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5 Notable Oscar Snubs
5 Notable Oscar Snubs

5 Notable Oscar Snubs

Regina King would have been first Black woman nominated for best director

(Newser) - The nominees for this year's Oscars are out—and, as ever, a lot of attention has now turned toward those who didn't make the cut. Some notable snubs:
  • Regina King, One Night in Miami. Variety notes that King would have been the first Black woman nominated for the

Here Are the 11 Biggest Oscar Snubs
Here Are the 11
Biggest Oscar Snubs

Here Are the 11 Biggest Oscar Snubs

#OscarsSoWhite was going around once again after 2020 nominations were announced

(Newser) - Oscar nominations are out , and as always, some hopefuls were left out. One of the biggest snubs being mentioned is Jennifer Lopez's lack of a supporting actress nod for Hustlers; USA Today calls it a "complete shock," while People notes Lopez "has been a fixture this...

Here Are the 2020 Oscar Nominees
Here Are the 2020
Oscar Nominees

Here Are the 2020 Oscar Nominees

'Joker' leads with 11 nods, 'Irishman,' 'Once Upon a Time ...' score big

(Newser) - It's Oscar nomination day, with Joker, The Irishman, and Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood racking up big nods. The winners will be revealed on Feb. 9. The big categories, per the AP and the Hollywood Reporter :
  • Best film: 1917 (Universal); Ford v Ferrari (Fox); The Irishman (Netflix); Jojo

What to Watch for in Oscar Nominations

Nominees will be announced Monday morning

(Newser) - Who will be celebrating Oscar morning? Brad Pitt for sure. Jennifer Lopez almost certainly. And very possibly the Obamas, too. Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards, which will begin at 8:18am EST Monday, should bring plenty of star power to the Feb. 9 ceremony—a good thing, too, since...

Murdered Toddler's Mom 'Disgusted' Over One Oscar Nod

'Detainment' should have been disqualified, says James Bulger's mother

(Newser) - In 1993, her 2-year-old son was abducted from a shopping center, tortured, and murdered—by two 10-year-old boys. On Tuesday, a film about those two boys was nominated for an Oscar. Now Denise Fergus, the mother of victim James Bulger, says she is "disgusted" over Detainment's nomination for...

Lady Gaga Nominated for 2 Oscars
Lady Gaga Nominated
for 2 Oscars

Lady Gaga Nominated for 2 Oscars

2019 nominations are out

(Newser) - This year's Oscar nominees are out, with Roma and The Favourite leading all films with 10 nominations each. Also of note: Lady Gaga received two nominations for her work in A Star Is Born (one for actress, the other for original song), and Spike Lee got his first nomination...

She Got an Oscar Nom for Her First Film. Then She Met Eastwood

Actress and director Sondra Locke has died at age 74

(Newser) - She was in her early 20s when she received an Oscar nomination for her very first film, and from there Sondra Locke went on to act and direct for the next 30 years. Her longtime relationship with Clint Eastwood in the '70s and '80s earned her even more...

Playwright's Estate: Oscar-Nominated Film Ripped Him Off

Paul Zindel's people say 'The Shape of Water' borrowed from a 1969 play

(Newser) - The Shape of Water has been nominated for 13 Oscars, including best director, best picture, and best screenplay—but the estate of a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright is pushing back on the latter. David Zindel says in an email to the Guardian that the acclaimed movie is "obviously derived" from...

8 Biggest Oscar Snubs
8 Biggest Oscar Snubs

8 Biggest Oscar Snubs

Including Taraji P. Henson, Pharrell Williams

(Newser) - From #OscarsSoWhite to #OscarsLessWhite: The 2017 Academy Awards nominations included seven actors of color plus diverse nominees in other categories, CNN reports. That's not to say there weren't any snubs, as rounded up by People , Deadline , and USA Today . Some of the big ones:
  • Taraji P. Henson: Hidden

Oscar Acting Nominees Are All White

Again. Plus, a rundown of the snubs

(Newser) - Once again , every single one of the 20 actors nominated for an Oscar this year is white. The Hollywood Reporter points out a number of minority actors who were overlooked, including Benicio Del Toro in Sicario and Idris Elba in Beasts of No Nation, both of whom were nominated...

