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Oscars Snubs Tom Hanks For Best Actor Award

The 86th Academy Awards made its biggest snub of all this year when it did not nominate Tom Hanks for Best Actor for his role as Captain Rich Philipps in the piracy thriller "Captain Phillips."

Hanks, a two-time Academy award winner for "Philadelphia" and "Forrest Gump," was a frontrunner for Best Actor in several-award winning bodies. The Academy Awards' snub of his role as Captain Phillips was a big shock for many.

And although "Captain Phillips" was nominated as "Best Picture," its director Paul Greengrass was also not nominated as Best Director.

"Captain Phillips" is about the 2009 hijacking of Maersk Alabama off the waters of Somalia. The American-flagged cargo ship was hijacked by Somali pirates. It was the first time an American ship was hijacked in 200 years.

Tom's performance on the film's last scene was said to be his most powerful as of late.

The 86th Academy Awards gala will be held on March 2 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. It will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.

The list of nominees are as follows:

For Best Picture: "American Hustle," "Captain Phillips," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Gravity," "Her," "Nebraska," "Philomena," "12 Years A Slave" and "The Wolf of Wall Street."

For Best Director: David Russell for "American Hustle," Alfonso Cuaron for "Gravity," Alexander Payne for "Nebraska," Steve McQueen for "12 Years A Slave" and Martin Scorsese for "The Wolf of Wall Street."

For Best Actor: Christian Bale ("American Hustle"), Bruce Dern ("Nebraska"), Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Wolf of Wall Street"), Chiwetel Ejiofor ("12 Years A Slave") and Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club").

For Best Actress: Amy Adams ("American Hustle"), Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine"), Sandra Bullock ("Gravity"), Judi Dench ("Philomena") and Meryl Streep ("August: Osage County").

For Best Supporting Actor: Barkhad Abdi ("Captain Phillips"), Bradley Cooper ("American Hustle"), Michael Fassbender ("12 Years A Slave"), Jonah Hill ("The Wolf of Wall Street") and Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyers Club").

For Best Supporting Actress: Sally Hawkins ("Blue Jasmine"), Jennifer Lawrence ("American Hustle"), Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years A Slave"), Julia Roberts ("August: Osage County") and June Squibb ("Nebraska").

For Best Original Screenplay: "American Hustle," "Blue Jasmine," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Her" and "Nebraska."

For Best Adapted Screenplay: "Before Midnight," "Captain Phillips," "Philomena," "12 Years A Slave" and "The Wolf of Wall Street."

For Best Animated Feature: "The Croods," "Despicable Me 2," "Ernest & Celestine," "Frozen" and "The Wind Rises."

For Best Foreign Language Film: "The Broken Circle Breakdown" (Belgium), "Omar" (Palestine), "The Great Beauty" (Italy), "The Hunt" (Denmark) and "The Missing Picture" (Cambodia).

For Best Cinematography: "The Grandmaster," "Gravity," "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Nebraska" and "Prisoners."

For Best Film Editing: "American Hustle," "Captain Phillips," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Gravity" and "12 Years A Slave."

For Best Production Design: "American Hustle," "Gravity," "The Great Gatsby," "Her" and "12 Years A Slave."

For Best Costume Design: "American Hustle," "The Grandmaster," "The Great Gatsby," "The Invisible Woman" and "12 Years A Slave."

For Best Makeup and Hairstyling: "Dallas Buyers Club," "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" and "The Lone Ranger."

For Best Original Score: "The Book Thief," "Gravity," "Her," "Philomena" and "Saving Mr. Banks."

For Best Original Song: "Alone Yet Not Alone" ("Alone Yet Not Alone"), "Happy" ("Despicable Me 2"), "Let It Go" ("Frozen"), "The Moon Song" ("Her") and "Ordinary Love" ("Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom").

For Best Sound Mixing: "Captain Phillips," "Gravity," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," "Inside Llewn Davis" and "Lone Survivor."

For Best Sound Editing: "All Is Lost," "Captain Phillips," "Gravity," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "Lone Survivor."

For Best Visual Effects: "Gravity," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," "Iron Man 3," "The Lone Ranger" and "Star Trek Into Darkness."

For Best Documentary Feature: "The Act of Killing," "Cutie and the Boxer," "Dirty Wars," "The Square" and "20 Feet From Stardom."

For Best Documentary Short: "CaveDigger," "Facing Fear," "Karama Has No Walls," "The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life," "Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack" and "Hall."

For Best Animated Short: "Feral," "Get A Horse!," "Mr. Hublot," "Possessions" and "Room on the Broom."

For Best Live-Action Short: "That Wasn't Me," "Just Before Losing Everything," "Helium," "Do I Have To Take Care Of Everything?" and "The Voorman Problem."

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