 major snubs we just can’t get over.
Every year, there are scores of actors and movies who get the big Oscar snub. When the 2016 Academy Award nominations were announced on Jan. 14, there were many notables snubs, including Amy Schumer, Carol and more! Check out our full lists of the biggest snubs.
Will was totally snubbed after his amazing portrayal of Dr. Bennet Omalu in Concussion. This was a very bold film, considering the power of the NFL, and Will deserved to get a nod for going above and beyond yet again. He wasn’t the only actor of color snubbed.
This one is really upsetting. The comedian came out of nowhere on the big screen and proved she’s a powerhouse performer. She single-handedly stole the show in her breakout role in Trainwreck. She made us laugh with every sharp joke, and her chemistry with co-star Bill Hader was perfect. Sorry, JLaw fans, Amy should have gotten the nomination over her.
No Best Picture nod for Carol? This is outrageous. The incredible film was nominated for six Academy Awards, but was left out of the big nomination. The movie, which focused on the love story between two women in the 1950s, is beloved by critics and fans alike. Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara’s performances were simply amazing, and it’s a shame their film got shut out of the Best Picture category.
Steven is one of the best directors of all time, and it’s shocking to see him get left out of the Best Director category. Bridge of Spies was gripping, visually stunning and featured some of Steven’s best work in years.
*Michael B. Jordan
It makes me angry to see Michael not get a Best Actor nod. He held his own against the nominated Sylvester Stallone. Michael’s performance was strong and compelling. This incredible actor just keeps on getting snubbed — remember Fruitvale Station?
*Star Wars: The Force Awakens
No Best Picture nomination for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The #1 domestic movie of all time was shut out. This is really surprising, considering the terrific performances, magnificent storylines and J.J. Abrams’ work at reinvigorating the beloved franchise.
Paul gave arguably the best performance of his career in Love & Mercy. He was in top form as the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson and totally deserved to be recognized for his role.
The Martian was nominated for Best Picture, but Ridley gets snubbed for Best Director? This makes no sense at all.
Jurassic World visual effects were absolutely breathtaking. It’s hard to make dinosaurs look real, and Jurassic World did one incredible job. It’s just not fair.
*Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth
Wiz and Charlie’s song for Furious 7 got the big snub this year. The song remained at the top of the charts for months, and it’s sad to see this amazing song not get any love from the Academy.
Sicario was terrific every way you looked at it. The movie was one of the most riveting thrillers of the year, with powerhouse performances by Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro.
*Straight Outta Compton
The biopic was a hit among critics and fans, and it’s hard to believe this amazing film didn’t get a Best Picture nod. It’s straight-up crazy.
Both Brie Larson and Jacob held Room together. The dynamic duo made Room an unforgettably harrowing and moving experience as a mom and son trapped inside a small room for years. Jacob showed such incredible range for a 7-year-old. Why the Academy chose to ignore him, I’ll never know.
Idris was absolutely mesmerizing as the sadistic Commandant in the Netflix movie. It’s upsetting to see him snubbed again.
Really, Academy? No love for Quentin, really?
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