10 Shocking Oscar Snubs and Surprises From the Last 10 Years

Mar 07, 2021 21:49

10 Shocking Oscar Snubs and Surprises From the Last 10 Years https://t.co/P8TPgSVfXY
- Variety (@Variety) March 7, 2021

Variety's 10 snubs and surprises over the last 10 years that were and most likely still shocking, I will be only 5 of the ten.

2010 (83rd Oscars)
Surprise nomination: Javier Bardem, “Biutiful” (best actor)
Shocking snub: Andrew Garfield, “The Social Network” (best supporting actor)

Previous winners can often make a sneak into the acting categories, and Javier Bardem was able to do so over the likes of Robert Duvall (“Get Low”) and Ryan Gosling (“Blue Valentine”) for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s foreign language nominated film “Biutiful” from Mexico. One of the eyebrow raisers was Andrew Garfield’s omission for one of the best picture frontrunners, “The Social Network” from David Fincher.

2014 (87th Oscars)
Surprise nomination: Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher” (best director)
Shocking snub: Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler” (best actor)

Bennett Miller was the first filmmaker to be the lone director nominee in the expanded best picture era for the darkly rich “Foxcatcher.” Joining a list that includes Stephen Daldry, Miller’s first three feature films have received a best picture or director nomination - “Capote” (2005), “Moneyball” (2011) and “Foxcatcher.” While exciting, many felt nothing but heartbreak for Jake Gyllenhaal, who, despite receiving nods from BAFTA, Globes and SAG, was egregiously left off the best actor list for Dan Gilroy’s “Nightcrawler.”

2015 (88th Oscars)
Surprise nomination: Tom Hardy, “The Revenant” (best supporting actor)
Shocking snub: Idris Elba, “Beasts of No Nation” (best supporting actor)

Leonardo DiCaprio won best actor as the frontiersman Hugh Glass in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “The Revenant,” and on the bubble for most of the awards season was his co-star Tom Hardy, who only managed a Critics Choice nomination going into Oscar morning. Coming at the cost of SAG winner Idris Elba and Michael Shannon (“99 Homes”), Hardy muscled his way into the mix, keeping up an interesting trend. Every one of DiCaprio’s lead actor nominations has brought along a supporting actor nod for the ride - “The Aviator” (Alan Alda), “Blood Diamond” (Djimon Hounsou), “The Wolf of Wall Street” (Jonah Hill), “The Revenant” and most recently “Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood” (Oscar-winner Brad Pitt).

2018 (91st Oscars)
Surprise nomination: Marina de Tavira, “Roma” (best supporting actress)
Shocking snub: Bradley Cooper, “A Star is Born” (best director)

Netflix’s “Roma” was coming on strong and was expected to pull in some surprise nods, particularly for its star Yalitza Aparicio as the Mexico City maid, which it did. She also pulled in her glorious counterpart Marina de Tavira, who plays the mother of the family she serves. For a second consecutive year, another shocking director snub occurred, and with someone that looked like a “sure thing” - Bradley Cooper, who also starred, produced and co-wrote the script and several of the film’s songs. Peter Farrelly’s absence for “Green Book” was also shocking, considering the film won best picture.

2019 (92nd Oscars)
Surprise nomination: Todd Phillips, “Joker”
Shocking snub: Jennifer Lopez, “Hustlers” (best supporting actress)

Todd Phillips goes into the same description as Christian Bale’s entry on the list for “American Hustle.” Reading all the tea leaves, it seemed like an easy call, considering “Joker” led the nominations with 11. BAFTA and Globes all went for him, and yet, likely due to the superhero genre’s inclusion obstacles in the Academy, he seemed like a long shot. But nothing gobsmacked the pundit world than the blatant ignorance of Jennifer Lopez’s dynamic work in Lorene Scafaria’s “Hustlers,” one of just many snubs for POC last year - Lupita Nyong’o (“Us”), Jamie Foxx (“Just Mercy”), Awkwafina and Zhao Shuzhen (“The Farewell”) and Taylor Russell (“Waves”).

ONTD, what's your "shocking" snub? Mine is...


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