‘Deadpool’ also failed to earn any nominations despite some predicting it would score a best picture nomination.
Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi film Arrival had its title announced eight times when the 89th annual Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday morning.
But the film’s star, Amy Adams, was a surprise snub in the best actress category, where some expected the five-time nominee to win her first Oscar this year. Adams was previously nominated for Golden Globe, Critics Choice and SAG awards for her role in the Paramount movie. At the Globes, Arrival was somewhat snubbed, only receiving two nominations and failing to win either.
Adams was also in Nocturnal Animals, which only scored one Oscar nomination despite the Tom Ford film earning more recognition from other awards groups.
Other stars left out of this year’s Oscar nominations include Tom Hanks, continuing the trend of his Sully performance failing to be recognized by major awards organizations, Florence Foster Jenkins‘ Hugh Grant and 20th Century Women‘s Annette Bening. Hidden Figures‘ Pharrell Williams also failed to land a best score nomination for his work on the film.
Indeed, Sully was one of a handful of Oscar hopefuls to score only one nomination despite being expected to get more.
Others earning just one nomination included 20th Century Women, Silence, Loving and Captain Fantastic. Sully director Clint Eastwood wasn’t nominated, nor were Silence director Martin Scorsese or Fences director Denzel Washington, but Washington did get a best actor nomination. Lion helmer Garth Davis was also left out of the best director category despite his film earning six nominations.
Deadpool failed to earn any nominations despite some predicting it would be among the best picture nominees. Finding Dory was also somewhat surprisingly shut out, not even earning a best animated feature nomination.
In the supporting categories, some predicted Greta Gerwig would score a nomination for 20th Century Women and that Nocturnal Animals‘ Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who won the Golden Globe in the category, would get nominations, but both actors were left out.