The Academy Award nominations were announced early this morning, and the lineup was a mix of the expected (most of the Best Picture nominees) and surprises (Logan earning a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination). But as it the case every year, there were also plenty of movies that weren't put up for consideration for one ore more of those little golden trophies, a.k.a. snubbed. In fact, Fandango has already polled some of its users, many of whom believe that Wonder Woman was the biggest Oscar nomination snub this year.
Of the 1,000+ Fandango users who weighed in on the ticket-selling website after the Academy Award nominations came in, 39% declared that Wonder Woman being shut out of all the Oscar categories was the biggest snub from the announcement. Coming in second place in the snub category was 10% of users saying that James Franco should have been earned a Best Actor nomination for playing Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist. Franco won a Golden Globe for that performance earlier this month. Other snubs Fandango users chimed in on included Tom Hanks not getting a Best Actor nomination for The Post, Jessica Chastain not getting a Best Actress nomination for Molly's Game and Martin McDonagh not getting a Best Director nomination for Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri.
There's no question that Wonder Woman was one of the most successful movies of 2017, earning many positive reviews, making over $820 million worldwide and earning numerous accolades. Only two months after Diana of Themyscira's origin story hit theaters, Warner Bros started pushing for it to get Oscars attention, especially for director Patty Jenkins. Alas, despite the studio's best efforts, the Academy ultimately didn't nominate Wonder Woman for any of its coveted awards, and as you can tell from this Fandango survey, a sizable portion of people aren't pleased with this.
Looking to the biggest surprises from the Academy Award nominations, 38% of Fandango users declared that that Logan for Best Adapted Screenplay deserved that honor, with the following four surprises including Daniel Kayuuya's Best Actor nomination for Get Out, Denzel Washington's Best Actor nomination for Roman J. Israel, Esq, Christopher Plummer's Best Actor nomination for All The Money in the World and Lesley Manville's Best Supporting Actress nomination for Phantom Thread. As for Wonder Woman, while it won't be adding Oscars to its list of accomplishments, it's already cemented itself as a superhero movie that will continue to be enjoyed by many in the years to come.
The Academy Awards will air Sunday, March 4 at 5 p.m. PST on ABC, so stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more updates on the ceremony. After recently appearing in Justice League, Diana of Themyscira will return to the big screen when Wonder Woman 2 is released on November 1, 2019.
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