See the biggest snubs at the 2023 Oscars

This Tuesday (January 24th), the Oscar nominees for 2023 were announced. As expected, films like Everything and Everywhere at the Same Time and Inisherin’s Banshees dominated the race – but on the other hand, some of the The year’s most popular films were snubbed by the Academy, falling out of the top categories.

Announced in Los Angeles, the nominations were presented by Riz Ahmed (Oscar winner for Best Short Film in Live Action) and Allison Williams (who is showing in theaters with the movie M3GAN).

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At the 95th Academy Awards, All and Everywhere at the Same Time topped the nominations, appearing in 11 categories. Inisherin’s Banshees shared second place with All New on the Front, both with 9 nominations.

Films such as Elvis, The Fabelmans, Tar, Top Gun: Maverick, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Avatar: The Way to Water also received multiple nominations. So, who were the biggest snubs at the 2023 Oscars?

tom cruise

As we mentioned earlier, Top Gun: Maverick was nominated for the Oscar 2023. In fact, blockbuster appears in 6 award categories: Best Film, Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (Hold My Hand, by Lady Gaga), Sound, Editing and Visual Effects.

Tom Cruise, however, was not nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his performance as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell.

Taylor Swift

The “swifties” believed that Taylor Swift would be nominated for two Oscar categories: Best Short Film in Live Action (with All Too Well) and Best Original Song (with Carolina, from the movie A Place Far Far From Here).

However, the popstar did not get the desired nominations. The song “Carolina”, on the other hand, was nominated for a Golden Globe and a Critic’s Choice Awards.

The Woman King

Surprisingly, The Woman King was not nominated for any Oscar category in 2023 – not even for Best Actress, in which the presence of Viola Davis, for many people, was already “guaranteed”.

The actress, it is worth remembering, was nominated for the SAG and BAFTA awards. Gina Prince-Bythewood, the film’s director, was also snubbed by the Academy.

Olivia Colman

From 2019 to 2022 (except 2020), Olivia Colman has been nominated for every Academy Award. In 2023, however, the British actress was snubbed by the Academy. At the awards, Colman did not compete for the Best Actress award for her performance in the praised Empire of Light, by director Sam Mendes.

female directors

Contrary to the Academy’s efforts to increase Oscar diversity, only men were nominated for Best Director at the 95th Academy Awards.

Filmmaker Sarah Polley (who helmed the excellent Entre Mulheres, nominated for Best Picture), for example, was completely snubbed by the Academy.

The same can be said for Charlotte Wells from Aftersun, Chinonye Chukwu from Till: The Quest for Justice and Gina Prince-Bythewood from Woman King.

Till: The Quest for Justice

Till: The Quest for Justice tells the shocking story of the murder of Emmet Till, a 14-year-old black boy who, in 1955, was brutally killed by a group of racists.

The movie turns its spotlight on one of the most terrifying moments in US history, but surprisingly, the Academy decided to look away.

Not even Danielle Deadwyler, who gives an outstanding performance as Emmet Till’s mother, was nominated for Best Actress.

Paul Dano

Judd Hirsch, who has an extremely small part in The Fabelmans, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. So why was Paul Dano – who rocks as Burt, Sammy’s father – not remembered by the Academy?

This isn’t the first time the Oscars have snubbed Paul Dano. In 2007, the actor was also not nominated for his great performance in Sangue Negro.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever After

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was nominated for 5 Oscar 2023 categories: Best Supporting Actress (Angela Bassett), Original Song (Lift Me Up, by Rihanna), Makeup and Hair, Costume Design and Visual Effects.

However, the MCU film does not figure in the Best Picture category. Ryan Coogler was also overlooked in the Best Director category.

Baz Luhrmann

Elvis is the fourth film with the most Oscar nominations 2023. Present in 8 categories (including Best Film and Best Actor), the film only loses to Everything in Everywhere at the Same Time, Inisherin’s Banshees and All New on the Front. Baz Luhrmann, however, was not nominated for Best Director.

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monáe gives an acting show in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. Even playing two different characters, each with their own style, the actress and singer was not nominated for an Oscar in 2023.

James Cameron

James Cameron definitely represents the most shocking snub of the 2023 Oscars. Everyone already took the filmmaker’s nomination for Best Director for granted – which ended up not happening.

Avatar: The Way of Water, on the other hand, was nominated in 4 categories: Best Picture, Sound, Production Design and Visual Effects.

Margot Robbie

Finally, we have Margot Robbie, who even playing one of the most important characters in Babylon (the new film by Damien Chazelle), was forgotten by Oscar voters.

The Oscar ceremony will be held on March 12.

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Alexandre Guglielmelli

Alexandre Guglielmelli

Graduated from PUC Minas, I specialize in horror movies, reality shows and pop culture. In my spare time, I like to write and offer movie and series recommendations to friends.

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