15 Oscar Nominations Snubs and Surprisesby IMDb-Editors | last updated - 1 month ago
Here's a rundown of the acknowledgments and oversights that took us off guard during the 2018 Oscar nominations.
Snub: James Franco
So we won't get to see Tommy Wiseau take the stage at the Dolby Theatre this year. In what will probably be the most-discussed snub of this year's Oscars, Golden Globe winner James Franco finds himself iced out of the Best Actor competition. In fact, The Disaster Artist earned just one nomination: Best Adapted Screenplay.
Snub: Tom Hanks
The phrase "Tom Hanks playing Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee" is pretty much all you need to get a film fully financed, and it's the kind of immediate buzz that kick starts an awards campaign. So imagine our collective surprise when he wasn't on the academy's masthead for his performance in The Post.
Surprise Two-Fer: Paul Thomas Anderson and Phantom Thread
Both this film and its director were outliers in the Best Picture and Best Director categories, respectively. We're still in shock over The Master not earning a Best Picture nomination five years ago, so it will take us a bit more time to process PTA's current successes, but kudos, of course.
Snub: Tiffany Haddish
More perplexing than Tiffany Haddish's pronunciation of some names during the nominations announcement was her omission from the Best Supporting Actress category. Her breakout performance in Girls Trip was one of the many reasons she's been invited to participate on the awards stage this season.