Birdman, Budapest Snag 9 Oscar Nods Each

Oscar nominations announced; Imitation Game in 2nd place

(Newser) - Just eight movies were nominated for Best Picture this morning at the Oscar nominations announcement: American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything, and Whiplash. Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman and Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel were big...

American Hustle Nominated for All the Biggest Oscars
 American Hustle, Gravity 
 Score 10 Oscar Nods Each 
academy awards

American Hustle, Gravity Score 10 Oscar Nods Each

'12 Years a Slave' gets 9 Academy Award nominations

(Newser) - American Hustle was a big winner at this morning's Academy Award nominations announcement, snagging nods in seven major categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and all four of the acting categories. Fellow Best Picture nominee Gravity tied Hustle for most overall nominations, with 10 apiece, the AP...

LAX Didn't Believe Foreigner Was Oscar Nominee

Michael Moore says he intervened to help Emad Burnat clear customs

(Newser) - Emad Burnat is nominated for Best Documentary for his film about the Palestinian protest of an Israeli security fence in the West Bank, 5 Broken Cameras—but he didn't have an easy time of it yesterday when he entered the US to attend Sunday's award ceremony. According to...

25 Youngest Oscar Nominees and Winners

Not all child stars are like Lindsay Lohan...

(Newser) - Sometimes child stars grow up to be Lindsay Lohan. Other times, they get nominated for an Oscar at age 14 and grow up to be Jodie Foster. Huffington Post rounds up the latter in its slideshow of the 25 youngest Academy Award nominees and winners, all of them aged 20...

Lincoln Leads Oscar Noms With 12

Notable Academy Award snubs: Kathryn Bigelow, Ben Affleck, Tom Hooper

(Newser) - Lincoln ruled at this morning's Academy Award nominations announcement, scoring nods in the Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay categories. In all, the Steven Spielberg drama leads with 12 nominations, the AP reports. Eight other Best Picture nominees were...

Hugo, The Artist Lead Oscar Nominees

Martin Scorsese film scores 11 nods, silent film gets 10

(Newser) - Martin Scorsese's Paris adventure Hugo leads the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, among them Best Picture and the latest Best Director nod for the Oscar-riffic filmmaker. Also nominated for Best Picture this morning: silent film The Artist; family drama The Descendants; Sept. 11 tale Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close;...

Oscar Nominees' Lousiest Roles

The big duds Amy Adams, Nicole Kidman, and others starred in

(Newser) - They may be Oscar nominees, but they haven't always had the golden touch. The Daily Beast looks at the most embarrassing roles that this year's chosen bunch have taken on:
  • Jeremy Renner, Best Supporting Actor, The Town: The actor also got a nod for his role in Hurt Locker, but

King's Speech Snags 12 Oscar Nods

 King's Speech 
 Snags 12 
 Oscar Nods 
academy awards

King's Speech Snags 12 Oscar Nods

True Grit, surprisingly, comes in second

(Newser) - The King's Speech swept past fellow front-runner The Social Network to claim a dozen Academy Award nominations this morning, including Best Picture and three of the four acting categories. Surprisingly, True Grit also bested the Facebook film with 10 nominations, also including the top award. The Social Network finally appears...

Oscar Nominee Jill Clayburgh Dead at 66

Actress starred in 'An Unmarried Woman,' portrayed empowered women

(Newser) - Jill Clayburgh, best-known for her Oscar-nominated role in An Unmarried Woman, has died at age 66, following a 21-year battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Clayburgh's career spanned five decades, and broke ground and glass ceilings alike in her portrayals of empowered women, as in her turn as a divorcee exploring...

Oscar Winners Can't Thank Mom on Stage This Year

Nominees told to deliver thank-yous off the telecast

(Newser) - Even an Oscar producer admits the long-winded thank-you speeches are “the single most hated thing on the show,” and this year organizers think they've come up with a brilliant way to avoid them. Nominees were instructed at yesterday’s luncheon to prepare two speeches: The one for the...

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