Oscar nominees: A visual guide to the biggest snubs of 2016

The Oscar 2016 list of nominees that were announce... more

Ridley Scott’s Martian won big in the Golden Globes and also bagged a few nominations in the Oscars list but the man himself didn’t make it to the Best director list of nominees. The exclusion of Alan Sorkin also came as a surprise to many. Reuters
1/7Ridley Scott’s Martian won big in the Golden Globes and also bagged a few nominations in the Oscars list but the man himself didn’t make it to the Best director list of nominees. The exclusion of Alan Sorkin also came as a surprise to many. Reuters
2015 was the year for Star Wars fans but the Force wasn’t strong enough in 2016 as Star Wars: The Force Awakens only received four technical nominations. Not that it was the best from the franchise but after the whole build-up to its release, the miss was a surprise. Reuters
2/72015 was the year for Star Wars fans but the Force wasn’t strong enough in 2016 as Star Wars: The Force Awakens only received four technical nominations. Not that it was the best from the franchise but after the whole build-up to its release, the miss was a surprise. Reuters
Quentin Tarantino can hardly show the victory sign this time around because, like many other shocking misses, he was also nowhere to be found on the Best Director list of nominees for the Oscar Awards 2016. Hateful Eight received three nominations for Original Score, Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay. AFP
3/7Quentin Tarantino can hardly show the victory sign this time around because, like many other shocking misses, he was also nowhere to be found on the Best Director list of nominees for the Oscar Awards 2016. Hateful Eight received three nominations for Original Score, Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay. AFP
Steven Spielberg touched a cord with the audience with his critically acclaimed Bridge of Spies but apparently, failed to do the same with the academy panel who decided to leave him out of the nominations. AP
4/7Steven Spielberg touched a cord with the audience with his critically acclaimed Bridge of Spies but apparently, failed to do the same with the academy panel who decided to leave him out of the nominations. AP
Johnny Depp fans have one more reason to turn to nihilism in 2016 as he received no nomination for Black Mass, his latest movie. Though the film, in particular, wasn’t as talked-about as his other works, his performance sure deserved better. AFP
5/7Johnny Depp fans have one more reason to turn to nihilism in 2016 as he received no nomination for Black Mass, his latest movie. Though the film, in particular, wasn’t as talked-about as his other works, his performance sure deserved better. AFP
Carol fans might give the Oscar telecast a miss this time as the much-acclaimed movie has not made it to the Best Picture nominee list this time for the Oscar. Cate Blanchett, however, has been nominated for the Best Actress Award, restoring faith in movie awards. IMDb
6/7Carol fans might give the Oscar telecast a miss this time as the much-acclaimed movie has not made it to the Best Picture nominee list this time for the Oscar. Cate Blanchett, however, has been nominated for the Best Actress Award, restoring faith in movie awards. IMDb
#OscarsSoWhite has rightly resurfaced this year as the whites dominate the list of nominees. Will Smith in Concussion or Samuel L. Jackson in Hateful Eight were not good (read white) enough for the Oscar panel to consider them. Reuters
7/7#OscarsSoWhite has rightly resurfaced this year as the whites dominate the list of nominees. Will Smith in Concussion or Samuel L. Jackson in Hateful Eight were not good (read white) enough for the Oscar panel to consider them. Reuters
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