The 86th annual Oscar nominations were announced Thursday morning at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles by Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and actor Chris Hemsworth.
"Gravity" and "American Hustle" lead the contenders with 10 nominations each, including best picture.
Vanity Fair’s digital director Mike Hogan joined the “CBS This Morning” co-hosts to discuss the nominees and those who were snubbed. He said that the biggest surprise for him was Emma Thompson was not nominated for her role as P. L. Travers, the author of “Mary Poppins,” in “Saving Mr. Banks.”
“Emma Thompson not being nominated for best actress - that is definitely a surprise. We thought - or some of us thought – it was going to be a showdown between Amy Adams and Meryl Streep, but they’re both in,” he said. “Interestingly, the second time they’ve both been nominated in the same year. 'Doubt' was the last time. So, Emma Thompson locked out for 'Saving Mr. Banks’ and also the film wasn’t nominated for best picture.”
Also, Hogan said that a big snub went to Tom Hanks, who wasn’t nominated for playing Walt Disney in “Saving Mr. Banks” or for his role as Captain Richard Phillips in “Captain Phillips.”
However, Hogan did not necessarily consider it a snub that Forest Whitaker was not nominated for “The Butler” and told the co-hosts that exclusion was “more expected.”
"'The Butler' has just lost a lot of momentum. There was a time in the summer … maybe it opened too early," he said. "I think '12 Years a Slave' took some of that civil rights thunder that it had. Oprah Winfrey, obviously, was expected to win – or to be nominated for best supporting actress. There was a time when people thought she was going to win and she’s not in this list either."
Hogan said it was “too bad” that Robert Redford was not nominated for best actor for his role in “All is Lost” because it could possibly be his “last chance” to win as an actor. Redford has never won an Academy Award as an actor, but he won for directing “Ordinary People” in 1981 and had an honorary award in 2002.
In terms of best picture, Hogan said it was a surprise that the Coen brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis” did not receive a nomination.
The Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles, broadcast on ABC.