Oscar Nominations 2017: Amy Adams, Annette Bening and other shocking snubs

Source: Oscars
Source: Oscars

On Tuesday morning, the 2017 Oscar nominations were announced and there were a few names that were surprisingly left off from the list. 

Films like La La Land, Moonlight and Lion racked up their nominations, and Viola Davis made Oscars history with her third-ever nomination (for Fences), but some did not get to hear their names called for the 89th Academy Awards

The two most glaring snubs can be found in the best actress category: Amy Adams missed out for her performance in Arrival, and Annette Bening wasn't nominated for her work in 20th Century Women.


Amy Adams getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Jan. 11, 2017
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Rich Fury/AP

In addition to Adams and Bening, Emily Blunt, who earned a BAFTA nomination for her performance in The Girl on the Train, failed to garner an Oscar nod. Also, while Octavia Spencer was recognized in the best supporting actress category for Hidden Figures, her co-stars Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monáe missed out on their own nominations.

Meryl Streep scored a best actress nomination for her performance in Florence Foster Jenkins, but Hugh Grant was not nominated for best supporting actor. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who won the Golden Globe earlier this month for his performance in Nocturnal Animals, was denied a best supporting actor nomination as well. 

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Jordan Appugliesi

Jordan is a part-time arts and entertainment writer based in Toronto.

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