While there are plenty of stars in Hollywood jumping for joy today, there are some that are likely a little disappointed that their names were not read out at the Oscar nominations announcement this morning.
This year’s biggest Oscar snubs and surprises are:
Ben Affleck not being nominated in the Directing category for “Argo”;! This is a huge snub, especially with all the Oscar buzz that was surrounding this film in the past several months – ever since its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The filmmaker will however be competing for a Golden Globe for directing the movie, based on a true story of a rescue attempt of American hostages from Iran, on Sunday, January 13. Instead a different Benh, namely Benh Zeitlin, first-time Director of “Beasts of the Southern Wild”; made the cut as a surprise nominee.
“Zero Dark Thirty”; Director, Kathryn Bigelow’s name was also left off the Best Director’s list, which came as a big shock considering all the attention it’s received in the political sphere of late.
Tom Hooper also wasn’t given a Director’s nod for “Les Miserables”;, but rather “Amour”; Director Michael Haneke took movie buffs by surprise by making the Director’s cut.
Even though “The Sessions”;” John Hawkes and “Arbitrage”; star Richard Gere got Golden Globe nods in the Best Actor category, they are not up for Oscars. And Leonardo DiCaprio is up for a Globe on Sunday for his Supporting Actor role in “Django Unchained”;, but also went missing come Oscars time.
It was also an upset for many that Javier Bardem didn’t get recognized for his villainous role in “Skyfall”;, which comes after the actor did get a Screen Actors Guild nomination. Meanwhile, fan favourite Matthew McConaughey was predicted to receive recognition for his role in “Magic Mike”; come awards season, but after being snubbed by both the Golden Globes and the Oscars, that dream just didn’t become a reality.
Another snub that sent tongues wagging today was that Marion Cotillard was absent from the Best Actress nominees read aloud this morning, for her role as a Killer Whale trainer who loses her legs in “Rust and Bone”;.
Instead, the youngest actress to make the Leading Actress category ever setting a new record, 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis received a surprise nomination for her role in “Beasts of the Southern Wild”;.
With it being the celebration of Bond’s 50th anniversary, many of our Twitter fans thought “Skyfall”; might have been a dark horse and just pick up an Oscar nod in the Best Picture category, but it didn’t make the list.
“The Avengers”; and “The Dark Knight Rises”; were also absent, and some thought the third Batman flick by Christopher Nolan just might have snuck in there to be recognized as a trilogy “Lord of the Rings”; style, but it wasn’t to be.
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”; however, was a bit of a surprise nominee, as was the Austrian film, “Amour”; in this coveted category.
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