9 Biggest Oscar Surprises

'Wonder Woman' got zero love
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 23, 2018 12:28 PM CST
Updated Jan 23, 2018 12:50 PM CST
This image released by A24 shows James Franco in a scene from "The Disaster Artist." Franco failed to receive an Oscar nomination for best actor on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018.   (Justina Mintz/A24 via AP)
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(Newser) – It is a mathematical impossibility for a group of Oscar nominations to please everyone, but this year came pretty close with meaningful love for Get Out, Lady Bird, and Phantom Thread, and the history-making nomination of Mudbound director of photography Rachel Morrison, who became the first woman to ever be nominated for cinematography. Still, there were some significant surprises and even a few outright snubs. The AP rounds up 9:

  1. No Wonder Woman: It was a good day for women, generally speaking, but the love stopped short of one of the most populist female-driven projects of the year: Wonder Woman. The Patty Jenkins-directed blockbuster received zero nominations.
  2. Denzel Washington: You'd be forgiven if you weren't aware there was a Denzel Washington film out this year. Dan Gilroy's criminal court thriller Roman J. Israel, Esq. came and went to middling reviews and box office. And yet Washington got a nod, while neither Tom Hanks (for his role as Ben Bradlee in The Post; he hasn't been nominated in 17 years) nor James Franco (for The Disaster Artist) did.

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