The Oscar nominations have been announced. The publicists have made their phone calls. Now all that's left is the searing anger over who didn't make the cut.
In order of vehemence, here are the omissions (don't call them "snubs" or Mark Harris will yell at you) that got most people fired up on nomination morning.
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Not Nominated In: Best Actress in a Leading Role
It's not that everybody was very excited about awards attention for Saving Mr. Banks. It's generally been received as pleasant awards-bait fluff at best, dull Disney mythmaking at worst. But everybody could at least agree that Emma Thompson was wonderful, or at least charming, in the role of Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers, and moreover, that Thompson herself—not nominated since Sense & Sensibility in 1995—would be an invaluable addition to an awards season that can become a slog so easily. We've seen the GIFs. God only knows what kind of mom-dancing shenanigans Emma and Oscar host Ellen Degeneres could have gotten up to.
It's official: the Oscars won't trump the Globes. Why? Cause Emma Thompson probably won't show up.— Nigel M. Smith (@nigelmfs) January 16, 2014
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Not Nominated For: Best Actor in a Leading Role