2023 Oscar Awards - Snubs And Surprises


Austin Butler was expected to win best actor for his performance in a star-making role in a film about Elvis Presley. However, he lost to Brendan Fraser.

Snub: Austin Butler

The Whale was a polarizing film but won two Oscars, including one of only three multiple awards of the year.

Surprise: The Whale

The Banshees of Inisherin was shut out despite nine nominations. Other films with six or more nominations that didn't win any awards include Elvis, The Fabelmans, and Tar.

Snub: The Banshees of Inisherin

Rihanna and Lady Gaga were nominated for best original song, but the award went to "Naatu Naatu" from RRR, beating out the high-powered competition.

Surprise: RRR - Naatu Naatu Song

Steven Spielberg and John Williams were top contenders for The Fabelmans but went home empty-handed.

Snub: Steven Spielberg

Angela Bassett was nominated for best supporting actress for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever but lost to Jamie Lee Curtis for Everything Everywhere All at Once.

Snub (Sort of): Angela Bassett

Diane Warren lost for the 14th time in the best original song category, but she considers being nominated and chosen by her peers a "giant win."

Snub (Sort of): Diane Warren

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