Box-office hits seem assured of a snub in Oscar nominations

January 15, 2015 6:34 AM

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Box-office hits seem assured of a snub in Oscar nominations

Unless David Fincher's "Gone Girl" or Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" unexpectedly crash the party, the most certain thing absent at Thursday's Oscar nominations will be major box-office hits.

When the nominations to the 87th annual Academy Awards are unveiled at 8:30 a.m. EST from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif., none of the expected best-picture candidates will have grossed $100 million. Presenters Chris Pine, J.J. Abrams, Alfonso Cuaron and motion picture academy Pr...

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