The nominees for the 86th Academy Awards has just been announced and although we were not surprised with some of the nominees (maybe except Jonah Hill) it was shocking to discover that some front runners didn’t make the list.
One of the biggest shocks was Oprah Winfrey, who starred in Lee Daniel?s The Butler. People were surprised that she didn?t make the Best Supporting Actress list. She lost in 1985 for the movie The Color Purple and it would have been great to see her get nominated this year because her performance was so great she could have taken it home.
Another prominent name that didn?t get a nod was Tom Hanks. The two-time Oscar winner got snubbed for his role in Captain Phillips. Though the film was nominated for Best Film and Barkhad Abdi for Best Supporting Actor.
Emma Thompson was also thought to be a shoo-in for the Best Actress category for her role in Saving Mr. Banks. Unfortunately, she was left out. And so was the late James Gandolfini for the Best Supporting Actor category for the Enough Said. Shockingly, Jonah Hill got a Best Supporting Actor nomination.
The genius Woody Allen was also left out by the Academy. He didn?t get nominated for Best Director and Blue Jasmine is not a contender for Best Film.
If you think these Oscar snubs are infuriating, wait until you see the other names who were not given a chance to win that much coveted Oscar despite their incredible performances.
Although he?s nominated this year for Best Actor, his first encounter with the Academy was not good. While his co-star Kate Winslet was nominated for Best Actress for Titanic in 1997, he didn?t get a nomination for Best Actor much to the dismay of his fans.
The Academy said that he was not fit for a nomination (ouch!) but he?s then since received nominations but never won. This year could change it for the Wolf of Wall Street star.
Jamie Foxx is a talented actor and singer. That?s why it was surprising that he didn?t get a nomination for his role in the 2013 movie Django Unchained. Even his co-star Kerry Washington failed to get a nod.
Their co-star Christopher Waltz, however, won Best Supporting Actor.
Jack Nicholson has changed the horror genre with his portrayal in The Shining in 1980. It was considered one of the best horror movies of all time and that was why it?s shocking that he wasn?t even nominated.
This is a name that?s synonymous to horror and suspense. His films have captivated audiences for generations and his mark in the industry is unmistakable.
Though he has been nominated for Best Director several times already, he has never won an Oscar.
This is one of the most controversial snubs of all time. Her performance in On Human Bondage in 1934 was so incredible people were counting on an Oscar win.
But that wasn?t going to happen. She didn?t even get nominated and that made the public mad. The outcry was so strong the Academy had to make a special write-in campaign to get her name on the list of nominees for Best Actress. She didn?t win, however.
Winning an Oscar is a huge thing. This puts an actor in a different league. A win will not just make an actor more respectable. This will also result in a boost in popularity, meaty roles, and a bigger talent fee. Take a look at Jennifer Lawrence. Her career skyrocketed after winning an Academy Award last year.
The Academy Award is so elite that a nomination can mean the world for an actor. That’s why it’s disheartening to discover that not everyone who has given a superb performance gets recognized.