OK. By now, you are well aware of who did get 2019 Oscar Nominations. Roma and The Favourite lead the 2019 Oscars race with 10 nominations a piece, both having received the two most coveted nods, as well, Best Picture and Best Director.
Now let’s take a look at the many who had been in the running who were left out, all who were snubbed, the 2019 Oscar Snubs.
To start with, A Star Is Born received 8 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Bradley Cooper), Best Actress (Lady Gaga), Best Supporting Actor (Sam Elliot) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Bradley Cooper). However, its director, who is also the star and screenwriter, Bradley Cooper, was left out of the Best Director race.
Green Book, the current front runner to win the Best Picture Oscar, received 5 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Viggo Mortensen), Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali), but failed to garner a Best Director nod for Peter Farrelly.
Nicole Kidman received rave reviews for two movies this year, as a supporting turn in Boy Erased and as the lead in Destroyer. And there was talk about her being a double Oscar nominee this year. When the nominations were announced, her name was left off both the Supporting Actress and Actress lists.
Timothee Chalamet, a Best Actor nominee last year for Call Me By Your Name, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor this year by the HFPA (Golden Globes) and virtually every other awards show, for his role in Beautiful Boy, but failed to receive an Oscar nomination.
Not as surprising, First Man was shut out of every major 2019 Oscars category, failing to even garner a nod for Clair Foy’s supporting role, for which she received Golden Globe and Critics Choice nominations. But Foy being left out was somewhat of a surprise.
Emily Blunt was left without an invite to this year’s Oscars after failing to receive a nomination for Best Actress (Mary Poppins) or Best Supporting Actress (A Quiet Place). She is laughing all the way to the bank, however, and probably isn’t fazed in the least. She is quite the class act.
When it came to BlackKklansman, the Academy was bound to pick either John David Washington (son of Denzel) or Adam Driver. They went for Driver, snubbing Washington.
For the Best Actor race, there was a guarantee that four people would be nominated, Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Viggo Mortensen (Green Book) and Christian Bale (Vice). That left one spot open with a number of viable candidates. Willem Dafoe nabbed that fifth spot for the critically panned At Eternity’s Gate, leaving Ethan Hawke (First Reformed), the front runner for that fifth spot, out in the dust.
Probably the biggest snub of all was Won’t You Be My Neighbor? failing to receive a Best Documentary nomination. That film was pegged to win the Best Documentary Oscar by many in Hollywood.
There were also a few surprises regarding people that did receive Oscar nominations. The three most shocking, I think, are the two acting nominations for Roma, Marina de Tavira for Best Supporting Actress and Yalitza Aparicio for Best Actress. And Pawel Pawlikowski who was nominated for Best Director for his foreign film Cold War. That film didn’t receive a Best Picture Oscar nomination, but it did earn a Best Foreign Film nod.