The Oscars nominations are here. And some seriously famous people have missed out.

Oscar nominations are in. Who deserved them? Who was snubbed?

Nominations for the only awards show worth being invited to – the 87th annual Academy Awards – were announced overnight in Los Angeles. And this morning, everyone’s talking about who was ROBBED at their chance of a nomination. (Oh, and why The Academy still seems to think Bradley Cooper is a serious actor.)

The Lego Movie failed to get a nod in Best Animation, while Jake Gyllenhaal was snubbed for an outstanding performance in crime-thriller Nightcrawler.

Jennifer Aniston also missed out with her role in Cake, as did Amy Adams for Big Eyes. Another big (surprise) snub? Australian film editor Kirk Baxter missed out with Gone Girl, which would have been the third Oscar win of his career.

Jennifer Aniston in Cake.


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But the most interesting thing about this year’s nominations? It wasn’t the snubs. It wasn’t the nominees. It was the apparent lack of diversity. A hashtag, #OscarsSoWhite, started trending after the nominations seemed to look very, very white and very, very male.

For the movies that actually got some recognition, there was some good news: Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, which each picked up nine nominations including best picture, were the biggest winners in the nominations.

The Imitation Game (featuring the glorious Benedict Cumberbatch) also picked up eight nominations, and American Sniper – the Clint Eastwood Navy SEAL drama – got six nominations, including best actor for Bradley Cooper, who most definitely reminds us of a little boy playing dress up that should stick to what he does best – RomComs.

Here are lists of the most talked-about categories:

Best Picture

American Sniper; Birdman; Boyhood; The Grand Budapest Hotel; The Imitation Game; Selma; The Theory of Everything; Whiplash.

Best Actor

Steve Carell – Foxcatcher; Bradley Cooper – American Sniper; Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game; Michael Keaton – Birdman; Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything.


Best Actress

Marion Cotillard – Two Days One Night; Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything; Julianne Moore – Still Alice; Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl; Reese Witherspoon – Wild.

Best Director

Alexandro G. Iñárritu – Birdman; Richard Linklater – Boyhood; Bennett Miller -Foxcatcher; Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel; Morten Tyldum – The Imitation Game.

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Duvall – The Judge; Ethan Hawke – Boyhood; Edward Norton – Birdman; Mark Ruffalo -Foxcatcher; J.K. Simmons – Whiplash.

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette – Boyhood; Laura Dern – Wild; Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game; Emma Stone – Birdman; Meryl Streep – Into the Woods.

Best Cinematography

Birdman – Emmanuel Lubezki; The Grand Budapest Hotel – Robert Yeoman; Ida – Lukasz Zal & Ryszard Lenczewski; Mr. Turner – Dick Pope; Unbroken – Roger Deakin.

Best Foreign Language Film

Ida; Leviathan; Tangerines; Timbuktu; Wild Tales.

Best Adapted Screenplay

American Sniper; The Imitation Game; Inherent Vice; The Theory of Everything; Whiplash.

Want to know everything that happened on Oscar Nomination’s night? Click through the gallery below. (Post continues after gallery).

Best Original Screenplay

Birdman; Boyhood; Foxcatcher; The Grand Budapest Hotel; Nightcrawler.

Best Animated Feature

Big Hero 6; The Boxtrolls; How to Train Your Dragon 2; Song of the Sea; The Tale of Princess Kaguya.

Best Documentary — Feature

Citizenfour; Finding Vivien Maier; Last Days of Vietnam; The Salt of the Earth; Virunga

Best Reactions on Twitter

Okay, so this may not ACTUALLY be a category, but the social media responses to the nominations (and snubs) have attracted some pretty excellent responses by Lego Movie fans:





The Twittersphere has also exploded with clever uses of the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag, which powerfully points out the lack of diversity among this year’s nominees:




 What do you think of the nominees?