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Oscar Snubs 2015: Jennifer Aniston, 'Lego Movie' & More Left Off the List

Oscar Snubs 2015: Jennifer Aniston, 'Lego Movie' & More Left Off the List

The 2015 Oscar nominations were just announced this morning – (see the full list of nominees here) – and many are buzzing about their favorite actors/actresses and movies being snubbed!

Fans are upset that Jennifer Aniston did not get a nomination for Cake – Marion Cotillard was the one who seemingly knocked her out of the running, as Jennifer was projected to get a nomination and Marion was not. Jake Gyllenhaal was also left off of the list for Nightcrawler. Both Jennifer and Jake did receive Golden Globe nominations for their work in their respective movies.

The Lego Movie was left off of the list for Best Animated Picture. Some even considered the movie a frontrunner for the prize because of its huge success.

One huge notable director snub is Ava DuVernay, who directed Selma. Selma did receive a Best Picture nomination, but Ava was left off of the list. David Oyelowo also did not receive a Best Actor nomination for Selma.

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  • Cheyenne

    Poor Jenny-poo. No Oscar for you.

  • Lee

    Wow Laura Dern stole Jessica Chastain’s nom……

  • Delores Pauldo

    They left out alot are good people and movies. Not going to watch it anyway.

  • Justin Aniston

    So sad for my Jen :(

  • Betty Bucket

    Wow! Not even a nom for Amy and she got the Globe. Jake was totally robbed! I think the winners will be Eddie and Rosamund. The Imitation Game for best film.

  • Betty Bucket

    Poor Angie too. No nominations for her dull dud. They can go out for margaritas and drown their sorrow.

  • Elle

    The Oscar committee is so out of touch. They wonder why they are always in a struggle for improved ratings. Lego should have received a nomination. Jake was deserving of a nomination as well. So many talented actors get snubbed and various brilliant, smart works get dismissed year after year but they never seem to forget to nominate Meryl Streep, lol. The mind boggles.

  • Elle

    I concur.

  • natalie david

    Oh, Unbroken got 2 nominations and Maleficent got 1. Angie has two Oscars and a lot of other awards since she was in her 20s. The “dud” Unrbroken as you said is actually killing it at the BO. It’s the 3rd biggest opening on Christmas Day, ever. So, I fail to see why anyone would feel bad bad about Angie.

  • mm366

    I’m majorly disappointed that Takamasa Ishihara who portrayed Watanabe “The Bird” in UNBROKEN wasn’t nominated. The guy was awesome! It was his first and still only acting job to date and in my opinion he knocked it out of the park. I love the movie but I’m less disappointed it wasn’t nominated. Angelina Jolie’s got so many more opportunities to amaze as a director and I believe Unbroken STILL raking in $$$ has gone a long way in helping to prove that she’s the real deal behind the camera and so I’m good on that but, I still believe Takamasa Ishihara got robbed of a nom in the Best Supporting actor cat.

  • Christene Christine

    I found The Lego movie to be unwatchable.

  • moonbeams62

    Steve Carrell was the weakest name out there. He had great make up for Foxcatcher. That was it. Very little acting required and very little acting in evidence. Jake Gyllenhaal was robbed. So were Ralph Fiennes and David Oyelowo. The one bright spot is Marion Cotillard. Glad she was nominated. She’s a great actress. I really don’t think Felicity Jones nor Emma Stone were anything special. I like them both, but Oscar nominations? This whole thing is a mess. And please don’t get me started about Clint Eastwood.

  • moonbeams62

    Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood! LOL!

  • lshelton22

    LOL, I LOVE IT.

  • J2020

    Laura is fine. I was hoping noms for Jessica and Rene Russo (incredible, she has never been nominated), but is tired… I think Meryl is one of the best actress ever, but that is not a reason to get nomination for every job she does

  • tellmeyourwish

    I think The Lego Movie was better than How to Train Your Dragon 2, so I would have swapped those. Don’t get me wrong the original How to Train Your Dragon was great and the second one wasn’t bad, but I didn’t feel that it was amazing either.

  • J2020

    Anistos got the Globes nomintation because she is a star and the SAG because actors loved her. It would be a shame she got’s the nomination only for being in a movie free-makeup. Is the best performance of her career, yes, but she is not even in the top-10 performance of women this year. Cotillard is the best, but she already won before, so this is Julianne Moore year. Jake was totally robbed. He gave the best male performance, even over Redmayne

  • J2020

    No, he is not the weakest… is just… it’s seem to be support actor and not lead

  • J2020

    Agreed! The first was fantastic, but sadly was nominated the year of Toy Story 3. I think the Academy want to give them the award… that’s is the main reason to snub Lego Movie

  • Cheyenne

    Her “dud” has made $116 million in two weeks. You know damn well “Cake” is going to bomb. They were counting on an Oscar nom to get some traction. Ain’t happening now.

  • J2020

    I’m so happy for Marion Cotillard

  • leila

    Jen had to create a distribution company because not one studio would touch that steaming pile of cr ap of a movie, see was not worthy of the GG nom and definitely not an Oscar, David O ought to have been nominated for Selma though

  • moonbeams62

    I happen to think he is the weakest of all the nominees for Best Actor. It is my opinion. I can understand how some people think he is more fitting in the supporting actor category, but even if he were supporting, he was still weak as an actor in this role. In my opinion. Maybe his character was underwritten, or whatever, but he just didn’t do very much with it.

