Another year of Oscar nominations, another complaint about the movies and shows that weren’t nominated.

While there’s plenty to celebrate on social media — like Everything Everywhere , all at the same time managing 11 nominations and Angela Bassett becoming the first actress to be nominated for a role in an MCU film — there’s also quite a bit of anger at the villains. Films such as Jordan Peele’s Knope, which were shut down despite critical acclaim. And while the Academy has historically been reluctant to reward horror, Peele has received Oscar recognition in the past for Get Out.

Highlighting the absence of black filmmakers and actors in this year’s nominations, not a single woman was nominated in the director category. Especially when many predicted that Viola Davis would at least be recognized for her performance, the highly regarded King of Women was completely shut down.

And then there were some category head-scratchers: Top Gun: Maverick , one of the biggest of the year, scored six nominations, including a beloved picture nod. But star Tom Cruise didn’t get the same love from the Academy, and neither did director Joseph Kosinski.

That directorial category became one of the most controversial after the nominations were announced. Despite winning Best Picture for Avatar: The Last Airbender, James Cameron was not nominated in the director category.

And apart from the lack of women, others were upset to see RRR director SS Rajamouli leaving. Although nominated for Best Original Song for Naatu Naatu, the film was left out for Best Picture despite critical acclaim and rave reviews.

And, as the tweet above points out, there were many who wanted to see more love for the South Korean film’s decision to release.

What do you think is the biggest of this year’s Oscar nominations? Let us know in the comments below.

Alex Steadman is IGN’s news editor, leading entertainment reporting. When she’s not writing or editing, you can find her reading fantasy novels or playing Dungeons and Dragons.



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