By Davis McCondichie, E23 Reporter

Every year the Academy Awards misses on some nominees. The sad truth of the matter is that, sometimes, great art gets overlooked and excellent performances go unrewarded. With all this said, here is a look at the biggest snubs of this year’s Oscars.

The first of these snubs is Idris Elba for best supporting actor for his role in “Beasts of No Nation.” Elba plays the Commandant, the leader of an African rebel battalion composed primarily of young boys. Elba plays his role tremendously well, giving layers to a cold-hearted character. In many ways, the Commandant is the villain of the story, having taken the protagonist under his wing and forcing him to do many unspeakable things. It is a chilling performance. Elba gives so much more emotion to his character and is more worthy of a nomination than Christian Bale in “The Big Short.”

The second of the snubs is Aaron Sorkin for best original screenplay for “Steve Jobs.” No one could have predicted that in a year where Charlie Kaufman, Quentin Tarantino and Aaron Sorkin all wrote screenplays for feature films that none of them would have been nominated for their work. However, the biggest injustice goes to Sorkin. The dialogue in “Steve Jobs” is gripping and is so close to how Jobs spoke to his employees that even Jobs’ closest friends remarked about how much it sounded like he was in the room with them. That is screenwriting at its best. Unfortunately, Sorkin’s chances of being nominated were profoundly undermined by the film’s poor performance at the box office. Screenplays like “Straight Outta Compton” and “Inside Out” snubbed Sorkin. Although those screenplays have their own merits, neither script holds up to Sorkin’s writing.

The third and final snub is by far the biggest of any potential snub out there. The biggest snub is stunt coordinators not even having their category for a nomination. 2015 was the year for practical stunt work. From “Mad Max: Fury Road” to “Mission Impossible 5: Rogue Nation,” so many films had amazing stunts that reminded viewers everywhere why they go to see summer blockbusters. How can people who put so much work into these stunts get little to no acknowledgement?

Think about this- the Academy Awards give out awards to the crew in charge of deciding what costumes the actors should wear, yet cannot give an award to the team in charge of making sure the actors- or stunt doubles- ride a motorcycle perfectly underneath a moving 18-wheeler in one take. Stunt coordinating is incredibly challenging work and an enormous part of Hollywood movies. Snubbed is putting it lightly when discussing the fact the Oscars has no award for stunt work. Too much hard work goes unnoticed by Hollywood. It is time that these hardworking men and women get their recognition.

Now with all this being said, these are only a few of the potential snub claims for this year. Jacob Tremblay for supporting actor, Jason Mitchell for lead actor or even “Carol” for Production Design could all be mentioned too. The list goes on and on. However, at the end of the day, none of these snubs got nominated, and there is not much the public can do about that. So when watching the Oscars this Sunday, leave the angst at the door. There are nominees in every category that deserved the recognition, and those who got snubbed still have audiences’ support. The fact that viewers love it enough to beg for the movie to get more nominations is what every filmmaker should care about.