Wednesday 20 February 2019

Which stars suffered Oscars nomination snubs?

Bradley Cooper landed a nod for his performance as Jackson Maine in A Star Is Born but not for directing the film.

Bradley Cooper (Ian West/PA)
Bradley Cooper (Ian West/PA)

By Laura Harding, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

The omission of Bradley Cooper from the directing category for the 2019 Oscars is among the biggest snubs from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The star’s directorial debut A Star Is Born collected eight nominations, including a nod for himself for best actor for his role as an alcoholic rock star opposite Lady Gaga’s aspiring singer, but he failed to be recognised for helming the project.

Another director shut out of the category was Peter Farrelly, despite his film Green Book picking up nods for best picture, best actor and  best supporting actor.

And the Academy again failed to nominate any women for best director, an award that only five female directors have been nominated for.

There was also disappointment for Ethan Hawke and John David Washington, who missed out on best actor nods for First Reformed and BlacKkKlansman respectively, amid the surprise inclusion of Willem Dafoe, who landed a spot for playing Vincent van Gogh in At Eternity’s Gate.

Timothee Chalamet, who was widely expected to land a supporting actor nomination for playing a drug addict in Beautiful Boy, was also left out in the cold.

Black Panther made history as the first superhero movie to be nominated for best picture but there was disappointment for Michael B Jordan, who failed to land a spot in the supporting actor category.

Margot Robbie missed out in the supporting actress category for Mary Queen Of Scots, despite landing a Bafta nomination.

Elsewhere, there were snubs for British hopefuls Emily Blunt and Claire Foy.

The former was a hopeful for the best actress category for Mary Poppins Returns and in the best supporting actress race for A Quiet Place, while The Crown star Foy has scored Golden Globe and Bafta nominations for playing Janet Armstrong in First Man.

Steve McQueen’s film Widows was also shut out of the nominations, while Dolly Parton, whose song Girl In The Movies from Dumplin’ was tipped for a nod, was also snubbed.

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