Oscar nomination season — that time of year when a potential award for one is a somber snub for the other.
Ridley Scott, director of "The Martian," is probably feeling a little left out of planet Hollywood. He did not get a Best Director nod, though "The Martian" is up for Best Picture and Matt Damon is up for Best Actor. Aaron Sorkin was also snubbed for his work on "Steve Jobs," as was Quentin Tarantino for his work on "The Hateful Eight."
"Carol" missed the mark for a Best Picture nomination, as did "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
You'd think the members of the Academy had gone to the dark side, but they're too white to do that.
Perhaps the most notable snubs were for people of color in showbiz. Will Smith came up empty-handed for his highly publicized NFL Drama "Concussion," and Idris Elba was denied a nod for "Beasts of No Nation." Nothing for "Creed" director Ryan Coogler, either.
The Academy also skipped a Best Picture nomination for N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton." It is up for Best Screenplay, but not one single actor of color was nominated in any of the acting categories. It will surely resurrect the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, despite the Academy's attempt to promote diversity.
The Oscars air live Feb. 28 on ABC.
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