He now has two best actor Oscar nominations; he was recognized for "Half Nelson" in 2007.
Adams has received her share of Oscar nods in the past, with her performances in The Fighter, The Master and American Hustle all receiving nominations for Best Supporting Actress.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson. After picking up best supporting actor at the Golden Globes and a nomination from the BAFTA Awards, Johnson was passed over for his creepy Nocturnal Animals turn in favor of his co-star, Michael Shannon. Also nominated are "Pear Cider and Cigarettes", directed by Robert Valley of Vancouver, and "Piper", helmed by Alan Barillaro of Niagara Falls, Ont.
Gosling's "La La Land" is up for a record-tying 14 Academy Awards nominations, matching it with "Titanic" and "All About Eve" for most nominations.
Now that's not a knock of the above examples, as it's no secret that I'm a big fan of many of them.
British and Irish stars Andrew Garfield, Dev Patel, Ruth Negga and Naomie Harris all picked up acting nominations too. Denzel Washington's omission in the category was perhaps a minor snub. Many critics started generating Oscar buzz for Adams a year ago for the two films, one sci-fi action and the other a psychological thriller, which showcased her ever-evolving range. The Academy normally loves Pixar - even "Cars" was nominated in 2006 - and the fact that it didn't get anything is shocking.
Not only did Amy receive a shocking zero nominations, she also had her Oscar snub brought to everyone's attention in the most awkward way. The only two that come to mind are E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982 and Star Wars in 1979. It was pretty much decided that she was out of the Oscar race when the Screen Actors Guild passed her over, but there was still the smallest of chances that it wouldn't matter in the end.
Plenty of people think Tom Hanks should have got an Oscar nomination this morning for his performance as heroic pilot Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger in Clint Eastwood's Sully...including it seems the ABC Television Network.