Oscar nominations were announced this morning! Vox has the full list over here. As there are every year, plenty of things that could qualify snubs, and fewer surprises than you might think. (The Academy is mostly old white dudes who tend to reward tradition over innovation: remember that.)
Selma is nominated for Best Picture, but director Ava DuVernay didn’t get a nod for Best Director nor did David Oyelowo get Best Actor. Gone Girl was widely praised for its script this year but didn’t get in for Adapted Screenplay, though Rosamund Pike is up for Best Actress (GIVE IT TO HER. -L). And no women in any of the writing or directing categories, but “Everything Is Awesome” from The Lego Movie is a lock for Best Original Song, right??!
How are you feeling about these nominations?