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Oscar Snubs Include 'Selma' Director, Jennifer Aniston, 'Lego Movie'

By    |   Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 01:49 PM

The Academy Award nominations for 2015 were announced Thursday morning, and movie lovers everywhere quickly picked up on some very apparent Oscar snubs.

In the Best Actor category, Bradley Cooper's surprise entry for "American Sniper" appeared to come at the expense of David Oyelowo for "Selma." This marks the third consecutive year Cooper has been nominated for an Oscar.

People magazine noted that "Selma" director Ava DuVernay was also passed over for an Academy Award nomination as well.

"Had [DuVernay] been nominated, she would have been the first black woman to score an Oscar nod for best director," People noted. "Luckily, 'Selma' did score a Best Picture nomination, which was greeted with applause by the nomination audience after several key snubs."

Patrick Ryan, of USA Today, said he was surprised that Jennifer Aniston, who received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations for her anti-typecast performance as a chronic pain-sufferer in "Cake," would not continue the trend at the Academy Awards. Her slot, though, appeared to go to former Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, who appeared in the little-seen French drama "Two Days, One Night."

Many picked up on the fact that the major categories were noticeably void of any actors or actresses of color.

"The lack of diversity among nominees showed the limits of how far Hollywood will go to support minorities, who don’t often have the connections and get films made or get cast into leading roles," The Washington Post's Cecilia Kang wrote.

"The LEGO Movie" also appeared to make everyone's list of biggest snubs in the Animated Movie category, including that of The Hollywood Reporter.

"The LEGO Movie" pulled in a whopping $468 million at the box office in 2014, $257 of that domestically and another $211 overseas, with the help of wide range of celebrity voices from Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Channing Tatum, Morgan Freeman, and Liam Neeson, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.

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