The Oscar nominations for 2022 were released on February 8, and it was an exciting occasion for first-time nominees including Billie Eilish, Ariana DeBose, and Kristen Stewart. The Academy Awards are the most coveted honours in the film industry, and while there were many surprises this year, with films like Dune, Drive My Car, and others receiving a lot of attention, there were also some huge snubs.

Lady Gaga’s nomination in the Best Actress category for her work in House of Gucci proved to be one of the most stunning snubs. Since the film’s first trailer was released, the actress has been regarded as one of the frontrunners for the award and has generated Oscar hype.Not only was it a bad year for Gaga, but it was also for fellow actors Nicholas Cage and Jennifer Hudson, who were left out of the Oscar sweepstakes despite critical acclaim for their performances. Let’s take a look at some of this year’s biggest snubs.

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Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is a pop star from the United States. Patrizia Reggiani was played by Lady Gaga in Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci, which received mixed reviews but had one thing that everyone seemed to agree on: Lady Gaga’s performance. The vocalist went to great lengths to portray Reggiani accurately, as well as impressing everyone with her flawless Italian accent. Unfortunately for Gaga, who was nominated for Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and Critic’s Choice Awards, the Academy Award train was missed.

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Nicholas Cage
After his portrayal in Michael Sarnoski’s Pig, Nicholas Cage gained acclaim from critics. The film, which revolves around the storey of a man and his pig, was hailed as one of the most honest documentaries about mourning ever filmed. Cage was unexpectedly left out of the Best Actor category, despite the fact that many expected him to be nominated.

Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson is a well-known actress. Respect, Jennifer Hudson’s Aretha Franklin biography, was also pulled out of the Oscar sweepstakes. Hudson was thought to be a Best Actress contender, but the Academy passed her up.

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Denis Villeneuve
Another surprise omission occurred in the Best Director category, as Dune, which dominated with the most nominations at the Academy this year, was left out of the filmmaking honours category. Several internet users were taken aback by the fact that Dune garnered a Best Picture nomination but Villeneuve did not receive a Best Director nomination.

The Green Knight
The Green Knight is a fictional character. The Green Knight, starring Dev Patel, was inexplicably left out of the Oscars 2022, with no nominations. Despite positive reviews, the film received no nominations in any categories, including production design, costume design, visual effects, and cinematography, which appeared to be the film’s strong qualities.

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Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper is a well-known actor. While Bradley Cooper’s role in Nightmare Alley received a lot of accolades, many people expected him to win a Supporting Actor nomination for his work in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza. Cooper received an Academy Award nomination as a producer for Nightmare Alley, despite not being nominated for his acting.