Oscar 2017: Nominations–Snubs and Omissions

Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi film Arrival received 8 nominations, when the 89th Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday, January 24.


But the film’s star, Amy Adams, was a surprise snub in the best actress category, where some expected the five-time nominee to earn yet another Best Actress nod this year.

Amy Adams

Adams was previously nominated for Golden Globe, Critics Choice and SAG awards for her role in the Paramount movie.

At the Globes, Arrival was snubbed, only receiving two nominations and failing to win either.

Adams was also in Nocturnal Animals, which only scored one Oscar nomination despite the Tom Ford film earning more recognition from other awards groups.

Other stars left out of this year’s Oscar nominations include:

Tom Hanks, continuing the trend of his Sully performance failing to be recognized by major awards organizations;

Florence Foster JenkinsHugh Grant;

20th Century Women‘s Annette Bening;

Hidden FiguresPharrell Williams also failed to get best score nomination for his work on the film.

Sully was one of a handful of Oscar hopefuls to score only one nomination despite being expected to get more.

Other films earning just one nomination included:

20th Century Women



Captain Fantastic


Sully director Clint Eastwood wasn’t nominated, nor were Silence director Martin Scorsese or Fences director Denzel Washington, but Washington did get a best actor nomination.

Lion helmer Garth Davis was also left out of the best director category despite his film earning six nominations.

Deadpool failed to earn any nominations despite some predicting it would be among the best picture nominees.

Finding Dory was also shut out, not even earning a best animated feature nomination.


In the supporting categories, some predicted Greta Gerwig would score a supporting nomination for 20th Century Women.

Nocturnal Animals‘ Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who won Golden Globe in the supporting category, was also left out.