“The Forgotscars:” Celebrating the Oscar Omitted

I do this every year. I don’t know if anyone reads it. Frankly, it’s hard to know who reads my stuff lately. It gets lost in the abyss of a Trump presidency. Anyway, with the nominations just announced for the 89th Academy Awards, naturally I’m left bummed out with the omissions. That said, this year the Academy – for the most part – got it right. Sure, they flubbed. I mean no Amy Adams? Are you nuts? The Best Actress race should’ve been between the Arrival star and 20th Century Women’s Annette Bening yet neither were nominated. This is Ridley Scott and Ben Affleck bad. Other omissions? An as expected low showing for Nocturnal Animals, and a complete shaft to Tom Hanks. Oh, and yes Mel Gibson there’s a place for you in Trump’s America.

Anyway, back to the start and me writing this column each year. Here’s my annual “forgotscars” – a list of nominees of those not nominated. There are no awards but feel free to weigh in on the comments section.

Best Picture

Nocturnal Animals

Best Actor
Joel Edgerton – Loving
Tom Hanks – Sully
Jake Gylenhaal – Nocturnal Animals
Michael Keaton – The Founder
Jesse Plemons – Other People

Best Actress:
Amy Adams – Arrival
Annette Bening – 20th Century Women
Emily Blunt – Girl on the Train
Taraji P. Henson – Hidden Figures
Sandra Hüller – Toni Erdmann

Best Supporting Actor:
Ben Foster – Hell or High Water
Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins
Sunny Pawar – Lion
Trevante Rhodes – Moonlight
Aaron Taylor-Johnson –Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Actress:
Greta Gerwig – 20th Century Women’s
Lily Gladstone- Certain Women
Rooney Mara – Lion
Janelle Monáe – Hidden Figures’
Molly Shannon – Other People

Best Director:
Garth Davis – Lion
Tom Ford – Nocturnal Animals
David Mackenzie – Hell or High Water
Martin Scorsese – Silence
Denzel Washington – Fences

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