Our predictions for the 2021 Oscar nominations proved to be almost entirely accurate. Almost all of the actors that we tipped to hear their names called are indeed among those contending for the 93rd annual Academy Awards. But we feel bad that we encouraged some famous folk just outside the top fives to set their alarms early on Monday morning only for their hopes to be dashed as they became the latest Oscar snubs.
Four SAG Awards nominated performers aren’t in contention at the Oscars: lead Amy Adams (“Hillbilly Elegy”) and supporting players Chadwick Boseman (“Da 5 Bloods”), Jared Leto (“The Little Things”) and Helena Zengel (“News of the World”). Boseman did, however, reap a lead bid for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
Critics favorite Delroy Lindo (“Da 5 Bloods”) was notably absent from the Best Actor lineup, as was Golden Globe nominee Tahar Rahim (“The Mauritanian”). Rahim’s costar, Jodie Foster, was ignored as well, making her the first Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe winner to not earn an Oscar bid in 44 years.
Scroll down for our list of the top 20 biggest Oscar snubs, and check out the full list of the 93rd annual Academy Awards nominees.
NOT NOMINATED: BEST ACTRESS
Amy Adams (“Hillbilly Elegy”)
Yeri Han (“Minari”)
Sophia Loren (“The Life Ahead”)
Rosamund Pike (“I Care A Lot”)
Zendaya (“Malcolm and Marie”)
NOT NOMINATED: BEST ACTOR
Kingsley Ben-Adir (“One Night in Miami”)
Tom Hanks (“News of the World”)
Delroy Lindo (“Da 5 Bloods”)
Mads Mikkelsen (“Another Round”)
Tahar Rahim (“The Mauritanian”)
NOT NOMINATED: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Ellen Burstyn (“Pieces of a Woman”)
Dominique Fishback (“Judas and the Black Messiah”)
Jodie Foster (“The Mauritanian”)
Saoirse Ronan (“Ammonite”)
Helena Zengel (“News of the World”)
NOT NOMINATED: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Chadwick Boseman (“Da 5 Bloods”)
Alan Kim (“Minari”)
Jared Leto (“The Little Things”)
Mark Rylance (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”)
David Strathairn (“Nomadland”)
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