In a year when the award season, for the most part, has been
wide open, we expected to see some surprise choices when
nominations for the 91st Academy Awards were announced Tuesday
But wow did that lead to some huge snubs.
Bradley Cooper not getting a best director nomination for “A
Star Is Born,” the Mr. Rogers movie “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” not
in the best documentary category, and “Crazy Rich Asians” not
getting a single nomination are just a few of the major snubs.
Here are the 11 biggest snubs from the 2019
The Oscars air on ABC February 24.
Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”) — Best Director
Don’t worry, you will be seeing a lot of Bradley Cooper on Oscar
night as he’s nominated in the best actor, best picture, and best
adapted screenplay categories for “A Star Is Born” (he may even
sing alongside Lady Gaga on Oscar night for the movie’s nominated
best original song, “Shallow”). But the Academy did not recognize
him for perhaps the category that would mean the most to him, best
After a slew of directors and actors came in and out of the
project over the years, Cooper is the one who finally had the right
way to do the latest remake of the title. So having his name not
called was certainly the biggest shock.
Historically, a best-picture-nominated movie not getting a best
director nom is a kiss of death. But it has happened. The most
recent was 2012’s “Argo.” Ben Affleck was not nominated for
directing the movie but went on stage to accept the best picture
“First Man” — Best Original Score
The disrespect for “First Man” continues. Though it wasn’t
likely the movie was going to get nominations in any of the major
categories, the movie’s score seemed to be a lock not just for a
nomination in the best original score category, but for a win, too.
However, composer Justin Hurwitz’s name was not called.
Though many argued over the movie’s slow pace and minimalist
acting style by Ryan Gosling, the
music Hurwitz came up with was universally praised. That’s a
big reason why this snub is all the more shocking.
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” — Best Documentary
This look inside the life and career of Fred Rogers from
director Morgan Neville was a box-office hit in 2018 and many
thought it would run away with the best documentary Oscar. It not
getting a nomination may be the biggest snub in this category since
“Hoop Dreams” in 1995.
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The 11 biggest 2019 Oscar snubs that have us shaking our heads