#Oscars 2020 Nominations: Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, & Eddie Murphy Snubbed

Published: Monday 13th Jan 2020 by Sam

The nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards were announced moments ago and brought with them honors for a number of Hollywood’s most notable names – as well as rising stars such as Cynthia Erivo.

However, some – including several favorites – were notable in their absence.

Join us below as we weigh-in on the biggest snubs on this year’s tally.

Despite being considered a shoo-in for Best Original Song, Beyonce was not shortlisted for her ‘Lion King’ anthem ‘Spirit.’

Her omission came as quite the shock, given how much of a favorite the track was heading into award season and the fact it was on the ballot for the 2020 Golden Globes. 

The trend of shining at that show while being shut out at the other is a consistent thread that also applied to both Jennifer Lopez and Eddie Murphy.

In J.Lo’s case, she’s been omnipresent on most ballots for her stunning performance in ‘Hustlers’ – also notably nabbing a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Globes. Oscar glory, despite career-best reviews, sadly isn’t on the cards.

Comeback King Murphy similarly was showered with critical acclaim for her Netflix film ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ – which earned him a Best Actor nom at the Globes. Again, no Oscars look though.

Lupita Nyong’o received a wave of stellar reviews for her performance in the thriller ‘Us.’   Alas, her work has not been recognised by the Oscars much to the dismay of fans who have now learned that she was shut out of the Best Actress category.

Elsewhere, Awkwafina – who earlier this month made history for being the first Asian woman to win Best Actress at the Globes for her role in ‘The Farewell’ – shockingly didn’t make the nominations list at the Oscars. While no female directors were present in the Best Director category.

And while it’s not a prerequisite for all ceremonies to boast the same nominees, these omissions certainly are food for thought.

The 2020 Oscars airs February 9th live from the Dolby Theater.

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  1. mich January 13, 2020

    Beyonce and jennifer are not snubbed they dnt have talents

    • Bluebird January 13, 2020

      Jennifer Lopez could not STEAL/FRAUD her way to the Oscars. Always swagger-jacking someone’s music? vocals? fraud-ass

  2. only facts January 13, 2020

    We need to boycott the Oscars or get another hashtag trending like a few years ago because the lack of diversity in those main categories is unacceptable.

    • only facts January 13, 2020

      And my comment above is not because I’m a beyhive member. Spirit deserved no nominations…

      But those categories DO needs some melanin

      • Clarks0oñ January 13, 2020

        U always talk like a fool.

        The other categories need melanin but u dudnt say which category or who should have been nominated instead.
        It shows u haven’t seen any of the movies nominated

        U dont understand music or movies, u should be quite always.

      • only facts January 13, 2020

        You’re an idiot.

      • Clarks0oñ January 13, 2020


        U dont know anything about movies or music
        Ur a hood rat.

      • only facts January 13, 2020

        Yes, you’ve labeled me a “Hoodrat” who can only afford the free subscription to tidal, right? I apparently also only like Keyshia Cole and K Michelle as you’ve said previously. You’re a racist rat and support Camila Cabello, an admitted racist that wouldn’t give you the time of day in real life. Yet you, as a person of color, continue to support her, yet I’m the clown and the hoodrat? Open a book and educate yourself on racism, self-hate, and the idea of a c*on. Call me whatever you want, at the end of the day, I’m educated and working towards my PhD, married, and have a fulfilling life. What do you have aside from commenting on this blog? You’re miserable.

      • Clarks0oñ January 13, 2020


        The lies
        The lies
        The lies

        Bìtch do u know what a PhD stands for?
        Diamonds floping on the charts

    • cory January 13, 2020

      Why do we need to boycott the Oscars? “Spirit” is not a good song and shouldn’t have been nominated. It didn’t get many nominations at all during award season!

      And thought Lopez did a GOOD job in Hustlers… was it Oscar worthy? Probably not.

      • only facts January 13, 2020

        Girl, did you read my comment and my follow-up comment? I said the main categories need more melanin. I NEVER said Beyoncé OR JLO deserved to be nominated. lol

      • C**-ila January 13, 2020

        So are you saying they need to nominate Latin or black folks just for the sake of it?
        You seem highly uneducated, you should state who should be nominated and not “melanin” or do you think the nonwhite actors should be nom because they’re not white?

  3. Bam January 13, 2020

    JLo was excellent in Hustlers so I’m shocked. Beyoncé wasn’t a snub that song just wasn’t great, the MV was beautiful though.

  4. Dc January 13, 2020

    Beyonce didn’t deserve it thank u Oscar’s for not not nominating her overrated self.

    • A Top Music critic January 13, 2020

      I agree! Beyawnce is very overrated! GRAMMYS included!!!

  5. DeanD January 13, 2020

    My two biggest hopefuls were Taron Eggerton and Lupita. Oh well…

  6. Clarks0oñ January 13, 2020

    Jlo wasnt nominated cause they dont like nominating pop singers.
    She deserved a nomination.

    Jamie foxx deserved a nomination for best supporting actor, just mercy

    Dolomite is my name should have received a best costume design nomination. The costumes were fire. I blame Netflix for not campaigning hard for dolomite, they put all their focus on marriage story and 2 popes and the Irishman.

  7. Dina January 13, 2020

    Oh wow im shocked jlo wasn’t nominated wth her performance in Hustlers was mind blowing #oscarsSoWhite damn. Spirit by beyonce wasnt a good song at all

  8. SMH January 13, 2020

    LOL, people were actually expecting Jlo and beyonce to get Oscar nods? LMFAO.

    • Just Sayin’ January 13, 2020

      I know for sure the bee hive are having a melt down???
      As for Jlo y’all really thought she would get an oscar nod??? I’m mean yeah she was good in Huslers but that don’t make her acting ocsar worthy.

