Out of every Oscar expert featured on the awards news website Goldderby, 24 out of 28 of the experts had Adams on their shortlist to get a nomination. And had Adams been nominated, as almost everyone expected her to be, I would be rooting for her to win on her sixth try.
In 1950 "All About Eve" got 14 nominations and won six Oscars, including Best Picture that year.
Tom Hanks, in a similar fashion, was not included on the list. Arrival is not a biopic of a great or interesting woman (Jackie or Hidden Figures) that must star a woman by virtue of history.
Adams starred in Arrival this year, a sci-fi film that has garnered eight nominations including Best Picture, but the actress did not get the nod for her performance.
Quebec film maker Denis Villeneuve was also nominated Tuesday morning for his directing on the film "Arrival". However this time around, Adams most definitely deserved a spot in the Best Actress category over Streep. "Moonlight"'s Barry Jenkins became just the fourth black director to be nominated for Best Director.
Sully A big hit, a movie star owning his charisma, a name-brand director with plenty of Oscar love in the past - where did Sully veer off course?
A dark horse, in the form of one of Hollywood's most respected actresses takes her spot. It's a odd feeling to celebrate and feel sad at the same time'.
Michael Shannon is the Nocturnal Animals representative in Best Supporting Actor - For a while earlier in the season, it seemed like Shannon was a lock. In that case the Academy fought back and nominated Winslet's Reader performance in the lead category anyway.
Renner, 46, also learned on Tuesday that his movie from previous year - "Arrival" - was nominated for an Acadamy Award for Best Picture. The last movie in the saga to actually win in Oscar was "Return of the Jedi" in 1984.
Passengers makes a showing below the line - Despite having predicted it for these very two nominations for a long time (particularly one of them), I had Passengers being shut out.