A rocky start for Down Under! Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and Hugh Jackman are SNUBBED at two major award ceremonies in the lead-up to their Oscars campaign

The National Board of Review and the Gotham Awards are imperative in stars' Oscars campaign.

And Australia has suffered a major blow, with heavyweights Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and Hugh Jackman failing to receive nominations.

Instead, top gongs at the NBR were awarded to actors of the historical period drama The Post, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.?

A rocky start for Down Under! Nicole Kidman (pictured) and Margot Robbie, alongside Hugh Jackman, were SNUBBED at two major award ceremonies in the lead-up to their Oscars campaign

A rocky start for Down Under! Nicole Kidman (pictured) and Margot Robbie, alongside Hugh Jackman, were SNUBBED at two major award ceremonies in the lead-up to their Oscars campaign

The National Board of Review and the Gotham Awards raise the profiles of stars, not only ahead of the Oscars, but also the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild.

Nicole, 50, failed to receive recognition for her role in The Beguiled and Killing of a Sacred Deer, while Margot, 27, was snubbed for I, Tonya.?

Hugh, 49, also failed to receive a mention for blockbusters The Greatest Showman and Logan.?

Nominations for the Oscars are to be announced on January 23, with the awards ceremony to take place on March 4.?

Ouch: The National Board of Review and the Gotham Awards raise the profiles of stars, not only ahead of the Oscars, but also the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild. Nicole, 50, failed to receive recognition for her role in The Beguiled and Killing of a Sacred Deer

Ouch: The National Board of Review and the Gotham Awards raise the profiles of stars, not only ahead of the Oscars, but also the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild. Nicole, 50, failed to receive recognition for her role in The Beguiled and Killing of a Sacred Deer

Not listed: Suicide Squad star Margot, 27, was snubbed for I, Tonya?

Not listed: Suicide Squad star Margot, 27, was snubbed for I, Tonya?

Meanwhile, this year's Oscars saw 14 Australians receiving nominations?for their work both behind and in front of the camera.

But the majority of Down Under hopefuls fell short at the finish line, with the likes of Mel Gibson losing in the categories of Best Director and Best Picture for his film Hacksaw Ridge.?

Mel's WWII drama also suffered a loss in the Best Actor category, with its star Andrew Garfield losing to Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea).?

Household name: Hugh, 49, also failed to receive a mention for blockbusters The Greatest Showman and Logan

Household name: Hugh, 49, also failed to receive a mention for blockbusters The Greatest Showman and Logan

Recognised: Top gongs at the NBR were awarded to actors of the historical period drama The Post, Tom Hanks (pictured) and Meryl Streep?

Recognised: Top gongs at the NBR were awarded to actors of the historical period drama The Post, Tom Hanks (pictured) and Meryl Streep?

Also missing out on a statuette was Nicole Kidman, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the film Lion, but lost out to Fences star Viola Davis.

Filmed in Tasmania, Lion received six Oscar nominations but lost out on all accounts.?

There were some wins for Australia, however, with Hacksaw Ridge taking out the Oscars for Achievement in Sound Editing and Best Film Editing.

Australians Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright accepted the awards alongside Americans Peter Grace and the iconic Kevin O’Connell.?

Not to be: Nicole, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the film Lion at this year's Oscars,  lost out to Fences star Viola Davis?

Not to be: Nicole, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the film Lion at this year's Oscars, lost out to Fences star Viola Davis?

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