Amy Adams not being recognized for "Arrival" was such a surprise that, for a few moments, her "nomination" was listed on Oscar.com. It's a situation many actors must navigate in awards season-Cate Blanchett was essentially forced to choose between Truth and Carol past year (she was eventually nominated for Carol), while Kate Winslet was fraudulently campaigned as a supporting actress for her role in The Reader so as not to compete with herself in Revolutionary Road.
Both Adams' and Hanks' lack of a nomination were seen as snubs, as they had been expected to be nominated. ABC quickly identified and corrected the errors.
The New York Times said: "By turns inviting and opaque, Ms Adams turns softness and quiet into heroic qualities, keeping her voice low, modulated, and using stillness to draw you near".
It will make the announcement digitally via a global live stream on its website Oscars.org, also carried by some broadcasters, rather than at a press conference as in years past.
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Forbes writer Scott Mendelson recently published an article that explains beautifully why the Amy Adams "snubbing" was so disappointing.
It was also overlooked by the Academy in the best picture category.
There was a lurking suspicion that after its two Golden Globe nominations, a Producers Guild nod and Writers Guild nomination, "Deadpool" might have also edged its way into the Oscar nominations. The movie received a Best Picture nomination, and Octavia Spencer earned a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role as Dorothy Vaughan, one of the African American women who were instrumental in NASA's early space program.
Since her first Oscar nomination, Adams has gone on to have starring roles in comedies, dramas, superhero action movies, scifi thrillers, and even Disney musicals.
The Academy usually loves Clint Eastwood, but "Sully" only managed one nomination, for sound editing.