Who needs an Oscar? Vanity Fair unveiled its Hollywood issue cover on Tuesday, Feb. 3, and it features some huge stars who were noticeably snubbed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The first third of the gatefold cover, which appears on newsstands, stars Amy Adams, Channing Tatum, and Reese Witherspoon. Witherspoon, 38, is the only one of the three stars who is up for an Oscar at this month's 2015 Academy Awards. Honored for her work in the adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's memoir Wild, Witherspoon stuns in a plunging gold dress, which shows off her ample cleavage and gathers at the waist.
Witherspoon stands in front of Adams and Tatum, who were left off of this year's nominees for the Oscars. Tatum, 34, who looks dapper in a white tuxedo shirt and bow tie, created buzz for his role in the Oscar-nominated Foxcatcher, but was not personally honored. Adams, 40, perches on his shoulder in a slinky gold dress. She was snubbed by the Academy after winning the Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical just last month for her role in Big Eyes.
The three actors are joined in the foldout cover by a bevy of big name stars. Eddie Redmayne poses closest to Witherspoon in the second third, joined in his group by Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Celebrated for playing Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, Oyelowo, 38, is the only one of the four to not be nominated for an Oscar this year.
Oyelowo's snubbing sparked widespread outcry from his fans and peers alike, as the Academy was called out for honoring all white actors in the Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress categories. The British star, joined by his three fellow countrymen, stares straight into the camera as he slings an arm around Redmayne.
Dressed in a matching chic tuxedo, Redmayne, 33, is up for Best Actor at the Oscars for The Theory of Everything. He took home the Golden Globe in the category for his work, and is up against Cumberbatch, 38. Tuxedoed as well, Cumberbatch, who is honored for The Imitation Game, holds close to Jones, 31. Redmayne's costar, who looks gorgeous in an off-the-shoulder red gown, is nominated for Best Actress.
The final frame of Vanity Fair's Hollywood cover features three more stars who didn't make the cut for the Oscars. Looking as beautiful as ever in a copper-colored Kempner jumpsuit, Sienna Miller poses with Oscar Isaac on her lap. While she isn't up for any awards, Miller, 33, appeared in the two Oscar-nominated films American Sniper and Foxcatcher. Isaac, 35, starred alongside Oyelowo and Jessica Chastain in A Most Violent Year, which was shut out of the Academy Awards. After previously achieving commercial success with the Divergent series, Miles Teller, 27, appeared in the Oscar-nominated drama Whiplash and rounds out the foldout cover.
When they weren't modeling their formal wear, the Hollywood actors dished to VF.com about life before they were on the big screen. All ten cover cover stars spilled on their childhood nicknames — find out who was called "Baby Spoon," and who went by "Stinker" in the video above!
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