Oscar Nominations Controversy

Oscar Nominations Controversy

Everyone's buzzing about the Oscar nominations.

Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead the pack with nine nominations each.

American Sniper, which was ignored by the Golden Globes, was given six nominations, including the Best Actor for Bradley Cooper

Some of Hollywood’s most famous leading ladies found themselves snubbed by the Academy.

The Angelina Jolie-directed film, Unbroken got only three minor nominations. Amy Adams, who won a Golden Globe, wasn't even nominated for Big Eyes.  

Jennifer Aniston was another big snub as a woman living with chronic pain in Cake.

At the Los Angeles premiere of the movie on Wednesday night, Aniston said she was going to keep her phone on in the morning, just in case.

Critic Leonard Maltin told INSIDE EDITION's Jim Moret, "I am sure she is going to be disappointed, but she should be proud of her performance."

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David Oyelowo, who portrayed Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, was also snubbed.

“No Actors Or Actresses Of Color Among Nominees” says a headline on NBCNews.com. This year's lineup of nominees for acting is the least racially diverse since 1998, the year of Titanic.
The nominations were announced at 5:45 a.m. The early hour may be to blame for the funny moment when Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs had an unfortunate slip of the tongue as she was naming the nominees for Best Cinematography. She said, "Dick Poop. Dick Pope."

The Twitter-verse exploded in reaction.

"Did she just say "Dick Poop?” said one tweet.

Another said, “I can't stop laughing."

Best actor nominee Eddie Redmayne, who plays physicist Stephen Hawkins in The Theory Of Everything called into the Today show. He said, "I've just gone from a deep, deep sleep to about a hundred mile-an-hour euphoria in about three seconds."

Gone Girl's Rosamund Pike, who just had a baby two months ago, picked up a Best Actress nom. She said, "It was the first time in more than six weeks that I was woken up by someone that wasn't my baby."

Cutie-pie Emma Stone, nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Birdman, definitely didn't hold back, saying in a statement, "I am so [expletive] excited. Are you allowed to say [expletive] when you're making a statement for the Oscars? I'm just really [expletive] excited."