Normally, I would write my own article about the Academy Award nominations and analyze the choices voters made. However, this time I am humbly bowing out to the competent and capable written stylings of The New York Times The Carpetbagger section, a blog all about the movie awards season.
It seems the biggest news of the snub variety capturing most headlines is the Lego movie being left off the short list of favorites for the coveted Oscar.
I for one don't get it, but it is what it is.
For those readers who keep up with the ins and outs of the awards season, the hot topic of conversation at the outset was the potential for two women directors to be nominated for best director. We are now a long way from that as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and Academy voters have both declined to nominate either Angelina Jolie for Unbroken or Ana DuVernay for Selma.
Also, no Amy Adams or Jessica Chastain, who have seemed to be Academy's sweethearts of the last few years.
Read all about the hits and misses in the original Times article, which are sure to be popular issues at the water cooler in a month's time, and feel free to discuss it below.