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The Forgotscars: Celebrating the Snubs

By Jon Chattman, Entertainment Director

It happens every year. You wake up Oscar morning (I do anyway), and a couple actors, directors, whatever, get left out in the dark. This year, of course, the most notable omission was James Franco, who as I suspected, couldn't overcome the allegations against him - especially not when they started popping up during Academy Award voting week. So, The Disaster Artist will stay home on Oscar night. But, he won't be alone. There were a bunch of others who felt the gold guy's cold shoulder: Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Tiffany Haddish...I could go on and on. So I will. Hong Chau was robbed! (Sorry, The Emoji Movie. I bet it was close.) With all this being said, I'm carrying a tradition I've been doing for well over a decade: honoring the Oscar forgotten. Here are the nominees for The Forgotscars. Weigh in below on who you think should win or who I may have missed. While they'll be no awards, swanky after parties, or anything really, I'm hoping it's just an honor to be nominated for these very, very fake (but well-intentioned) awards. Here we go, and the nominees weren't, err, are...

Best Picture
"The Big Sick"
"The Florida Project"
"Molly's Game"

Best Actor
James Franco, “The Disaster Artist"
Tom Hanks, “The Post”
Jake Gyllenhaal, "Stronger"
Andy Serkis, "War for the Planet of the Apes"
Michael Shannon, "The Shape of Water"

Best Actress
Annette Bening, “Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool”
Jessica Chastain, “Molly’s Game.”
Judi Dench, "Victoria and Abdul"
Emma Stone, "Battle of the Sexes"
Michelle Williams, “All the Money in the World”

Best Supporting Actor
Armie Hammer, “Call Me By Your Name”
Ben Mendelsohn, “Darkest Hour”
Ray Romano, “The Big Sick”
Patrick Stewart, “Logan”
Michael Stuhlbarg, “Call Me By Your Name”

Best Supporting Actress
Hong Chau, “Downsizing”
Carrie Fisher, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (Sorry, I'm a fanboy)
Tiffany Haddish, “Girls Trip”
Holly Hunter, “The Big Sick”
Tatiana Maslany, “Stronger”

Best Director
Luca Guadagnino, “Call Me By Your Name”
James Mangold, "Logan"
Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri”
Steven Spielberg, “The Post”
Ridley Scott, “All the Money in the World”

What do you think?