  • Joy B Angie

    This is so funny all that promotion for ”Cake” and no nomination back to cabos i guess

  • tellmeyourwish

    Yeah that makes sense. There was no Pixar movie this year to just hand the award to either lol. Sure in the past Pixar movies were top game, but stuff like Cars 2 being nominated in the past was just
    -_-

  • J2020

    Maybe the lego movie 2 is gonna get it…

  • tellmeyourwish

    I also think the academy doesn’t even watch all the animated movies, they just go off of what they are told was great

  • Betty Bucket

    She has ONE Oscar. The film was mediocre at best. Not exactly Papillon or Schindler’s List. The fact that people just want to kiss her ass is amazing. Even the film critics stepped on eggs while reviewing it. God forbid if someone says something bad about her. Her and Aniston are really in the same league. Over-rated and boring.

  • Lee

    I actually am pleasantly surprised and happy for Laura. It shouldnt always be about JC like it has been the last couple of years. She needs to do less, overexposed

  • Roman

    Everything is awesome!!!!

  • kellyf

    I’m always confused. When a movie like We’re the Millers makes over 100 million, the box office doesn’t matter because the critics didn’t like it. But when a movie like Unbroken makes over 100 million, suddenly the box office is the only thing that matters, even though the critics didn’t like it. Can someone finally explain to me which it is?

  • kellyf

    The same people who think her honorary Oscar counts are the same people who think she’s ACTUALLY a dame.

  • https://twitter.com/SoDakotaJohnson DakotaJohnsonQueen

    Yeeees bravo Marion !!! She deserved it so much ! France is proud !(again)

  • kellyf

    I was really surprised to see Laura Dern, but I like her and think she’s really talented. Jessica Chastain is talented as well, but she gets nominated for blowing her nose, so this is hardly her last or best shot.

  • kellyf

    Disappointed that Aniston wasn’t nominated, but Marion is so talented, it’s hard to be mad about it. Amy Adams has enough nominations to last her a few years. And my goodness, we all know Meryl Streep is talented, but it’s enough already. A nomination for Into the Woods seems a little over the top.

  • Haven

    It matters when you say the movie is a bomb. $116 miles on a $65 budget is not a bomb.

  • Haven

    It matters when you say the movie is a bomb. $116 miles on a $65 budget is not a bomb.

  • Haven

    Make that 3 noms for Unbroken.

  • Joy B Angie

    We love Jen not because of her awards and nominations.
    * * * * *
    She was ans IS a Great Talented Actress
    and a Wonderful Woman.
    * * * * *
    Jen will have her Oscars no doubt anyway.

  • Joy B Angie

    This is so funny all that your trying to be a Joy B Angie.
    Not with your luck.
    Go watch “Cake”, kid.

  • Cheyenne

    The box office is always the bottom line as far as the studios are concerned. How do you think Aniston has gotten away with making one crappy rom-com after another? They always made money. But with “Life of Crime” detonating like a nuclear bomb, “Cake” being snubbed by every studio in Hollywood, and “She’s Funny That Way” still without a distributor, Aniston’s time may be up. “Cake” was depending on an Oscar, or at least a nom, and now that it didn’t get one, interest is going to fizzle even before the movie comes out. I have a feeling it may fall flat at the box office.

  • Cheyenne

    Actually, it got three. Two for sound and one for cinematography. And her “dull dud” is rolling in money from the box office. Try not to choke on it.

  • forrest gump

    jenn, what went wrong?
    why this choice?

  • kellyf

    Independent films are almost never big performers at the box office, I don’t think that’s why they’re made or why actors do them. I think they do them for the creative challenge and expression. I think it’s why Aniston did this film. And unlike a lot of people, I think she probably campaigned this awards season not as much for the awards (although the 3 noms I’m sure made her happy) but more as a platform to show that she can do this kind of work well. I found it really savvy and successful on her part. But that’s a little beside the point. My point was that the marker of success seems to shift around depending on how people want to validate their favorite actor’s success. No one has to love Jennifer Aniston, but if she gets critical acclaim and a bunch of nominations, that makes this role a success for her. If a movie like We’re the Millers does well at the box office, that makes it as much of a success as Unbroken doing well at the box office. At least be a big enough person to be able to acknowledge someone’s success, even if you don’t like them. Don’t keep changing the definition of success so that it always looks like Angelina Jolie is the queen of life and Jennifer Aniston is a miserable failure. It’s pathetic. Both are doing pretty well for themselves, both seem to be happy, and NEITHER seems to care at all about the other. Let it go.

  • http://goskin-news.com/ Planet

    Marion is a frog comparing to Jen.
    No class, no face, no bod.
    Just a nomination.

  • kellyf

    I agree with you, I don’t think he was the weakest, but I don’t think it was a lead role. I’m happy to see him get nominated, I’m a big fan, but it should have been supporting.

  • Patrick Downing

    Just talent.

  • kellyf

    I agree except for Rosamund. I would be really surprised to see her beat Julianne – I think it’s hers. But you never know!

  • kellyf

    Well then I guess it’s a good thing that I never said it was a bomb. I never even thought it. You might have me confused with someone else.

  • kellyf

    I was pulling for Aniston, but come on, Marion is wildly talented. That’s just silly.

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