40 Great Performances Not Nominated for Oscars

As it happens every year, the 2014 Oscar nominations had their fair share of happy and sad surprises, and every movie site in the world has already weighed on what they are. So, while tipping my hat to all the performers who got good news yesterday morning, here’s a friday blues shout-out to all those who didn’t, and deserve to be remembered and celebrated for their stellar work in 2013.

BEST ACTRESS NOT NOMINATED IN 2014:

Adele Exarchopolous – `Blue is the Warmest Color’
Brie Larson – `Short Term 12′
Amy Seimetz – `Upstream Color’
Greta Gerwig – `Frances Ha’
Julia Louis-Dreyfuss – `Enough Said’
Julie Delpy – `Before Midnight’
Berenice Bejo – `The Past’
Zhang Ziyi – `The Grandmaster’
Amy Acker – `Much Ado About Nothing’
Waad Mohammed – `Wadjda’

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BEST ACTOR NOT NOMINATED IN 2014:

Oscar Isaac – `Inside Llewyn Davis’
Madds Mikkelsen – `The Hunt’
Connor Chapman – `The Selfish Giant’
Simon Pegg – `The World’s End’
Tony Servillo – `The Great Beauty’
Tye Sheridan – `Mud’
Tom Hanks – `Captain Phillips’
Robert Redford – `All is Lost’
Michael B. Jordan – `Fruitvale Station’
Ethan Hawke – `Before Midnight’

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS NOT NOMINATED IN 2014:

Margot Robbie – `The Wolf of Wall St.’
Lea Seydoux – `Blue is the Warmest Color’
Sabrina Ferrili – `The Great Beauty’
Tao Zhao – `A Touch of Sin’
Rooney Mara – `Side Effects’
Julianne Nicholson – `August Osage County’
Shailene Woodley – `The Spectacular Now’
Sarah Paulson – `12 Years a Slave’
Amy Adams  – ‘Her’
Andrea Riseborough – `Oblivion’

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR NOT NOMINATED IN 2014:

James Franco – `Spring Breakers’
James Gandolfini – `Enough Said’
Daniel Bruhl – `Rush’
Matthew McConaughey – `The Wolf of Wall St.’
Jeremy Renner – `American Hustle’
Nick Frost – `The World’s End’
Dwayne Johnson – `Pain and Gain’
Andrew Dice Clay – `Blue Jasmine’
Tahar Rahim – `The Past’
Josh Brolin – `Labor Day’

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