Film Fans Furious After ‘Blatant Snub’ In Oscars Nominations

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This year’s Oscar nominations have just been released and film fans are in uproar as Wonder Woman didn’t receive a single nomination.

The nominations went pretty much as expected with Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance The Shape Of Water leading the field, receiving 13 nominations including Best Picture.

Christopher Nolan’s World War Two drama Dunkirk followed with eight nominations while Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri received seven.

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However, one film was blatantly snubbed and it wasn’t Jordan Peele’s spectacular horror game-changer Get Out as expected.

Despite being both critically and commercially successful, the first ever female-led and female-directed comic book superhero movie Wonder Woman received not a single nomination. Not one!

Yes, admittedly, it’s not exactly a five-star spectacular film but many would argue it deserves to be nominated somewhere to celebrate what an achievement it was.

If you need a reminder of how brilliant Wonder Woman was, then check it out below:

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Wonder Woman wasn’t just a throwaway superhero blockbuster but it was a landmark in cinematic history and was perhaps the most talked about film last year.

Films should be nominated because they deserve to be and are the best in the category but the Oscars are always full of token nominations.

No matter what Meryl Streep does she always receives a Best Actress nod, likewise with Daniel Day-Lewis for Best Actor.

Streep and Day-Lewis could literally be in a film just painting a wall saying nothing and they’d both still receive nominations!

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So where was Wonder Woman‘s nominations then, celebrating just how it broke the ceiling, completely obliterating it!

Patty Jenkins certainly deserved to be nominated in the Best Director category for her fantastic work and Gal Gadot was a possible candidate for Best Actress.

The real shock though is the lack of technical nominations which would have been the easiest way to at least acknowledge the importance of Wonder Woman.

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Film fans have been taking to Twitter to share their thoughts on the snub, which will no doubt have left the cast and crew heartbroken.

Matt Price wrote:

I honestly can’t believe Baby Driver and Blade Runner 2049 are getting nominations but Wonder Woman is not! Appalling!

Connor Behrens saw the snub coming writing:

Wonder Woman, while a great film, was never going to get Oscar nominations.

It never had a chance and that’s ok. The film has received plenty of recognition from SAG, AFI and the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

A user known as Wonder Bira also shared his frustration tweeting:

I stopped watching The Oscars 10 years ago when I realised The Academy make choices based on what a select group of few people enjoy and not by what movies mean to audiences in general.

They think they know everything about movies. Wonder Woman isn’t there so they clearly don’t.

Christian Blauvelt hit the nail on the head writing:

Bummed by the complete lack of nods for Wonder Woman. A landmark in its genre, a comic-book movie that represented a moment. As much a cultural phenomenon/talking-point as any film this year.

I had a dispiriting conversation with a critic at the Toronto International Film Festival who was convinced Wonder Woman, which he disliked, was going to win Best Picture at the Oscars, not because of its quality but ‘simply because it’s about a superhero with a vagina’. Lot of talk about Wonder Woman like that, I’m afraid.

That kind of dude-bro resentment definitely hurt Wonder Woman‘s chances, which is such a shame.

Here are the Oscar nominations in full:

Best Picture

Call Me By Your Name
Darkest Hour
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Actress

Sally Hawkins, The Shape Of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Meryl Streep, The Post


Best Actor

Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J Israel, Esq

Best Supporting Actress

Mary J Blige, Mudbound
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Supporting Actor

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins, The Shape Of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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Best Director

Dunkirk – Christopher Nolan
Get Out – Jordan Peele
Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig
Phantom Thread – Paul Thomas Anderson
The Shape of Water – Guillermo Del Toro

Best Adapted Screenplay

Call Me By Your Name
The Disaster Artist
Molly’s Game

Best Original Screenplay

The Big Sick
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


Best Foreign Language Film

A Fantastic Woman
The Insult
On Body and Soul
The Square

Best Original Song

Mighty River, Mudbound (Mary J Blige)
The Mystery of Love, Call Me By Your Name (Sufjan Stevens)
Remember Me, Coco (Kristen Anderson Lopez and Robert Lopez)
Stand Up for Something, Marshall (Common & Diane Warren, sung by Andra Day)
This Is Me, The Greatest Showman (Benji Pasek & Justin Paul)

Best Animated Feature

Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Loving Vincent

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Best Documentary Feature

Faces Places
Last Men in Aleppo
Strong Island

Best Documentary Short

Edith + Eddie
Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Knife Skills
Traffic Stop

Best Original Score

Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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Best Cinematography

Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
The Shape of Water

Best Costume Design

Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
Victoria and Abdul

Best Make-up and Hairstyling

Darkest Hour
Victoria and Abdul


Best Sound Editing

Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Sound Mixing

Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Animated Short

Dear Basketball
Garden Party
Negative Space
Revolting Rhymes

Colombia Pictures

Best Live Action Short

DeKalb Elementary
The Eleven O’Clock
My Nephew Emmet
The Silent Child
Watu Wote/All of Us

Best Production Design

Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
The Shape of Water

Best Visual Effects

Blade Runner 2049
Guardian of the Galaxy Vol 2
Kong: Skull Island
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for Planet of the Apes


Best Film Editing

Baby Driver
I, Tonya
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Jimmy Kimmel will host the 90th Oscars, March 4 2018.