The nominations for the Academy Awards were announced today and with every delight came a snub. Some of this year’s front runners will not competing for Oscars.
Perhaps it’s because some movies were released just too long ago the Academy doesn’t remember them (“42” and “The Butler”). Some movies just didn’t make it because they didn’t pass the selection committees final choices (“The Past”) or worst yet, their country didn’t put them up for consideration (“Blue is the Warmest Color”).
To give the overlooked talent their due for being ignored by Oscar, I have made the first ever Snubby Award nominations – for the buzzed about movies and performances that surprisingly didn’t make the final cut.
And the Oscar doesn’t go to…
Place Beyond the Pines
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Robert Redford, All is Lost
Oscar Issac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Bernenice Bejo, The Past
Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Color
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Harrison Ford, 42
Daniel Bruhl, Rush
David Oyelowo, The Butler (a personal choice for me)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Oprah Winfrey, The Butler
Octavia Spencer, Fruitvale Station
Scarlett Johansson, Her (I don’t agree personally but there was lots of buzz)
God Loves Uganda
BEST FOREIGN FILM
Blue is the Warmest Color
I’m So Excited