2015 Oscar Snubsby IMDb-Editors | created - 19 Jan 2015 | updated - 19 Jan 2015 | Public
These are the first snubs that came to mind as the 2015 Oscar nominees were announced.
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1. The Lego Movie (2014)
PG | 100 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
An ordinary LEGO construction worker, thought to be the prophesied as "special", is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the LEGO universe into eternal stasis.
Votes: 303,144 | Gross: $257.76M
We're trying to recall a situation where an omission from the Best Animated Feature Film category caused a bigger uproar, proving that parents loved The Lego Movie maybe even a bit more than their kids.
2. Selma (2014)
PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.
Votes: 77,408 | Gross: $52.08M
Selma earns a Best Picture nomination but director Ava DuVernay doesn't? Extra frustrating is seeing David Oyelowo overlooked for a Best Actor nomination for his portrayal over Martin Luther King, Jr. in the movie. Further confusing the matter for many, and causing people to cry foul in the diversity department, was seeing Bennett Miller nominated for Best Director -- a slot that could have been DuVernay's -- though Miller's Foxcatcher was blanked in the Best Picture category.
3. Nightcrawler (2014)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.
Votes: 402,672 | Gross: $32.38M
Some people had Jake Gyllenhaal winning his first Best Actor Oscar this year -- a prediction that was as extreme as Gyllenhaal's weight loss in order to play Lou Bloom in Nightcrawler -- so it was a big surprise to see his name missing from the Best Actor roster. Polite sister Maggie will probably hide her new Golden Globe for a while when her brother visits.
4. Interstellar (2014)
PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.
Votes: 1,290,480 | Gross: $188.02M
The Academy must really want low TV ratings this year. Though Intersellar earned five nominations, two were in the Sound categories -- the one aspect of the film that created the most public debate -- and the movie was shut out of both the Best Picture and Best Director categories.
5. Gone Girl (2014)
R | 149 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Votes: 758,375 | Gross: $167.77M
We're ecstatic for Rosamund Pike and her deserved Best Actress nomination, but no other nominations for Gone Girl? More like a shock than a snub. The movie was so good you could almost even root for Tyler Perry in the Best Supporting Actor category.
6. Cake (II) (2014)
R | 102 min | Drama
Claire becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group while grappling with her own, very raw personal tragedy.
Votes: 33,001 | Gross: $1.87M
Jennifer Aniston's face might have looked like this as the Best Actress nominations were announced.
7. Big Eyes (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
Votes: 77,166 | Gross: $14.48M
I mean, Amy Adams won the Golden Globe and everything for Big Eyes, although that win was as big a surprise as this Best Actress Oscar snub.
8. Unbroken (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 137 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.
Votes: 129,643 | Gross: $115.64M
Though it earned three nominations -- including an obvious nod to cinematographer Roger Deakins -- Unbroken's subject matter and box-office success put the movie in serious contention for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay nominations as well.
9. Force Majeure (2014)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama
A family vacationing in the French Alps is confronted with a devastating avalanche.
Votes: 41,564 | Gross: $1.36M
After initially publishing this list, a look at some of the Facebook feedback reminded us that, of all the indie/foreign/arty movies of the past year, we thought Force Majeure was a lock for a Best Foreign Language nomination. There was no way Under the Skin or even Snowpiercer were going to earn a nomination, but we thought this Swedish wonder was right there alongside Leviathan.