Similar to last year, the 92nd Academy Awards will be going hostless on February 9, but this morning’s Oscar nominations certainly had their share of unexpected disclosure for Hollywood’s biggest night.
Revealed by Issa Rae and John Cho in the pre-dawn hours out here on the West Coast, the contenders for the Golden Man in all 24 categories do not include Jennifer Lopez, The Farewell‘s Awkwafina nor any women in the Best Director category. “We’re doing great, we’re killing it, nominate us,” quipped Insecure star Rae as the duo seamlessly listed off the 2020 contenders. “Congratulations to those men,” she added with no small amount of thrown shade added after the nominees for Best Director were revealed.
So, take a look at our tally of those left out in the cold by Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences voters today, and tell us who you think also was given the Oscar cold shoulder.
Without a host again, and without some of those snubbed today, the 2020 Oscars will air live on ABC from Hollywood and Highland’s Dolby Theatre at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET on February 9.
There have been Golden Globes and SAG Awards nominations for the Hustlers star this season but no Best Supporting Actress Oscar payoff for JLo, who was considered an almost sure bet in this year’s nominations.
It’s #OscarsSoMale in the Best Directing category again this year with no mention of strongly anticipated Little Women director Greta Gerwig. Just like the SAG Awards, BAFTAs and Golden Globes, The Farewell’s Lulu Wang, Hustlers’ Lorene Scafaria and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’s Marielle Heller also weren’t invited to the boys club.
Robert De Niro
The two-time Oscar winner has been sidelined for most of this accelerated awards season for his The Irishman stint. The Netflix flick got a lot of nominations, but somebody should be talking to AMPAS voters today about leaving this age-defining and perhaps career-defining performance out of the running.
Earlier this month, The Farewell actress made history as the first woman of Asian descent to win a lead actress Golden Globe. This morning was a historic snub of not just the Wang-directed film itself but Awkwafina’s big range and performance.
Maybe AMPAS hasn’t really forgiven the Dolemite Is My Name star for walking away from being the Oscar host back in 2011 … just sayin’.
Yes, the Sam Mendes-directed World War I movie is up for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Director. But seriously, nothing for Editing and Lee Smith for a harrowing film that appeared as one continuous shot? Seriously?
With the exception of Harriet‘s Cynthia Erivo, the Oscars’ top acting categories are universally white this year. The absence of the double-duty performing Nyong’o for her Us role(s) makes that sad fact all the more pale, if you know what I mean.
Last year, the past Best Supporting Actor was in the mix for his hefty role as Dick Cheney in Vice. This year, the Ford v. Ferrari actor sadly isn’t even in the race.
There was no fairness for the Clemency actress.
Released for the 50th anniversary of the mankind’s first steps on the moon, the Todd Douglas Miller documentary was lost in space today.
A lot of love for Parasite today, yet its stellar cast was not part of the feast – especially the Snowpiercer alum who scored a Best Supporting Actor from the L.A. Film Critics Association.
The superstar’s “Spirit” from The Lion King just didn’t roar enough for AMPAS voters to give it a Best Original Song nom.
The Rocketman lead took home a Golden Globe and the trippy Elton John biopic got a Best Original Song nod, but turns out it is lonely out in Oscar-free space for the Kingsman star.
No Oscar shine for Adam Sandler or directors/co-writers Josh and Benny Safdie in this jewel of a flick.
There was no mercy for the Just Mercy actor from Academy members.
The Chinese star showed the rest of the world her immense talent in The Farewell as the cancer-afflicted grandmother, but AMPAS members missed the greeting.
The blockbuster Disney sequel was left adrift on the Best Animated Feature ice.
It’s been 19 years since the two-time Oscar winner has been nominated, so a Best Supporting Actor nom for his role as Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood marks a beautiful day in the star’s career.
Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewell earned more controversy than box office and little awards heat, but Misery Oscar winner Bates was a surprise contender this morning for the Warner Bros picture.
The Games of Thrones vet’s The Two Popes co-star Anthony Hopkins scored a Best Supporting Actor nom today. The fact that Pryce earned a Best Actor nomination for his divine portrayal of Pope Francis in the Netflix offering is pretty good evidence that AMPAS voters and somebody up there likes him.