The Academy Award nominations came out early this morning and, as always, there have been some pretty big surprises. The Academy seems to like doing their own thing, so while they do nominate some of the same people as other awards shows, they do like to mix it up, just a little. So far, we’ve seen some pretty intense Oscar campaigns from some actors and actresses who are desperate to get a nod. For some of them, this worked; however, for others, they weren’t so lucky. We have collected 7 of the biggest Academy Award snubs and surprises of 2015!
7. Snub: Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler
Jake Gyllenhaal has made the quite the career comeback this year. After falling into relative obscurity after his role in “Brokeback Mountain,” he’s finally back and with a vengeance. His performance in the crime thriller “Nightcrawler” has been met with critical acclaim. Critics have been comparing him to a young Robert De Niro in “Taxi Driver” and “The King of Comedy.” He’s also received a Golden Globe nomination, as well as Best Actor nods from the Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA. Many thought the Academy would follow suit and give him a nomination, but they didn’t.
We’re not too worried about this snub though. Given how Gyllenhaal’s career has changed considerably over the last year, we think he has plenty of time to get nominated for another Academy Award. We think that he will definitely pull through this, unlike some of the other actors and actresses who failed to get a nomination.