Despite the speculation and hope for an Oscar nomination from Taylor Swift fans, the 33-year-old didn’t make the cut. In 2022, Swift was overlooked for her directorial debut, All Too Well: The Short Film, which did not make the short list for best short film. Swifties were mad about the snub at the time, but there was still hope that the singer could win her first Academy Award for best original song at this year’s ceremony with “Carolina,” a track written and performed by Swift for Where the Crawdads Sing. Unfortunately, that nomination didn’t happen either.
The 2023 Oscar nominations were released on January 24 with a diverse lineup, but when Taylor Swift’s name was nowhere to be found, fans of the pop star took their reactions to Twitter. Some Swifties were utterly devastated by the loss, while others had never truly believed she had a fighting chance at all.
This isn’t the first time the Oscars have snubbed Taylor Swift. Previously, her original music for The Hunger Games, Cats, and Miss Americana were Academy Award hopefuls, but none got the recognition fans felt they deserved.
Though All Too Well: The Short Film made the rounds of private screenings and festival appearances, that wasn’t enough for the Academy. Similarly, “Carolina” was in the running for a nod and gave Swifties hope that their idol could finally take home an Oscar, but Where the Crawdads Sing got snubbed overall. However, Swift is reportedly set to direct a feature film for Searchlight Pictures, so there’s still a chance she’ll get that Oscar someday.
The 2023 Oscars will take place on March 12, and the official nominations can be found here.
Originally Appeared on Glamour