Jennifer Hudson and Ruth Negga were both shut out of this year’s Oscar nominations.
The two actresses had been expected to receive nods for their critically acclaimed performances. Instead, Hudson was snubbed in the best actress category for her turn as Aretha Franklin in Respect, and Negga was overlooked for her role as a Black woman pretending to be white in the drama Passing.
The best actress nominees were Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye), Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter), Penélope Cruz (Parallel Mothers), Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos), and Kristen Stewart (Spencer).
In the supporting actress category, the nominations went to Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter), Ariana DeBose (West Side Story), Judi Dench (Belfast), Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog), and Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard).
Rita Moreno, who originated DeBose’s role of Anita in the original West Side Story (1961) and won an Oscar for it, also was snubbed in the supporting actress category for her performance as shop owner Valentina in the new Steven Spielberg film.
Negga’s performance as Clare Kendry received supporting actress nominations from the Golden Globes and the BAFTA Film Awards. While Hudson’s performance won multiple awards including best actress from the African American Film Critics Association. She has also received nominations for her performance as Franklin from the Screen Actors Guild and the NAACP Image Awards.
Hudson previously won an Oscar in 2007 for best supporting actress for her role as Effie White in Dreamgirls.
The Oscars ceremony is set for March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, with an in-person show airing live on ABC. The full list of nominations can be found here.