Surprises and Snubs From Best Picture, Best Director Oscar Nominees

ABC News' Amna Nawaz talks 2017 Oscar nominations with film critic, Peter Travers, and fivethirtyeight's Walt Hickey.
2:01 | 01/24/17

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And there you have it the nominees for the 89 annual Academy Awards let's start with best picture at the one they're all keeping an eye on nine it nominee is nine that's a lot and it. I didn't have room for dead pool that's. Despite all of us saying you know why didn't they stopped him in five and made it more could be ten why was because they thought at that year that they let that the Dark Knight in it that people had more chance. They would've picked it. They don't like these comic book than a 108. Plus I have to sit. Before I turn it over to you record master yet all time. Mel Gibson has been forgiven yeah. While if ever there is a message rape rob why aren't you guys both asked a couple of times and acts average came up. Yeah well I think credible titled don't you found but you're expecting him to be nominated. It was better yet it's not exactly. Expected in its thinking along time coming it as far as this kind of journey back into the mainstream goes and does not quite that is on the web more mainstream than being nominated for best record breaker and so yeah no that's a that was bit of a surprise right and again it was a very competitive category and that again Denzel Washington was not nominee for offenses. And Ang Lee was not nominate her ability and have a long at can walk. Arts course easy not nominee for silence. And all of those and I better odds of a nomination then Mel Gibson again in August and prior to this was 101 odds of winning best director and now he's in the man. Still look at the folks who are in that category though nuggets and accelerates Damien says south Somalia and very Jenkins from moonlight Kenneth Lonergan from Manchester by the C. And did need via live right for our National Guard. Davis who directed lie had been nominated by the directors so people thought that would be what would get in there but. Mel Gibson got yet parents that you know and that is because since they still hated on Nate Parker for doing birth of the nation who at last year's Sundance festival he was the greatest thing on earth do. And then this scandal came up about him in a rape case from. Twenty years ago and that ended him so he was not forgiven but now was.

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