Poll: Which is the Biggest Surprise of the 2016 Oscar Nominations?
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Created Jan 15 2016
Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in Carol (2015)
Carol missing nominations for Best Picture and Best Director, and becoming the first Harvey Weinstein backed film to miss the Best Picture race since 2008.
Lenny Abrahamson at an event for Room (2015)
Lenny Abrahamson managing a Best Director nomination for Room.
Lewis Black, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, and Mindy Kaling in Inside Out (2015)
Inside Out missing Best Picture contention despite being one of the most acclaimed Pixar films.
Ridley Scott missing a Best Director nod for The Martian after being considered a frontrunner.
Idris Elba in Beasts of No Nation (2015)
No nomination for Idris Elba performance in Beasts of No Nation.
Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs (2015)
Steve Jobs failing to give Aaron Sorkin an Oscar nomination for his Golden Globe winning and WGA nominated script.
Kevin Bacon, Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Dakota Johnson, Jesse Plemons, Peter Sarsgaard, Corey Stoll, and Benedict Cumberbatch in Black Mass (2015)
No nominations for Black Mass, including misses for Johnny Depp in Best Actor and in Make-up.
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
Fifty Shades of Grey, which leads the razzies nominations as one of the worst films this year, becoming an Oscar nominee thanks to its Original Song.
Boy and the World (2013)
Boy and the World (2013) from Brazil and When Marnie Was There (2014) from Japan beating worldwide seen animations like Pixar's The Good Dinosaur (2015) and The Peanuts Movie (2015) for a Best Animation Film nomination.
Kristen Stewart in Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
Kristen Stewart snubbed for her role in Clouds of Sils Maria despite winning a New York Critics and a César Award in France. The Only American to win an acting prize in France's Oscar in history.
Tom Hardy in The Revenant (2015)
Dark Horse Tom Hardy cracking the Best Supporting Actor Race for The Revenant, which becomes the most nominated film.
Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, and Bryan Cranston in Trumbo (2015)
Helen Mirren out of the acting race for Trumbo despite being nominated for The Golden Globe and the SAG.
Rooney Mara in Carol (2015)
Rooney Mara nominated for the Supporting Actress category despite playing the lead role in Carol.
Jennifer Lawrence in Joy (2015)
American sweetheart Jennifer Lawrence breaking at 25 the record for the youngest actor to achieve 4 nominations after being recognized for her role in Joy.
The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)
The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013) Becoming an Oscar nominee thanks to its make-up.
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
The strong showing of Mad Max: Fury Road, which becomes the second most nominated film.
Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens missing the Best Picture race.
Paul Rudd in Ant-Man (2015)
Ant-Man and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Missing the Best Visual Effects Race.
Samuel L. Jackson in The Hateful Eight (2015)
The Hateful Eight and Quentin Tarantino out of Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay.
Furious 7 (2015)
Furious Seven snubbed in Best Original Song.
Nilbio Torres in Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
Embrace of the Serpent (2015) and Theeb (2014) giving Colombia and Jordan their first Foreign Language Film nominations in history.
Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay in 45 Years (2015)
Charlotte Rampling nomination for Best Actress despite missing the BAFTA nod.
Saoirse Ronan and Eileen O'Higgins in Brooklyn (2015)
Brooklyn making it into the Best Picture Race.
Will Smith in Concussion (2015)
No nominations for Concussion.
Michael Keaton in Spotlight (2015)
No nomination for Michael Keaton despite a strong showing for Spotlight.
Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, F. Gary Gray, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, and O'Shea Jackson Jr. in Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Straight Outta Compton getting a single nomination for Script, while missing Picture, Director and Acting categories.
Alicia Vikander in Ex Machina (2014)
Alicia Vikander missing a nomination for Ex-Machina.
Adam McKay at an event for The Big Short (2015)
Adam McKay nominated for Best Director for The Big Short.
Jacob Tremblay in Room (2015)
Jacob Tremblay missing a nomination for Best Actor despite Room strong showing.
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