Though the Critics' Choice Awards nominations went mostly as expected, there were some notable stars and red-hot awards contenders missing from the list released Monday (Dec. 14). "The Hateful Eight," "Steve Jobs" and "Joy" were snubbed for Best Picture despite that category having 10 nominees. "Joy" also missed out on Best Director and Best Original Screenplay bids, though Jennifer Lawrence made the cut for Best Actress.
After being snubbed by the SAG Awards and Golden Globes last week, Michael Keaton is once again missing from the Best Supporting Actor lineup though his "Spotlight" co-star Mark Ruffalo broke through this time.
However, Idris Elba ("Beasts of No Nation"), who has been consistently nominated on the awards circuit thus far (including Globes, SAG and Indie Spirits), was also left out. Jane Fonda, a Golden Globes contender for "Youth," is absent here as she was in the SAG nominations.
See some of the other most significant Critics' Choice snubs below. Read our report on the Critics' Choice film nominees right here.
NOT NOMINATED: Best Director
Quentin Tarantino, "The Hateful Eight"
David O. Russell, "Joy"
Danny Boyle, "Steve Jobs"
John Crowley, "Brooklyn"
Lenny Abrahamson, "Room"
NOT NOMINATED: Best Actor
Will Smith, "Concussion"
Michael Caine, "Youth"
Tom Hanks, "Bridge of Spies"
Samuel L. Jackson, "The Hateful Eight"
Michael B. Jordan, "Creed"
NOT NOMINATED: Best Actress
Carey Mulligan, "Suffragette"
Lily Tomlin, "Grandma"
Amy Schumer, "Trainwreck"
Emily Blunt, "Sicario"
Maggie Smith, "The Lady in the Van"
NOT NOMINATED: Best Supporting Actress
Jane Fonda, "Youth"
Kristen Stewart, "Clouds of Sils Maria"
Elizabeth Banks, "Love and Mercy"
Joan Allen, "Room"
Alicia Vikander, "Ex Machina"
NOT NOMINATED: Best Original Screenplay
"Love and Mercy"
"Son of Saul"
NOT NOMINATED: Best Adapted Screenplay
"Mad Max: Fury Road"
"The Danish Girl"
NOT NOMINATED: Best Ensemble
NOT NOMINATED: Best Animated Feature
"Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet"
"When Marnie Was There"
"SponeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water"
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"Joy" photo credit: 20th Century Fox
"Beasts of No Nation" photo credit: Netflix
"Spotlight" photo credit: Open Road Films
"Youth" photo credit: Fox Searchlight