The 92 annual Academy Awards nominees were announced early this morning and I have to say I was a bit shocked of some of the results.
“Joker,” the drama about the mentally ill Batman villain that sparked backlash with its realistic depictions of extreme violence, triumphed at the 92nd annual Academy Awards nominations on Monday morning, earning 11 nods, the most of any film.” – The Washington Post
The Academy are taking some heat this year for their lack of diversity in the nominations. Some notable snubs include Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers), Lupita Nyong’o (Us), Awkwafina (The Farewell), and Eddie Murphy (Dolemite Is My Name). The Academy got called out for the all male nominees for Best Director, especially with the praise of movies like Little Women and The Farewell which were both directed by women.
Other snubs include Frozen 2 for Best Animated Film and Adam Sandler (Uncut Gems).
The 92nd Academy Awards airs Sunday, February 9th.
Click HERE for the full nominations list.