Emma, Oprah, Tom and Scarlett: Snubbed By The Oscars!
This morning the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their nominees for the forthcoming Oscars, and unfortunately there were a few serious omissions.
For instance, many people were shocked to see that both “Saving Mr. Banks” and actress Emma Thompson failed to receive a nod in the Best Pictures and Best Supporting Actress categories, respectively.
To that end, Tom Hanks wasn’t recognized for his thrilling and compelling performance in the much-lauded “Captain Phillips.”
Even Oprah Winfrey, who was nominated for a SAG Trophy, BAFTA honors, and Critics Choice glory was left out of the running for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “The Butler.”
Furthermore, “Inside Llewyn Davis” and “The Butler” both got the cold shoulder in the Best Picture running, while Scarlett Johansson missed out on an Oscar nod for “Her,” and Justin Timberlake was ignored in the Best Original Song list.
Other snubs include Joaquin Phoenix for his great work in "Her," Robert Redford for his role in "All is Lost," and the late James Gandolfini in "Enough Said."
The 86th Academy Awards is slated for Sunday, March 2nd and will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.