The Biggest Snubs of the 2018 Oscar Nominations

I, Tonya

Similarly absent from the Oscar list of 2018’s best films is the Tonya Harding biopic I, Tonya. I, Tonya made waves on the international circuit, enjoying nominations from the Toronto International Film Festival and the San Francisco Film Critics Circle. Plus, the film even took home a Golden Globe!

And sure, I, Tonya did receive Oscar nominations for Best Performance (Margot Robbie), Best Supporting Actress (Allison Janney), and Film Editing (Tatiana S. Rigel), but where’s the Best Picture nomination? Come on!

Tom Hanks

Much of what was previously said about Steven Spielberg can be reiterated with Tom Hanks. The man has enough Oscars to fill two mansion-sized mantles. Hold off on buying that third mansion though, Tom. Because the Academy looks like they’ve had enough of you.

In The Post, Tom Hanks teamed up with Spielberg again to deliver another sobering reminder of the importance of the free press and a pretty darn good film. Tom Hanks plays Ben Bradlee, the man who stood tall in the face of pressure from the White House during the now infamous Watergate Scandal.

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Here’s hoping Hanks can stand tall in the face of the Academy’s snub! My guess is Mr. Hanks will be just fine.

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Martin McDonagh

Martin McDonagh’s film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was a runaway success. The film won countless Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards, and its cast was largely rewarded for their efforts too. It’s been nominated for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor (twice), Best Original Screenplay, and more.

But, director Martin McDonagh was strangely nixed from the category of Best Director. Strange considering everyone else is on the golden ticket.

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