Yes, the Oscar nominations are out, and depending on what you expected, they were almost nearly on the mark from what pundits had predicted. Mostly. Here we are with the biggest snubs - like proper snubs (AKA those nominated for previous awards but shut out here).
-- The top of this list is Bradley Cooper's director snub for 'A Star is Born'. Yes he has 3 nods this year, for writing, acting, and producing, but he was also expected to get a director's nod since he was previously nominated for the globe, BAFTA and DGA.
-- Similar to Cooper was Peter Farrelly, who had previous nominations as well (including the globe and DGA) but missed out - thankfully - for the directing nod for 'Green Book' (but was nominated for screenplay).
-- Documentary 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?' had been nominated for several precursor awards this year, but was surprisingly shut out as well in the doc category.
-- John David Washington for his lead actor role in BlackKklansman, for which he was already nominated at the Globes and SAGs.
-- In a similar vein is Ethan Hawke, who although did not get nods in the televised awards, practically swept the critics rounds for his lead work in 'First Reformed'. Ditto with Toni Collette, who was the top winner throughout the critics circuit for 'Hereditary'.
-- Claire Foy received several nominations for her supporting work in 'First Man' but was shut out, ditto with Margot Robbie (Mary Queen of Scots) and Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place).
-- Timothée Chalamet was shut out as well in supporting actor for 'Beautiful Boy', as he had precursor nominations at the Globes, SAGS, Critics Choice awards, and BAFTA awards.
-- Other movies that had several precursor nominations but were shut out altogether include the critically acclaimed Crazy Rich Asians, Eighth Grade, The Rider, and Sorry to Bother You.
The mess that is the 91st Oscars will be live on February 24, and all prayers that Vice gets nothing and Green Book only gets supporting actor.