The 86th Academy Award nominations, which were announced earlier this morning, set a new Hollywood record with an estimated 834 Oscar snubs. The record was determined after an extensive survey of over a thousand directors, screenwriters, producers, costume designers, editors, cinematographers, and actors who were all eligible to be nominated for their work in 2013, most of whom felt robbed when their names weren’t announced.
Among those surveyed who felt snubbed by the Academy voters were Ashton Kutcher, who portrayed Steve Jobs in “Jobs;” “Grudge Match” director Peter Segal; Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds, both of whom appeared in “R.I.P.D.”, and “After Earth” screenwriter and director, M. Night Shyamalan.
“I don’t know if the Academy Award nominations are getting more competitive or if people in Hollywood are getting more delusional about how good their work was,” Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs told Hollywood & Swine. “You know there’s a problem when even Ashton Kutcher feels he got snubbed for his performance as Steve Jobs.”