We all knew La La land was going to sweep up at this year's Academy Awards (they picked up a whopping 14 nods), but it seems there were some astounding names left off the list. See below the biggest brushoffs from the 2017 Oscar nominations: 

Deadpool

Oscar Nominations 2017: biggest snubs

The comic book film Deadpool starring Ryan Reynolds has had award-show buzz all season, but sadly, was snubbed entirely from the Oscars race. The film was missing from presumed category's picture of the year, visual effects and best actor entirely.

Amy Adams, Arrival

Oscar Nominations 2017: biggest snubs

Possibly the biggest shock snub would have to go to Amy Adams' in Arrival for best actress category. Her portrayal in the sci-fi drama was considered a shoe-in, but she failed to secure a spot in this year's hugely competitive category.

Tom Hanks, Sully

Oscar Nominations 2017: biggest snubs

Tom Hank's best actor brushoff for his role as hero-pilot Sully Sulleburger in Sully had everyone scratching their heads. The Clint Eastwood-directed film was a smash-hit in the box office and Hanks' performance was praised by film critics and the general public worldwide. 

Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins

Oscar Nominations 2017: biggest snubs

The British actor was considered a strong candidate in this year's best supporting actor category for his role in Florence Foster Jenkins, alongside Meryl Streep. Unfortunately his on-screen wife Meryl Streep was nominated, but he missed out otherwise.

Finding Dory

Oscar Nominations 2017: biggest snubs

The animated sequel to the Academy Award-winning Finding Nemo grossed over $1 billion US at the box office - but was still overlooked for best animated feature. Instead, popular Disney flicks Zootopia and Moana will be in the race for the Oscar.  

Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge

Oscar Nominations 2017: biggest snubs

Mel Gibon's Australian-made film Hacksaw Ridge has excitingly been nominated for best picture, but as for the director category, Gibson was left out. 

This year's Oscars will take place on February 26 at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

Oscar Nominations 2017: biggest snubs