Shocking Oscar nominations snubs: Jennifer Aniston, ‘The Lego Movie,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ …

Proving that we Oscar forecasters can’t always tell which way the wind is blowing, the Academy Awards gave the cold shoulder to a number of seemingly strong contenders. (See complete list of Oscar nominations here.)

The most notable omissions in the top Best Picture race are “Foxcatcher” (which has a Best Director bid), “Gone Girl,” “Interstellar,” “Into the Woods,” “Nightcrawler” and “Unbroken.”

The acting branch ignored hot contenders like Jennifer Aniston (“Cake“), Amy Adams (“Big Eyes“), Jake Gyllenhaal (“Nightcrawler“), David Oyelowo (“Selma“) and Ralph Fiennes (“The Grand Budapest Hotel“). 

And the directing lineup is missing one of the DGA nominees — Clint Eastwood (“American Sniper“) — as well as the helmers of three of the other eight Best Picture nominees: Damien Chazelle (“Whiplash“), Ava DuVernay (“Selma“) and James Marsh (“The Theory of Everything“).

But perhaps the biggest Oscar snub of all was “The Lego Movie,” which led our Oscar predictions to win Best Animated Feature.

NOT NOMINATED: BEST PICTURE
Foxcatcher
Gone Girl
Interstellar
Into the Woods
Nightcrawler
Unbroken

NOT NOMINATED: BEST DIRECTOR
Damien Chazelle, “Whiplash
Ava DuVernay, “Selma
Clint Eastwood, “American Sniper
David Fincher, “Gone Girl”
Angelina Jolie, “Unbroken”
James Marsh, “The Theory of Everything

NOT NOMINATED: BEST ACTOR
Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel
Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler”
David Oyelowo, “Selma”
Timothy Spall, “Mr. Turner”

NOT NOMINATED: BEST ACTRESS
Amy Adams, “Big Eyes
Jennifer Aniston, “Cake
Hilary Swank, “The Homesman”

NOT NOMINATED: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Josh Brolin, “Inherent Vice”
Henry Sanders, “Selma”
Tom Wilkinson, “Selma”

NOT NOMINATED: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jessica Chastain, “A Most Violent Year”
Rene Russo, “Nightcrawler”
Imelda Staunton, “Pride”

NOT NOMINATED: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
The Lego Movie

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