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January 23, 2019

Best social media reactions to the worst Oscar snubs

People are not happy about this year's non-nominations

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Oscar snubs are the worst: Cooper, Hawke, 'Mary Poppins' Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports

Academy Awards Oscars trophies are seen on display at the 20th Century Fox Studios.

As exciting as the Oscars are, there's no bigger bummer than the one person or film you wanted to be nominated in a certain category and then isn't. "If Beale Street Could Talk," Bradley Cooper, Ethan Hawke - this list goes on for what's missing this year. 

There were some good this year though, such as Yalitza Aparicio's nomination for best actress, making her the first Mexican indigenous woman to be nominated. Screenwriter and director Paul Schrader ("Taxi Driver," "Raging Bull") was nominated for his first Oscar for "First Reformed." Sam Elliot also received his first Oscar nomination for "A Star is Born" after a 50 year career in Hollywood. 

But the good was a bit overshadowed by the bad, most notably, "If Beale Street Could Talk." The film was not nominated for best picture or best director. "Won't You Be My Neighbor" did not get a nomination for best documentary. "Eighth Grade" was completely shut out from all nominations as was "Crazy Rich Asians." Emily Blunt wasn't nominated for best actress for either "A Quiet Place" or "Mary Poppins." No female directors were nominated in the best director category this year. Timothée Chalamet was also left out of the running for best actor for his role in "Beautiful Boy." 

People were pretty upset Bradley Cooper did not receive a nomination for best director for "A Star Is Born." But the actor did receive a nomination in the best actor category. 

Though while this news disappointed many fans, others were actually expecting it.

Arguably one of the biggest snubs of the nominations is a notably missing Ethan Hawke from the best actor category for his role in "First Reformed." Schrader shaded the Oscars a bit after a phone call with Hawke. He said to the actor, "'You may not have gotten nominated, but you won. Your performance has made an impact, and never forget that.'”

"Black Panther" is also the first superhero movie to be nominated for a best picture Oscar - but while many were excited by this, others were torn, wondering if it was truly Oscar worthy, particularly in comparison to "If Beale Street Could Talk."

But it's not all bad. Cooper may have not been nominated, but it's been a long time coming for director Spike Lee, who, as of yesterday, was awarded his first Oscar nomination for best director and best picture.

Though with this being Glenn Close's seventh nomination at the Oscars for her performance in "The Wife" - will this finally be the year she wins her Oscar? People had some thoughts, especially since Amy Adams is not too far behind her as the only living performer with the most nominations without an Oscar win. Currently, Adams is nominated for best supporting actress for "Vice." This is her sixth nomination. 

Lady Gaga is also up for her first nomination as best actress, but many are speculating that it may in fact go to Close for her masterful performance.

In all fairness, some people just want to see Coleman win. 

The 91st Academy Awards will air on Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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