Walt Disney is in the Academy Awards mix with the popular musical Frozen. Just not Walt Disney himself.
A lack of Oscar love for Saving Mr. Banks was just one of many surprises that were apparent in Thursday morning's Academy Awards announcements. Those who got to nods will see if they won on March 2 when the ceremony is broadcast live on ABC and hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.
Here are five snubs worth noting in this year's Oscar-worthy crop:
Saving Mr. Banks. Not only was the making ofMary Poppins left off the best-picture list — which only had nine nominees and not the max 10 — butTom Hanks (who played Walt Disney) and Golden Globe nominee Emma Thompson (as Poppins scribe P.L. Travers) didn't get nods in acting categories.
Robert Redford. The best-actor category was filled with quite a few potentially worthy contenders — including Idris Elba in Mandela, Forest Whitaker from Lee Daniels' The Butler and another Hanks role in Captain Phillips — but the shocker is no Redford after his harrowing All Is Lost performance.
Oprah Winfrey. When The Butler first opened in theaters, many thought Winfrey was a shoo-in. Now? No Golden Globe nod and no chance for Oscar glory.
Inside Llewyn Davis. Again, with no full slate of picture nominees Oscar Isaac's Llewyn Davis was left out in the cold with his cat. What may be more surprising: No appearances in the category for original song by one of the Coen brothers movie's catchy numbers.
Her. A critical darling, the sci-fi romance didn't connect with voters. Spike Jonzewas left off the director list (though he did get a nod for original screenplay, which he won at the Golden Globes) and Joaquin Phoenix didn't make the cut for best actor.