Oscars: The Biggest Snubs and Surprises from Today’s Nominations

Oscars: The Biggest Snubs and Surprises from Today’s Nominations

The Academy Awards announced Tuesday that Kevin Willmott, who co-wrote "BlacKkKlansman" with Spike Lee, has been nominated for the Best Adapted Screenplay for the film.

Here are a few interesting facts about the Oscars 2019 nominees.

Lady Gaga scored two nominations this year - one in Best Actress category (A Star is Born) and the other in Best Song category for Shallow.

Here's a look at some of the biggest snubs and surprises.

Spike Lee on Tuesday received his first nomination in the Best Director category for his Ku Klux Klan comedy-drama BlacKkKlansman. Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born and the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody are both up for Best Picture.


He definitely has a bright future behind the camera, but he'll have to wait for an Oscar nomination.

Not really a surprise since the film has been campaigning HARD for this, and it's well deserved considered the cultural importance and success of the Marvel film.

The Marvel epic had a huge morning, scoring seven nominations, but it was it's nod for best picture that made history. No nominations were awarded for neither Michael B. Jordan nor director Ryan Coogler. Nolan's film had raked in eight nominations, but could not make it to the Best Picture category. The next year, the Academy opened up the best picture category from 5 to 10 slots.

Black Panther was 2018's top-grossing movie in the United States and Canada, and second-highest worldwide, with $US1.3 billion in ticket sales. Claire Foy is great, but her role in First Man is so representative of what women had to settle for when roles weren't as rich as those in Roma, The Favourite, Vice, and If Beale Street Could Talk. The 1954 and 1976 versions each got several Oscar nominations, but not for best picture.

Poor Emily Blunt. While the always gracious actress may not be too bitter about not receiving a best supporting actress nod for A Quiet Place or a best actress nomination for Mary Poppins Returns, the world is bitter for her.


Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me? It now boasts a 95 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and among the site's top critics it has a rare 100 percent positive score.

Animated short film: "Animal Behavior", "Bad", "Late Afternoon", "One Small Step", "Weekends".

Genre films always have handicapped chances during awards season but after relatively weak showings at the Golden Globes and numerous professional awards, the Oscar chances of fans' favorite films seemed low.

For the second straight year, Fox Searchlight (which released last year's victor, "The Shape of Water") topped all studios, even as it and its parent studio, 20th Century Fox are in the process of being acquired by the Walt Disney Co.

Check back to Goodmorningamerica.com for full coverage and again on February 24 when the Oscars take place live from Hollywood!


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