While LA LA Land definitely has something to sing and dance about with 14 nominations, Cookie Lyon got no love from the Oscars!
And by Cookie, we obviously mean Taraji P. Henson, whose role in the box office hit Hidden Figures was not among the women nominated in the Best Actress category. While the film did get four nods – including Best Picture and a Supporting Actress nom for Octavia Spencer– Henson, Kevin Costner and Janelle Monae were left out in space.
With six previous nominations and no wins,Amy Adams has always been the bridesmaid and never the bride. But this year the talented actress was completely left off the list, failing to score nods for either Arrival or Nocturnal Animals. On the positive side, Arrival did get recognized in eight categories, including Best Picture. We hope it won’t be too long until the Academy says ‘I do’ to Amy again.
After scoring Golden Globe and various Guild nominations, it looked like Deadpool had a shot of being an award show hero. But the R-rated action flick was no match for the Academy’s highbrow tastes. I guess Deadpool will just have to settle with its over $780 million at the box office. Poor, baby!
Finding Dorygot lost at sea, as the second biggest film of 2016 was completely shut out of Best Animated Feature. Looks like Pixar needs to go back to the drawing board!
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As far as surprises, it seems anti-semitic rants have officially been forgiven in Hollywood asMel Gibsonscored a director nod for Hacksaw Ridge. This was his first nomination since winning 2 Oscars for Braveheart in 1995 – and since his controversial DUI arrest and offensive diatribe surfaced in 2006. In addition to Hacksaw Ridge‘s six total noms, Gibson is also celebrating the arrival of his ninth child. The 61-year-old and girlfriend Rosalind Ross welcomed son Lars on Friday. Mazel tov!
The Oscars air Sunday, February 26th on ABC and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.