Nominations for the 85th annual Academy Awards were announced Jan. 10 live online and on television, including on morning show “Good Morning America.” The Oscar nominations were then posted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences website.
The internet and television are buzzing with talk of the Oscar nominees in all categories, but critics and fans are also buzzing about the Academy Awards snubs.
The Hollywood Reporter compiled a list of several Academy Award snubs directly following the live Oscar nominations broadcast.
Best film snubs include “Skyfall,” “Moonrise Kingdom, “The Master,” “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” The Dark Knight Rises,” and “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."
Best director snubs according to The Hollywood Reporter include Ben Affleck for “Argo,” Kathryn Bigelow for “Zero Dark Thirty,” and Tom Hooper for “Les Miserables.”
Best director surprise nominations include David O. Russell for “Silver Linings Playbook” Benh Zeitlin for “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” and Michael Haneke for “Amour.” Haneke is the first director of a foreign-language film to be nominated for best director in a decade.
In the best actor category snubs include John Hawkes for “The Sessions” since the actor received nominations for best actor for a Golden Globe, SAG and Critics’ Choice. Ordinarily a triple best actor nominee also is nominated for an Oscar as well.
Other snubs in the best actor category include Richard Gere for “Arbitrage,” Jack Black for “Bernie,” Jean-Louis Trintignant for “Amour,” Anthony Hopkins for “Hitchcock,” and Jamie Foxx for “Django Unchained.”
In the best actress category, The Hollywood Reporter says the snubs include Marion Cotillard for “Rust and Bone,” Helen Mirren for “Hitchcock,” Rachel Weisz for “The Deep Blue Sea”, Judi Dench for “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” Meryl Streep for “Hope Springs,” and Keira Knightley for “Anna Karenina.”
In the best supporting actor category snubs include Javier Bardem for “Skyfall," Leonardo DiCaprio for “Django Unchained."
The 85th annual Academy Awards will air Sunday, Feb. 24 on ABC. The Oscars will be hosted by Seth McFarland and is broadcast to 225 countries.
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