Oscar Snubs Include Fantasia, Margot Robbie, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor

Oscar Nominations Snubs 2024. Voters overlooked performances by Fantasia Barrino, Margo Robbie and Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor.

On a day that saw American Fiction and Barbie score multiple Oscar nominations, there were also some surprising snubs.

Notably, Barbie lead actress Margot Robbie and The Color Purple star Fantasia Barrino were shut out of the best actress category.

The Color Purple did receive one nomination — best supporting actress for Danielle Brooks, who plays Sofia in the movie musical. Oscar voters ignored the rest of the film’s cast and its music.

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Ava DuVernay’s Origin was shut out of the nominations when they were announced Tuesday morning. The biographical drama stars Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor as a fictionalized version of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist, Isabel Wilkerson.

The Color Purple, Origin and Rustin were savagely snubbed,” Shawn Edwards, film critic for Fox 4 News in Kansas City, Missouri and executive producer of the Critics Choice Association’s Celebration of Black Cinema & TV, told Urban Hollywood 411.

Civil Rights drama Rustin received a single nomination, best actor for its star Colman Domingo. However, the rest of the film’s actors including Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, CCH Pounder, and Audra McDonald, were snubbed.

“It was also interesting seeing a bit of Barbie backlash. No Margot Robbie for best actress or Greta Gerwig for best director. However, the biggest miss was no nomination in the best documentary category for American Symphony,” Edwards added.

American Symphony follows the life of musician Jon Batiste, from his career high of winning the coveted album of the year Grammy Award in 2022, to dealing with personal heartbreak. The documentary was produced by Mercury Studios in association with Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions.

Among other notable Oscar snubs on Tuesday, Leonardo DiCaprio was ignored for his performance in Killers of the Flower Moon.

Penélope Cruz was snubbed for her role in Ferrari, and Taraji P. Henson was overlooked for her show-stopping performance as Shug Avery in The Color Purple.

The 96th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2024, in the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood. Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the ceremony for a fourth time. The awards will be air live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.