    • Paulo January 13, 2020

      I just commented but lemme repeat myself… based on performance I didn’t feel like Hustlers was worthy of any acting nominations but if they can nominate Scarlett Johannson or Margot Robbie twice with their cute but non acting asses… then they could have throw in something for JLo!

      • SMH January 13, 2020

        You kinda have a point there, white actresses get nominated & win for WAY less than what JLo did in ‘Hustlers’, but JLo has better performances in her past movies where she should have been nominated for Oscars (El Cantante, Selena). ‘Hustlers’ just wasn’t the one.

      • Moti25 January 13, 2020

        But Jlo can actually act tho so ??‍♂️

  9. GaGa’s Tampon January 13, 2020

    LMAOOOOO Beyoncé and JNo fans really thought!

    • SMH January 13, 2020

      Right lol.

    • Dina January 13, 2020

      F*** off

  10. Gee January 13, 2020

    Beyoncé should have known her album about black pride and excellence was not gonna get love from a tight suit committee that does not appreciate black artists.

    • SMH January 13, 2020

      Y’all use that same tired excuse every time she gets snubbed for something. Did you ever stop to think that she didn’t get nominated because her stuff is just not good? Newsflash, everyone on the planet doesn’t kiss beyonce’s ass as much as her fans do.

  11. Keith January 13, 2020

    Sorry to Eddie and Awkwafina…the other two didn’t deserve nominations. Alfre was snubbed for Clemency…

    • SMH January 13, 2020

      Exactly, Alfre Woodard being snubbed is the REAL tragedy with these nominations. Nobody gives a sh*t that beyonce & jlo got snubbed.

  12. Gee January 13, 2020

    I did not see the hype surrounding Jlo in hustlers but that’s my opinion.

  13. Gossip Girl Here…… January 13, 2020

    Spirit is a beautiful song and deserves a nomination. Lupita Also deserved to be nominated in both leading actress and supporting tbh. for BOTH roles in Us. https://youtu.be/TzyYbtwtKgc

  14. jungkook January 13, 2020

    to name a few…. A Latina stripper/ ringleader leading a group of largely diverse strippers who unapologetically drug and rob rich white men… you do the math….

  15. Lewey January 13, 2020

    You guys are so backward. WAKE UP! This isn’t about if Beyonce deserved to win or not. If she were white, she would have have gotten a nomination. POINT BLANK. Look at the nominations. The only person of color that was nominated was Cynthia who played a S****! They continue to disrespect black people at the OSCARS and I am not here for it. ADELE SAME SMITH GAGA all received nominations and won with ease the past few years. WAKE UP PEOPLE!

    • Paulo January 13, 2020

      Right. GaGa put in the work. Adele is great but Skyfall is nothing special. Sam Smith basically copied Adele so… meh

    • OOPS January 13, 2020

      Beyonce is white to America and she didn’t get nominated

      • Lewey January 14, 2020

        You sound dumb. She dressed like a black panther at the super saying she is proud of her negro nose and Jackson’s five nostrils.

  16. Paulo January 13, 2020

    I didn’t feel like Spirit would be nominated but considering it has been nommed in every other award show, it does feel like a snub. Lupita was definitely snubbed based on performance and Awkwafina too considering she won the Golden Globe. I love Hustlers the movie and JLo is fabulous but idk about her being nominated for acting for that role. But if Scarlett and Margot can get nominated TWICE for their bland “acting”, then yeah, it’s weird. I didn’t watch Dolemite so idk about Eddie

    • Lewey January 13, 2020

      EXACTLY!!!!!!!!! WHITE Mediocracy is constantly being nominated, its a slap in the face.

  17. Al January 13, 2020

    Im a massive Beyoncé fan but spirit did not deserve to be nominated at all i hated the whole album

  18. OOPS January 13, 2020

    BEYONCE was not a snubbed. That SONG sucked—
    all the hive… where is your OSCAR?

  19. OOPS January 13, 2020

    SPIRIT was not the favorite?
    Elton John and Cynthia have been the front runners for the Oscar.


  20. XYZ January 13, 2020

    Lupita is the only one that was really snubbed. The others are not Oscar worthy

  21. Jungle Juice January 13, 2020

    No one is checking for Beyonce any more but the people on here

  22. tyty January 13, 2020

    The oscars just letting y’all know what they been saying and showing y’all since they first started the might toss in a token black actor to win every now and again but y’all aint wanted how many times can you complain about the same things. You will never get recognition until you get the big behind the scenes jobs, production companies up and running, black owned studios, black owned tv networks. You need power and money or nothing will ever change.

    • Shayla Queen January 13, 2020

      Then why don’t you do any of those things? Instead you stay sitting on yo broke black a$$ and whining that things never gon change…

      • tyty January 13, 2020

        you must be the biggest moron on the planet who is incapable of simple comprehension. My text was not complaining it was outlining solutions not problems. plus you’re a racist trolling c*** so go f*** yourself.

      • Shayla Queen January 13, 2020

        Outlining solutions to who? Everyone else but yourself? ???

        You don’t complain? ???

        Stay sitting on yo broke ass, complaining, cussing and being angry instead of following your own “solutions.”


  23. A January 13, 2020

    Thats really bad, My name is dolomite…..

  24. Chutes and ladders January 13, 2020

    Oh great!

  25. Charli Cheer Up January 13, 2020

    Beyonce- already 2 Disney theme songs up for noms that were better. Also we barely hear Spirit till the end of the remake movie.
    J.Lo or Hustler in general – didn’t expect it to be in the running for Best Picture but film was decent enough to deserve some noms in other categories

  26. Theman January 14, 2020

    Beyoncé wasn’t snubbed. Whenever she isn’t nominated all of her stans start that snubbed crap. There are lots of great artists that are always really snubbed.

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