Jennifer Lopez and more of the biggest snubs and surprises of the 2020 Oscar nominations

Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times on

Published in Entertainment News

The 2020 Oscar nominations were announced Monday morning and, as always, they included more than a few notable snubs and surprises.

Snub: Jennifer Lopez, "Hustlers" (supporting actress)

It looked like it might be the year of J.Lo. Heading into 2020, Jennifer Lopez had already earned a Golden Globe and SAG nomination for her role as a scheming stripper in "Hustlers." She had also been announced as the Super Bowl halftime performer at the big NFL game next month. But after months of campaigning, Lopez was snubbed by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Monday. Her supporting turn was overlooked by the organization, who instead chose to honor Kathy Bates, Laura Dern, Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh and Margot Robbie.

Snub: Christian Bale ("Ford v Ferrari"); Robert De Niro ("The Irishman"); Taron Egerton ("Rocketman"); Eddie Murphy ("Dolemite Is My Name") (lead actor)

Snub: Jamie Foxx, "Just Mercy" (supporting actor)

The one-time best actor winner was overlooked despite a SAG nomination for his work as a wrongly convicted death row inmate. Anthony Hopkins scored a nod for "The Two Popes," as did Tom Hanks in "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," Brad Pitt in "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" and Al Pacino and Joe Pesci from "The Irishman."

Snub: "Atlantics" (international feature)

Snub: "Apollo 11" (documentary)


Snub: "Frozen 2" (animated feature)

Snub: Awkwafina, "The Farewell" (actress)

Snub: Any women, including Greta Gerwig ("Little Women") (director)

Snub: "Spirit" from "The Lion King," Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Timothy McKenzie & Ilya Salmanzadeh (original song)

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