Star Wars: The Force Awakens won’t be the best picture at the Oscars

Star Wars The Force Awakens

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has been snubbed by the Academy Awards in the best picture category.

The Disney helmed movie was nominated for five Academy Awards on Thursday morning including film editing, original score, and visual effects.

The Star Wars sequel has already earned more than $1.7 billion worldwide, that’s more than the combined box office total of all eight films.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been praised by both critics and fans. The film currently holds a 93% score on review site RottenTomatoes.com,

The sci-fi sequel starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Harrison Ford is the biggest blockbuster in US history.

The original “Star Wars” in 1977 was nominated for the prize but lost to Woody Allen’s movie “Annie.”

The 88th Academy Awards will air live on ABC on February 28 with host Chris Rock.

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