Biggest Oscar Snubs Of 2014

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(Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)

(Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)

Every year, people think they have the Oscar nominations figured out, and every year there are huge upsets. The nominations for 2014 were no exception. Here are a few standouts we believe should have gotten a nod:

For Best Actor:

Tom Hanks in “Captain Phillips”

For Best Director:

Paul Greengrass with “Captain Phillips”

A gripping thriller, “Captain Phillips” was majorly overlooked in this year’s race. It has been 13 years since Tom Hanks was nominated for an Oscar, and many thought this would finally be his year. But Hanks, together with Greengrass, failed to capture a nomination in these two big categories.

For Best Actress:

Emma Thompson in “Saving Mr. Banks”

For Best Picture:

“Saving Mr. Banks”

“Saving Mr. Banks” captured the hearts of audiences across the board, but it was not enough to a secure nomination for Best Picture, or a nod for Emma Thompson’s powerful portrayal of Pamela “P.L.” Travers.

For Best Supporting Actress:

Oprah Winfrey in “Lee Daniel’s The Butler”

In her first major movie role since “The Color Purple”, many speculated that her performance as Forest Whitaker’s wife would win her Oscar recognition. No such luck, however.

Best Documentary:


This CNN film created quiet a buzz, and a large PR mess for Sea World. It seems the only attention it did not get was from the Academy.

Best Animated Feature:

Monsters University

And to end on a lighter note, for the first time in years, Pixar did not have a film nominated. Maybe next year!

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