The nominations for the 86th Annual Academy Awards were announced on Thursday, Jan. 16, with American Hustle and Gravity leading the pack with 10 nods each. The Golden Globe-winning 12 Years a Slave, meanwhile, is being recognized in nine categories. As with every awards show, some predicted contenders were left off the list—and E! News is taking a closer look at which actors were snubbed.
Saving Mr. Banks star Emma Thompson was ignored in the Best Actress category in favor of American Hustle's Amy Adams, Blue Jasmine's Cate Blanchett, Gravity's Sandra Bullock, Philomena's Judi Dench and August: Osage County's Meryl Streep. The English actress portrayed Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers in the critically polarizing Disney movie. Labor Day's Kate Winslet was also overlooked.
Tom Hanks didn't receive nominations for his work in Captain Phillips or Saving Mr. Banks, either. The actor, who is a two-time Academy Award winner, earned raves for his performance in the maritime thriller. His work resulted in Golden Globes, BAFTAs and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations.
Lee Daniels' The Butler failed to secure a single nomination at the Oscars. Similar to the Golden Globe Awards, presumed nominee Oprah Winfrey was ignored in the Best Supporting Actress category. In fact, the five women vying for the honor— Sally Hawkins, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong'o, Julia Roberts and June Squibb—were the same group of people up for the award at the Golden Globes.
Rush's Daniel Brühl and Nebraska's Will Forte were comparbly ignored in the Best Supporting Actor category. Jonah Hill edged both movie stars out for his work in The Wolf of Wall Street. While critics applauded the actor's performance in Martin Scorsese's three-hour flick, his inclusion was somewhat surprising given that he's been ignored by all other major awards shows. Hill did, to his credit, recently win the Palm Springs International Film Festival Award for Creative Impact in Acting Award.
In the Best Original Song category, Lana Del Rey's "Young and Beautiful" (The Great Gatsby) and Ed Sheeran's "I See Fire" (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) were shut out. Though they'd been left off the ballot at other awards shows, many Hollywood insiders hoped the singers' luck might change.
Disney and Pixar's Monsters University was noticeably absent in the Best Animated Feature category. And while Disney's The Lone Ranger is widely considered to be a financial and critical failure, it earned two nominations in the Best Makeup and Hairstyling and Best Visual Effects categories.
Many other critically adored films received little or no love from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, including All Is Lost, Fruitvale Station, Inside Llewyn Davis, Lee Daniels' The Butler, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Prisoners, Rush and Saving Mr. Banks.
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