The 2023 Oscar nominations have been announced, and it wouldn’t be the Oscar nominations without some Twitter users venting their anger at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
On Tuesday morning, Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams presented the nominees for the 95th annual Academy Awards. You can watch the announcement on the Oscars YouTube page. The following movies were released between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022; they had to have a minimum of a 7-day qualifying run in theaters in a major U.S. city during that time period to be eligible for the 2023 Oscars.
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Viola Davis for The Woman King: While there were a few well-deserved surprises in the nominations for Best Actress, there were also some harsh snubs, and the biggest oversight has to be Viola Davis for The Woman King. Most assumed the Academy Award-winner was a shoo-in for a nomination—but apparently not! In fact, The Woman King was overlooked entirely. Boo hiss.
Tom Cruise for Top Gun: Maverick: Tom Cruise has been flying high in Hollywood this year since the rousing financial and critical success of Top Gun: Maverick, which got plenty of nominations in other categories. But the Academy overlooked Cruise himself for Best Actor. Maybe after Will Smith’s slap last year, the Academy wasn’t feeling so friendly toward Scientologists.