Oscars 2016 Snubs and Surprises

Will Smith, Aaron Sorkin and Ridley Scott were left off the list of nominees.

"The Revenant," leading with 12 nominations, was not a surprise. But "Mad Max: Fury Road," landing 10 nominations, including one for Best Picture, certainly was.

But it's the names left off the list that have people talking and tweeting, particularly about the lack of diversity among the nominees. The hashtag #OscarsSoWhite is already popping up on Twitter.

The #Oscars this year looking a lot like a Trump rally. All White.

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Chris Rock is hosting during #OscarsSoWhite circa 2016 in the last year of Obama presidency.

Good luck to @TheAcademy.

@emergingUS

— Jose Antonio Vargas (@joseiswriting) January 14, 2016

Here are seven of the biggest snubs. See if you agree.

’Diversity’

Idris Elba was also overlooked for his role in "Beasts of No Nation." And while many thought "Straight Outta Compton" might earn a best picture nod, it will have to settle for a nomination for best original screenplay.

While the latest "Star Wars" film did scoop up a number of the technical award nominations, including visual effects, and one for best original score for John Williams, it was snubbed for Best Picture, and director J.J. Abrams was left off the list.

’Carol’

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The #Oscars this year looking a lot like a Trump rally. All White.

— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) January 14, 2016

Chris Rock is hosting during #OscarsSoWhite circa 2016 in the last year of Obama presidency.

Good luck to @TheAcademy.

@emergingUS

— Jose Antonio Vargas (@joseiswriting) January 14, 2016

Here are seven of the biggest snubs. See if you agree.

’Diversity’

Idris Elba was also overlooked for his role in "Beasts of No Nation." And while many thought "Straight Outta Compton" might earn a best picture nod, it will have to settle for a nomination for best original screenplay.

While the latest "Star Wars" film did scoop up a number of the technical award nominations, including visual effects, and one for best original score for John Williams, it was snubbed for Best Picture, and director J.J. Abrams was left off the list.

’Carol’

Get real-time updates as this story unfolds. To start, just "star" this story in ABC News' phone app. Download ABC News for iPhone here or ABC News for Android here.

Here are seven of the biggest snubs. See if you agree.

’Diversity’

Idris Elba was also overlooked for his role in "Beasts of No Nation." And while many thought "Straight Outta Compton" might earn a best picture nod, it will have to settle for a nomination for best original screenplay.

While the latest "Star Wars" film did scoop up a number of the technical award nominations, including visual effects, and one for best original score for John Williams, it was snubbed for Best Picture, and director J.J. Abrams was left off the list.

’Carol’

Get real-time updates as this story unfolds. To start, just "star" this story in ABC News' phone app. Download ABC News for iPhone here or ABC News for Android here.

While the latest "Star Wars" film did scoop up a number of the technical award nominations, including visual effects, and one for best original score for John Williams, it was snubbed for Best Picture, and director J.J. Abrams was left off the list.

’Carol’

Get real-time updates as this story unfolds. To start, just "star" this story in ABC News' phone app. Download ABC News for iPhone here or ABC News for Android here.

Get real-time updates as this story unfolds. To start, just "star" this story in ABC News' phone app. Download ABC News for iPhone here or ABC News for Android here.

Get real-time updates as this story unfolds. To start, just "star" this story in ABC News' phone app. Download ABC News for iPhone here or ABC News for Android here.

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