It’s a yearly tradition for the Oscars to snub people of color, and in that category, the 2020 Oscar nominations did not disappoint.
The most upsetting snub is arguably Lupita Nyong’o’s.
Nyong’o was considered a frontrunner for Best Actress for her performance in US. Especially since she brilliantly portrayed two characters. Her snub quickly became one of the top trending topics on Twitter in the United States.
Beyoncé’s “Spirit” from The Lion King was expected to score a nomination for Best Original Song.
And Alfre Woodard gave a masterful performance in Clemency, but it didn’t warrant a nomination from the Academy.
Other prominent snubs include Awkwafina for The Farewell, Jennifer Lopez for Hustlers and Eddie Murphy and Ruth E. Carter for Dolemite.
Awkwafina kicked off awards season making history as the first woman of Asian descent to win a Golden Globe for Best Actress. She was also considered a frontrunner for a Best Actress nomination; however, The Farewell was shut out of the 2020 Oscars completely.
Kelvin Harrison Jr. also truly could’ve been nominated for his incredible performances in Luce and Waves.
There were also noticeably no female directors nominated.
However, there were a few highlights. Cynthia Erivo and Matthew A. Cherry’s Hair Love scored nominations. Barack and Michelle Obama’s first film from their production company Higher Ground Productions received a nomination.
Parasite earned six nominations; however, none of the cast received noms.
None of this unfortunately is out of the ordinary for the Oscars.
The 2020 Oscars air live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.