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Oscars 2023: the snubs and surprises among the nominees

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The nominees for the 2023 Oscars were announced on Tuesday (24), and while some celebrate the honor of being among the finalists for world cinema’s highest accolade, others regret being snubbed by the award.

The shortlist of nominees was announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles hosted by Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams, including blockbusters, blockbusters, streaming originals and mainstream dramas. However, not everyone seen as favorites to at least make the shortlist has been announced by the acting duo.

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Based on what is expected of the final list of Oscar nominees, some people and projects can claim to have been snubbed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this year. Obviously places available are limited so someone will always be considered a snub, but it’s still worth mentioning.

One such case is that of Tom Cruise. Top Gun: nonconformist earned nominations in the Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay categories, but the Hollywood star who leads the flying franchise ended up not hearing his name listed for the Best Actor category. Another Hollywood vet who ended up being snubbed was Olivia Colman, per empire of light.

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In case of The King Woman, a film by award-winning Viola Davis, the Academy responded to the production as if the film did not exist. Director Gina Prince-Bythewood was left out of nominations for Best Director, while Viola Davis herself, nominated for SAG Awards and BAFTAs for her role, did not make the final list of the Academy.

Director Prince-Bythewood’s failure to apply, as well as Sarah Polley for Among womenCharlotte Wells by after sun and Chinonye Chukwu’s Until – The pursuit of justice, did not have any women nominated for Best Director. Perhaps most notable is Polley’s, who saw her film nominated for Best Picture and secured a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, but ended up being snubbed in the prestigious directing category.

Speaking of directors, Baz Luhrmann saw your film elvis grabbing a spot in the Best Picture category and Austin Butler securing a Best Actor nomination after winning the Golden Globe. However, he himself ended up being left out of the fight for best director. Another case that we can highlight is that of James Cameron, who has returned to bring crowds to cinemas with Avatar: The Way of Water.

Talking about Until – The pursuit of justice, the film is considered another production snubbed by the academy. The harrowing story of the 1955 murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till by racists and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley’s fight for justice, shines a spotlight on a vital part of American history. Chukwu’s work behind the camera and Danielle Deadwyler’s captivating performance as Till-Mobley were telling, but the Academy chose not to acknowledge them.

Moonage DaydreamBrett Morgen’s Oscar-nominated documentary about none other than David Bowie was expected among this year’s nominees, but ultimately failed to appear among the finalists.

Paul Dano, star of The Fabelmans, saw his colleague Judd Hirsch nominated for an extended cameo role in the film, but he ended up being dropped from the list, once again failing to land a spot in the nominees for Best Supporting Actor. In 2008, Dano was nominated for a BAFTA for black blood and in 2016 at the Golden Globe for The Beach Boys: A Success Story. This time he received nominations for the SAG Awards and the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, but was again snubbed by the Oscars.

In case of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the film garnered a few nominations, including Angela Bassett’s prestigious nomination for Best Supporting Actress and Rihanna’s song, “Lift Me Up.” However, director Ryan Coogler ended up not making the list, and the Marvel movie didn’t make the list, con Top Gun: nonconformist And Avatar: The Way of Water occupying the “dots” of blockbusters.

After being nominated at the Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Movie Awards for the original song “Carolina” from the film A place away from heresinger Taylor Swift was not nominated for an Oscar.

Other actors considered snubs for awards include Janelle Monáe, per Glass onion: a knife-edged mysteryMargot Robbie by Babylon and Will Smith, for Emancipationthough no one expected the actor to be nominated after last year’s Oscar crash.

Meanwhile, some names that weren’t highly anticipated have appeared on the list. The first is from actress Stephanie Hsu, from All everywhere at the same time. The film was already predicted to attract many nominations, including Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis. But Hsu came as a surprise when she appeared on the list alongside Curtis in the Best Supporting Actress category.

Tony Award nominee Brian Tyree Henry was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Causeway. However, he wasn’t very keen on the Oscar nomination which he ended up winning.

British actress Andrea Riseborough earned her first nomination for to Leslie, entering among the finalists for the best actress. In an interview with Deadline, she showed how her nomination came as a surprise even for her. “I’m amazed. I’m not sure how the hell that happened.

The 2023 Academy Awards ceremony will take place on March 12, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

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