When the Academy Award nominations were announced at 5:30 am on January 22, 2019, as in years past, many Oscar hopefuls who got up early to see the list of nominees were disappointed. They then became part of an annual club no one really wants to be part of: Oscar Snubs.
The 2019 Oscar nominations include plenty of worthy films along with actors, actresses, directors, writers, editors, composers, sound mixers, and all the other staff and crew members who toil to make films entertaining, enlightening, and engaging. But not everyone can make the final cut, and sometimes films that rack up nominations in a bunch of categories seem to inexplicably leave out one or two that seemed to be surefire picks in the annual round of Oscar prognostications.
Everyone's already making predictions about who will win in 2019. You're likely not an Academy voter, so here's your chance as a film buff to cast your vote for people and films in a category no one will be hearing about on awards night: Best (Worst?) Oscar Snubs. Will one of the movies or people here end up on a list of the worst Oscar snubs of all time?
Snubbed For: Best Documentary
Won't You Be My Neighbor? is a 2018 American documentary film directed by Morgan Neville. An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers. ...more on Wikipedia
Snubbed For: Best Actress, Mary Poppins Returns and Best Supporting Actress, A Quiet Place
Emily Olivia Leah Blunt is an English actress. She has appeared in The Devil Wears Prada, The Young Victoria, The Adjustment Bureau, Looper, Edge of Tomorrow, and Into the Woods. She has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, four Critics' Choice Awards, two London Film Critics' Circle Awards, and one BAFTA Award. She won a Golden Globe Award for her work in the BBC television drama Gideon's Daughter. In 2009, she received the BAFTA Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year. ...more on Wikipedia
Snubbed For: Best Director, A Star is Born
Bradley Charles Cooper is an American actor and producer. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards, three for acting and one for producing. He was named the "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine in 2011. Cooper has a B.A. in English from Georgetown University and an MFA in acting from Actors Studio Drama School at The New School. He first gained recognition in the spy-action television show Alias and the television drama Jack & Bobby. He later appeared in supporting roles in the romantic comedies Wedding Crashers, Yes Man, and He's Just Not That Into You. His breakthrough role came with the comedy franchise The Hangover trilogy. ...more on Wikipedia
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Snubbed For: Best Documentary
Three Identical Strangers is a 2018 documentary film directed by Tim Wardle. In 1980, three complete strangers accidentally discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth. ...more on Wikipedia