Certain actors, actresses, and films went overlooked by the Academy.
Snubbed, ignored, overlooked. Yup, we are taking a look at the three biggest Oscar snubs for the 2022 awards. Every year it happens. Your favorite film. Your favorite performance. Doesn’t even get nominated and you are left wondering, why?! This year we are looking at the three biggest let downs in this critic's eyes.
Jared Leto- Best Supporting Actor, House of Gucci
House of Gucci had a lot of hype behind it before its release, but ended up being a bit of a letdown. One performance in that film shone through and it is an incredible shame that he was not nominated. With a tremendous range, from Dallas Buyers Club to Requiem for a Dream, Jared Leto has always committed himself to the role. His performance as Paolo Gucci is no different. Stealing every scene he was in, it’s a shame he was overlooked as a nominee for Best Supporting Actor.
Caitriona Balfe- Best Supporting Actress, Belfast
The second time in the last three years that this actress has starred in one of the films up for best picture. Is it a coincidence? Maybe, but both Ford v Ferrari and Belfast were received well by both critics and fans. Caitriona Balfe plays the anchor in Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast. Playing Ma, she turns in her best performance to date dealing with her precocious son and her absent husband while religious tensions rise in 1960’s Ireland. Belfast was nominated for several awards, but it is a shame that Caitriona was overlooked as a nominee for Best Supporting Actress.
Spider-Man: No Way Home- Best Picture
Saving my personal favorite for last, is Best Picture. I did not expect this film to be nominated and was not surprised when it wasn’t. The thing about this film is that its genre holds it back. There is a negative view towards comic book films that often leaves them overlooked. I think one thing Kevin Feige and the MCU have proven is that they make great films with unique and interesting stories, and one of the best to date is Spider-Man: No Way Home. It was visually beautiful and a fascinating story that managed to continue the overall MCU story arc, while bringing in the other two Spider-Man franchises. No Way Home had it all and it is a shame it didn’t get the respect it deserved with at least a nomination.