This year's Oscar nominations for acting still managed to shut out a wealth of highly regarded performances by actors of color who did earn nominations for several other lead-up awards.
Additionally, Marriage Story snagged six nominations - for Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role for Adam Driver, Actress in a Leading Role for Scarlett Johansson, Actress in a Supporting Role for Laura Dern, Original Screenplay for Noah Baumbach, and Original Score for Randy Newman.
Nominations have been announced in eight categories so far, with the remaining 16 shortlists to follow shortly. And remember that Heller got well and truly snubbed a year ago, when "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" failed to get either Best Picture or Best Director nominations.
Industry website Deadline called Monday's nominations "basically #OscarsSoWhite Part 2: #OscarsSoWhiterAndWithMoreMen", referring to a hashtag begun in 2015 in response to the lack of diverse nominees.
South Korean class satire "Parasite", from Bong Joon-ho, secured the final best director slot, meaning once again no women made the shortlist. He also congratulated "Waterboy" actress Kathy Bates a.k.a. "Mama", who was nominated for her performance in Clint Eastwood's "Richard Jewell".
Barack and Michelle Obama's first film for Netflix, "American Factory", was nominated in the Best Documentary category.
If everything went according to plan, Beyonce could've scored a nod in Best Original Song with "Spirit". After a Golden Globe nomination and dozens of nominations from critics, there was some hope-especially as Hustlers is Lopez's first movie to get a "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes since 1998. Other documentaries that have been nominated for the same category include "The Cave", "The Edge of Democracy", "For Sama" and "Honeyland". His uncle, Lionel Newman, is an Oscar victor and his brother David Newman is an Oscar nominee. Of the nine best picture nominees, only one was released before October. Neither comedian received a nomination in the Best Actor category, despite both of them creating serious Oscar buzz for their roles in Uncut Gems and Dolemite Is My Name, respectively. In Hollywood came close seconds, both nabbing 10 nominations each.