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2014 Oscar Snubs: 'The Butler,' 'Saving Mr. Banks,' 'All is Lost'

By    |   Friday, 17 January 2014 08:11 AM

The 2014 Oscar snubs' list is in with some of Hollywood's biggest names not making the cut this time around.

The civil rights film "The Butler," starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, and Mariah Carey among others, was snubbed in all categories, which was a shock to some considering Whitaker and Winfrey were believed to be in the running for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress respectively.

The move marks the second major awards show that has shunned "The Butler," with the Golden Globes also failing to nominate the movie in any categories, despite going into the annual awards season as a critics' favorite.

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Another major motion picture snubbed by the Academy this year for a Best Picture nod was "Saving Mr. Banks," about the development of the 1964 Walt Disney classic "Mary Poppins," specifically focusing on the behind the camera discourse between author P. L. Travers, played by Emma Thompson, and Walt Disney, played by Tom Hanks.

Both Hanks and Thompson were snubbed for Best Actor and Best Actress respectively, despite critics largely praising their performances. Hanks was also snubbed for his performance in the movie "Captain Phillips," in which he played a kidnapped mariner.

Some controversy arose recently after the movie's release when actress Meryl Streep lashed out at Disney calling him a "gender bigot" who "supported an anti-Semitic industry lobbying group."

Another Hollywood big name snubbed in the 2014 Oscars was Robert Redford for his film "All Is Lost," about a sailor who faces mortality after his vessel collides with a shipping container at sea.

In an interview with Variety, Redford, who was considered a frontrunner for Best Actor, told the magazine that at least part of the reason the film was snubbed was due to it having "little to no distribution."

Major motion pictures weren't the only surprise snubs on the 2014 Oscar's Nomination list.

In the Documentary category, "Blackfish," the independent documentary that casts a dark shadow on SeaWorld, alleging animal abuse and neglect that resulted in the deaths of several trainers, was also ignored by the Academy.

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