We all know award shows are in some ways BS. But they are prestigious and exciting nonetheless and no matter what the actor or director or producer says, they want those nominations. The Oscar noms came out early Thursday morning and the following people and movies have been left out in the cold. And people are upset about the male-centric, Caucasian-heavy lists, especially the all-male, all-white list for Best Director. Overall, director Wes Anderson offbeat dramedy The Grand Budapest Hotel scored nine nominations, tying Alejandro González Iñárritu’s unconventional, genre-bending film, Birdman, for the most nominations.
Everyone’s famous Friend has been getting rave reviews for her starring role in the drama Cake. But despite months of aggressive campaigning, and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Drama, Ms. Aniston received no Oscar nom. This stinks because everyone felt like it was her year, at least for recognition for her amazing performance in the form of a nomination.
Despite winning the Golden Globe for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy for Big Eyes, this talented lady received no Oscar nom. But I can’t feel too bad for her. She has won numerous awards (at least a nomination for something every year it feels like) and I don’t think anyone would have expected her to win an Oscar for this film.
The full list of Lead Actress nominees is as follows:
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
Surprising to viewers was Pike’s nomination for her role in the thriller Gone Girl. The movie was good but Best Actress Oscar? I don’t think so. She wasn’t outstanding. I haven’t seen Cake but I’m sure Aniston was much more exceptional. And Marion Cotillard and Two Days, One Night? What is this movie? Has anyone seen it? Word is it was her nom that pushed out Aniston’s.
The actress famously directed this year’s biographical film Unbroken. She received no director’s nod and the film was overlooked for Best Picture.
Also not nominated for Best Director? Selma director Ava DuVernay. Additionally, the MLK biopic’s lead actor, the British David Oyelowo received no nomination, pissing off a lot of people. But the movie was nominated in the Best Picture category, as well as Best Original Song.
Here’s is the list of Best Director’s that people are upset about because of the lack of diversity.
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game
Despite a Globe nom, this cutie pie and stellar actor received no nomination for his lead role in Nightcrawler. Too bad, I know all us ladies would have loved to see him looking dapper at the show.
The Lego Movie
I saved my favorite (and most pissed off reaction) for last. This was one of, if not my very favorite movie of 2014. It had everything I could want in an animated movie – action, huge celebrity voices, and more humor than I ever could have expected. It is one of my favorite comedies EVER! I just loved it and laughed for hours after leaving the theater. Entertainment Weekly even put the film on its recent list of 50 best children’s movies ever. And I add it to list of funniest movies ever; I laughed my head off. The graphics were mind-blowing and the fact that The Lego Movie didn’t receive an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Film is bananas. This is considered one of the biggest snubs and for good reason. Boo hiss.
May the best nominee win.