All The Biggest Snubs And Surprises From This Year’s Oscar Nominations

Some of the most prolific names in Hollywood will be celebrating tonight after learning they are in the running for one of the film industry’s biggest honors – the Academy Award.

On Tuesday afternoon, this year’s Oscar nominations were announced, with Oppenheimer leading the way with 13 nominations – and there were some surprising names on the list too.

However, as with all awards shows, there were some no-shows, and the conversation on social media quickly turned to the biggest “snub” of the year.

Here are the 14 biggest snubs and surprises at this year’s Oscars, starting with the most obvious one of all…


Margot Robbie plays BarbieMargot Robbie plays Barbie

Given the huge success of the Barbie movie over the summer, which featured Margot Robbie in the lead role in almost every scene, most of us probably thought she was a contender for the Best Actress in a Leading Role category.

However, even though Barbie was among the most nominated films of the year, and two of her co-stars received nominations, Margot was left off the list altogether.

However, it’s not all bad news, as he has technically received a Best Picture nomination for his production work on the film.


We hoped in our hearts that America Ferrera might get some awards for her role as Gloria in Barbie, but when the Golden Globes and Baftas came and went while paying off the Emmy winner’s dust, we think she was out of luck when it came. to the Oscars.

And how wrong we were! If only we could go back to our Ugly Betty-watching teens and tell them that one day Betty Suarez herself would be an Oscar nominee.


Charles Melton with co-star Julianne Moorre in May DecemberCharles Melton with co-star Julianne Moorre in May December

As soon as film fans started watching May December, Charles Melton immediately started attracting awards attention, but when push came to shove, he was unfortunately left off the short lists at almost all major organizations.

It’s also a shame because the Riverdale star really showed a different side of himself in Todd Haynes’ twisty drama which actually only managed to win one Best Original Screenplay nomination.

Even so, Charles hopes to get enough praise from May to December so that the offers will keep pouring in for him next.


Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal

Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal in the heartbreaking All Of Us StrangersAndrew Scott and Paul Mescal in the heartbreaking All Of Us Strangers

First, All Of Us Strangers broke our hearts when it put us through emotional distress, and then the Academy broke our hearts again when it failed to give the film a single nomination.

Ignoring Paul Mescal is bad enough, but lead actor Andrew Scott certainly deserved a nomination for his performance in this emotional drama, which was sadly also snubbed by Bafta voters last week.

All we can say is, please support this film when it finally hits theaters on Friday. And definitely make sure you hydrate first, because there will be tears.


Greta Lee in Past Lives

And while we’re on the subject of bad performances that were simply ignored by the Oscars…

Speculation about how much recognition Past Lives would get was rife ahead of this year’s nominations, and although we were surprised to see the film itself in the Best Picture category, considering how much of its success was thanks to Greta Lee. excellent performance, this humiliation felt extremely embarrassing.


Rosamund Pike as Elspeth in SaltburnRosamund Pike as Elspeth in Saltburn

OK, we weren’t exactly anticipating a clean sweep for Saltburn considering how divisive it was, but at the very least, we think Oscar voters may have recognized former nominee Rosamund Pike’s scene-stealing turn as Elspeth as worthy of some love, too.

In fact, while we’re at it…


Once again, we want to reiterate that we don’t expect all the talk surrounding Saltburn to translate into an Oscar nomination… but we think it might do something, especially considering past nods (and wins!) for Barry Keoghan, Carey Mulligan and director Emerald Fennell.

Instead, Saltburn will have to settle for being one of the most talked about films of 2024, and that’s no mean feat, right?


Danielle Brooks in the new musical film The Color PurpleDanielle Brooks in the new musical film The Color Purple

With every award nomination Danielle Brooks received, we prayed that it would eventually take her to Oscar nomination territory – and she just did.

The former Orange Is The New Black star plays Sofia in this new version of the classic story, which is adapted from the Broadway musical of the same name. You can see the performance for yourself when it hits UK cinemas on Friday 26 January.


Fantasia Barrino in PurpleFantasia Barrino in Purple

Unfortunately, Danielle’s nomination was the only Oscar nod given to this new version of The Color Purple.

And while we’re sad that Fantasia Barrino’s leading performance wasn’t enough to win over Academy voters, we’re happy that she at least got some recognition at the recent Golden Globes and the upcoming Baftas.


Asha in Disney's latest feature film offering WishAsha in Disney’s latest feature film offering Wish

It’s not a huge surprise that Disney’s latest film, Wish, was completely snubbed by the Oscars, considering how tepid the response was from both audiences and critics at the time.

However, considering how many took advantage of Wish as a film that coincided with Disney’s centennial celebration, paying tribute to 100 years of filmmaking over the course of its 95-minute runtime, this blow may be evidence of how much the film missed the mark. .

This marks the second film from Walt Disney Animation Studios in a row not nominated for Best Animated Feature, and the first Disney musical film since 2011’s Winnie The Pooh not nominated for Best Original Song.


And we’re excited to say “Dua Lipa’s Oscar nomination” every chance we get. OK, so three nominations for the Barbie soundtrack might be excessive (Ryan Gosling’s I’m Just Ken and Billie Eilish’s What Was I Made For? are both in contention), but Dance The Night is such an important part of the film, it’s a shame it’s contribution Two did not make the short list.

Still, at least he’ll always be performing viral TikTok dances.

This year’s Oscars will take place on Sunday March 10. See the full list of nominees here.

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