Nope, Tom Cruise, The King’s Woman Among Most Ridiculous Oscar Retirees – IGN

Another year of Oscar nominations, another outcry over films and shows that weren’t nominated.

While there’s a lot to celebrate on social media — like Everything Everywhere dominating 11 nominations and Angela Bassett being the first actress to be nominated for a performance in an MCU movie — there’s also a great deal of outrage over the indignities of films like Jordan Peele’s Nope, which was closed despite critical acclaim. And while the Academy has historically not been keen on rewarding horror, Peele has taken home an Academy Award in the past with Get Out.

It also highlights the lack of black filmmakers and performers in this year’s nominations, with no women nominated in the director category. In particular, the critically acclaimed The Woman King was completely left out, with many predicting that Viola Davis would at least be recognized for her performance.

Then there were some categories they scratched their heads: One of the biggest hits of the year, Top Gun: Maverick, scored six nominations, including the coveted Best Picture nod. But star Tom Cruise didn’t get the same love from the Academy, nor did director Joseph Kosinski.

This director category has become one of the most controversial after the nominations were announced. Despite receiving a best picture nod for Avatar: The Way of Water, James Cameron was not nominated in the director category.

In addition to the lack of women, others were frustrated to see the director of the Human Rights Resource Group, SS Rajamouli. The film was also ignored in Best Picture, despite its critical acclaim and fan base, although it was nominated in Best Original Song for Naatu Naatu.

And as the above tweet indicates, there were many who wanted to see more love for the South Korean film The Decision to Leave.

What do you think is the biggest snub in this year’s Oscar nominations? Let us know in the comments below.

Alex Steadman is IGN’s news editor, leading entertainment reporting. When she’s not writing or editing, you can find her reading fantasy novels or playing Dungeons & Dragons.


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