The 84th Annual Academy Awards are this coming Sunday, so what better time to look back and reflect on some of the biggest nomination surprises for this year? While choosing nominees for each of the categories is a hard and dubious process, and everyone deserving of a nomination can’t receive one. It seems that every year the Academy overlooks some obvious nominee choices.
Who would you pick? Do you agree our list of actors below were overlooked in the nominations this year?
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Here are our picks for the biggest Oscar “snubs” of the year:
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I'm throwing an Oscars party this year and am rooting for The Help because I loved the book and the movie and love the story. Emma Stone was great in the movie and it was really inspiring. I can't wait to see who wins and all the Oscar fashions.
I agree with almost all that you mentioned, especially Tilda and Leo. Stunning performances by excellent actors.
I'll be so disappointed if The Artist wins. I have seen silent movies that were a lot better and would have rather they re-released one of those. I did enjoy The Decendents and The Help. Hugo was beautiful but I was let down by the reveal in it. I loved Pariah. It was a great slice of life coming of age story. Shame kicked my butt and I was thinking about it long after I left the theatre. Talk about intense.
I reviewed in Harry Potter and can't wait to see them. It's always our favorite series
Always love throwing a party....and this is just another reason. I'm sure there will be some upsets!
I think The Help for Movie , Viola Davis for Lead Actress & Octavia Spencer for Best Supporting Actress will take home the Oscar.It was great to see Melissa McCarthy nominated for her role in Bridesmaid.
The movie "The Help" should win.
I think that Meryl Streep should finally get an Oscar on Sunday because she deserves it. I hope she finally gets one!!
There are way too many best pictures nominated. Most of them don't deserve it. The Artist is way overrated. Now about the snubs: I agree that David Fincher should have gotten a nod & definitely The Help for Adapted Screenplay. The only one that surprised me was Leonardo Di Caprio. I thought the academy would be falling all over themselves to nominate him for playing J Edgar. They love that sort of thing.
The biggest snubs? Everything for Drive - just a paltry sound editing nomination does my favorite film of last year no justice. Ryan Gosling for Best Actor, Albert Brooks for Best Supporting Actor, and Nicholas Winding Refn for Best Director should have been included. Also, Shame is the other glaring snub. Michael Fassbender deserved a Best Actor nod for that brilliant performance. It should have been nominated for Best Picture as well.
I was surprised Leo DiCaprio wasn't nominated.
I really haven't had the chance to see a lot of these movies. I will say that I really loved the movie Hugo.
First, I am not much of a fan of the books or films, but I think that Harry Potter should have been nominated in more than just best makeup, effects, and art direction. Also, Cary Fukunaga's direction on Jane Eyre was brilliant. Mia Wasikowska was pure gold in her role as Jane Eyre, as well.
The Artist was a very interesting movie. At first I didn't think I would like it, but I ended up liking it a lot. For a black and white movie in this day and age let alone silent you could really understand everything going on and enjoy the cinema. I hope, he wins the Oscar, I loved Jean Dujardin.
I am so glad that Melissa McCarthy is nominated. She is so funny & I love her on Mike & Molly, which is why I saw Bridesmaids in the first place. The Help is one of my favorite movies at the moment. I really wanted to like One For the Money because I have read all of the books but the movie is a disaster. The actors are not even who I would have cast in each part. After reading the books I have a vision of what each character would be like and none of them are it. I'm looking forward to the Red Carpet gowns the most.