Fans have run to theaters to see the Disney sequel "Mary Poppins Returns," which was expected to receive a decent amount of Oscar nominations. However, they were snubbed in several categories. Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards were announced on Wednesday.

TIME reports "Black Panther" made history by becoming the first superhero film nominated for the top prize. Lady Gaga received nominations for original song and lead actress for her work in "A Star is Born." These were the nominations that were expected by film insiders.

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Oscar season always ends up snubbing the year's biggest films

Every Oscar season ends up with plenty of snubs. This year "Mary Poppins Returns," received those snubs this year. The Disney hit received nominations for costume design, original score, original song, and production design.

Disney did amazing visual work creating a depression era London. Earning an original score nomination was not a surprise, because music is what makes the film.

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One of the best songs in the film was "Where the Lost Things Go." The film also comes with some great toe-tapping songs.

"Mary Poppins Returns [VIDEO]" received snubs in the categories of lead actress, cinematography, film editing, and best picture. The Disney sequel gave fans an eye-popping depiction of Depression-era London, leaving many to wonder why it did not receive a nomination for cinematography. USA Today says the biggest snub was lead actress and best picture.

Emily Blunt delivered a performance of a lifetime

Emily Blunt's performance as Mary Poppins has become her best performance. However, it is hard to fill the shoes left behind by Julie Andrews. Emily Blunt has become the second double SAG nominee to receive zero nominations from the academy.

"Mary Poppins Returns" deserved much more consideration than what was given. If history is any sign, sequels appear to never do as well as the original.

Because of that, I believe the sequel has become one of the most under nominated films of 2018.

The other Disney films that are up for awards are facing some fierce competition, meaning they might not have a good night on Awards Night on February 22.

The ceremony is airing on ABC. It's a disservice to everyone who played a part in bringing this sequel to the big screen. We'll have to wait and see if luck is on Disney's side and they are able to claim wins for the categories that "Mary Poppins Returns" received nominations for.

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