Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Daily Beast's 10 Oscar surprises

The Daily Beast has a rundown of what they consider to be the most surprising snubs and other surprises for this year's Oscar nominations, including more love than they expected for American Sniper and a lot less than they thought for Selma.

The list includes:

  • The Lego Movie snubbed for Best Animated Feature
  • Marion Cotillard's Best Actress nomination for Two Days, One Night
  • Selma snubbed for Best Director (Ava DuVernay) and Best Actor (David Oyelowo
  • African Americans mostly snubbed across the board
  • Foxcatcher got nominations for Best Director (Bennett Miller), Best Actor (Steve Carell), Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo), and Original Screenplay ... without also getting a Best Picture nomination. (Only eight films got Best Picture consideration this year.)
  • Gone Girl ignored for everything except Best Actress (Rosamund Pike)
  • Life Itself, the documentary about legendary film critic Roger Ebert, snubbed for Best Documentary
  • Six nominations for American Sniper, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Bradley Cooper)
  • Jake Gyllenhaal snubbed for Nightcrawler
  • Jennifer Aniston's lack of a nomination for Cake

Check out the full article for more about why they were surprised.

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