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

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

  1. Marion Cotillard’s nomination was the most pleasant thing for me to happen to this year’s nominations. I’m so glad Jennifer Aniston has been left out!

  2. Good god guys, you are still calling Unbroken snub an “upset”? It never was going to secure anything other then the technical nominations. Get over it already.

    And I called Marion Cotillard over bloody Jennifer Aniston. I must be the only one on this site that got 5 out of 5 on the guesses. I scrolled through nearly 30 other profiles and everyone put Jennifer Aniston in. Its the Oscars people! They focus more on foreign appreciation and Marion has stood out for a while.

  3. I knew Aniston wasn’t going to get in, and just looking at the comments sums up why she didn’t. She was never going to be given a fair chance. It didn’t matter how good her performance was. I guarantee most of those commentary haven’t even seen the movie.

  4. These are only snubs if the people who did get nominated were not worthy of a nomination. These are simply the people who did not make it into the top five. Except for The Lego Movie. What the hell is THAT all about???

  5. I wish people would use a different word than snub because this is 5000 people nominating people, if you think someone is a sure thing, you may not vote for them.

  6. Thanks to the people pointing out that just because you didn’t get a nomination doesn’t equal snub it means as someone said you just didn’t make the top 5. And People need to stop acting as if Jennifer Aniston deserves a nomination more so than the others that were not nominated; just because she did something different than her usual romcoms. Most of the women on that list have worked their butts off; and did so consistently.

    Saying she and others got snubbed is a slap in the face of those that did get a nod.

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