- Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs)
This was a surprise to not see Sorkin on the list of nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay. I personally was not a fan of the screenplay, but seeing how so many people were, and how he recently won a Golden Globe for his work, I expected him to not only be nominated, but to also win this category.
- Ridley Scott (The Martian)
For Ridley Scott to have not gotten a nomination is quite weird. Though The Martian had some inconsistencies, I believe that Scott did a great job with this film. He at least deserved a nomination. I can think of one nominee that he can replace.
- Idris Elba (Beast of No Nation)
I am surprised, but also not surprised, that Elba didn’t get a nomination. I mean, so many studios were upset that Beast of No Nation was going to be released through Netflix. But now, since The Academy didn’t recognize the film, these same studio people are saying it’s a race issue. I mean, race issues aside, The Academy was not going to recognize a film that “broke the rules”. But if The Academy weren’t a bunch of hypocrites, Elba would be a great nominee. His work in this film was superb.
- Carol for Best Picture
With all the hoopla surrounding this film, I thought Carol was going to run away with the Oscars. When The Academy has room for 10 films in competition for Best Picture, but only nominates eight, you think to yourself, “Carol must have been one of them”. Nope. Bridge of Spies was. I had heard nothing but good things about this movie, so it’s defiantly surprising not to see this film in contention for Best Picture.
- Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful Eight)
To anyone who has been reading my articles, you know how much I enjoyed Tarantino’s script for The Hateful Eight. It was definitely different from his previous projects, but it had some great dialogue. It’s a pity he isn’t receiving any recognition for his screenplay.
Do you agree with my list? Who were your snubs this year? Did your favorites get nominated? Let me know in the comments!