2018 Oscar acting nominations reactions: Forum posters hiss at James Franco snub, hail Lesley Manville bid

Who saw that coming? It’s the refrain echoed throughout Hollywood every year on Oscar nominations morning. As the acting contenders for the 90th annual Academy Awards were announced live on Jan. 23 by Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis, our forum posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders who hide behind screen names, let rip with their cheers and jeers.

They were outraged at the shocking snubs of Best Actor hopeful James Franco (“The Disaster Artist”) and “Call Me By Your Name” supporting players Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg. They were beyond giddy, however, by the inclusion of Supporting Actress Lesley Manville (“Phantom Thread”), whose only precursor love thus far has been a BAFTA bid.

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Below is just a sampling of what was dished in our forums. Scroll through, then jump in if you dare.


Andrew D: I was surprised Franco didn’t make it in, I thought he would have enough votes before the news broke about his possible harassment.

unown: FRANCO SNUBBEDDD WHATTTTT.. guess a lot of people voted last minute then.

Stego: Daniel Kaluuya, wtffffffff


SkyLight: OMG meryl streep again.

Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1): McDormand’s probably hurt today by McDonagh’s snub. She’s still the frontrunner, but Hawkins is in a prime position to beat her.

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LegendOfMatt: Fuckkkk I almost put in Manville.

heyoranges: Mary J. Blige is now an Oscar nominated actress wtf

Hunter-ish: Chau and Haddish snubbed.


Keth: Woody! I didn’t predict him, but glad he got the nod. No “Call Me By Your Name” guys – hmmm.

Philip: Ugh Hammer was robbed.

pulp50: ugh I knew I should have put Plummer. So disappointed neither Hammer or Stuhlbarg made it.

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