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Praise the Lord! James Franco Is Snubbed by the Oscars

Sorry, dude

James Franco in a plaid shirt

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The Oscar nominees are out—and so is James Franco. 

Franco, who won a Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice award for his leading role in The Disaster Artist, did not receive a best actor nom from the Academy Awards on Tuesday, despite previously being considered a contender. The cold shoulder from the Academy *might* have something to do with the fact that the 39-year-old actor and director was accused of sexually inappropriate behaviour by five women earlier this month, but that’s just my wild guess.

While Franco—who has been keeping a low profile lately—has been snubbed by the Hollywood elite, the writers on his film The Disaster Artist are up for best adapted screenplay. (The script would have been better if they wrote Franco out, IMO.)


Franco aside, there are legit upsetting snubs from the Academy. Armie Hammer did not get any love for his role in Call Me By Your Name, Tom Hanks didn’t get nominated for The Post, the amazing Mudbound was ignored for best picture, and, most noticeably, Wonder Woman received ZERO nominations!!!! Was Brett Ratner sitting on the voting committee?

But the Oscars did get some things right. Saoirse Ronan is up for best actress for Lady Bird, Willem Dafoe is nominated for The Florida Project, Mary J. Blige is recognized for her supporting role in Mudbound, the young talent Timothée Chalamet could win for Call Me by Your Name and Get Out, Lady Bird and Call Me By Your Name are all nominated for best picture. Plus, Greta Gerwig’s nomination for best director makes her only the fifth woman ever nominated for the award, meaning her possible win would be huge.

While we wait to see what actors take home the gold at the 90th Academy Awards on March 4, we can all rest easy knowing Franco won’t be one of them. (You can peep the full list of the nominees in the biggest categories below.)

Best actress in a leading role

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Meryl Streep, The Post

Best actor in a leading role

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq

Best supporting actor

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best supporting actress

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Leslie Manville, Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best adapted screenplay

Call Me By Your Name
The Disaster Artist
Molly’s Game

Best director

Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan
Get Out, Jordan Peele
Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig
Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson
The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro

Best motion picture of the year

Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

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