Quentin Tarantino is seen on Jan. 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Jeffrey Mayer—Getty Images; Photo Illustration by Kenneth Bachor for TIME
By Eliza Berman and Kenneth Bachor
January 14, 2016

When the Oscar nominations were announced Thursday morning, more than a few names we expected to hear—based on Golden Globe wins, awards-season hype or simply just solid performances—were absent from the roster.

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