Oscar surprises!


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Oscar surprises: James Franco, Tom Hanks passed over for Best Actor nominations.

 

Timing is everything. Just ask James Franco, whose recent Golden Globe win for his comedic performance in “The Disaster Artist” made him a front-runner for a Best Actor Oscar nomination. Thanks, perhaps in part, to the allegations of sexual harassment that followed his Globes victory speech, Franco’s name was absent from this morning’s announcement of this year’s Academy Award nominations.

And while Daniel Day-Lewis will be up for his fourth Best Actor Oscar (for what he claims is his final film role), a few other actors giving exceptional performances were left off this year’s nominees list, including Tom Hanks (“The Post”), Robert Pattinson (“Good Time”), Charlie Hunnam (“The Lost City of Z”), Ali Fazal (“Victoria & Abdul”), “War for the Planet of the Apes” star Andy Serkis (the Actors Branch still doesn’t go for motion capture performances), and — don’t kill me here — Adam Sandler for “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected).”

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