From Leonardo DiCaprio's best Oscar chances yet to racial critiques of the all-white nominees, this year's Academy Award nominations have generated a lot of conversation. For fans of Furious 7 and/or Wiz Khalifa, however, there was one huge contender missing from the nominations.
The Best Song category snubbed 'See You Again' from 'Furious 7'
Leading up to the Oscar announcement, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's heartfelt record was expected to be nominated, with some people predicting that it could take home the trophy.
Once the announcements were named, they included five nominees: 'Simple Song #3' from Youth, 'Til It Happens to You' from The Hunting Ground, 'Earned It' from Fifty Shades of Grey, 'Manta Ray' from Racing Extinction, and 'Writings on the Wall' from Spectre.
Noticeably absent is 'See You Again,' which just won the Critics' Choice Award for Best Song this past weekend.
It may feel like a waste of time to complain about Oscar noms, but this was just downright surprising
While this year's category does contain the chart-topping success of 'Earned It' and the star power of Lady Gaga with 'Til It Happens to You,' it totally ignored the pure sentiment of 'See You Again.'
The video and the lyrics serve as a tribute to the late Paul Walker, and even the most callous moviegoer couldn't help but tear up when that melody starts. Though Walker wouldn't have received his name on the nomination, it still feels a bit like an injustice that the emotional and commemorative track won't even get a chance to compete.
Then again, 'See You Again' doesn't need Oscar love to still be a great song, one that's gonna stick around in our head for long after this year's Academy Awards ceremony.