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 a 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.